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Estetisk Seminar

En hånd tar mot strenger. Svart og hvitt. Foto.

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Hand Photogram, 1925

Estetisk Seminar er et tverrfaglig forum viet ny forskning i skjæringspunktet mellom estetisk teori, filosofi og praksis. Siden 1988 har Estetisk Seminar presentert en lang rekke gjesteforelesere fra hele verden, deriblant Paul Ricoeur, Jacques Derrida, Norman Bryson, Jean Starobinski, Julia Kristeva, Gayatri Spivak, Arthur Danto, Thierry de Duve, Sarat Maharaj, Michael Fried, John Rajchman, Boris Groys, Peter Kivy, Andrew Benjamin, Gianni Vattimo, Martin Seel, Hélène Cixous, Gernot Böhme, Gottfried Boehm, Mieke Bal, Peter Brooks, Hal Foster, WJT Mitchell, Mark B. Hansen, Eric Alliez, Lorraine Daston og Mark Wigley.

Estetisk Seminar organiserer en forelesningrekke hvert semester og er åpent for alle interesserte.

Estetisk seminar er et samarbeid mellom IFIKK, ILOS, IMV og IMK og ledes av Ina Blom, Andreas Nilsen Ervik, Erling Guldbrandsen, Liv Hausken, Christian Refsum, Eivind Røssaak, Knut Stene-Johansen og Ingvild Torsen

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Tid og sted: 9. nov. 2021 14:0016:00, Aud. 5, Eilert Sundts Hus, Blindern
Tid og sted: 15. okt. 2021 19:0021:00, ON ZOOM

In this lecture, Benjamin Bratton (University of California, San Diego) will discuss the ethics of being an object and what the pandemic should tell us about the biological reality of society

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Tid og sted: 15. sep. 2021 18:0020:00, ON ZOOM

In this combined lecture and film screening, architect and filmmaker Liam Young (Los Angeles) takes us on a science fiction safari through an imaginary city for the entire population of the earth.

Tony Sampson
Tid og sted: 18. juni 2021 15:1517:00, ZOOM

In this lecture, Tony D. Sampson (University of East London) will focus on two trends in neuroculture that influence the production of radical aesthetic experiences.  

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Tid og sted: 18. mars 2021 15:1517:00, JOIN ON ZOOM

In this lecture, Tom Holert (Harun Farocki Institut, Berlin) will discuss contemporary art's peculiar role as a provider and processor of knowledge and research.

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Tid og sted: 4. feb. 2021 18:0019:00, SIGN UP FOR ZOOM LINK HERE

In this talk, Shannon Mattern (New School for Social Research, New York) will map out the urban infrastructural ecologies of pandemic retreat.

Erich Hörl
Tid og sted: 10. des. 2020 14:0015:30, JOIN ON ZOOM

In this lecture, Erich Hörl, University of Leuphana, Lüneburg,  discusses the timeliness of Bernard Stiegler's reflections on the time of suspension or "being-in-disruption" that define life in the Entropocene, understood as an un-time without world or epoch.

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Tid og sted: 20. mars 2020 14:1516:00, Aud 4, Eilert Sundts Hus, Blindern

This event has been cancelled to prevent spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). In this lecture, Jennifer Wild (University of Chicago), will discuss image-making "from below" in the context of revolution, insurrection and technological change

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Tid og sted: 11. feb. 2020 15:1517:00, Aud 4, Eilert Sundts Hus, Blindern

In this lecture, Erik Steinskog (University of Copenhagen) will discuss afrofuturism in music and the relation between technology, aesthetics and history.

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Tid og sted: 11. feb. 2020 15:1517:00, Aud. 4 Eilert Sundts Hus, Blindern

I denne forelesningen vil Erik Steinskog (Københavns Universitet) diskutere afrofuturisme i musikken og forholdet mellom teknologi, estetikk og historie.

Forsiden på Knut Stene-Johansens nye bok, «Smakens politikk».
Tid og sted: 4. feb. 2020 19:0021:30, Blå

Litteratur på Blå, i samarbeid med Estetisk seminar inviterer til samtale om Knut Stene-Johansens nye bok, «Smakens politikk».

Tid og sted: 13. sep. 2019 18:0020:00, Litteraturhuset, Amalie Skram-salen

In this lecture, Whitney Davis (Berkeley) will discuss the evolutionary modernity of picture-making in the human species.

Tid og sted: 10. mai 2019 16:0018:00, Aud 4, Eilert Sundts Hus

In this lecture, Luciana Parisi (Goldsmiths University) will present a critique of technology that, originating from within computational media, makes it possible to discover forms of machine thinking that cannot simply be conflated with machine functions.  

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Tid og sted: 3. mai 2019 10:0018:00, Henie Onstad Art Center

Space Colonization in the Age of the Anthropocene  is a one-day symposium organized in connection with the exhibition The Moon. From Inner Worlds to Outer Space at the Henie Onstad Art Center (15.02-19.05.2019). 50 years after the first manned moon landing, the exhibition brings together art, cinema, music, architecture, cultural history, design and natural history. The symposium addresses the advent of a new space age from a variety of perspectives.  Speakers: Peter Adey, Lorenz Engell, Jill Stuart, Cath le Couteur and Stefano Catucci

Tid og sted: 11. apr. 2019 14:0016:00, Aud. 4, Eilert Sundts Hus

In this lecture, Daniel Heller-Roazen (Princeton University) discusses questions raised by the image of missing persons in literature ranging from the classical and medieval to the modern age.

Tid og sted: 31. okt. 2018 15:1517:00, Aud. 4, Eilert Sundts Hus

In this lecture, Spyros Papapetros (Princeton) will discuss how a ritual practice such as magic can inform the history as well as present-day techniques of art and architecture.

Tid og sted: 17. sep. 2018 15:0016:00, Salen, ZEB-bygget

Composers and musicians George Lewis and Rolf-Erik Nystrøm present the results from the two-day Ultima Festical workshop exploring how contemporary music can promote aesthetic diversity.

Tid og sted: 31. aug. 2018 18:0020:00, Litteraturhuset, Amalie Skram-salen

In this lecture, McKenzie Wark (New School of Social Research, New York), revisits economist and philosopher Alexander Bogdanov's early 20th century theories on climate change in order to rethink labor with nature in the age of the anthropocene. The Friday lecture is followed by a Saturday seminar on the art and politics of The Situationist Times.

Tid og sted: 24. aug. 2018 15:1517:00, Aud. 4, Eilert Sundts Hus, Blindern

In this lecture, Patrick Jagoda (University of Chicago) will discuss "gamification" - the impact of game-mechanics on a variety of social and cultural practices - by focusing on the experimental nature of videogames.

Tid og sted: 31. mai 2018 14:1517:00, Aud 4 Eilert Sundts Hus, Blindern

The symposium will explore differing conceptions of love in the Western cultural context. Speakers are Simon May (Kings College, London) as well as Unn Falkeid and Christian Refsum (University of Oslo)

Tid og sted: 2. feb. 2018 15:0017:00, Aud 5, Eilert Sundt's Hus

In this lecture, Aron Vinegar, professor at the Dept. of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, will explore the question of "holding forth" that emerged in Roland Barthes' late lecture courses at the Collège de France (1977-80)

Tid og sted: 19. jan. 2018 15:1517:00, Auditorium 2, Eilert Sundts hus

In this lecture, Michael Marder, Ikerbasque Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of the Basque Country, will discuss the art and aesthetics of plant life. The lecture is open for everyone, and will be followed by an informal reception.