Two-day symposium features international scholars, CSU faculty

What is considered an aesthetic experience? Is it a baseball game, a meal of macaroni and cheese or even the feel of your favorite sweater? International visiting scholars and CSU faculty will lead discussions regarding everyday aesthetics and contemporary art practices on May 9 and 10 at an event titled, “Contexts for Contemporary Art Practices in the Everyday.”LEAP

Who: This symposium will feature three international visiting scholars and three CSU professors and is hosted by the LEAP Institute for the Arts, with participation from the Department of Art and Art History at Colorado State University.

What: CSU professors and international scholars will discuss topics surrounding the philosophy of “Aesthetics of the Everyday.” The event is free and open to the public with a reception to follow.

Where: CSU University Center for the Arts Room 242; 1400 Remington St., Fort Collins

When: Monday, May 9, 2 p.m. – ­5 p.m.

Aesthetics of the Everyday is a sub­-field of philosophical aesthetics that broadens the scope of what is typically covered in the philosophy of art. Rather than a narrower focus on fine art alone, it considers that there is no limit on what can be considered an aesthetic experience: a baseball game, a meal of macaroni and cheese and the feel of your favorite sweater might qualify. Aesthetics of the Everyday has even been extended to research on management, marketing and public policy.

What does this mean for art? What does this mean for our experience and knowledge of the world? What does it mean for managers, marketers and people engaged in public policy? What does it mean for artists engaged in contemporary practice? Discuss these and other issues at “Contexts for Contemporary Art Practices in the Everyday.”

CSU University Communications Staff