revisions of modern aesthetics [part 1]
Introduction to the choice of theoretical studies from the conference Revisions of Modern Aesthetics
In memoriam of Dr Milan Damnjanović and Dr Heinz Paetzold
It is customary that between each two Congresses of the International Association for Aesthetics (IAA) a national association of aesthetics organizes an international conference and, on the same occasion, a meeting of the Executive Committee of the International Association for Aesthetics (IAA). Between the IAA congress in Krakow (2013) and the congress in Seoul (2016), the Faculty of Architecture – University of Belgrade and the Society for Aesthetics of Architecture and Visual Arts Serbia (DAEVUS) will organize a conference under the title of Revisions of Modern Aesthetics.
The conference is dedicated to the memory of the aesthetic and philosophic oeuvre of the Belgrade professor Dr Milan Damnjanović (1924-1994), who founded the Society for Aesthetics of Serbia and organized the 9th International Congress of Aesthetics (IAA). The conference is also dedicated to the work of the German philosopher and aesthetician Heinz Paetzold (1941-2012), who gave a unique blend of critical theory and the philosophy of culture and architecture. For many years, Professors Paetzold and Damnjanović were both members of the Executive Committee of the International Association for Aesthetics (IAA).
The conference Revisions of Modern Aesthetics concerns contemporary issues in aesthetics and its role in visual arts and architecture studies. The issue of modernity in aesthetics and philosophy is posited as central. Reviewing the history of modernity and especially aesthetic transformations in the 20th century is a challenging issue for contemporary society and culture. We live in a world of permanent change; a world of desire to get out of the global crisis into a new world of an unexpected modernity. Therefore, the important issues are those of the project, research, emancipation and the new. By means of paradigmatic models of modernity we will try to construct a theoretical, aesthetic and philosophical platform for contemporaneity. As a whole, the Conference aims to initiate a discussion from the field of contemporary philosophical and applied aesthetics about which we are today compared to the past and in relation to the future. Aesthetics has the right to pose these fundamental questions.
The conference was attended by over 60 participants from around the world – many representatives of national aesthetic companies, university teachers and researchers and post-doctoral and doctoral students. A selection has been made and 13 articles that represent modern global aesthetic scene and especially orientation of scene on aesthetics and philosophy of architecture and visual arts were selected.
THE STATUS OF AESTHETICS TODAY
THE CO-OPTATION OF SENSIBILITY AND THE SUBVERSION OF BEAUTY
HOW TO DEFEND AESTHETICS?
THE STATUS OF AESTHETICS TODAY
THE PROMISE OF MEDIA ARCHEOLOGY
FORM AND MEANING IN ARCHITECTURAL THEORY
Jale Nejdet Erzen
PAUL SCHEERBART AND THE UTOPIA OF GLASS