BFA Fine Arts Department Chair Suzanne Anker and faculty member and art historian Sabine Flach are co-editors of the new book Embodied Fantasies: From Awe to Artifice, a theoretical work that explores modes of fantasy outside of traditional paradigms. The first book in a new series entitled Art / Knowledge / Theory, Embodied Fantasies takes its name from an international conference held at SVA in 2011 and similarly examines both aesthetic themes and topics central to self-perception, physical embodiment and sexuality. In addition, this volume tackles a debate concurrently central to art history, phenomenology and cognitive science regarding visualization and imagery.
From publisher’s website: “Approaches to modes of fantasies are explored beyond traditional conceptions to include complex thinking processes, subjectivity and inter-subjective experiences. What function do fantasies and their images possess in relation to art as a form of knowledge production?”
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