Purpose of the workshop
Zero Station would like to inform you about our new project – a workshop on Heidegger’s The Origin of The Work of Art (Der Ursprung des Kunstwerkes), tentatively scheduled for September, 2017, coordinated by professor Bùi Văn Nam Sơn, translator, researcher, ph.D in philosophy.
THE ORIGIN OF THE WORK OF ART (Der Ursprung des Kunstwerkes) by Heidegger is an important work in the history of Western philosophy of art. The fact that until recently, there hasn’t been any opportunity for those who are practicing and studying art to access and discuss about this work in Vietnamese, is such a disadvantage. Although reading philosophical texts in their original languages is extremely necessary for every researchers, but only when the philosophical terminologies and concepts are discussed after being translated into the readers’ native language that they can come alive and be able to proliferate in our thoughts to widen our horizons of ideas.
Because of this, ZeroStation has invited professor Bui Van Nam Son, a translator, philosophical researcher and a doctor of philosophy, to be the facilitator of a workshop on Heidegger’s Der Ursprung des Kunstwerkes, and fortunately got his acceptance despite him being extremely busy. Professor Bui Van Nam Son is the translator of Kant’s Trilogy of critiques and some works of Hegel and Husserl. The reason why prof. Bui Van Nam Son is the only person to date in Vietnam now who has authority to coordinate a workshop on Heidegger, particularly on this piece of work, Der Ursprung des Kunstwerkes, is because he himself is the translator of it in Vietnamese (the translation is forthcoming). Due to the complexity of the book, as well as the general ideologies of Heidegger’s Phenomenology, a workshop to guide readers to the book in order to build a community of those who read and discuss Heidegger’s philosophy of art is extremely necessary. This is also the ultimate goal of the workshop.
Due to the specialised nature of Heidegger’s philosophy of art, as well as of his Phenomenology, this workshop is not a free entrance one with free audiences. All participants in the workshop will be selected through 4 sources .
- ZeroStation’s invitation (mainly artists/curators who are interested in Heidegger’s philosophy of art)
- Selection from prof. Hoang Phong Tuan, co-facilitator of the workshop. Mr. Hoang Phong Tuan is currently teaching Acquisition of literature at HCMC University of Pedagogy
- Professor Bui Van Nam Son’s class
- There will be 3 slots for free registration. Those who want to registrate for the workshop will have to submit a short essay (2 A4 pages max) about the reason why they want to attend the workshop. In this essay, they need to show some background in art, literature or philosophy, which makes it clear that they can follow this workshop.
The workshop will be divided into 2 parts. The first part will be conducted about a month prior to the workshop. All participants of the workshop will read the translation of Der Ursprung des Kunstwerkes (THE ORIGIN OF THE WORK OF ART) by prof. Bui Van Nam Son. All the questions and concerns about the texts will be collected and brought to discussion in the second part of the workshop.
The second part of the workshop is intended to take place in 1 month. Prof. Bui Van Nam Son will be conducting 3 lectures every weeks, 2-3 hours each, at ZeroStation (the time will be fixed updated leter)
The workshop is entirely funded by Goethe Institut Hanoi.