Eugenio De Caro, Note sulla fenomenologia dell’estetico
Eugenio De Caro, Note sulla fenomenologia dell’estetico
PHAROS. The international Consortium of Photo Archives è il nome del progetto e del portale che rende disponibili in rete 31 milioni (numero stimato) di fotografie ricercabili del patrimonio artistico e architettonico mondiale, documentando anche la storia della fotografia.
“PHAROS is an international consortium of fourteen European and North American art historical photo archives committed to creating a digital research platform allowing for comprehensive consolidated access to photo archive images and their associated scholarly documentation. The PHAROS collections collectively contain an estimated 31 million images documenting works of art and architecture and the history of photography itself”
Emanuele Crescimanno, La fotogenia. Verità e potenza dell’immagine fotografica, Aesthetica Preprint, 88, aprile 2010
Georges Didi-Huberman, “Le immagini e i mali”. Usi e disagi della sublimazione
“Questo scritto, pubblicato come postfazione alla nuova edizione di Invention de l’hystérie. Charcot et l’iconographie photographique de l’hystérie (Macula, Paris, 2012 e sgg., pp. 364-405) con il titolo Des images et des maux, è la versione completa del testo di una conferenza organizzata dall’Association psychanalytique de France, e tenutasi il 24 settembre 2011, dal titolo L’Usage de la sublimation. Partendo da alcune considerazioni sul suo primo libro, l’Autore esamina limiti e potenzialità della sublimazione in riferimento agli argomenti dell’arte e della creazione artistica, e suggerisce una diversa via di approccio.”
Aesthetic Investigations è la rivista online della Dutch Association of Aesthetics che si propone di animare e di suscitare il dibattito filosofico in campo estetico.
Aesthetic Investigations encourages philosophical discussion amongst philosophers, humanities researchers and critics, of all the arts; and those interested in the aesthetics of the everyday—about art and aesthetics and their roles in society. Aesthetic Investigations also encourages debates about philosophical issues regarding one or the other of the art forms; the impact of works of art on their public, political, ethical, cultural context, and of these contexts on the works; the ontology of art, and their definition, and so on.
Aesthetic Investigations encourages reports of artistic research activities. The Arts & Artists-section is devoted to the contribution of artistic scrutiny and artistic research and includes art-critical discussion, texts written by artists, interviews with artists as well as with philosophers of art.
The Fresh-section is not peer-reviewed, and is devoted to shorter pieces introducing fresh new thrilling considerations, that may not immediately fit within the academic debates. This section also allows criticism of articles from the Articles-section. Criticism of articles from other journals shall count as articles.
Questions de communication è la rivista online interdisciplinare organizzata in un numeri tematici sulla comunicazione.
“Questions de communication favorise l’approfondissement ou le renouvellement des approches sur un thème – objet du dossier – grâce au croisement de contributions faisant référence à différentes traditions scientifiques. Fondée sur le pluralisme, elle suscite des débats sur des concepts ou des méthodes utilisés dans les travaux traitant de l’information et de la communication (Échanges, Notes de recherche).”
The Journal of Somaesthetics is a peer-reviewed, online, academic research journal devoted to research that advances the interdisciplinary field of somaesthetics, understood as the critical study and meliorative cultivation of the experience and performance of the living body (or soma) as a site of sensory appreciation (aesthesis) and creative self-stylization.
“Somaesthetics is an interdisciplinary research product devoted to the critical study and meliorative cultivation of the experience and use of the living body (or soma) as a site of sensory appreciation (aesthesis) and creative self-stylization. An ameliorative discipline of both theory and practice, somaesthetics seeks to enrich not only our discursive knowledge of the body but also our lived somatic experience and performance; it aims to improve the meaning, understanding, efficacy, and beauty of our movements and of the environments to which our actions contribute and from which they also derive their energies and significance. To pursue these aims, somaesthetics is concerned with a wide diversity of knowledge forms, discourses, social practices and institutions, cultural traditions and values, and bodily disciplines that structure (or could improve) such somatic understanding and cultivation, and it is therefore an interdisciplinary project, in which theory and practice are closely connected and reciprocally nourish each other. It is not limited to one theoretical field, academic or professional vocabulary, cultural ideology, or particular set of bodily disciplines. Rather it aims to provide an overarching theoretical structure and a set of basic and versatile conceptual tools to enable a more fruitful interaction and integration of the very diverse forms of somatic knowledge currently being practiced and pursued. There is an impressive, even overwhelming abundance of discourse about the body in many disciplines of contemporary theory and commercial enterprise. But such somatic discourse typically lacks two important features. First, a structuring overview or architectonic that could integrate their very different discourses into a more productively coherent or interrelated field. It would be useful to have a broad framework (which does not mean a unified, highly consistent system) that could connect, for example, the discourse of biopolitics to the therapies of bioenergetics, the neuroscience of hand gestures to their aesthetic meaning in Nõ theater. The second feature lacking in most academic discourse on embodiment is a clear pragmatic orientation — something that the individual can clearly employ or apply to his or her life in terms of disciplines of improved somatic practice. Somaesthetics offers a way to address both these deficiencies.”
“Al centro dell’attenzione di Waldenfels è il tema dell’estraneità, considerato, in controtendenza con le teorie più diffuse, elemento originario dell’esperienza. La sua fenomenologia mette a fuoco tutti i passaggi in cui l’ordinario e lo straordinario, il soggetto e l’altro si intrecciano.
Ne viene un’analisi minuziosa e appassionante della vita quotidiana, ma anche dell’arte e dei modi della rappresentazione fino a un ripensamento delle forme della politica e a un abbozzo di etica fondata sul primato dell’attenzione. In tal modo la filosofia di Waldenfels fa vedere al lettore come nei diversi fenomeni dell’esperienza sia sempre presente come motivo originario una stra-ordinarietà a cui è opportuno prestare attenzione perché un ordine possa costituirsi, nella vita ma pure nella politica e nell’arte.
Il volume si colloca al centro dei dibattiti filosofici contemporanei e dialoga criticamente con i maggiori autori degli ultimi decenni: Foucault, Derrida, Levinas, Marion in Francia; Henrich e Habermas in Germania, ma attinge anche ampiamente alla letteratura, all’arte e alla musica, così da offrire anche al lettore non specialista copia di osservazioni acute e illuminanti.”
Critical Studies in Improvisation/ Études critiques en improvisation è una rivista online accademica dell’Università di Guelph sull’improvvisazione e sull’analisi dell’impatto sociale di questa pratica.
“While improvisational music has historically been analyzed within specific musical disciplines, what distinguishes the research profiled in CSI/ECI is its emphasis on improvisation as a site for the analysis of social practice. We contend that improvisation demands shared responsibility for participation in community, an ability to negotiate differences, and a willingness to accept the challenges of risk and contingency. Yet improvisation is a contested term. Its cultural significance is in dispute both in the academy and in the broader public understanding. CSI/ECI seeks to reveal the complex structures of improvisational practices and to develop an enriched understanding of the social, political, and cultural functions those practices play.
We are particularly interested in historically and contextually specific articles that interrogate improvisation as a social and musical practice, and that assess how innovative performance practices play a role in developing new, socially responsive forms of community building across national, cultural, and artistic boundaries.”
Richard Shusterman, Etica ed estetica: somaestetica e l’arte di vivere
“Ethics and aesthetics tend to be sharply distinguished and frequently opposed as rival realms of value. The apparent conflict between them is discomforting for artists and theorists who seek to combine aesthetic values and ethical aims in their work. My article strives to ease this theoretical tension in two ways. First, through a genealogical analysis of the complexity of our concepts of ethics and aesthetics, I argue that, in some of their historical conceptions, they display considerable convergence. Here I appeal both to classical Western and Asian theories of ethics and aesthetics. Second, I show how these notions converge in the pragmatist, somaesthetic notion of an embodied art of living.”
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