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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.

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

Dr.phil. Natalie LETTNER

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

M.A. German Philology, University of Salzburg Lectureship, Department of German Philology, University of Salzburg Dramatic Advisor, Toihaus Theater, Salzburg Art Historian, Art History Museum Vienna, Education Department Visiting Scholar, Bard College, New York Director of the Documentary Malibu Song (with Werner Hanak) Director of the Short Documentary, Mahler's City, for the Austrian Theatermuseum (with Werner Hanak) Ph.D. Art History, University of Applied Arts Vienna
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1993-1996
since 2000
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Dr. Michael SCHULZ

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

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

Seminar Week

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12.08.2013

15:00 - 15:15 Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2013 Plenary
15:15 - 15:30 Opening Concert Part I: Premiere of “The Light of Experience” Plenary
15:30 - 16:30 Opening Speeches Plenary
17:00 - 17:30 Opening Concert Part II Plenary
17:30 - 19:00 Presentation of the Seminars Plenary

13.08.-18.08.2013

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

13.08.2013

18:00 - 20:00 International Evening Culture

14.08.-13.08.2013

BarCamp: Transformations Seminar

15.08.2013

16:00 - 17:30 Authors in Conversation: The Revolt Against the West and its Values Culture