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July 17, 2023

New publication on visitors’ bodily, emotional, and transformative experience with an installation artwork

Installation art, with its immersive and participatory nature, evokes and necessitates bodily engagement and awareness. A new study shows that these aspects are integral to the overall art experience, appreciation, and transformative outcomes.
February 01, 2023

PhD Candidates Theresa Demmer & Stephanie Miller at the CoBeNe Academy 2023

written by Corinna Kühnapfel UNIVE PhD candidates Stephanie Miller and Theresa Demmer will present their research at the 2nd Annual Doctoral Conference Vienna Doctoral School CoBeNe PhD Academy on Friday, February 2nd at the University of Vienna. The two-day student-organised event brings together researchers from Psychology, Neuroscience, Behavioral/Cognitive Biology and Cognitive Humanities. Please find the […]
January 08, 2022

Interview: Investigating Art Experience

“Chills, awe, satisfaction or even a changing worldview – artwork can provoke strong reactions. In a recent EU project, Matthew Pelowski from the University of Vienna conducts empirical experiments in several European museums. His goal: Shedding light on the psychological aspects of our fascination with art.”

Our Austrian ARTIS members (Matthew Pelowski) recently gave an interview to the University of Vienna media portal on the topic of “Investigating Art Experience” and showcasing some of the new studies to come out of the ARTIS program. For more info on how we have been trying to conduct studies of art experiences in the wild while following Covid protocols and if even short encounters with online art can make us feel less lonely, anxious, and improve our mood, find the full interview here: