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
, 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.