Beyond the Aesthetic and the Anti-Aesthetic

The 2010 Stone Summer Theory Institute, co-organized by James Elkins and Diarmuid Costello on the theme “Beyond the Aesthetic and the Anti-Aesthetic,” recently concluded at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Public lectures included:

  • James Elkins, “Beyond the Aesthetic and the Anti-Aesthetic”
  • Hal Foster, “In the Toils of the (Anti)Aesthetic with Gerhard Richter”
  • Eve Meltzer, “By Turns: Antihumanism, the Anti-Aesthetic, and the Expanded Field”
  • Diarmuid Costello, “Photography as Model”

The Institute is “a week-long school in contemporary art theory”; next year’s theme is “Farewell to Visual Studies.”