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AAANZ Conf-Keynote Speaker-Sarah Wilson

AAANZ Conf-Keynote Speaker-Sarah Wilson

WHAT: The AAANZ Conference 'Inter-discipline' will be held in Melbourne from the 7-9 December, 2013. Keynote-only ticket available to Members of the International Association of Art Critics, Australia (AICA). 7.30pm Sunday 8 December 2013

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)
Multipurpose Room, Level 1, Design Hub
Cnr Swanston and Victoria St
Carlton, VIC 3053

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Deleuze and interdisciplinarity: from Capitalism and Schizophrenia to the Centre Georges Pompidou

Deleuze was innately interdisciplinary. The Deleuze industry explodes with guides, interpretations, preposterous concepts — ‘Dr Who’s body without organs’—never rooting his thought, writing and action in the Paris of his times; a Paris after 1968, schizophrenic in terms of the death agonies of Communism, Maoism and a proliferation of neo-marxisms coexisting with rampant capitalism and an increasingly sophisticated ‘culture industry’… a Paris exploding with new liberties yet encircled with old institutions: overcrowded universities and prisons in the age of Concorde and the Pill, the apothesis of experimental cinema… Via his passions Artaud, Bacon, Klossowski to Richard Lindner or Gérard Fromanger, to Jean-Jacques Lebel or Ipousteguy, and finally to the citadel of interdisciplinarity, the Pompidou Centre itself… we trace the unknown Deleuze who lectured on ‘Musical Time’ for IRCAM with Pierre Boulez and was finally commemorated on the tenth anniversary of his death with a special Pompidou Centre album in 2005.

Sarah Wilson is Professor of the History of Modern and Contemporary art at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. She currently holds a Chair of Excellence at the Centre for the Cultural History of Contemporary Societies at the University of Versailles, Saint Quentin. Her project ‘Globalisation before globalisation: avant-gardes, academies, revolutions’ intends to rewrite a history of modernism and postmodernism to 1989– as demonstrated in her recent Paris-London conference ‘Network Beaux-Arts, going global.’ Picasso / Marx will be published by Liverpool University Press in 2013 following The Visual World of French Theory: Figurations(Yale, 2010), She was principal curator of Paris , Capital of the Arts, 1900-1968 (Royal Academy London, Guggenheim Bilbao, 2002-3) and Pierre Klossowski Whitechapel Art Gallery, 2006, touring to Cologne and Paris. Sarah Wilson was appointed Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres awarded by the French government for services to French culture in 1997.