Booking hasn't opened yet, but this is just to give advance warning of a new course at Tate Modern, beginning on the first Monday in June...it should be advertised soon in the next Tate programme, and on the Tate Modern website.
Beyond Seeing: the Senses in Art
6 sessions, Tate Modern, June – July 2007
Monday evenings, 6.30- 8 p.m. followed by a drink in the level one café
Led by Nigel Warburton, author of The Art Question
Our experience of art and our construction of reality depend intimately upon our senses. Although our sense of sight is dominant in the appreciation of visual art, other senses come in to play in a variety of ways. Philosopher Nigel Warburton leads this six-session course which explores the nature and role of our various senses (sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch, but also the ‘extra’ senses of proprioception and of time passing) in relation to works within the Tate Modern collection. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss a range of theoretical positions and test their application against particular works in the gallery. No prior knowledge of philosophy or art history is assumed.