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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 08 Apr
14:15-16:00 | Zoom
Sarah Wilson, Comparative vandalism: The ambit and ambition of incorrigible Asger Jorn.
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.
Thu 22 Apr
14:15-16:00 | Zoom
Ida Bencke, The Art of Care: Regenerative Aesthetics, vulnerability as resistance and the alter-institution
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.
Thu 06 May
14:15-16:00 | Zoom
Lea Laura Michelsen: Queer Masks: On Zach Blas’ Art of Disappearing in an Age of Biometric Surveillance
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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Research programme director

Jacob Lund

Associate professor