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AIAS Seminar: Sjoerd van Tuinen, Erasmus University of Rotterdam

From Mannerism to Modes of Existence

Info about event


Monday 3 May 2021,  at 14:15 - 15:30


Virtual via Zoom

The talk is streamed via Zoom. Join URL: https://aarhusuniversity.zoom.us/j/64312462740 to attend.  

Speaker: Sjoerd van Tuinen, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Philosophy 


Sjoerd will develop key resonances between mannerist art (history) and contemporary continental philosophy. The twentieth century has already seen expressionist and surrealist reappraisals of mannerism. Today we are witnessing the beginnings of a more theoretical one, closely tied up with shifting boundaries between nature, culture and art, but also with new crises of capitalism. In a word: Artificiality is no longer a flaw but an expression to endure alterity, that is – a second nature, but not a naturalization.

Short bio

Sjoerd van Tuinen is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Erasmus University Rotterdam. After his PhD (Ghent 2009) on Leibniz and Deleuze, he has had visiting affiliations with universities in London, Berlin, Vienna, New York and Princeton. Driven by transdisciplinary affinities across the arts and humanities, his work is in metaphysics, aesthetics, social and political theory, and the history of philosophy. For more info, see his institutional homepage: https://www.eur.nl/people/s-van-tuinen 

What is an AIAS Seminar?

The AIAS Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellow or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

All seminars are held in English.