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[Nettime-nl] GIMME SHELTER - Global discourses in aesthetics


Global discourses in aesthetics



October 8,9 and 10 2009


University of Amsterdam

Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16-18

1012 CP Amsterdam


International Association for Aesthetics

Dutch Aesthetics Federation

Nederlands Genootschap voor Esthetica



Topic of the conference


Globalisation is far more than an economic process; it affects social and cultural dimensions of life. Not only money and goods, but also people wander around and so do images, sounds and texts. The corollary of these globalisation processes is the tendency to seek shelter, as it were, in the supposed stability of traditionally defined identities and beliefs. It can be questioned whether traditional cultures were ever closed and homogeneous, territorially defined wholes; through contemporary media, however, the geographical boundaries between cultures seem to dissolve rapidly in favour of other, less clear-cut ones defined by religious, political or life-style preferences. Internet, in particular, has enabled dissemination of professional and amateur cultural production and consumption on an unprecedented scale, providing new venues of cultural exchange but also fostering new types of cultural conflict. Local cultures are increasingly being affected by global processes, but the global might acquire different meanings in different localities.


In this context, the discourses of aesthetics and philosophies of art need to face some central questions. How do artistic practices and aesthetic experiences change in response to these developments and how are these changes adequately articulated theoretically? When reflections on the significance of art and aesthetic experiences can no longer pretend to be universal, is there still a possibility to lay claim on a wider validity than merely that of one's particular culture? What type of vocabulary allows for mutual ­ dialogical or even polylogical ­ exchanges and understandings when different traditions meet, without obliterating local differences? Is there a possibility for a creative re-description of globalization? And is there a meaning of 'the global' that cannot be reduced to universalism and unification? Can we seek shelter in a legitimate way?


Organizing committee


Josef Früchtl (University of Amsterdam)

Cornée Jacobs (Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam)

Sybrandt van Keulen (University of Amsterdam)

Jos de Mul (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Renée van de Vall (Maastricht University




October 8 


14.00-16.00 Meeting IAA Executive Committee

15.00-16.00 Registration

16.00 Openings President IAA/ Secretary DAF

16.30 -17.30 Plenary lecture plus discussion Ruth Sonderegger

On what the global art market neglects and why it is everywhere

17.30 Drinks

19.30 "Food for thought"

22.00 Meeting point


October 9


9.00 - 10.00 Registration

10.00- 11.00 Plenary lecture plus discussion Heinz Kimmerle

How different is the art of different cultures?

11. 00 - 11.30 Tea

11.30 - 13.30 Panel 1

Framing global discourses


11.30- 13.30 Panel 2

Tradition, modernism and the avant-garde


13.30 - 14.30 Lunch

14.30 - 16.30 Panel 3

Framing global discourses


14.30 - 16.30 Panel 4

Shifting standards of aesthetic judgment 


16.30 - 17.00 Tea

17.00 - 18.00 Plenary lecture plus discussion Kitty Zijlmans

Contemporary art as a school of world art studies: when academia meets art

19.00 Conference dinner 

22.00 Meeting point


October 10


9.00 - 10.30 Meeting NGE

9.00-10.30 Meeting IAA EC

10.30 - 11.00 Tea

11.00-13.00 Panel 5

Framing global discourses


11.00-13.00 Panel 6

Urbanization, landscapes and the aesthetics of nature


13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.00 Plenary lecture plus discussion  Patricia Pisters

Violence and laughter: The paradoxes of nomadic aesthetics in contemporary screen culture

15.00 - 17.00 Panel 7

New technologies and communities


15.00 - 17.00 Panel 8

Urbanization, landscapes and the aesthetics of nature


17.00 - 17.30 Tea

17.30 - 18.30 Round Table about the publication 

A.van den Braembussche, H. Kimmerle and N. Note (eds.), Intercultural aesthetics. A worldview perspective. Springer 2009.

18.30 Drinks

22.00 Meeting point



Conference fees (for audience):


75 EUR (including lunches on 9 and 10 October; drinks on 8 and 10) 

NGE members: 50 EUR

Students: free (lunches not included)

Optional: dinner 8 October 30 EUR

Please pay by transferring the required amount on:

Account number 6395303 Nederlands Genootschap voor Esthetica Amsterdam

IBAN: NL66INGB 0006 3953 03


mentioning "Gimme Shelter" and - if applicable - "Dinner".




1. Framing global discourses (1)

October 9 11.30 - 13.30


Transcultural studies in aesthetics

Krystyna Wilkoszewska

Jagiellonian University, Cracow


Turns and Returns: "Home" for Global Art History

Parul Dave Mukherji, Jawarhalal Nehru University New Delhi


Seeking shelter under Darwin's umbrella

Katya Mandoki

Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in México


A Modern Myth: To Be Swallowed up by Globalization or to Assimilate the World 

Taking China as an Example

Wang Jianjiang

Gansu Association for Aesthetics. Lanzhou, China


2. Tradition, modernism and the avant-garde

October 9 11.30 - 13.30


Modernity, globalization and postcolonial situation of visual arts in North Africa

Rachida Triki

University of Tunis (Tunisia)


Globalization and the Avant-Garde in Chinese Contemporary Art"

Curtis L. Carter

Marquette University's Department of Philosophy, Milwaukee, USA and at the Les Aspin Center for Government, Washington, D. C. USA


The Impacts of the European Union on the Art Scene in Turkey

Esra Harika Oskay Sabanki University


>From Slogans to Urban Sceneries

Susan Habib, Ph.D.

Islamic Azad University, Tafresh Campus, Iran


3. Framing global discourses (2)

October 9 14.30 - 16.30 


Global aesthetics

Sybrandt van Keulen

University of Amsterdam


Aesthetic universals in a global context

Madalina Diaconu

University of Vienna


On the utility of an Universal's fiction

Liliana Coutinho

Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne


4. Shifting standards of aesthetic judgment 

October 9 14.30 - 16.30 


Between Marketable Exoticism and Intercultural Translation:  Cultural Difference in Indian Literature in English   

Sandra Heinen


Are there Cultural Limits to the Understanding and the Experience of Works of Art?

Stefan Deines Goethe Universitat Frankfurt


Looking for Nasreen. Towards an engaged and open-ended global discourse in aesthetics

Renée van de Vall

Maastricht University, The Netherlands


African art in western exhibitions. Concerning the revival of beauty in aesthetics

Cornée Jacobs

Willem de Kooning Academy, The Netherlands


5. Framing global discourses (3)

October 10 11.00-13.00


Earth as a global aesthetical category? On the use of Heideggers thinking on art in a globalizing world.

Kees Vuyk

Utrecht University, Netherlands


Globalization, Technology, Aesthetics

Erik Vogt

Trinity College, USA; University of Vienna, Austria


Aesthetic Judgment in a Global Context

Arnold Berleant (em.) Long Island University, New York


 "Historical significance" and the value of art

Annelies Monseré

University of Ghent


6. Urbanization, landscapes and the aesthetics of nature (1)

October10 11.00-13.00


Memory as Resistance / Identity and Urban Form

Jale Erzen, METIS University Ankara


The historical city as shelter of XXI century

Paola Ardizzola

free lance art critic, Ph.D in History of architecture and City-planning


Taking Shelter: Kant's Globe and Parasite Architecture

Sean de Koekkoek


There is no Good Housing in the Estate of the Real.

Universality and the Ambivalence of Aesthetic Indeterminacy

Johan Hartle 

University of Amsterdam 


7. New technologies and communities

October10 15.00 - 17.00


Global arts and database culture

Jos de Mul, Erasmus University Rotterdam


Globalization and Arts

Christina Papageorgiou

N.T.U. Athens


Creative togetherness in culture and the arts: platforms for  a new global humanism

Tom De Mette (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)


Survival Kits. Artistic Responses on Globalisation

Marga van Mechelen University of Amsterdam


8. Urbanization, landscapes and the aesthetics of nature (2)

October10 15.00 - 17.00


Seeking an Integrative Aesthetics for Sustainable Design

Jusuck Koh, Ph.D.

Wageningen University 


The Chinese concept "Tianxia" (land under the sun) and Aesthetic "Bafang Wuhai" (harmless in all aspects)

Professor Wang

Northeast Normal University

Changchun, Jilin, China


The Platonic Mimesis versus the Chinese Linmo

Keping Wang

Beijing International Studies University


Rethinking the Aesthetics of Nature as a 'Global' Vocabulary: In the Discourse of Romantic Representations in Intercultural Scenes

Prof. Dr. Yuko Nakama 

Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan



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