Institute of Aesthetics and Art Culture of Faculty of Arts of University of Presov in Presov and Society for Aesthetics in Slovakia (SPES) invites you after the first event of the “cycle” of international scientific conferences held on 18-20 May 2018 in the High Tatras, to a scientific conference with the theme: ‘Ends of Arts in the Aesthetic, Artistic and Philosophic Theories’.
Following the re-evaluation of the “Hegelian” theories and theories of romanticism that was dominant during the first conference (emphasis was placed on the theories and artistic realities of the 18th and 19th centuries), actual call for papers is primarily (but not exclusively) concerned with the theoretical concepts in the chronological order primarily); approaches and methods, as well as the artistic realities of the 20th and 21st centuries.
The purpose of scientific events is to turn attention to the philosophical, aesthetic, artistic and artistic-critical theories that reflect and explain or otherwise theorise artistic events in the period mentioned; methodologically justify the importance of its past, present and prejudice the future of art and its sense of man. We want to explore and critically re-evaluate those philosophical, aesthetic, arts-studies and arts-historical theories and conceptions which reason the inevitable “art history end” and “art end” in general. The conference will focus on the concepts and relevance of these theories arguments that argue for an ongoing “art history”, as well as the ongoing artistic creation and art (from the Romantic period up to present) perception significance. The organisers primarily want to focus on the relevancy and heuristic productivity of especially those aesthetic theories research, which clarify an art face from the point of view of their methodology, terms and communication with arts-studies approaches; they illuminate art ́s aestheticpotential, consequences of perception of art in consciousness, thinking and potential present- day one ́s action. The organisers look forward to turning ourattention to the theories that in their approaches argue “the future of art” and its perspective from the point of view of the creator and perceptor, the criticism of those theories that argue the various forms of “ends” of art and the emptying of its meaning; and those theories arguing the continuing development of art and its meaning in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Topic: Aesthetic theories of the 20th and 21st century reflecting the state and perspectives of art, including the potential “ends of art”
Conference date: 17th – 19th May 2019
Venue of conference: High Tatras
See the associated Call for Papers here.