"Art and defects" in the eye of a beholder : conference report

  • The conference "Kunst und Gebrechen" ("Art and Defects"), which was scheduled from March 19th to March 21st and then postponed due to Covid-19, finally took place from November 5th through to November 7th. [...] The conference had a clear biographical focus: Most of the fourteen presentations sought to disentangle the influence any clear "defects" artists might have had on their work or their reception. Of course, this already poses a problem that many of the speakers addressed: the idea of "defects" presupposes a teleological norm, be it physical, mental or concerning age or gender, from which it is possible to deviate. A defect is a defect first and foremost in the eye of the beholder and, as Manfred Kern mentioned in his introduction, it can be seen not just as an impediment, but as a catalyst for artistic expression, too.

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Author:Bob Muilwijk
Parent Title (German):Figurationen des Übergangs : Schriften zu Wissenschaft und Kunst
Publisher:Paris Lodron Universität Salzburg
Place of publication:Salzburg
Document Type:Part of Periodical
Year of Completion:2021
Date of first Publication:2021/01/13
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2021/06/18
Tag:Art; Art history; Creativity; Illness; Performing arts
GND Keyword:Kunst; Kreativität; Disability Studies; Krankheit; Darstellende Kunst; Musik
Issue:1 = 13.1.2021
Page Number:5
First Page:1
Last Page:5
Dewey Decimal Classification:7 Künste und Unterhaltung / 70 Künste / 700 Künste; Bildende und angewandte Kunst
8 Literatur / 80 Literatur, Rhetorik, Literaturwissenschaft / 800 Literatur und Rhetorik
Sammlungen:CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft / Figurationen des Übergangs
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 4.0