Art is increasingly bound up with knowledge production and information distribution.
As of this trend, artists have begun to investigate the
brain and Neuroaesthetics is a means by which they are accomplishing it.
Neuroaesthetics is a dynamic process through which the questions of neuroscience are made
Concepts such as sensation, perception, memory and recently
networks, plasticity and sampling operate within philosophical,
cultural, sociological, psychological,
historical and economic milieu and are concurrently inciting artistic experimentation.
Neuroaesthetics describes new conditions for the production of a new
population of objects, object relations and non-objects which in the end
can be differentially sampled by the plastic brain providing a means by
which culture may play a role in sculpting neural networks. As such the
importance of art in the larger bio-political contexts should not be
Goldsmiths College and the Arts Council of England have assembled a
distinguished group of artists, curators, scientists and philosophers to
explore the following topics: 1. How curators explore notions of the
2. How new optical technologies create altered
subjectivity. 3. The meaning of the term
"The Cultured Brain". 4. The
brain as the new site of bio-political interactions.
5. How drugs and altered
states of consciousness influenced Minimalism and Post-Minimalism.
6. How notions of Brain influence Architectural forms and processes.
7. Art praxis and artist Interventions in the late twentieth Century.
Plenary Speakers will include:
University of Wisconsin, Madison;
Diedrich Diederichsen, Contributor,Texte zur Kunst;
Olafur Eliasson, Artist, Berlin;
Joseph Kosuth, Artist, New York/Rome;
Brian Massumi, Professor, University de
Paul Miller a.k.a.
Spooky, Artist, New York City;
Marcos Novak, Professor,
University of California, Santa Barbara;
Barbara Maria Stafford, Professor,
University of Chicago, Chicago.
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John Armleder, artist, Geneva;
Armen Avansien, Researcher,
Freie University Berlin;
Lionel Bovier, Publisher,
JRP Ringier, Zurich;
Jules Davidoff, Professor, Goldsmiths College;
Kodwo Eshun, Lecturer, Goldsmiths College London;
Daniel Glaser, Senior Research Fellow,
Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London;
Margarita Gluzberg artist, London;
John Gruzelier, Professor, School of
Medicine, Imperial College London;
Deborah Hauptmann, Associate Professor,
Technical University Delft, Holland;
Scott Lash, Director, Centre for Cultural Studies,
Bo Lotto, Lecturer, University College London;
Johannes Menzel, Senior Publishing Editor Neuroscience, Elsevier
Press; Isabelle Moffat, Independent Critic,
London; John Onians, Director of the World Art,
University of East Anglia;
Andrew Patrizio, Professor,
Edinburgh College of Art Edinburgh;
Philippe Rahm, Architect,
Principal Décosterd & Rahm Associates, Lauzanne;
Andreas Roepstorff, Professor,
University of Aarhus, Denmark;
Israel Rosenfeld, Professor, City
University of New York, New York City;
Lucy Steeds, Centre for Cultural Studies,
Chloe Vaitsou, Independent Curator, Low Fi
Martina Wicklein, Research Fellow, Institute of
Ophthalmology at University College London;
Charles Wolfe, Boston University and Co-editor
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