French philosopher Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) is one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. In The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque Deleuze proposes “fold” as a core concept. According to Deleuze, the whole world, from human brain to particles of the universe, is composed of fold, which means it can be folded, unfolded and re-folded. He puts forward a new and radical way of understanding philosophy and art. Leibniz drew on the art of the baroque period in his invention of the concept of the fold and Deleuze develops the concept further to present a new way of practising philosophy based upon the fold as the relationship of difference with itself.
Edited by professor Wang Min’an, Fold, a newly-launched magazine is published by Henan Publishing House under the support of New Century Art Foundation. As a product under the influence of Deleuze’s philosophy and the concept of “fold”, the magazine Fold will introduce the latest art reviews from abroad to readers in China.
Wang Min’an is a professor from school of literature, Capital Normal University. Professor Wang is mainly engaged in research of critic theory, culture study, art and literature. His publications include The Limits of Michel Foucault, On Household Appliance etc. He is also the chief editor of The Humanities Translation Book Series and Producing theory series.
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