Month: May 2014
Thanks for pointing out that in my last post I’d missed reference to Foucault’s essay ‘Thought Emotion’on the photography of Duane Michals :
Foucault, M. (2001) ‘La pensée, l’emotion’ in Dits et écrits Volume 2: 1976-1988. Gallimard Quarto: Paris. pp 1062-1069
23 May 2014
In context of the last post, I have been reading Foucault’s thoughts on paintings by Fromanger, Manet, Magritte and Rebeyrolle. Here are a few relevant texts that I have found useful.
Barr, M. (2007) ‘Foucault and Visual Art, 1954-1988’, unpublished PhD thesis. London: University of London (Coutauld Institute of Art).
Boyne, R. (2002) ‘Foucault and Art’ in A Companion to Art Theory Edited by Paul Smith, Carolyn Wilde, Blackwell. 337-338
Flam, Jack (1996) ‘Looking into the Abyss: the Poetics of Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère’ in Ed. Bradford R. Collins 12 Views of Manet’s Bar. New Jersey: Princeton University Press
Foucault, M. (1983)  This is Not a Pipe, translated by J. Harkness, Berkeley: University of California Press.
Foucault, M. (2001) ‘La peinture photogénique’ in Dits et écrits Volume 1: 1954-1975. Gallimard Quarto: Paris. 1269-1272 – Translation in: Foucault, M. (1999) ‘Photogenic Painting’ in Revisions: Gérard Fromanger. Ed. S. Wilson. London: Black Dog Publishing. 81-108
Foucault, M. (2001) ‘La force de fuir’ in Dits et écrits Volume 1: 1954-1975. Gallimard Quarto: Paris. pp 1575-1583 – Translation in: Foucault, M. (2007) ‘ The Force of Flight’ in J. W. Crampton and S. Elden (eds.), Space, Knowledge and Power, Aldershot: Ashgate, 169-172.
Foucault, M. (2009)  Manet and the Object of Painting, translated M. Barr, London: Tate Publishing.
Jay, M. (1986) ‘In the Empire of the Gaze: Foucault and the Degeneration of Vision in Twentieth-century French Thought’ in Ed. D. C. Hoy, Foucault A Critical Reader. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. 175-204.
Searle, John R. (1980) ‘Las Meninas and the paradoxes of pictorial representation’, Critical Inquiry, 6, 477–88.
Shapiro, G. (2003) Archaeologies of Vision: Foucault and Nietzsche on Seeing and Saying. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Soussloff, C. M. (2009) ‘Michel Foucault and the Point of Painting’ Art History 32 (4) 734-754.
Soussloff, C. M. ‘Foucault on Painting’ History of the Human Sciences 24 (4) 113-123.
Tanke, J. J. (2009) Foucault’s Philosophy of Art: A Genealogy of Modernity, London: Continuum.
19 May 2014
Michel Foucault (1926 – 1984): les arts & les lettres/arts & humanities in the 21st Century
Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies & Collège de France Symposium
L’Institut d’études avancées de Paris
17 quai d’Anjou, Paris 75004
June 12 – 13, 2014
Art and architectural history, visual culture, literary studies, media and film studies and aesthetics have all “partaken” of Foucauldian theories, but a comparative exploration of Foucault’s significance has been lacking. If the reception of Foucault has focused on single disciplines and discrete areas of thought, it has also differed across specific linguistic and/or geo-political lines. This colloquium seeks to map the philosophy of Foucault as it impacts the future of the arts and humanities across cultures, institutions and practices.
19 May 2014