Embodied Fantasies: From Awe to Artifice

by Suzanne Anker (Volume editor) Sabine Flach (Volume editor)
Conference proceedings 272 Pages
Series: Art – Knowledge – Theory, Volume 1


Embodied Fantasies, a concept central to art history, theory and practice is concurrently a topic debated in the fields of the neuro- and cognitive sciences, philosophy and phenomenology.
This volume focuses on notions of embodiment as they relate to sexuality, aesthetics, epistemology, perception, and fantasy itself.
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?


ISBN (Softcover)
Publication date
2013 (May)
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2013. 272 pp.

Biographical notes

Suzanne Anker (Volume editor) Sabine Flach (Volume editor)

Suzanne Anker is a visual artist and theorist working at the nexus of art and the biological sciences. Her work has been shown both nationally and internationally in museums and galleries including the Walker Art Center, the Smithsonian Institute, the Phillips Collection, P.S.1 Museum, the JP Getty Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art in Japan. Her seminal text The Molecular Gaze: Art in the Genetic Age (co-authored with the late Dorothy Nelkin) was published in 2004. She is the Chair of the Fine Arts Department of School of Visual Arts in New York since 2005. Sabine Flach is Professor for Contemporary Art and Art Theory (visiting) at School of Visual Arts in New York. Her current research focuses on Epistemology and Methodology of Contemporary Art; Praxis and Theory of Contemporary Art; Aisthesis and Media of Embodiment; Epistemology and Aesthetics of Visual Thinking; Emotions and Culture of the Senses; Knowledge of the Arts; Art and Art Theories of the 19th and 20th Centuries; Concepts of Nature.


Title: Embodied Fantasies: From Awe to Artifice