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Deleuze and Contemporary Art

Edited by Stephen Zepke, Simon O'Sullivan

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What is at stake for contemporary art in the take up of Deleuze and Guattari's thought? What are the limits and possibilities of this take up? To address these questions, this book presents a series of inflections that explore the connection between these two fields. The topics studied range from the political and the expanded 'aesthetic paradigm' of art practice today, to specific scenes and encounters and the question of technology in relation to art.

These essays have been written by philosophers and artists working at the cutting edge of this new area, including writers from outside the Anglo-American tradition. The contributors include Gustavo Chirolla Ospina, Suely Rolnik, Gerald Raunig, Eric Alliez, Maurizio Lazzarato, Jussi Parikka, Johnny Golding, David Burrows, Robert Garnett, Edgar Schmitz, Claudia Mongini, Elisabeth von Samsonow, Barbara Bolt, Neil Chapman and Ola Stahl.

About the Author

Stephen Zepke is an independent researcher living in Vienna. He has published numerous essays on philosophy, art and cinema. He is the author of Art as Abstract Machine, Ontology and Aesthetics in Deleuze and Guattari (Routledge, 2005), and co-editor with Simon O'Sullivan of Deleuze and Contemporary Art (Edinburgh University Press, 2010) and Deleuze, Guattari and the Production of the New (Bloomsbury Academic, 2008).

Simon O’Sullivan is Professor of Art Theory and Practice in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmith College, London. He is the author of the monographs On the Production of Subjectivity: Five Diagrams of the Finite-Infinite Relation (Palgrave, 2012) and Art Encounters Deleuze and Guattari: Thought Beyond Representation (Palgrave, 2005), and is co-editor (with Henriette Gunkel and Ayesha Hameed) of Futures and Fictions (Repeater, 2017) and (with Stephen Zepke) of both Deleuze, Guattari and the Production of the New (Continuum, 2008) and Deleuze and Contemporary Art (Edinburgh University Press, 2009).

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