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Cycle of courses
14 Mar.
18:00
20:00
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 14 Feb.2023 at 18:00

One event on 7 Mar.2023 at 18:00

One event on 14 Mar.2023 at 18:00

One event on 21 Mar.2023 at 18:00

Sensory Experiences and Contemporary Art

Course by Maud Hagelstein

In this series, Maud Hagelstein, a researcher and philosopher, will address the way in which aesthetic experience is played out not at a conscious level, but through our five senses.  

Contemporary art is sometimes thought of as conceptual or elitist. To counter this line of thought, we will consider the meaning of the work in relation to the senses: sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste.   

For Jacques Rancière, the essence of contemporary art lies in a singular form of sensory experience, different from that of ordinary sensory experience.  What concepts can be used to translate this intensity, which distinguishes it from the experiences of everyday life? 

In this cycle we will consider the five senses one after the other. We will look at the work of Sophie Calle (sight – 07.02), Julie C. Fortier (smell – 14.02), Michel Blazy (taste – 07.03), Michel Gouéry (touch – 14.03) and Chris Watson (hearing – 21.03). Based on ideas developed by philosophy and on cases from the field of art, these investigations of aesthetic experiences will allow us to theorise the bonds of alliance or of discord between sight and the other senses.  

Maud HAGELSTEIN is an FNRS researcher in philosophy and a teacher at the University of Liège. She works in the field of contemporary aesthetics and image theory. She has published a monographic work (“Origine et survivances des symboles. Warburg, Cassirer, Panofsky”, OLMS 2014), edited several collective works, and written some thirty articles.