Conferenza ART - Labont: Lydia Goehr
The next lecture of ART (Aesthetics Research Torino) Philosophical Seminar will be delivered by Prof. Lydia Goehr on June 3. at 2 p.m.
Location: Sala Lauree di Scienze Umanistiche, Palazzo Nuovo, Via San Ottavio 20, Torino
Lydia Goehr (Columbia University, NY): PAINTING IN WAITING. Prelude to a Critical Philosophy of History and Art
This talk investigates the idea of a painting in waiting by importing the idea of waiting into a critical philosophy of history and art. There is of course no one thing meant by waiting. It can mean to pause, hesitate, linger, falter, or to anticipate with trepidation or hope. But it can also mean to serve as once ladies-in-waiting served in courts, or as waiters once stood in readiness in restaurants, perhaps to the point of Sartrean nausea, fully prepared to accommodate the needs of others. The very idea of waiting prompts many thoughts (as it is meant to): of the relation of theory to action, of servitudes and freedoms, but of most concern here, of what waiting has to do with paintings that are imageless or blank or to books whose pages are not yet written.
LYDIA GOEHR is Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. She teaches the history of aesthetic theory, the contemporary philosophy of the arts, critical theory, and the philosophy of history. Her research interests are in German aesthetic theory, in particular the relationship between philosophy, politics, history, and music. She has published a large number of influential books and articles. Her books include The Imaginary Museum of Musical Works: An Essay in the Philosophy of Music; The Quest for Voice: Music, Politics, and the Limits of Philosophy; Elective Affinities: Musical Essays on the History of Aesthetic Theory; and co-authored with Daniel Herwitz of The Don Giovanni Moment: Essays on the legacy of an Opera. Her current book is titled Red Sea - Red Square: Picturing Freedom - Liberating Wit. She is co-editor with Jonathan Gilmore of the forthcoming Blackwell Companion to Arthur C. Danto. She has held numerous visiting positions in prestigious institutions: as visiting Aby Warburg Professor in Hamburg and visiting Ernest Bloch Professor at Berkeley; visiting professor at the Freie Universität and fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. She delivered the Royal Holloway-British Library Lectures in Musicology in London and the Wort Lectures at Cambridge University. She is a recipient of Mellon, Getty, and Guggenheim Fellowships. She is currently teaching as a Visiting Professor in Torino!
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