Preconference ECC — Communication for Empowerment: Citizens, Markets, Innovations — 11 November Lisbon 2014
Title: Art Photography in Media Environments
Immanuel Kant formulates in his Critique of Judgment what he considers to be the vivid principle of the soul. This principle was tightly connected to art and for him art was a matter of representation, which incites to a deep thinking. Natural standards of art were conceived by him as being genius art. The connection to nature, natural process of art making were at stake in Kant's point of view and marked the way art was thought throughout the last centuries. With the emergence of avant-garde artistic movements, Kant's conception started to be criticized, and a hiatus between art and aesthetics opened since.
With the advent of new technologies, art started to be deeply connected with new media, which became the raw material for art practices. This media turn, now widely accepted is being currently enlarged with critical approaches.
Photography is a paradigmatic example of this new materiality. It has been regarded as the inscription of an image obtained not by human hand, but by the agency of light per se. Today with the apparition of coded digital images, photography, such as film, expands. Analog photography is replaced by a virtual picture. Its perception has changed and the theoretical approach to it is also transforming.
The main goal of this Pre-conference is to think about new links between art - in a wider sense - and mass communication technologies, approaching these intersections as a base that incites to a deep thinking - if it is aesthetic, political, social, cultural, etc.
The influence of Media on Art
Art Markets in Digital Environments
Aesthetic and Theory of Art
Creative Methodologies in Art
Science, Technology and Arts
Art and Communication
Art and Politics
Photography and Immateriality
Photography and new apparatus
Photography and Sacred
The Photography Expanded
Contemporary Art and Photography