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Bernd Herzogenrath: Towards a Practical Aesthetics

Department of Photography FAMU: Host lectures
Wednesday May 15, 19:00
U1, FAMU, Smetanovo nábř. 2, Prague 1

Scholars working in such diverse areas as media studies, identity theory, democratic theory etc. have begun to put the aesthetic dimension of their objects of study at the center of their work, even if they do not necessarily consider their scholarship to belong to the field of aesthetics proper. But that begs the question: what happens, if scholars take the practice of the artwork not as their object of analysis, but as their own modus operandi? Not thinking about art according to external (mostly rational, propositional) categories that more often than not follow the logic of the ‘written word,’ but thinking with art, thinking with images, thinking with sound, etc. … and how can that be effected?

Bernd Herzogenrath is Professor of American Studies at Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main. His latest publications include the edited collections Media|Matter (Bloomsbury 2015), Sonic Thinking (Bloomsbury 2017), Film as Philosophy (University of Minnesota Press 2017), and The Films of Bill Morrison (Amsterdam University Press 2017).

Posted on: 4. 5. 2019, Jan Maštera