5 Events with philosopher Mario Perniola
Mario Perniola is Professor of Aesthetics at the University of Rome, 2, and author of groundbreaking books such as The Sex Appeal of the Inorganic (Continuum, 2004); and Art and Its Shadow (Continuum, 2004). According to Perniola, one of Italy’s most prominent philosophers,what is at stake in today’s world is not so much the relation human/animal as the one between the organic and the inorganic.
Perniola will be Visiting Professor in the School of Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts, University of Sydney in May, 2008.
Come and hear Perniola’s thoughts in this first Australian speaking tour.
Sexuality,money,art, and media
Wednesday 14 May, 2008, “Rembrandt’s ‘Maniére Noire”. Public lecture with Laleen Jayamanne and Robert
Sinnerbrink, University of Sydney, Pharmacy Lecture Theatre, Pharmacy Building, Science Road, 6 – 8 pm.
Thursday 15 May, 2008, “Mediating Media: Marshall McLuhan and the Numbing Effect”. Master Class,
University of Sydney, Medical Graduates Room, Anderson Stuart Building, Manning Road, 10 am – 13 pm.
Thursday 15 May, 2008, “La nuova estetica italiana”. University of Sydney, Italian Studies Seminars, Mungo
MacCallum Building, Room 724, Manning Road, 4.30 – 6.30 pm.
Friday 16 May, 2008, “The Birth of the Modern Artist in Renaissance Florence”. The Italian Institute of
Culture, Sydney, 1 Macquarie Place, 6.30 – 8.00 pm. For information and booking, please call 9392-7939 or email
Monday 19 May, 2008, “The Fourth Body from Paul Valéry to Gaëtan Gatian de Clérambault”. Seminar
with students and staff, the University of Sydney, The Refectory, Quadrangle Building, 5 – 7 pm