Lectures on Aesthetics – Dr Max Ryynänen

Department of Aesthetics, Philosophy Studies in English, and Center for Inter-University Collaboration invite you for the lectures by
Dr Max Ryynänen
(Aalto University, Finland)

The Institutional Margins of Modern Aesthetics. A Study Proposal
(11th May, Monday, room 108 at 13.15)

New Laocoon (One More Time)
The Work of the Dramaturg as the Key for
Understanding the Art Today

(12th May, Tuesday, room 208 at 15.00)

Coordinatior: Adam Andrzejewski (adam.epoche@gmail.com)

Max Ryynänen is the Lecturer of Visual Culture and the head of the major studies in the (English language) MA programme Visual Culture and Contemporary Art (ViCCA) at Aalto University Finland. Although he studied aesthetics, philosophy and semiotics at the universities of Uppsala, Pisa and Temple Philadelphia, he graduated (MA, Licentiate, PhD) from the University of Helsinki. He is the chair of the Finnish Society of Aesthetics. Ryynänen publishes in both academic journals (Journal of Somaesthetics, Contemporary Aesthetics, Nordic Journal of Aesthetics) and art magazines (Art Pulse, Flash Art, Kunstkritikk) and he is an active teacher of criticism and philosophy of the body at theatre and dance festivals in Central and Eastern Europe (Riga, Ljubljana, Rezekne, Cesis). Other topics of interest include contemporary art, aesthetic experience and sports.) Ryynänen has also been a founding member of two alternative galleries in Helsinki (ROR Gallery, Kallio Kunsthalle). Lately he has published the book Aesthetics of Popular Culture (ed. together with Jozef Kovalcik, Slovart) and the article “Throwing the Body Into Fight” in Somaesthetics Journal.
Homepage: http://maxryynanen.net/