Contemporary artistic practice and cultural production are subject to the influence of a number of processes of change within our culture, such as globalization, commercialization and technologization. The concepts utilized in discussing contemporary artistic practices are often unclear, and raise countless questions. Clarification is sorely needed in this radically shifting area. The theme will be discussed by renowned philosophers and by leading representatives of the various artistic practices.


  • October 2, 2003
    Public evening (in Dutch/English)
    Location: Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI), Museumpark 25, Rotterdam
    From 7.30 p.m. to 10.15 p.m.
    (doors open at 7 p.m.)

Presentation by Jordan Crandall, new media artist
Presentation by Jan Hoogstad, architect
Presentation by Patrick van Deurzen, composer
Performance of music by Patrick van Deurzen
Public debate

Entrance: euro 5,00
Reservation recommended: [email protected]

  • October 3 and 4, 2003
    Symposium (Dutch)
    Location: Auditorium Witte de With
    Daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Program October 3, 2003
10 – 10.30 a.m. reception (with coffee)
10.30 a.m. 1.30 p.m. Katalin Herzog, Martin Sjardijn, Rob van Gerwen, and Anne Verhoijsen
1.30 – 2.30 p.m. lunch
2 – 5 p.m. Albert van der Schoot, Kiene Brillenburg-Wurth, and Berto Aussems

Program October 4, 2003
10 – 10.30 a.m. reception (with coffee)
10.30 a.m. – 12 noon Annual General Meeting of the Dutch Association of Aesthetics
12 noon – 1 p.m. lunch
1 – 4 p.m. Roemer van Toorn, Martijn Hendriks, and Irene Janze
4 – 5 p.m. closing plenary session
Participation: euro 15 (for members) and euro 20 (for non-members)
Reservation recommended: [email protected]

Annual Symposium of the Dutch Association of Aesthetics, organized in association with Witte de With and the music department of Lantaren/Venster.

Supported by the CBK (Rotterdam Center for the Visual Arts)

More information and reservations: [email protected], tel. 020-5253045 (M. van Rijsingen) and 010-2414605 (C. Jacobs),