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Anselm Franke, Contemporary Art and Cosmology

Aesthetic Seminar. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic all Aesthetic Seminars are online and transmitted on Zoom and you must sign up for participation. If circumstances allow, we will locate them at Aarhus University or Kunsthal Aarhus as well. Venues then to be announced.

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Tirsdag 18. maj 2021,  kl. 14:15 - 16:00



Registration Deadline is May 18 (at 13:00). Sign up here

Contemporary Art and Cosmology

Does modern/contemporary art have a cosmology? Or is the “modern” in modernism defined by its negative and alienated relation to cosmological functions, the latter understood in the anthropological sense as a complex set of beliefs and practices pertaining to the place of the human in the order of the cosmos? This lecture seeks to critically engage with the genealogy of the modern by looking at practices and domains that in the process of modernization have been marked as pre- or non-modern. It will engage with the split between knowledge, belief and art as an isolated sphere and discuss how these distinctions and the discursive rules that uphold them are coming under pressure with the quest for decolonial knowledge as well as the demise of liberalism and its promises.

The seminar is public, and we welcome everybody. 

Programme: Aesthetic Seminar spring 2021