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Défaire l’image – De l’art contemporain
Eric Alliez [see all titles]
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Eric Alliez Défaire l’image De l’art contemporain
In collaboration with Jean-Claude Bonne.
published in November 2013
French edition
20,4 x 28,8 cm (softcover)
640 pages (color & b/w ill.)
ISBN: 978-2-84066-610-3
EAN: 9782840666103
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A book to deconstruct the aesthetic regime of the image, for a new diagrammatic thinking, after Deleuze and Guattari, between art and philosophy.
With Défaire l'image (“Undoing the Image”), Eric Alliez explores a contemporary art-thought with the regime of the diagram as a driving principle. The author put together a collection of essays, or boxes, with his masters and sources of inspiration Deleuze and Guattari. Using Matisse-Duchamp as an “arc of forces,” these texts subject the contemporary to an archeological study and perform a genealogy of practices, including theoretical practices (Buren, Brus, Matta-Clark, Oiticica). This experimental book aims to position itself “in between Art and philosophy” and oscillate between the two, in an attempt to answer abstraction's century-old challenge to philosophy.