The 2011 International Conference on the Arts in Society will be held at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) in Berlin, Germany, from May 9 to 11, 2011. The conference will have the same theme as the Academy for 2011–2012: “ArteFacts. Knowledge is Art – Art is Knowledge.” It will seek to rethink the ties that bind art and science. Basic questions will be asked to study crossover between art and science, including: How do the arts conduct research? How closely or remotely related are science and art and what exactly justifies this strict differentiation? Where exactly do science and art come in contact with one another? In what areas can art and science join forces to address the challenges facing society in the future?
Speakers will include eminent thinkers and practitioners in the arts, while researchers and practitioners from across the artistic community will give talks and presentations at various workshops and seminars.
To register for the conference, visit the Arts in Society website.