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08: The Evil in Art

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The Seminar will approach evil from two very different angles: from the perspective of visual culture (Natalie Lettner) and in the context of philosophy and theology (Michael Schulz). Both perspectives are intertwined, sometimes reinforcing, sometimes contradicting each other. Western art is full of devils, witches and monsters, all of which are tangible personifications of evil. This traditional repertoire of images still has an impact today, albeit against a different background. Not only popular culture but also contemporary artists use devils, serpents and monsters in their work to a surprisingly large extent. The seminar will discuss how the “careers” and metamorphoses of these personifications of evil reflect, support or challenge the ideas of evil and temptation in Jewish, Christian and Muslim theology and philosophy.

Speakers

Art Historian, Education Department, Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna; Adjunct Professor, Department of Art/Visual Culture, Webster University Vienna Chair
Professor of Philosophy and Theory of Religion, Faculty of Philosophy, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University Bonn Chair

Dr.phil. Natalie LETTNER

Art Historian, Education Department, Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna; Adjunct Professor, Department of Art/Visual Culture, Webster University Vienna

1993 M.A. German Philology, University of Salzburg
1994 Lectureship, Department of German Philology, University of Salzburg
1993-1996 Dramatic Advisor, Toihaus Theater, Salzburg
since 2000 Art Historian, Art History Museum Vienna, Education Department
2004 Visiting Scholar, Bard College, New York
2006 Director of the Documentary Malibu Song (with Werner Hanak)
2010 Director of the Short Documentary, Mahler's City, for the Austrian Theatermuseum (with Werner Hanak)
2012 Ph.D. Art History, University of Applied Arts Vienna
since 2013 Adjunct Professor, Department of Art / Visual Culture, Webster University Vienna

Dr. Michael SCHULZ

Professor of Philosophy and Theory of Religion, Faculty of Philosophy, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University Bonn

1978-1985 Study of Philosophy and Theology, Mainz and Rome
1985-1994 Pastoral Work, Teaching in Colleges
1994-2001 Assistant-Professor, Systematic Theology, Faculty of Catholic Theology, University of Munich
2001-2004 Professor, Systematic Theology, Faculty of Theology, Lugano
2004-2010 Professor, Systematic Theology, Faculty of Catholic Theology, University of Bonn
since 2010 Professor, Philosophy of Religion, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bonn

Seminar Week

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kategorie: Alle PlenarySeminar

12.08.2013

17:00 - 17:15Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2013Plenary
17:15 - 17:30Opening Concert Part I: Premiere of "The Light of Experience"Plenary
17:30 - 18:30Opening SpeechesPlenary
19:00 - 19:30Opening Concert Part IIPlenary
19:30 - 21:00Presentation of the SeminarsPlenary

13.08.-18.08.2013

Seminar 01: New Approaches to Security - Cooperation, Concentration and IntegrationSeminar
Seminar 02: Open Data, Open Government, Open Society?Seminar
Seminar 03: Democratic Interventionism or Responsibility to Protect?Seminar
Seminar 04: Motivation - A Biological and Social BaseSeminar
Seminar 05: Values in ScienceSeminar
Seminar 06: Exploring the Universe: Competition or Cooperation?Seminar
Seminar 07: Between Faith and Atheism - Values and the Variety of Spiritual ExperiencesSeminar
Seminar 08: The Evil in ArtSeminar
Seminar 09: The Role of the European Court of Human Rights in Protecting and Developing an Open SocietySeminar
Seminar 10: Power and CyberspaceSeminar
Seminar 11: What Kind of Foreign Policy - Value-Based or Realpolitik?Seminar
Seminar 12: Human Appropriation of Natural Resources  Challenges, Constraints and Ethical AspectsSeminar
Seminar 13: Synthetic Biology: Social and Ethical ImplicationsSeminar
Seminar 14: Roots of European ValuesSeminar
Seminar 15: Irrational Behaviour of Individuals: Implications for Economic PolicySeminar
Seminar 16: Experiences in Migration and Integration: A Cultural ApproachSeminar

13.08.2013

20:00 - 22:00International EveningCulture

14.08.2013

19:00 - 00:00BarCamp: TransformationsSeminar

15.08.2013

18:00 - 19:30Authors in Conversation: The Revolt Against the West and its ValuesCulture