Art and Presence (Faaborg, 15-16 Sep 17)

University of Southern Denmark and Faaborg Museum, September 15 - 16, 2017
Anmeldeschluss: 01.09.2017

Art and Presence: International conference on art, atmosphere, museums and presence.

Supported by VELUX FOUNDATION. Registration and information:


Day 1: Friday, September 15, 2017

8.30 – 9.15
Registration and coffee

9.15 – 9.35
Opening by Anne Scott Sørensen, SDU &
Gry Hedin, Faaborg Museum

9.35 – 10.00
Introduction by Theis Vallø Madsen, SDU & Faaborg Museum

10.00 – 11.00
Present and absent alterities: displacement and aporia in the museum
Sandra Dudley, University of Leicester
moderated by: Gry Hedin

11.00 – 12.00
Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Stanford University
moderated by: Anders Ehlers Dam, Europa-Universität Flensburg

12.00 – 12.40

12.40 – 14.10
Session 1, 2 and 3 [Programme for sessions see below]

14.10 – 14.30

14.30 – 15.30
The reality of atmosphere: ambience and feeling in art and architecture
Juhani Pallesmaa, Aalto University
moderated by: Tina Anette Madsen, SDU & Faaborg Museum

15.30 – 16.30
Presence and orthochronism
Eelco Runia, University of Groningen
moderated by: Adam Bencard, Medical Museion

16.30 – 17.20
Departure of bus to Faaborg Museum

17.20 – 18.30
Guided tour at Faaborg Museum

Dinner at Det Hvide Pakhus, Faaborg

Departure of bus to Odense

Day 2, Saturday, September 16, 2017

8.45 – 9.00
Arrival and coffee

9.00 – 10.00
Life off screen
Timothy Ingold, University of Aberdeen
moderated by: Anne Scott

10.00 – 10.15

10.15 – 11.45
Session 4, 5 and 6

11.45 – 12.30

12.30 – 14.00
Session 7, 8 and 9

14.00 – 14.15

14.15 – 15.15
Escapist Presence in Exhibitions
Charlotte Klonk, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
moderated by: Theis Vallø Madsen

15.15 – 15.30
Presence and its absences. The 17th century gallery picture
Mikkel Bogh, National Gallery of Denmark (SMK)

15.30- 16.15
Panel discussion
Sandra Dudley, Juhani Pallesmaa, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Timothy Ingold, Charlotte Klonk
moderated by: Mikkel Bogh

16.15 – 16.30
Coffee or wine and farewell


1 Presence, materiality and objects
Chair: Peter Bjerregaard

Ane Pilegaard
Material Proximity: Designing for Material Object Encounters

Adam Bencard
Objects as Metonymies

Jule Schaffer
Re-presencing Spatial Experience

Benjamin Bøysen
Production of Real Presence, or What Presence Cannot Convey: A Discussion of Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht’s Production of Presence

2 Presence and the architecture of museums
Chair: Peter Thule

Sarah Maupeu Berlin
‘Re-Enchanting’ the Museum. Curatorial and Architectural Strategies at the KOLUMBA Art Museum in Cologne

Kali Tzortzi
Museum Architectures for Embodied Experience

Jule Schaffer
Re-presencing Spatial Experience: Maja Wirkus’ Praesens || Present

Pamela Bianchi
Before, During, After: Spatialization of the Spectatorship’s Temporality

3 How to research presence
Chair: Mette Houlberg

Hava Aldouby
‘Screen-Deep’: Contemporary Video Art, Haptic Arousal, and Presence

Oonagh Quigley
Objects as Hinge Points

Raymond Lucas
Notating and Drawing Movement: Describing Festival Architecture at Sanja Matsuri

Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert
Photographing: Everyday Photography in Museums

4 Museums and exhibitions as spaces of atmosphere
Chair: Rasmus Kjærboe

Pernille Henriette Wiil
The Formative Potential of Architecture and Atmosphere

Ondrej Dadejík, Jakub Stejskal
Keep Your Distance! On the Aesthetic Conditions of Museum Exhibitions?

Henrik Lübker
Place and Presence in the New Hans Christian Andersen Museum

5 Engaging the public in creation of presence?
Chair: Anne Scott Sørensen

Lisa Beisswanger
Enhancing Presence, Heightening Awareness – A Critical Study on Live Art Events Staged
within Museum Collections

Nanna Holdgaard
Digital Technologies and the Mundane Museum Visit

Dimitra Christidou
Bringing the Collection into Life: How Visitors Experience Art through Presence and CoPresence

6 Presence in contemporary art working with nature
Chair: Adam Bencard

Anders Ehlers Dam
Presence of the Earth: Walter de Maria’s Earth Room

Magma. Atmosphere and Presence in Pierre Restany’s “Vesuvius Operation”

Camilla Jalving
How to feel the Anthropocene? – On Presence and Affect in an Exhibition Project at ARKEN

Tina Anette Madsen
Absence and Presence in the Frames of Landscape Painting

7 The presence of past exhibition spaces
Chair: Malene Vest Hansen

Kristian Handberg
The Presence of the Past’s Exhibitions

Rasmus Kjærboe
Presence in the Early Modernist Museum

Ana Baeza Ruiz
The Eye of Pleasure: Articulating Aesthetic Experience at The National Gallery after the Second World War

Charlotta Krispinsson
In the Presence of Great Men: Portraiture on Display and the Public

8 Seeing and displaying things
Chair: Peter Bjerregaard

Rikke Haller Baggesen
Trans-Museal Experiences: Inspiring a Musealising Gaze on the Everyday

Ana S Gonzalez
Things We Don't Understand: The Aesthetic Experience as a Form of Self-education

Anette Stenslund
The Severe Smell of Scentless Art – On the Synaesthetic Gesture of Atmosphere on Display

Kristine Bøggild Johannsen & Jane Fejfer
Powerful Presences: The Sculptural Portrait between Absence and Presence, Group and Individual

9 Pecha Kucha – Perspectives on presence
Chair: Lise Skytte Jakobsen

Janneke Schoene
Auctorial Narrator and Authority: Joseph Beuys

Jon Arcaraz Puntonet
A Space of Another kind

Jennifer Clarke
Invisible Matters

Viveka Kjellmer
Olfactory Art: Fragrance in the Museum

Connie Svabo
Exhibition-based Immersive Performance Environments as Aesthetics of Engagement

Jen Walklate
“...even though it hacks it to pieces”: A Literary Method for Understanding Presence and Absence in the Museum

Heather Findling
Ronald S. Lauder’s Neue Galerie: Working Through Nostalgia in the Museum

Annette Sode
Methods for Studying Perception of Landscape Photos

Fátima Pombo & Anna Marie Fisker
Chiasmus and Sceneries for all Senses: The Hidden Possible at Faaborg Museum.

Limited seats at the venue. Registration at
Costs: 2000 DKK

CONF: Art and Presence (Faaborg, 15-16 Sep 17). In:, 18.05.2017. Letzter Zugriff 25.05.2018. <>.

Beiträger: Theis Vallø Madsen

Beitrag veröffentlicht am: 18.05.2017

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