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

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.