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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 Nov
14:15-17:00 | Æstetisk Seminar v. Jacob Lund: 26.11.2020 fra kl. 13-17 byg. 1584, lokale 112 eller lokale 120
CANCELLED! Iris van der Tuin: “I am part of all that I have known”: Susanne K. Langer (1895-1985) in the Algorithmic Condition
Aesthetic Seminar
Thu 03 Dec
14:15-17:00 | Kasernen, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 139, Aarhus C, Bygning 1584 lokale 120
Iwona Janicka: The Archive and the Laboratory: Rancière, Latour and the Speechless
Aesthetic Seminar
Fri 05 Feb
14:15-16:00 | Kunsthal Aarhus, J. M. Mørks Gade 13, 8000 Aarhus and on Zoom: https://aarhusuniversity.zoom.us/j/69317341114
Talk by Christina Varvia on The Murder of Pavlos Fyssas by Golden Dawn
On 7 October 2020, Golden Dawn, the Greek neo-Nazi organisation, was indicted for its criminal activities after 5.5 years of court proceedings. Golden Dawn that operated as a criminal organisation for decades, also held seats at the Greek parliament, making this trial the most significant legal confrontation of a nazi party since the Nuremberg tribunals. This lecture will present the analysis of one of the key cases included in the court files, the murder of the antifascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas.

Research programme director

Jacob Lund

Associate professor