An attempt to read the change in aesthetics by reading deleuze: The iaa and sanart conferences on aesthetics

Kök S., Akpinar I.

Res Mobilis, vol.13, no.16, pp.99-118, 2023 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 16
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.17811/rm.13.16.2023.99-118
  • Journal Name: Res Mobilis
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Art Source, Directory of Open Access Journals, DIALNET
  • Page Numbers: pp.99-118
  • Keywords: Aesthetic congresses, Deleuze, Difference and repetitive, Iaa, Sanart
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


As a result of processes such as social-political and environmental crises, globalization and innovative technological developments, which are evaluated on the basis of speed and urgency, we are faced with a result-oriented, reductionist, ethical and aesthetic world. This work reveals the relationship between aesthetics and the changing world. In this context, this study, which focuses on the themes of the International Aesthetics Association (IAA) and Aesthetics and Visual Culture Association (SANART) congresses, reads the relationship of aesthetics with our changing world through Gilles Deleuze's 'philosophy of difference'. In this framework, the study chronologically analyzes the relationship between themes and the call for congress papers with Deleuze's terms. The study evaluates the conceptual framework of the congresses of SANART and IAA associations, corresponding to Deleuze's concept of 'system'. The events organized by each association at regular intervals are the 'series' that make up the systems. In this context, the study reads the concepts both in the series they belong to and in their verbal identities in other series. In other words, the study, which analyzes the dynamic and static repetitions of the concepts in congress themes and call texts, questions the fields of external and conceptual difference. The data obtained in this study were categorized and interpreted as series, horizontal series and vertical series.