Contemporary Aesthetics and Technology

Brian Holmes: Aesthetics of Crisis

29 January 2015, Kunsthal Aarhus

Wolfgang Sützl: Sharing - The Limits of Exchange (part one)

5 March 2015, Kunsthal Aarhus

Franco Bifo Berardi: Cultural roots of the present failure of the EU

30 April 2015, Aarhus University

About the programme

The overall field of research of the programme Contemporary Aesthetics and Technology (CAT) is contemporary aesthetics with a particular focus on subjectivity, media and computational technologies, artistic practice and their interrelation. Within a critical theoretical framework the programme aims to qualify research in contemporary art, curating and practice-based research.

The research programme works closely together with Kunsthal AarhusARoS Aarhus Art MuseumLiverpool Biennial and other cultural institutions. Thus the programme aims to provide a dynamic research environment for the development of practice-based research at Aarhus University and to strengthen our collaboration with other arts institutions taking part in the field of contemporary art, including the Jutland Art Academy and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.

Research groups

Upcoming events

Thu 26 Apr
12:00-19:00 | Kunsthal Aarhus
Seminar and Book Release: Ephemera Mundi
Seminar on the subject of collector’s mania, archives and ephemera. An ambitious publication with contributions from over 40 researchers, authors and artists are released in connection with the event.
Thu 03 May
14:15-17:00 | Kasernen, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 139, Aarhus C, Building 1584, Room 124
Devika Sharma: The Predicament of Privilege
Aesthetic Seminar
Tue 22 May
14:15-17:00 | Kasernen, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 139, Aarhus C, Building 1584, Room 124
T. J. Demos: TBA and Line Marie Thorsen: Eco-Arts as Practices of Comparison: Hong Kong Farmers at Echigo Tsumari Art Field
Aesthetic Seminar

Research programme director

Jacob Lund

Associate professor