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Julia Gelshorn, Tristan Weddigen: The Formation of Cosmogonies: Camille Henrot
The Formation of Cosmogonies: Camille Henrot
(p. 163 – 176)

Julia Gelshorn, Tristan Weddigen

The Formation of Cosmogonies: Camille Henrot

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  • art
  • aesthetics
  • Theodor W. Adorno
  • art theory

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Julia Gelshorn

is Professor of Art History at the University of Fribourg. Research interests: art from the 18th century to the present, processes of artistic appropriation, repetition and translation, artistic concepts of subjectivity and authorship, images of the body.
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Tristan Weddigen

is Director of the Bibliotheca Hertziana (Max Planck Institute for Art History in Rome) and Professor of Modern Art History at the University of Zurich. Research interests: Early modern Italian art and art theory, history of art theory.
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Dieter Mersch (ed.), Sylvia Sasse (ed.), ...: Aesthetic Theory

There is no theory that is not aesthetic in a certain way. Adorno, too, did not understand his aesthetic theory simply as a theory of the aesthetic, but was aware of the aesthetic implications of theory. At the same time we have to do with aesthetic objects and events in which an aesthetic theory is inherent, which show themselves as art. So from both sides—theory and aesthetics—a link can be made to the etymological meaning of theoria, which understands the theoretical as a seeing or perspective. The book examines this link and simultaneity, focusing equally on the aesthetic implications of theory and the theoretical implications of aesthetic events.


With contributions by Frauke Berndt, Elisabeth Bronfen, Sandra Frimmel, Julia Gelshorn & Tristan Weddigen, Fabienne Liptay, Dieter Mersch, Klaus Müller-Wille, ­Barbara Naumann, Boris Previsic, Dorota Sajewska, ­Sylvia Sasse, Rahel Villinger, Benno Wirz, Sandro Zanetti.