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International Conference on Deleuze and Artistic Research

DARE 2015 | Orpheus Institute | Ghent | Belgium | 9-11 November 2015

O P E N - A C C E S S   R I C H - M E D I A  P R O C E E D I N G S

Edited by Paulo de Assis and Paolo Giudici

Ian Buchanan

University of Wollongong, AU

Art and Schizo Society


Day 2, 10 November, De Bijloke Kraakhuis, 15:00–16:00



Deleuze and Guattari’s theory of art is surprisingly asocial—it treats creativity almost as an instinct, as something that people possess as an innate capacity. But even if this were true, it would tell us nothing about the way creativity is expressed. There is a need, I think, to situate Deleuze and Guattari’s work on art within the context of their work on culture and society and think more clearly about the relationship between the two. In this paper I will explore Deleuze and Guattari’s hypothesis that we live in a schizo society and examine its implications for thinking about art in the twenty-first century.



Ian Buchanan is Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He is the founding editor of the Deleuze Studies journal and the author of the Oxford Dictionary of Critical Theory, as well as the editor of four book series: Deleuze Connections (EUP), Critical Connections, Plateaus (EUP), and Deleuze Encounters (Continuum).