Philip Armstrong

Professor, Chair of Graduate Studies
Core Faculty

Professor Philip Armstrong has published widely in the area of contemporary visual arts and culture, as well as essays on contemporary political theory. Publications include Reticulations: Jean-Luc Nancy and the Networks of the Political (U of Minnesota P, 2009), Jean-Luc Nancy, Politique et au-delà: Entretien with Jason Smith (Galilée, 2011), and (with Laura Lisbon and Stephen Melville) As Painting: Division and Displacement (MIT Press and Wexner Center, 2001). Translations include Jean-Luc Nancy’s The Disavowed Community and The Pleasure in Drawing, as well as the collected writings of Michel Parmentier.

Works in Progress

Precarity’s Prayers: Theses on Hope and Abandonment

Buccal Intimacies: “Face to Face” with Ann Hamilton

Books and Edited Volumes

Co-edited with Christian Bonnefoi and Bernard Moninot, “Exposer,” Cahiers de l’Agart 1 (2017).

Co-edited with Jae Emerling, “A Tribute to Donald Preziosi,” Journal of Art Historiography 15 (December, 2016).

Co-edited with Laura Lisbon, “Conversations with Hantaï: Didi-Huberman, Damisch, Rouan, Nancy,” Journal of Contemporary Painting 1:2 (2015).

with Jean-Luc Nancy and Jason Smith, La politique et au-delà: Entretien avec Philip Armstrong et Jason E. Smith (Galilée, 2011).

Reticulations: Jean-Luc Nancy and the Networks of the Political (University of Minnesota Press, 2009)

with Nina Berman, Kimani Njogu, and Mbugua Wa-Mungai, eds., “Disability, Culture and Human Rights: The Nairobi Workshop,” Disability Studies Quarterly 29, 4 (Fall 2009).

with Laura Lisbon and Stephen Melville, As Painting: Division and Displacement (MIT Press and Wexner Center for the Arts, 2001).

Selected Translations

Michel Parmentier, collected writings in Guy Massaux, ed., Michel Parmentier, December 1965—November 20, 1999: A Retrospective (Paris and New York: Éditions Loevenbruck and Galerie Ortuzar, forthcoming).

Jean-Luc Nancy, The Disavowed Community (New York: Fordham University Press, 2016)

(with Jason Smith) “Politics and Beyond: An Interview with Jean-Luc Nancy” in Diacritics 43:4 (2015).

Jean-Luc Nancy, Intoxication (New York: Fordham University Press, 2015)

Jean-Luc Nancy, The Pleasure in Drawing (New York: Fordham University Press, 2013)

Selected Publications

Das Verfängnis et l’être-avec: les enchevêtrements de Heidegger,” in Jean-Luc Nancy and Elisabeth Rigal, eds., Lire Être et temps (forthcoming 2018).

“Michel Parmentier: Between Refusal and the Abandonment of Painting” in in Guy Massaux, ed., Michel Parmentier, December 1965—November 20, 1999: A Retrospective (Paris and New York: Éditions Loevenbruck, forthcoming).

“Exposition: Some Preliminary Theses/Exposition: quelques thèses préliminaires” in “Exposer,” Cahiers de l’Agart (2017)

“Networks-Trames-Redes,” in Reflexiones Marginales 34 (2016)

“Precarity’s Prayers,” in “Emergent Precarities and Lateral Aesthetics,” The Minnesota Review 85 (2015)

“Precarity/Abandonment” in Nancy and the Political, ed. Sanja Dejanovic (Edinburgh: Edinburgh   University Press, 2015).

“Gloss (à partir de quelques photos de Ann Hamilton),” in “Toucher des yeux. Nouvelles poétiques de l’ekphrasis,” Études Françaises 51:2 (2015)

“Toward a Politics of A-filiation,” in “Legacies for the Future: William V. Spanos,” boundary 2 42:1 (2015)

“In Fraternity’s Wake: Nancy, Derrida, and Algerian Independence” in Diacritics 42:2 (2015)

“Impossibilities: Painting Between Jean-François Lyotard and Philippe Lacoue- Labarthe,” in Anaël Lejeune, Olivier Mignon, and Raphaël Pirenne, eds., French Theory and American Art (Berlin: Sternberg and (SIC): Brussels, 2013)

“Entre détresse et dénouement/Between Distress and Denouement,” trans Marine van Hoof in François Rouan: Découpe/Modèle 1965-2009 (Paris: Éditions Liénart and Galerie Jean Fournier, 2011)

 “From Appearance to Exposure,” in “Jean-Luc Nancy and the Sense of the Visual,” Journal of Visual Culture 9:1 (2010).

“Beyond (Human) Rights?” in “Disability, Culture and Human Rights: The Nairobi Workshop,” Disability Studies Quarterly 29, 4 (Fall 2009).

“‘Waiting for Tear Gas’: Sekula in Seattle,” in Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture 6.2 (Summer 2009).

“¿Una epistemologia de los Estudios visuales?  Recepciones de Deleuze y Guattari,” in ed. José Luis Brea, Estudios visuales: La epistemologia de la visualidad en la era de la globalización (Madrid, Akal, 2005)

“Filets,” La Part de l’Œil 20 (2005).

 “Série(s) et apories: La peinture après le minimalism," La Part de l'Œil 17/18 (2001).

 “Introduction” to Christian Bonnefoi, Ecrits sur l'art 1974-1984 (Brussels: La Part de L'Œil, 1997)

Collaborative Research Projects

with Franco Barchiesi, Mat Coleman, Shannon Winnubst, “Precarity and Social Contract” Working Group, Institute for Collaborative Research and Public Humanities, OSU (2012-14)

with Lisa Florman and Laura Lisbon, “The Emergence of the Tableau,” Research and Creative Activity in the Arts and Humanities Grant, OSU (2012-14)

Areas of Expertise
  • Political Theory
  • Visual Culture
Education
  • Ph.D. in History of Art, University of California, Los Angeles

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