MAX LILJEFORS
1963

Max Liljefors is associate professor in Art History and Visual Studies (Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences), Lund University, Sweden. He is currently involved in two research projects. One of them, “Body and Authority in Contemporary Art”, deals with the relation between art and law, and in particular with contemporary art that enacts or creates clashes between societal institutions and individuals. The project revolves around oppositions like writing/body; meaning/materia; sign/object. The other project, “Anatomy in the Expanded Field: Epistemology, Aesthetics and Ethics in Contemporary Medical Imaging”, deals with how medical visualizations like CT, MRI, PET, etc., change the understanding of the human body in science, culture and art. His Research interests, current and previous are: Visualizations of historical consciousness, Holocaust Studies, performativity theory, social ontology, John R. Searle, Giorgio Agamben, video art, media theory, psychoanalysis, medical humanities, the visual culture of intensified experiences, law and art, visual theory.

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