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Questioning Aesthetics Symposium

March 13, 2015
308A Doe Library, UC Berkeley

In conjunction with the launching of the second, fully revised and expanded six volume edition of the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (July 2014), the Arts Research Center will co-host a full day symposium on March 13, 2015, looking at aesthetics as both the subject and object of critique, and as a way to explore and expand new forms of aesthetics research in many disciplines.

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Mining the Archive: A Reader for the Questioning Aesthetics Symposium

The Questioning Aesthetics Symposium takes up the term aesthetics as both the subject and object of critique, and as a way to explore and expand new forms of aesthetics research in many disciplines. In relation to the evolving conversations around participation, computing and the contemporary, scholars and artists from around the US will come together for a day long symposium on Friday, March 13, 2015, to discuss the changing state of interdisciplinary art relations and question blind spots in the field.

The threads of these conversations are central to the research goals of Arts Research Center.  In a curated selection of our archive we reflect on how these questions have resonated through conversations about art and social change, art, the relationship between art and STEM fields and inter-arts inquiry.


ARC Affiliated Faculty Member Honored

UC Berkeley Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, Winnie Wong has just been awarded the 2015 Joseph Levenson Book Prize by the Association of Asian Studies for her book Van Gogh on Demand: China and the Readymade. The book was also named one of the Top 10 Art Books of 2014 by Hyperallergic. Congratulations, Winnie!


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ARC Affiliated Faculty Member Honored

UC Berkeley Assistant Professor of Rhetoric Winnie Wong has just been awarded the 2015 Joseph Levenson Book Prize by the Association of Asian Studies for her book Van Gogh on Demand: China and the Readymade. The book was also named one of the Top 10 Art Books of 2014 by Hyperallergic. Congratulations, Winnie!