SENSE AND SENSIBILIA
curated by Luigi Fassi & Chiara Nuzzi
artists: SABRINA BELOUAAR, JEANNE BERBINEAU AUBRY, GILLIAN BRETT, GAETANO CUNSOLO, EITAN EFRAT & SIRAH FOIGHEL BRUTMANN, HAROON GUNN-SALIE, HILARIO ISOLA, LITO KATTOU, MARZENA NOWAK, LUCA RESTA
Vernissage, 01.06.2018 19h
02.06. – 25.07.2018
In Sense and Sensibilia, a book published posthumously in 1962 which now represents a decisive chapter in the history of thought in the second half of the 20th century, British philosopher J. L
It is not without irony (not least for the assonance between their surnames) that Austin chose to collect his reflections on the subject under the title, Sense and Sensibilia, which echoes that of Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen’s celebrated novel of 1811. If the novelist adumbrated the possible contrast between sense seen as rational objectivity and sensibility as a more subjective, hence irrational dimension of human experience, in his formula the philosopher distinguishes between sense as a sensory perception and sensibilia as a more unpredictable dimension determined by the mutability of individual experience and its nuances in relation to the stimuli of the real.