Timeline

1988
Nilza de Oliveira is invited by the International Association for Aesthetics (https://iaaesthetics.org), during the XI International Congress of Aesthetics (London), to create the Aesthetics Association for Latin America (AEAL), with the aim to become the first institution dedicated to the study and promotion of aesthetics in Latin America.

1989
to
1994
Incubation of the project for AEAL. Nilza de Oliveira and Regina Moura at the School of Visual Arts of Parque Lage (EAV). Rio de Janeiro/RJ, Brazil.

1992
Foundation of the Argentine Association of Aesthetics.

Foundation of the Chilean Association of Aesthetics.


1993
1st Latin American Colloquium of Aesthetics. Buenos Aires, July 8th. Coordination of Rosa Maria Ravera.

1st Congress of Aesthetics: Death of art today. Belo Horizonte/MG. Coordination of de Rodrigo Duarte. Since then, held biannually without interruption.


1994
Foundation of AEAL in September 19th, in Rio de Janeiro, with the goal of rescuing Latin American artistic memory. First and only official board. Octavio Paz as honorary president and Nilza de Oliveira as president.

1995
I Brazilian Symposium of Aesthetics: Differences between artistic value and aesthetic value in the work of art. October 27th. Coordination of Nilza de Oliveira and Maria Helena Lisboa da Cunha.

2nd International Congress of Aesthetics: Beautiful, sublime and Kant. Belo Horizonte/MG.


1997
2nd Latin American Colloquium of Aesthetics: Aesthetics in question. UERJ, Rio de Janeiro/RJ, September 14th to 20th. Coordination of Nilza de Oliveira and Gerd Borheim.

3rd International Congress of Aesthetics: The Lights of Art. Belo Horizonte/MG.


1998
The Aesthetics Association for Latin America (AEAL) becomes the Brazilian Association of Aesthetics (ABRE) due to the creation of new national entities in South America with the same purposes.

Brazilian Association of Aesthetics (ABRE). New statute. Gerd Borheim as honorary president. Nilza de Oliveira as president.


1999
4th International Congress of Aesthetics: Katharsis. Belo Horizonte/MG.

2001
5th International Congress of Aesthetics: Mimesis and expression. Belo Horizonte/MG.

2002
I Colloquium of Philosophy and Fiction. Ouro Preto/MG. First itinerary event of aesthetics in Brazil, coordinated by Imaculada Kangussu.

2003
6th International Congress of Aesthetics: Aesthetic Theory. Belo Horizonte/ MG.

2004
XVI International Congress of Aesthetics: Changes in aesthetics, of International Association for Aesthetics (IAA). Rio de Janeiro. Coordination of Nilza de Oliveira.

II Colloquium of Philosophy and Fiction. Florianópolis/SC.


2005
7th International Congress of Aesthetics: The Aesthetic Dimension. Belo Horizonte/MG.

2006
Re-founding of the Brazilian Association of Aesthetics, under the coordination of Rodrigo Duarte, with the support of the previous board of directors, of Nilza de Oliveira, former president of AEAL and ABRE, Monica Rapp, former vice-president of ABRE, Daisy Justus, first vice-president of AEAL. New statute. Belo Horizonte, May 19th.

2007
8th International Congress of Aesthetics: Aesthetics of displacement. First event after the re-foundation of ABRE (2006-2007), in Belo Horizonte, giving continuity to the International Congress of Aesthetics, promoted by the line of research in Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art of the Post-graduation Program in Philosophy of the Federal University of Minas Gerais, since then ABRE’s official event.

III Colloquium of Philosophy and Fiction. Brasília/DF.


2009
9th International Congress of Aesthetics Brazil: Displacements in Art. Ouro Preto/MG.

IV Colloquium of Philosophy and Fiction. Rio de Janeiro/RJ.


2011
10th International Congress of Aesthetics Brazil: Image, imagination, fantasy. Twenty years without Vilém Flusser. Ouro Preto/MG.

V Colloquium of Philosophy and Fiction. Goiânia/GO.


2012
International Congress Fantasy & Criticism. Ouro Preto/MG.

2013
11th International Congress of Aesthetics Brazil: Taste, interpretation e critic. Belo Horizonte/MG.

VI Colloquium of Philosophy and Fiction: Utopia, acronies e anarchaeologies. Brasília/DF. First event with the participation of foreign guests.

Journey about post-history. Belo Horizonte/MG.


2015
12th International Congress of Aesthetics Brazil: The Tragic, the Sublime and the Melancholy. Belo Horizonte/MG.

VII Colloquium of Philosophy and Fiction: The Art of Revenge. Ouro Preto/MG.


2017
13th International Congress of Aesthetics Brazil: The Ends of Art. Belo Horizonte/MG.

VIII Colloquium of Philosophy and Fiction: Tent of Miracles. Ilhéus/BA.


2019
14th International Congress of Aesthetics Brazil: Arts of the Body, Bodies of Art. Ouro Preto/MG.