Presented by FHNW Academy of Art and Design

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, from 9 AM

With Corina Caduff, Carla Delfos, Francesco Erspamer, Snežana Golubović, Susanna Hertrich, Mikhail Karikis, Kirsten M. Langkilde, Michael Renner, Bernd M. Scherer and Maxa Zoller

Campus of the Arts, Freilager-Platz 1, CH-4023 Basel
High-rise, Building D, First Floor, Auditorium

Free entry to the symposium.

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Aesthetic practices intrinsically determine the formation of identity and the concept of value in a society and its development. Apart from successfully promoting a “next generation” of artists and designers, the FHNW Academy of Art and Design stands as a significant cultural site and research institution, effectively contributing to the advancement of art, design and media, which today play such prominent roles in society.

The symposium “Poetry of the Real: Conversations on Arts Research” presents a programme focused on negotiating the perspective of the new – intrinsic to an academy of art. The FHNW Academy of Art and Design shed light on the development of new aesthetic practices and the emergence of a new generation of aesthetic thought and action.

“Poetry of the Real” refers to the creative-artistic work that emerges from the encounter with lived reality, probing its range and viability by means of experimental approaches. Characteristic of this strategy is a generation of creative-artistic composite knowledge and artefacts that develop impact through the collective, negotiable expression of sensuous experience, thus conveying a new form of aesthetic bearing. By applying such a research approach, the arts meet the demands of knowledge-oriented work in their own right.

The symposium reviews and negotiates both under what conditions and in what way art and design can generate knowledge that is of relevance for society.


In addition to the main event on the Campus of the Arts, the Academy is organizing a public discussion on the topic in the context of the ART BASEL TALKS PROGRAM
on Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 1.00 p. m. to 2.00 p. m

Kirsten M. Langkilde, Bernd Scherer, further participants to be announced

Art Basel, Auditorium, Hall 1 (Hall of the U nlimited sector), Messeplatz, 4005 Basel


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