CAL Seminar - Art History and Music: Interdisciplinary Education and Research

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 ( 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm )

Location: Morton 324, Stevens Institute of Technology

 

"ART HISTORY AND MUSIC: INTERDISCIPLINARY EDUCATION AND RESEARCH. FROM AN IN-BETWEEN TO THE CREATION OF AN ACTUAL UTOPIA"
A talk by Dr. Themis Veleni, Visiting Assistant Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology
Wednesday, January 16th, 1-2 PM in Morton 324, Stevens Institute of Technology
 

The emergence of new, more complex art forms has questioned traditional schemes and concepts regarding all art. These near limitless frontiers offered a broadening of definitions and fields of art as well as new curatorial and educational practices regarding the presentation, the communication and the experience of artworks, highlighting interdisciplinarity as an essential research and educational tool. The role arts can play is heavily reliant upon the ways art history is taught and learned and the way artworks are conveyed and displayed. Although art and technology have always challenged each other in terms of innovative creation, integrating technology to convey art in a non-traditional way emerges as an entirely new and unexplored universe to art education. Therefore, creating sensory-immersive and interactive experiences putting technology in the hands of art educators seems a very challenging and promising field. This lecture will present a series of examples of educational and curatorial practice where art history integrates with music and technology in a intrinsic and profound way.
 

Themis Veleni is both an art historian, specialized in 20th century Art History, Theory and Practice, and a musician. After graduating from the Department of History, Art History and Archaeology, School of Philosophy of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.Th.) cum laude, she received her M.A. in Art History from A.U.Th. and was awarded with state scholarship. Her PhD dissertation, entitled “Interrelations between Music and Visual Arts. Audiovisual experimentations in the 20th century; investigating the phenomenon of synaesthesia in the arts”, has been awarded with State Scholarship and Honorary Excellency Award by the Research Committee of the A.U.Th., Greece. She is currently revising it for publication.