Andrija Filipović
Singidunum University – Faculty of Media and Communication


In this paper I will show that the movement from Kant’s transcendental idealism to Gilles Deleuze’s transcendental empiricism and then to new materialisms and speculative realisms is what enables us to talk about the direct and nonmediated access to the thing in itself (or its dissolution). In other words, it’s the change from the conditions of possible experience to the conditions of real experience that made possible current philosophical and theoretical discourses of materialisms and realisms. What is of particular interest for the purposes of this paper is how the change from conditions of possible to real experience relates to the current conceptualizations of art practices. More precisely, I will show how the ontology of art changed, or at least that there perhaps appears paradigmshifting possibility of different aesthetics and ontologies of art, flat ontology being one of them, with the appearance of new materialisms and speculative realisms that were made possible by the change to the conditions of real experience.

transcendental idealism, transcendental empiricism, flat ontology, art, Kant, Deleuze



SAJ Vol. 7, 2015, No. 2