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Peter Sonderen is Professor of Theory in the Arts at ArtEZ University of the Arts, Arnhem, and head of the Honours Lab. His PhD research on sculptural thinking (University of Amsterdam, 2000) foreshadows the focus of his current research, namely the relationships between theory, art practices and research in the arts, aesthetics, performativity, ecology, time and the new materialisms. His publications include Denken in Kunst (with Henk Borgdorff, Leiden University Press 2012), The Non-Urban Garden (AFdH, 2014), Unpacking Performativity (with Gaby Allard, ArtEZ Press, 2016), Theory Arts Practices (with Marijn de Langen, ArtEZ Press, 2017). In 2019, he opened the interactive platform Let’s Talk about (Artistic) Research (with João da Silva) and published The Entanglement of Theory and Practices in the Arts (ArtEZ Press, 2019). His introductory chapter, “Hemsterhuis’ Art and Aesthetics: Theories in the Making,” will appear in François Hemsterhuis: Philosophical Works (Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming 2021-).

Taste: The Lost Sense, or Why the Culinary Arts Should Integrate with Art Education

Taste: The Lost Sense, or Why the Culinary Arts Should Integrate with Art Education

This conversation inquires why the culinary arts—representing the sense of taste in relation to food—have hardly found ground in art education. The optical, the audible, the touchable and moveable have found fertile ground in all kinds of art disciplines, whereas the sense of taste and tasting, historically connected to the aesthetic judgment of artistic objects par excellence, has hardly found refuge for its proper object, i.e., food.