Genius and Genesis

Magdalena Wisniowska

More than thirty years after Rosalind Krauss published her critique of originality in the journal October, the pursuit of a workable concept of genius might seem like a pointless task. Genius, despite its continual art-market appeal has no place in the discussion of contemporary or even historic art-making, where it is rightly rejected as an obsolete concept belonging to a different time....

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conference: DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials
date: November 22, 2017
venue: Orpheus Institute, Auditorium
format: in words
practice: image
keywords: colour, genius

The Artist as a Child: Becoming a Self-Propelling Wheel

Daniel Weizman

This  paper elicits an encounter between artists and children by exploring the role of the latter in Deleuze’s philosophy, where they become creators, thinkers, and experimenters. Deleuze has claimed that artists say what children say; in some sense, both create trajectories and becomings, engage in cartographic activity, and trace out a dynamic, intensive map of desires. And they ceaselessly t...

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conference: DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials
date: November 22, 2017
venue: Orpheus Institute, Auditorium
format: in words
practice: image
keywords: becoming-child, milieu, pop

Deleuze’s Aesthetics: Transcendental Empiricism, Philosophy of Nature and Philosophy of Spirit

Catarina Pombo Nabais

My paper focus on what I consider to be the great paradox of  Deleuze’s thinking on art: the project of  thinking art while refusing both an ontology of  the work of  art and a phenomenology of its reception. Deleuze believes that with the recomposition of the canonical fields of aesthetics on a new plan and on a new picture of thought, he can join both senses of aesthetics that, since Kant,...

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conference: DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials
date: November 22, 2017
venue: Orpheus Institute, Auditorium
format: in words
practice: philosophy
keywords: aesthetics, de/re-territorialisation, rhythm, stratum, transcendental empiricism

Chaosmic Nuptials: The Secret Language of Mondrian’s Jazz

Runette Kruger

In A Thousand Plateaus, the work of abstract painter Piet Mondrian is mentioned three times. The work and thought of Kafka, on the other hand, forms an unbroken refrain throughout the text, and for Deleuze and Guattari “No one is better than Kafka at differentiating the two axes of the assemblage and making them function together.” However, it is possible to contend that A Thousan...

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conference: DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials
date: November 22, 2017
venue: Orpheus Institute, Auditorium
format: in words
practice: image
keywords: chaosmos, colour, Franz Kafka, haecceity, jazz, milieu