Representable, Irrepresentable, Impresentable and After: Following Lyotard and Rancière on Art and Politics
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Are there limits to representation in art? Such an issue has been divisive in the philosophy of art of the late XXth century. In order to develop it, the talk will focus on the confrontation between Jean-François Lyotard and Jacques Rancière around the concepts of irrepresentable and impresentable. Are those terms still accurate? Are they still helpful in regard to the current global political crisis ?
Catherine Malabou is a professor of philosophy at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, at Kingston University, UK , and in the departments of Comparative Literature and European Languages and Studies at UC Irvine. Her last books include Before Tomorrow: Epigenesis and Rationality (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2016, trans. Carolyn Shread) Morphing Intelligence, From IQ to IA, (New York: Columbia University Press, 2018,trans. Carolyn Shread), and Le Plaisir effacé, Clitoris et pensée, (Rivages, 2020), tbo in English by Polity Press (June 2022), and Au Voleur ! Anarchisme et Philosophy (Paris : PUF, 2022).