Seminar

Technology Humanism Aesthetics - Emre Zeytinoğlu

Seminar
Technology Humanism Aesthetics - Emre Zeytinoğlu

Speaker: Emre Zeytinoğlu

In this talk, comparisons will be made between traditional definitions of humanism and the subject, and the subject of "aesthetics" will be studied from this perspective. The overlaps and ruptures between the humanist philosophies that emerged in the modern period and the definitions of "aesthetic-art" will be looked at.  In this process, we will also ponder upon how humanism has changed in the face of developing science and technology, how it is gradually defined, and how it is matched with the subject. The conversation will evolve by revealing three main aspects of humanism:

1. Traditional understanding of humanism

2.Trans-humanism

3. Posthumanism.

Within the scope of the above stated cases, we will discuss how the subject has changed and is reflected in art by looking at sample photos and videos; in doing the latter, the aesthetic issues will also be discussed in the framework of artworks.

To learn conditions of participation in a single seminar, we would
kindly ask you to send an e-mail to apply@curatingcontemporaryart.org
address noting the required seminar details.

About Emre Zeytinoğlu 

He graduated from Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul in 1980. He has been exhibiting since 1986. Since 1988, he has been publishing articles on "art and aesthetics" in different magazines. He teaches "Art, Theory and Criticism", "Contemporary Art" and "Ideological Texts and Art" at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University and Marmara University. He makes documentaries on archaeological sites for various television channels.

Some of his books are as follows: 

“Sanatın Karanlığı” (Espas Yay. 2020), “Sanat, Bazı Şeyler ve Eleştiri” (Corpus Yay. 2017), “İktidarsızlığın İktidarı ve Sanat” (Ayrıntı Yay. 2014), “Bir Boşluğa İşaret Bırakmak / Mesafe ve Temas” (Baksı Vakfı Yay. 2013), “Sanat Üzerine Yersiz Yorumlar” (Bağlam Yay. 2008), “Uyku Tulumunda Spor” (Telos Yay. 2004), “Sanatın Suç Ortaklıkları” (Bağlam Yay. 2003 / Belge Yay. 2016), “Kavramın Sınırlarında” (with Ali Akay, Bağlam Yay. 1998) ve “Pisuarın Bir Dekonstrüksiyonu” (with Ali Akay , Galeri Urart Yay. 1994 / Minör Yay. 2013).  

26 April 2021 Monday 18:00

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