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"Rhizomatic Art Exhibitions?"

Lerm Hayes, Christa-Maria (2009) "Rhizomatic Art Exhibitions?". In: International Association of Philosophy and Literature conference, Brunel University, London. IAPL. [Conference contribution]

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Among the curators of major international contemporary art exhibitions over the last few years, Deleuze and Guattari have found a loyal following. From Documentas to Manifestas, these high-powered and well-resourced exhibitions have employed the terminology of rhizomes and plateaus. How can the genre of art exhibitions – with its necessity to move physical objects for a limited period of time to meet other works and similarly travelling audiences – live up to the expectations created? In which ways can and do such shows engage with the themes and imagery of the Anti-Oedipus – and where do the misunderstandings lie (calculated or otherwise)? What do they reveal about contemporary art, its modes of circulation and its engagement with themes and philosophical positions like Deleuze and Guattari’s in particular?

Item Type:Conference contribution (Lecture)
Keywords:Deleuze, Guattari; curatorship; be=iennales; documenta; rhizom; plateaus
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > Belfast School of Art
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute > Art and Context
Art and Design Research Institute
ID Code:21002
Deposited By: Prof Dr Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes
Deposited On:27 Apr 2012 12:16
Last Modified:19 Apr 2013 08:44

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