Events CURATING THE CONTEMPORARY – LES IMMATERIAUX, Public lecture by Rick Dolphijn


Sunday, 17. December 2023 at 12.30 PM

The Interdisciplinary Program of the Museum of Contemporary Skopje presents Rick Dolphijn and CURATING THE CONTEMPORARY – LES IMMATERIAUX


In this talk, I discuss the groundbreaking exhibition Les Immatériaux, co-curated by philosopher Jean François Lyotard in 1985, and the way it has announced the way the curator, today, cares for the world, for the contemporary. Introducing “the exhibition that thinks”, that envisions the world-to-come, and that takes responsibility, it paved the way exhibitions are exploring their political potential today.

Dr. Rick Dolphijn is an associate professor at Media and Culture Studies, with an interest in transdisciplinary research at large. He published widely on continental philosophy (Gilles Deleuze and Michel Serres) and the contemporary arts. He studies posthumanism, new materialism, material culture (food studies), and ecology. He coordinates the Humanities Honours Program and is involved in interfaculty cooperation concerning Community Based Research, Open Cities, and COVID-19. Since 2015 he runs an undergraduate exchange with the University of Hong Kong (themed “The More-Than-Human City”), a graduate exchange (themed “The Lives of the Delta”) commenced in 2021. Rick Dolphijn is an Honorary Professor at the University of Hong Kong (2017-2023) and a Visiting Professor at the University of Barcelona (2019/2020). His books include Foodscapes (Eburon/University of Chicago Press 2004), New Materialism: Interviews and Cartographies (Open Humanities Press 2012, with Iris van der Tuin). His academic work has appeared in journals like Continental Philosophy Review, Angelaki, Rhizomes, Collapse, and Deleuze Studies. He edited (with Rosi Braidotti) This Deleuzian Century: Art, Activism, Life (Brill/Rodopi 2014/5) and Philosophy after Nature (2017), and Michel Serres and the Crises of the Contemporary (Bloomsbury Academic 2019/20). His monography, The Philosophy of Matter: a Meditation, appeared with Bloomsbury Academic in 2021, and was published as a trade book in Dutch (Filosofie van de Materie, Noordboek) in 2022. He just published Deleuze and Guattari and Fascism, Edinburgh University Press 2022. He is a PI in two international research projects: Food2Gather (HERA funded 2019-2022) and IMAGINE (Norwegian Resea).

The lecture is realized in collaboration with the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities.


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