55th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia
01 Jun - 24 Nov 2013
02 Jun 2013 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Salon Suisse – Opening Weekend
Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi
Campo S.Agnese-Dorsoduro 810
I-30123 Venezia
T +39 041 24 11 810

The era of Enlightenment was all about humans. How to improve the living conditions of mankind? And what is the role of art and culture on this mission? Recently, this "anthropic principle" has been called into question. Voices have emerged who call for a less human-centered art and aesthetic. Among them is Prof. Wolfgang Welsch, a key figure in the discourse on postmodernism and transculturality throughout the last three decades. Welsch and Scheller will discuss concepts and examples of art that serves humans precisely by not idealizing them.