T H E  D A R K


International Conference on Deleuze and Artistic Research

DARE 2015 | Orpheus Institute | Ghent | Belgium | 9-11 November 2015

O P E N - A C C E S S   R I C H - M E D I A  P R O C E E D I N G S

Edited by Paulo de Assis and Paolo Giudici


Éric Alliez


Kingston University, UK, and University of Paris 8, FR



On Contemporary Philosophy and Art: Towards a Diagrammatic Critique of Aesthetics


Day 3, 11 November, Sphinx Cinema, 11:00–12:00



It is less a matter of trying to produce a philosophy of contemporary art than of maintaining a position in-between Art and Philosophy so as to introduce an oscillation between them, a new pulsation passing between contemporary art and contemporary philosophy. We will seek to show how the diagram, in the form of a diagrammatic thought, can be mobilised as the probe-head of a contemporary art, the concept of which it helps to construct by distinguishing it from the aesthetic regime of art and the formal analysis that subtends its all too generic constitutive indetermination.


Éric Alliez, born in 1957, is Professor at the CRMEP, Kingston University, and at the University of Paris 8. His books include The Guattari Effect (2011), Capitalism and Schizophrenia and Consensus: Of Relational Aesthetics (2010), L’œil-cerveau (2007), La Pensée-Matisse (2005), The Signature of the World (2005), and Capital Times (preface by Gilles Deleuze, 1997). Forthcoming: Undoing the Image: Of Contemporary Art (Défaire l'image: de l'art contemporain, in collaboration with Jean-Claude Bonne, Presses du réel: Paris, 2013).