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15th May, 2014

Conference: Taste After Bourdieu

Event Details

15th May, 2014
Students 2 day ticket - £35 / 1 day ticket - £20. Non students 2 day ticket - £60 / 1 day ticket - £35
End Date:
16th May, 2014
Banqueting Suite, Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU
Saturday 9.00am-7.00pm, Sunday 9.00am-4.35pm

The conference will bring together UK and international speakers from arts practice, art education, curation and cultural criticism to ask what is the current relationship between aesthetic judgement and social distinction? 

Since the publication of Pierre Bourdieu’s Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste, it has often been assumed that the aesthetic dimension of taste is less important than its role in constructing social distinctions. Taste After Bourdieu changes this orientation by working from the aesthetic idea of taste towards its social and cultural dimensions, through an examination of four key domains for the judgement of taste – the gallery, the museum, the street and the home – that are also important sites of practice, scholarship and research at UAL.

For more information, visit the Chelsea College of Arts website.

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