Hearing Room 2  |  2:00pm–3:15pm

This panel will investigate the history of the aesthetic sublime as it’s come down to us from Longinus, Burke, Kant, and Rudolf Otto, and why modernity, with its view that there are no objective values, has such a hard time giving the sublime a hearing. How does the sublime manifest in the art world today? And what role does the market play in transforming institutions and consciousness of visual art globally?

FREDERICK DOLAN is Professor of Humanities at California College of the Arts and Professor of Rhetoric, Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. His interests span moral philosophy, political theory, aesthetics, religion, and the nature of the philosophical enterprise. Among the mighty dead, thinkers he’s found especially compelling include Aristotle, Hume, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Wittgenstein, and Arendt.

JOHN ZAROBELL is Assistant Professor of International Studies at University of San Francisco. His most recent book is Art and the Global Economy, an analysis of major changes in the global art world that have emerged in the last twenty years including structural shifts in the global art market; the proliferation of international art fairs and biennials; and the internationalization of the scope of contemporary art.

ERIC MARTIN (moderator) is a visual artist who studied engineering and technology policy at MIT, and sculpture at the California College of the Arts. He is a recipient of the San Francisco Foundation’s Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship in the Fine Arts and has been an Artist-in-Residence at Joshua Tree National Park. His most recent work featured in a solo exhibition with Gallery 2301 in Oakland, Wildfire.