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Online lecture: About aesthetics in art and ethics in contemporary art

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Online lecture: About aesthetics in art and ethics in contemporary art

  • Online, Zoom
Two different works of art: the marble sculpture The Laocoön Group and photo from the performance work "Balkan Baroque" 1997 by Marina Abramovic
Art works: The Laocoön Group (27 BC–68 AD) and Marina Abramović, from the performance Balkan Baroque (1997)

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What makes us think a work of art is beautiful? What makes us think a work of art is ugly? And what does beauty have to do with contemporary art?

Aesthetics is about beauty and taste. We can have aesthetic experiences anywhere – in nature, on a trip or through art. It can be in the form of a beautiful sunrise, a powerful landscape or a painting by a skilled artist. But why do we find some things aesthetically pleasing and others we don’t? Why do we think a Greek marble statue or a painting by Rembrandt are beautiful works of art? Why doesn’t the contemporary art which we encounter in museums correspond to our expectations of what art is? What is contemporary art and why is it the way it is today?

We’ll discuss these and many more questions during this lecture with the aim of trying to attain a greater understanding of modern and contemporary art. It’s a standalone sequel to the lecture that was held at the museum on 15 November, and you can participate regardless of whether you attended or not.

The lecturer is Stefie Goudaki, art historian and curator at the Art Museum in Skövde.

Booking:
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Admission free, pre-booking is required. The lecture will take place online on Zoom.
More detailed information about how to participate will be sent via e-mail about a week before the lecture.

the marble sculpture The Laocoön Group
The Laocoön Group (27 BC–68 AD)
Photo of woman (the artist) sitting on a pile of bloody skeleton bones which she polishes with a coarse brush. From the performance Balkan Baroque by Marina Abramović in 1997
Marina Abramović, from the performance Balkan Baroque (1997)

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The goal of The Nordic Watercolour Museum is to study watercolour technique from today’s point of view and contemporary art. The majority of our exhibitions have a contemporary anchoring and in our collection the emphasis is on artists who are active today. Therefore, during winter 2022/2023, we invite you to take part of lectures on contemporary art.

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Contact

Simone Frankel, simone.frankel@akvarellmuseet.org