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Vuosikokousseminaari: Form 1.12.2017


1.12, Otakaari 1 (Espoo), Lecture hall 2

The idea of beautiful form haunted early definitions of art. In the 1910s art theorist Clive Bell discussed art as ‘significant’ form. Most contemporary art theorists are reluctant to divide art works into form and content.

Form definitely is a classical topic and a problem of philosophy of art. Lately form has been quite untrendy, though. But what about form and politics? And what can we learn from the role of form in philosophical classics?

Form is a seminar organized by The Finnish Society of Aesthetics and the MA program Visual Culture and Contemporary Art at Aalto University (http://vicca.fi).


12:15-12:30 Welcome

12:30-13:15 Nora Sternfeld, Sedimented Conflict

13:15-14:00 Margus Vihalem, Form or no form


14:30-15:15 Petteri Enroth, What is Ugliness? Adorno and the Original Sin of Art

15:15-16:00 Martta Heikkilä, From Presence to Becoming: Form and the Formless

16:00 Annual nominations of the Finnish Society for Aesthetics