The Society for Aesthetics of Architecture and Visual Arts of Serbia and The Faculty of Architecture – University of Belgrade

The 2015 Interim meeting of the Executive Committee of the IAA will take place June 26-28 2015 at the Amphitheatre of The Faculty of Architecture – University of Belgrade, in Belgrade. The theme is “Revisions of Modem Aesthetics”. All researchers and scholars interested in this topic are invited to participate in the conference with a paper.
Revisions of Modern Aesthetics
Topics:

1) Modern Theories of Space and Architecture

Chair: Jale Erzen, Middle East Technical University, Ankara;

2) The Status of Aesthetics Today

Chair: Ales Eijavec, Institute of Philosophy, Research Center, Slovenian Academy of Sciencies and Arts, Ljubljana;

3) Contemporary and Medieval Art

Chair: Vladimir Mako, Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade;

4) Art and Architecture at the Time of Spectacle and Media

Chair: Misko Suvakovic, Faculty of Music, University of Arts, Belgrade.

One of the important topics of contemporary global culture is revision of modernism and its corresponding theories, aesthetics and philosophies. That is why we have proposed for the Belgrade Conference title “Revision of Modern Aesthetics”. Reviewing the history of modernity and especially aesthetic transformations in the 20th century are a challenging issues 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 the new world of unexpected modernity. Therefore, the project, research, emancipation and the new are the the important questions. Through the paradigmatic models of modernity we will try to construct a theoretical, aesthetic and philosophical platforms for contemporaneity. The concept of the conference we developed in four sessions. The first session deals with the revision, reconstruction and research of modernist theories of space and architecture. The aim is to show the viability of space and architecture in the changing world. The second session deals with questions on the status of contemporary aesthetic that transformed the crisis of modern aesthetics into the expansion of aesthetic thinking, politicization of sensuality and discovering new aesthetic experiences and knowledges. The third session, relying on the idea of “historical distance” indicates a comparison of medieval and modem in arts. The fourth session enters in the field of the fluidity, uncertainty and phenomenological transformatibility of the society of global spectacle and media totality. The Conference “Revisions of Modern Aesthetics” wants to initiate the discussion from the field of contemporary philosophical and applied aesthetics about who we are today compared to the past in relation to the future. Aesthetics has a right to these fundamental questions.
Paper preparation:

Only Word documents will be accepted, the suggested font type and dimension are Times New Roman and 11, the number of page shall be between 5 and 15. In order to select the paper that will be presented during the conference abstracts will be evaluated by a group of experts. Please send your abstract to: iaa2015@arh.bg.ac.rs before March 31 2015, you will receive a confirmation of receipt, in case you don’t please re-send your e-mail.
Admission fee:

Students and Ph.D. students 50 euro Academics and all participants 120 euro

The admission fee covers the attendance to the whole conference, related materials, two light lunches and the social dinner.
The web site of the conference is currently under construction and it will be accessible in September 2014.

http://www.iaaesthetics.org/component/k2/item/117-revisions-of-modern-aesthetics