Skip to main content
Browse by:

Aesthetic Evolution and the Coevolution of Art

Event Image
Friday, March 31, 2023
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Richard Prum

Mate choice, pollination, frugivory, and apostematism (i.e., warning signals) are examples of aesthetic coevolution in non-human organisms. Drawing on human and nonhuman examples, I will present a broad aesthetic framework in which art is defined as a form of communication that coevolves with its evaluation. This post-human perspective supports productive insights into mechanisms of aesthetic change, the ontology of biotic and human artworlds, and art history.

Contact: Lizzie Apple