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Per Algander: What’s so good about bad art?

Time Wednesday 25 October, 2023 at 13:15 - 15:00
Place HUM.H.119 (HD108)

The Research Seminar Series in Philosophy invites you to a seminar with Per Algander, "What’s so good about bad art?"

Abstract: Some artworks are aesthetically better than others. But can bad artworks have certain merits which good artworks typically do not have? Can something be so bad that it is good? In this presentation I distinguish several interpretations of this question and consider whether contemporary theories of aesthetic value can render such a claim true. On the basis of this discussion I will also present a handful of desirable features which a plausible theory of the value of bad art should satisfy.

All interested are welcome to participate in this seminar.

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