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Founded in 2013 and located in Frankfurt/Main, the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics explores in a joint effort of researchers from the humanities and the sciences who aesthetically appreciates what, for which reasons, and under which situational and historical circumstances, and analyzes the functions of aesthetic practices and preferences for individuals and societies. The MPIEA is currently the only research institution in the world that is solely dedicated to interdisciplinary research on aesthetic perception and evaluation. The MPIEA is one of 86 research institutions of the Max Planck Society, one of Europe’s leading organizations in the field of basic research.
The INHABIT program fosters the exchange between artists and scientists and enables new and challenging perspectives towards the research at the institute. The new Artist-in-Residence program calls on artists interested in cooperating with scientists from the humanities and natural sciences who are active in aesthetics research. INHABIT invites artists from a wide range of visual and performing art disciplines for up to three months to develop a new work or elaborate on an existing project. Residents are expected to execute their project as a performance, exhibition or concert in cooperation with a local exhibition venue. During the artists’ residence in Frankfurt/Main, the MPIEA provides spaces and resources and thus facilitates an environment for experimentation, dialogue and collaboration.
Exhibition, talk, performance.
The Max Planck Institute will pay an accommodation fee to cover the residents housing that can individually be chosen.
The Max Planck Institute provides a workstation in an office.
Different scientific facilities: Labs, Sound Studio, ArtLab, Library.
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