Convergences and Divergences of Art, Science, and Philosophy

Convergences and Divergences of Art, Science, and Philosophy

CBIS Auditorium (Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies)

April 25, 2019 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Bio artist bio artist, Polona Tratnik, will talk about artists working in the field of art, science, and philosophy it is commonly understandable that these activities converge or even traverse from one to another.

Art is often understood as a didactic tool for science or its promoter and not as an autonomously relevant social activity with its independent modes and objectives. Even philosophy is aimed to be comprehended as a supportive activity for scientific research, e.g. as ethical considerations that serve to indicate the proper ways, in particular within the implementation of the calls for research by the European Commission.

As regards the immergence of art with science and philosophy, one can find references to Renaissance practices. Yet today the projects conceptualized and produced in this field are much more complex and transdisciplinary on the one hand, while on the other the field is marked with the Modern autonomization and diversion of art, science, and philosophy, where there lies the grounds for the hierarchical comprehension of these three.

Pioneering Slovenian bio artist, Polona Tratnik, Ph.D., is Dean of Alma Mater Europaea – Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis, Faculty and Research Institute for Humanities, Ljubljana, where she is a Professor and Head of Research as well. She also teaches courses at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Ljubljana, at the Faculty of Education of University of Maribor and at Faculty for Design of the University of Primorska. She is president of the Slovenian Society of Aesthetics (since 2011) and an Executive Committee Member of the International Association of Aesthetics.


Sponsored by iEAR Presents, New York State Council on the Arts and Art_X. Thasnk to HASS and CBIS.

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