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Conferenza ART - Pedro Medina (IED Madrid)

Pubblicato: Giovedì 6 giugno 2019 da Alessandro Giovanni Bertinetto

The next lecture of ART (Aesthetics Research Torino) Philosophical Seminar will be delivered by Prof. Pedro Medina on June,19th at 5 p.m.

Location: Aula Guzzo, Via Po 18, Torino


Pedro Medina (IED Madrid): Project Culture: Artistic Status, Authorship and Materialization


This talk aims at discussing the artistic status of the design object and the ambiguous relationship between visual arts and design. To this end, the specific aspects of the "project as culture" will be defined and issues like the use value and the aesthetic value of a work as well as related concepts such as "function" or "emotion” will be highlighted in order to analyse which are the essential features of the culture of project exposed to processes of dematerialization, collaboration and participation, provided that there is a distance between the conception and execution of the work that forces us to rethink key-concepts such as the "authorship" of the work.


Pedro Medina (Murcia, 1973) is curator, art critic, professor, researcher and editor in contemporary culture, especially design, video-creation and digital media. He has a degree in Philosophy from the Universidad de Murcia (1996) and a PhD in Cultural Sciences from the Scuola Internazionale di Alti Studi in Modena (2001). He worked as a researcher at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura in Venice (2002-2003) and since 2005 he has been the Director of the Cultural Area at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Madrid, where he also teaches history of art, aesthetics and semiotics. He is in charge of the Editorial IED (2013-) and IED Sapere (2016-2018, Italy, Spain and Brazil). Among his publications: La muerte de Virgilio. El final de una ilusión estética (2006), Economía del Diseño (2015) and Gillo Dorfles. Obra gráfica 1991-2016 (2016); he writes frequently in «Artecontexto» and «Le Monde Diplomatique». Among his exhibits: Mapping Madrid (online e IED Madrid, 2009), El hilo de Ariadna. Lectores, navegantes (Matadero Madrid, 2012-2013) and Ciutat de vacances (Polo Museale di Venezia, Arts Santa Mònica and MACA, 2017-2018).




ART (Aesthetics Research Torino) is a periodic philosophical seminar organized by the Department of Philosophy and Educational Sciences of the University of Turin and the PhD Program FINO. It is coordinated by Prof. Alessandro Bertinetto.

ART addresses different topics of the contemporary debate in Aesthetics: philosophy of beauty, philosophy of the arts, theory of sensory experience, philosophy of image and imagination, and history of aesthetics.

ART is supported by:
Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerca sulla Morfologia Francesco Moiso (CIM)
Centro di Ricerca Interdipartimentale di Logica, Linguaggio e Cognizione (LLC)
Centro Studi Arti della Modernità

Centro Studi Filosofico-religiosi "Luigi Pareyson"
Laboratorio di Ontologia (Labont)


ART is sponsored by: 
Italian Society for Aesthetics (SIE) 
European Society for Aesthetics (ESA)





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