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Appel à communication : The Image of the Multitude in Art and Philosophy

Abraham Bosse, Leviathan, Frontispice, 24 x 15,6 cm, dans Hobbes, Thomas, Leviathan, or the matter, forme, and power of a common-wealth, ecclesiasticall and civil, Londres, A. Crooke, 1651.

Type : Appel à communication

Date limite de l’appel : 15 septembre 2017

Date de l’événement : 10 mars 2018

Lieu : Londres, The Courtauld Institute of Art

Imago Multitudinis. The Image of the Multitude in Art and Philosophy. An International Conference at the Courtauld Institute of Art London, on the 10th of March.

The Courtauld Institute of Art, The British Academy and the Collège International de Philosophie are pleased to announce a one-day interdisciplinary conference focusing on the philosophical representation and the artistic conceptualisation of the multitude and its associated concepts: the many, the masses, the crowd, the mob and the commonality.

A spectre is haunting our times: the spectre of the multitude.

Uprisings, popular unrests, mass migrations, revolutions—the past ten years have been marked by unprecedented quests for freedom, embodied by unconventional political subjects pointing to the possibility of alternative outcomes of the crisis of both authoritarian regimes and representative democracies. Through the masterful drawing of Abraham Bosse, Hobbes attempted to tame the multitude forever. Constrained within the body politic of the monstrous Leviathan (1651), the multitude was transfigured into an obedient people and its potentia was (apparently) usurped. Yet, the multitude resisted—and still resists—this movement, challenging the predominant definitions of sovereignty. Following the collapse of modern master narratives, such as in the nascent seventeenth century, the multitude has returned. Continuer la lecture