Images Thinkingand the Political: r On the Recent Works of Georges Didi-Huberman niak Andrzej Lesniak Images Thinking the Political: On the Recent Works of Georges Didi-Huberman Andrzej Lesniak The Politics of Art History 1. Georges Didi-Huberman, Confronting Images: Questioning the Ends of a Certain History of Art, Georges Didi-Huberman’s work has always been concerned with the critical trans. John Goodman (University Park: examination of art history. From the very start of his academic career, the Pennsylvania State University Press, 2005), p. 2. politics of art history as a discipline itself was a key focus, that is, the politics of 2. Didi-Huberman, Confronting Images,p.2. a field delimited by strictly monitored borders and subject to particular aims. In his seminal book from 1990, Devant l’image, he questions the status of the discipline as well as its institutional and economic connections: ‘As an academic discipline, it never stops refining itself and producing new information: thanks to which there is of course a gain in knowledge. As an authority for the organisation of museums and art exhibitions, it likewise never stops expanding its horizons: it stages gigantic gatherings of objects: thanks to which there is a gain in spectacle. Finally, this history has
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