Though Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari were not strictly art historians, they reinvigorated ontological and formal approaches to art, and simultaneously borrowed art historical concepts for their own philosophical work. They were dedicated modernists, inspired by the German school of expressionist art historians such as Riegl, Wölfflin, and Worringer and the great modernist art critics such as Rosenberg, Steinberg, Greenberg, and Fried. The work of Deleuze and Guattari on mannerism and Baroque art has led to new approaches to these artistic periods, and their radical transdisciplinarity has influenced contemporary art like no other philosophy before it. Their work therefore raises important methodological questions on the differences and relations among philosophy, artistic practice, and art history. In Art History after Deleuze and Guattari international scholars from all three fields explore what a ‘Deleuzo-Guattarian art history’ could be today.
Éric Alliez (Kingston University, Université Paris VIII), Claudia Blümle (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin), Jean-Claude Bonne (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales), Ann-Cathrin Drews (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin), James Elkins (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), Sascha Freyberg (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science), Antoine l’Heureux (independent researcher), Vlad Ionescu (Hasselt University), Juan Fernando Mejía Mosquera (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana), Gustavo Chirolla Ospina (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana), Bertrand Prévost (Université Bordeaux Montaigne), Elisabeth von Samsonow (Akademie für bildende Künste Wien), Sjoerd van Tuinen (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Kamini Vellodi (Edinburgh College of Art), Stephen Zepke