Panel discussion

The politics of peauty or: the human body as an organ of fashion

Organized by the Zentrum für Literaturforschung in cooperation with Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart and the House of World Culture

Part of the series WissensKünste

with: Bettina Allamoda, Luzia Braun, Afschin Fatemi, Shaheen Merali, Bernd Skupin, Thomas P. Weber

The relationship between beauty, knowledge and culture are the themes of the series of events entitled "Between Evolution and Experiment - Beauty in Art and Science" held by the Zentrum für Literaturforschung. Analysis starts with the divergent and complementary concepts of beauty in the arts, the human and the natural sciences. The main focus of enquiry will be on analogies created in the name of beauty. The final panel discussion, which examines the body as a terrain for linking beauty and youth, establishes a link to On Beauty. On 8 April artist Vanessa Beecroft stages her performance VB55 at the Neue Nationalgalerie.