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14: Art and Perception

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in englischer Sprache

All art is perceived, but how much of art is explained by the principles of perception? The seminar takes up this question: when and to what extent is perception useful for understanding art? There are very divergent discourses of the arts today, from reductionist scientific accounts (biology of art) to purely culture-based theories (visual studies). We are facing a new kind of ‚Two Cultures.‘ To address this gulf, our lectures center on such themes as the ecology of making and viewing pictures, irrational behavior related to images (iconoclasm and animism), and end with the question of culture s relation to perceiving. Our hope is to move beyond stale dichotomies and create a truly inclusive discourse about art and perception.

Adjunct Professor, Department of Art History, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia


Adjunct Professor, Department of Art History, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Instructor, Temple University Visiting Assistant Professor, Ursinuns College


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15:00 - 15:30 Eröffnung des Europäischen Forums Alpbach 2008 Plenary
15:30 - 17:00 Eröffnungsreferate Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 Vorstellung der Seminarinhalte Plenary
18:30 - 21:00 Eröffnungsempfang Social


Seminar 11: Transatlantic relations Seminar
Seminar 08: Who is in control? How the brain controls our thoughts and actions Seminar
Seminar 10: Public opinion, opinion research and political decision-making Seminar
Seminar 09: Predictability Seminar
Seminar 14: Art and Perception Seminar
Seminar 13: Wahrnehmung von Verantwortung im „globalen Verfassungsnetzwerk“ – Möglichkeiten und Grenzen (inter)nationaler Höchstgerichte Seminar
Seminar 12: Understanding fundamentalism: An interdisciplinary analysis of „Strong Religion“ Seminar


Seminar 01: Climate change and what we need to do about it Seminar
Seminar 07: Security policy becoming a European issue Seminar
Seminar 05: A European people? Perception and formation of European citizens Seminar
Seminar 06: Ethics and biomedicine: Analysis of decisions and value judgements Seminar
Seminar 03: Wirtschaftsforschung und Wirtschaftspolitik Seminar
Seminar 02: Utopias and alternative (visions of) worlds Seminar
Seminar 04: Geschichtliche Situationsdeutungen und historische Entscheidungen Seminar


18:30 - 19:30 Special Lecture: Europa – Strategische Entscheidungen für den Kontinent Plenary


15:30 - 17:00 Plenarveranstaltung: Klimawandel und Vorhersagbarkeit Plenary


17:00 - 18:30 Plenarveranstaltung: 40 Jahre Prager Frühling Plenary


15:30 - 17:00 Plenarveranstaltung: Was blieb von 1968? Plenary