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Artistic Research. Aesthetic Practice as Sense-Making

Artistic Research. Aesthetic Practice as Sense-Making

Can aesthetic practice be understood as research? How can we say that the production of art as a creative process on the one hand and the experience of art on the other hand is a form of cognition? In his lecture, Alex Arteaga presents his thesis of the operative relationship between aesthetic practice and a specific concept of knowledge, which is based on an embodied, situated, relational, processual and transformative form of knowledge – embodied knowledge.

Lecture by Prof. Dr. des. Alex Arteaga

Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 6:30 p.m.

Welcome and Introduction
Prof. Dr. Horst Bredekamp
Professor of Art History at Humboldt University, Berlin; Member of the Foundation Council of the Schering Stiftung


Alex Arteaga (born 1969 in Barcelona) studied music theory, piano, composition, electronic music and architecture in Berlin and Barcelona and earned a Ph.D. in philosophy at Berlin’s Humboldt University with a dissertation on cognition and aesthetic practices entitled “Sensuous framing. Grundzüge einer Strategie zur Konzeption und Verwirklichung von Rahmenbedingungen des Wahrnehmens“ (Sensuous Framing: Outline of a Strategy for the Conception and Realization of the Conditions of Perception). In addition to his artistic activities, he is currently a research associate at the Collegium for the Advanced Study of Picture Art and Embodiment (Humboldt University Berlin), visiting professor for embodiment and aesthetics at the Inter-University Center for Dance, Berlin, co-director of the Aural Architecture Research Unit (Berlin University of the Arts, UdK), and researcher at the Social Sculpture Research Unit (Oxford Brookes University).

Lecture in German Language taking place at

Schering Stiftung
Unter den Linden 32-34
10117 Berlin

Admission free.
Please register by June 1, 2010, by sending an e-mail to


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