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Concept and Critique. A workshop

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May 4, 2023 at 15:00 to May 5, 2023 at 19:00
Four Seasons Hall, Novi trg 4

ZRC SAZU, Novi trg 4, Four Seasons Hall, 4-5 May 2023

The workshop is a result of the collaboration between the Institute of Philosophy ZRC SAZU and the University of Applied Arts Vienna in cooperation with the Postgraduate School ZRC SAZU.

The guiding aim of this research collaboration is to explore the relation between art and philosophy through the question of the concept. If philosophy can be defined as the creation of concepts, in what way does it relate to artistic creativity? And if artistic creativity also involves conceptual designs, how do these relate to philosophical reflections?



Thursday, 4 May

15:00 – 16:50

Rok Benčin: Animalising the Concept of World. Uexküll between Heidegger and Deleuze

Alexi Kukuljevic: Nought is More Real…: Beckett and the Gaffaw of the Abderite

17:10 – 19:00

Christiane Heidrich: Style between Process and Product

Antonia Birnbaum: Timidity


Friday, 5 May

16:00 – 17:50

Amanda Holmes: “Re-finding the Real: Three Forms of Object-Lack in Lacan’s Seminar IV”

Marko Jenko: "Visconti and Pasolini: Framing the Family and Reawakening Desire”

18:10 – 19:00

Jelica Šumič Riha: “Writing with One’s Body”


The workshop is part of the bilateral project Concept and Critique: A Collaborative Inquiry on the Relation Between Art and Philosophy, carried out by ZRC SAZU and the University of Applied Arts Vienna and funded by ARRS and OeAD, and the project Reconfiguring Borders in Philosophy, Politics, and Psychoanalysis, funded by ARRS.