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Realism in Perspective

Réalisme en perspective

Perspektiven des Realismus

Aesthetics & Critique VI

Ästhetik & Kritik VI

Aesthetique & Critique VI

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Published on Monday, May 15, 2023


Back to Reality! Whether in art or philosophy, recent years have witnessed an outright run on the real, under banners such as speculative realism, neo-materialism, documentality, eco-realism, speculative poetics, or object-oriented aesthetics. Only progressively it starts to become clear that what these approaches respectively mean by realism differs sharply. The workshop shall confront various epistemic and artistic strategies seeking to grasp the ever-evading nature of reality, and work towards understanding the reasons behind this renewed desire for touching the “thing itself”. If the only claim these different realisms seem to agree upon is the need to decentre the human perspective, could it be that perspectivalness itself provides a key to a novel understanding of reality?


Conference Schedule

Friday 26 may

13:45–17:00 Panel I – Perspectivisme: Philosophie, anthropologie, littérature, cinéma

  • Camille Chamois (Bruxelles) Apprendre à voir : perspectivismes et apprentissage perceptif

Chair: Emmanuel Alloa

  • Camille de Toledo (Berlin) Ce que je nomme habitats narratifs et ses conséquences sur la perspective…

Chair: Sophie Jaussi

  • Emmanuel Grimaud (Paris) La perspective de l’insensible. Comment (nous) rêvent les IA.

Chair: Alessandro De Cesaris

  • 17:30–19:30 Projection De Humani Corporis Fabrica 115‘. USA, 2022. Dir: Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel (Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab)

Location: CinEmotion Rex, Fribourg

  • 19:30–20:15 Table Ronde/Q&A Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna Paravel with Fred Truniger & Emmanuel Alloa

Saturday 27 may

10:00–13:15 Panel II – Art’s Realism

  • Ursula Biemann (Zurich) Forest Thinking

Chair: Julia Gelshorn

  • Susan Schuppli (London) Sensing Ice

Chair: Wolfgang Brückle

  • Sebastian Egenhofer (Wien) Entropy and Infrastructure in Contemporary Art

Chair: Tobias Ertl


  • Room MIS 3119 - Avenue de l'Europe 20
    Fribourg, Switzerland (1700)

Event attendance modalities

Full on-site event


  • Friday, May 26, 2023
  • Saturday, May 27, 2023


  • Alessandro De Cesaris
    courriel : alessandro [dot] decesaris [at] unifr [dot] ch

Information source

  • Alessandro De Cesaris
    courriel : alessandro [dot] decesaris [at] unifr [dot] ch


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« Realism in Perspective », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Monday, May 15, 2023, https://doi.org/10.58079/1b6v

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