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SCIENTIFIC SEMINARS. NEW PROPOSALS FOR RESEARCH INTO CONTEMPORARY ART AND AESTHETICS

2 - 3 May 2019

SCIENTIFIC SEMINARS. NEW PROPOSALS FOR RESEARCH INTO CONTEMPORARY ART AND AESTHETICS

The discursive models applied to the study of art are changing in unison with trends themselves, with contributions from researchers formulating new theoretical and methodological proposals. During these seminars, we seek to present some of the most innovative approaches being applied to the study of the artistic phenomenon from the perspective of both art history and aesthetics.

Over the last few decades, artistic creation has been subjected to a process of re-examining its conceptual foundations. This sometimes means seeking dissolution in social dynamics and including lines of action from non-artistic contexts.  Concurrently, hybridisation in artistic disciplines became commonplace, making it difficult to apply traditionally-accepted critical and art history models and concepts alluding to this transition between artistic disciplines (transmedia narrative) or to the idea of performativity have become key focus points.

In some cases, we can see a methodological or conceptual approximation to disciplines such as sociology, anthropology or natural science (neuroscience and complexity theory).  In others, it was accepted that art history was incapable of comprehensively analysing the universe of the image. Furthermore, keeping a defined space for performing certain types of productions labelled as art and linked to originality, specialised work and individuality was criticised. The proliferation of images and texts (commonplace in the digital era) susceptible to group ownership and modification, makes the use of traditional models even more difficult when studying and interpreting visual arts.

Besides presenting and discussing new theoretical proposals, the seminars have another objective: to encourage networking between researchers and to strengthen a community which is, generally speaking, highly fragmented. Participants will include professors and PhD researchers belonging to the following groups from the Complutense University and the University of Santiago de Compostela:  GI-1371 Theory of Literature and Comparative Literature, GI-1510 History of Art, Architecture and Urban Planning, and GI-1941 Film History. Through this collaboration the Galician Centre of Contemporary Art is reinforcing its links with the university and is showing its support and commitment to research on current art.

 

PROGRAMME

THURSDAY, 2 MAY

GROUPS, COMMUNITIES

10.30 a.m         Presentation

10:45 a. m       Theoretical framework: Miguel Anxo Rodríguez, professor of Art History, USC

11:30 a.m.       Communications

Miró through Avant-Garde Scenes, Antía Albés Gándara

Towards a Shared Curatorship: Participation as a Material for the Artwork, Violeta Janeiro

Crossing the Border: Gender and identity in Gloria Anzaldúa and America Chavez, Carmen Zalvide Rodríguez

1:00 p.m.    Panel discussion

 

DISCIPLINES, MEDIA, TRANSMEDIALITY

4:00 p.m.   Theoretical framework: Xosé Nogueira Otero, professor of Film History, USC

4:45 p.m.    Communications

Transmedia Universes: The Comic in the 21st Century, Paz Ferreiro Cendán

Interactivity and Performativity: Keys to Understanding Gaming Aesthetics, Juan Luis Lorenzo Otero

Methods of Approaching Sound Art: New Resources for Interdisciplinary Art, Mariña Alonso López

Writing under the Atlantic Rain: Conception and Perception in the Processes of Historicizing Photographic Media in Modern Galicia, X. Lois Gutiérrez Faílde

6:15 p.m.   Panel discussion

 

FRIDAY, 3 MAY

AESTHETICS AND METHODO

10:30 a.m     Theoretical framework: Federico L. Silvestre, professor of History of Aesthetic Ideas, USC

11:15 a.m.    Communications

Critique and Gnoseological Limits of Neuroaesthetics from its Proposals and Methods, Roque Lazcano Vázquez

Allagmatic and Transduction. Theoretical-Methodological Framework of the Work of Simondon, Guillermo Rodríguez Alonso

From Mahler to Rie Nakajima: Notes for a Minor Guattarian Aesthetic of the Minor Matías G. Rodríguez-Mouriño

12:45 p.m.   Panel discussion

Free entry until full capacity is reached.

Please confirm attendance via email at novaspropostascgac@gmail.com stating name, ID and connection (if applicable) with any doctoral programmes.



Director: Miguel Anxo Rodríguez, Department of Art History, USC


Coordinator: Gema Baños, CGAC

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