55th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia
01 Jun - 24 Nov 2013
15 Jun 2013 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Salon Suisse – New Aesthetics and Research

Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi
Campo S.Agnese-Dorsoduro 810
I-30123 Venezia
T +39 041 24 11 810

Much has been discussed about artistic research. Is art a form of knowledge and research in its own right? Is artistic research triggered primarily by economic interests? However, one question has rarely been asked: To what extent could the current proliferation of artistic research re-evoke seminal aspects of the aesthetics and ethics of Enlightenment? One of the core demands of the thinkers of Enlightenment was that art and culture should react upon the progress of society. Could artistic research be the missing link between arty aloofness on the one hand side, and societal or economic absorption of the arts on the other hand?