Princeton University School of Architecture
School of Architecture
Princeton, NJ 08544
Thursday, November 30
Introduction to Cosmism—A Superhumanity Symposium
Keynote Lecture: Boris Groys: “Turning into Cosmic”
Anton Vidokle: Introduction of movie That is Cosmos
Screening: That is Cosmos (2014)
Anton Vidokle: Introduction of movie The Communist Revolution Was Brought on by the Solar
Screening: The Communist Revolution Was Brought on by the Solar (2015)
Robert Hen: “Find out how to Hold Communism Aloft: Labor, Power and the Mannequin Cosmos in Soviet Cinema”
Nikolaus Hirsch: “Museums of Immortality”
Arseny Zhilyaev: “Optimists of the Future Previous Good”
Maria Chehonadskih: "The Stofflichkeit of the Universe: Aleksandr Bogdanov and the Soviet Avant-garde”
Anton Vidokle: Introduction of movie Immortality and Resurrection for All!
Screening: Immortality and Resurrection for All! (2017)
Roundtable dialogue: Boris Groys and symposium individuals
Robert Hen is Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures in addition to Cinema and Media Research on the University of Chicago. His main space of curiosity is the aesthetic apply and principle of Russian/Soviet modernism, specializing in Russian movie and video artwork. He's at present finishing the manuscript for his ebook Soul Machine: How Soviet Movie Modeled Socialism. He's the co-curator of Revolution Each Day (September 2017) on Soviet graphic artwork and transferring photos on the Sensible Museum of Artwork, University of Chicago. His upcoming challenge Revolutionology examines mental revolution throughout a range of media, areas, and historic moments.
Maria Chehonadskih is a thinker and critic. She acquired her PhD in philosophy from the Centre for Analysis in Trendy European Philosophy at Kingston University, London. On the heart of her work are Soviet epistemologies throughout Marxist philosophy, literature, and artwork. Her texts on Soviet philosophy, artwork principle, and put up-Soviet politics have been printed in journals reminiscent of Radical Philosophy, South Atlantic Quarterly, Moscow Artwork Journal, and Alfabeta2. With Ilya Budraitskis she co-curated the exhibition Shadow of a Doubt (2014) at Storage Museum of Up to date Artwork, Moscow, devoted to the issue of conspiracy. Chehonadskih lives and works in London and Moscow.
Beatriz Colomina is Professor of Historical past and Concept at the School of Architecture and founding director of this system in Media and Modernity at Princeton University. She has written extensively on questions of structure, artwork, sexuality and media. Her books embody Are We Human? Notes on an Archeology of Design (Lars Müller, 2016), with Mark Wigley, The Century of the Mattress (Verlag für Moderne Kunst, 2015), Manifesto Architecture: The Ghost of Mies (Sternberg, 2014), Clip/Stamp/Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines 196X-197X (Actar, 2010), Domesticity at Warfare (MIT Press, 2007), Privateness and Publicity: Trendy Architecture as Mass Media (MIT Press, 1994), and Sexuality and House (Princeton Architectural Press, 1992). She has curated a quantity of exhibitions together with Clip/Stamp/Fold (2006), Playboy Architecture (2012) and Radical Pedagogies (2014). She is curator with Mark Wigley of the third Istanbul Design Biennial (2016).
Boris Groys is a thinker, essayist, and media theorist. Having taught in Philadelphia, Münster, and Los Angeles, he turned in 1994 Professor of Artwork Historical past, Philosophy and Media Concept on the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design. In 2009, he was appointed Professor of Russian and Slavic Research at New York University. He has printed extensively on the topic of the Russian avant-garde and was curator of the exhibition Dream Manufacturing unit Communism at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt in 2003/04.
Nikolaus Hirsch is a Frankfurt-primarily based architect, editor and curator. He was the director of Städelschule and Portikus in Frankfurt and at present teaches at Columbia University in New York. His architectural realizations embody the Dresden Synagogue (2001), Hinzert Doc Middle (2006), Cybermohalla Hub (Delhi, 2008–12), an artist residency at The Land (with Rirkrit Tiravanija) and “Museum of Immortality” (Mexico Metropolis, 2016). Hirsch curated quite a few exhibitions on the Portikus, the Folly challenge for the Gwangju Biennale (2014), and Wohnungsfrage/Housing Query at HKW Berlin (2015). Hirsch is the co-founder and editor of the Essential Spatial Observe sequence at Sternberg Press and e-flux Architecture.
Anton Vidokle is an artist and editor of e-flux journal. He was born in Moscow and lives in New York and Berlin. Vidokle’s work has been exhibited internationally at Documenta 13 and the 56th Venice Biennale. Vidokle’s movies have been offered at Bergen Meeting, Shanghai Biennale, the 65th and 66th Berlinale Worldwide Movie Pageant, Discussion board Expanded, Gwangju Biennale, Middle Pompidou, Tate Trendy, Storage Museum, Istanbul Biennial, Haus der Kulturen der Welt and others.
Mark Wigley is a Professor of Architecture and Dean Emeritus of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. He's a historian and theorist who explores the intersection of structure, artwork, philosophy, tradition, and expertise. His books embody: Derrida’s Hang-out: The Architecture of Deconstruction; White Partitions, Designer Clothes: The Fashioning of Trendy Architecture; Fixed's New Babylon: The Hyper-Architecture of Need; and Buckminster Fuller Inc. - Architecture within the Age of Radio. He has curated exhibitions on the Museum of Trendy Artwork, The Drawing Middle, the Witte de With in Rotterdam, and the Canadian Middle for Architecture in Montreal. In 2016 he co-curated the third Istanbul Design Biennial with Beatriz Colomina on the theme Are We Human? - The Design of the Species - 2 seconds, 2 days, 2 years, 200 Years, 200,000 years. His most up-to-date ebook, written with Beatriz Colomina, is Are We Human? - Notes on an Archaeology of Design (Zurich: Lars Müller, 2016).
Arseny Zhilyaev is an artist primarily based in Moscow. In current works he has examined the legacy of Soviet museology and the museum in Russian Cosmism. Amongst others, he has printed articles in e-flux journal. Zhilyaev is editor of Avant-Garde Museology (2015). His works have been proven on the Gwangju Biennale, Liverpool Biennale, and on the Ljubljana Triennale in addition to at exhibitions together with on the Centre Pompidou and Palais de Tokyo, Paris; De Appel, Amsterdam; Kadist Artwork Basis, Paris and San Francisco; and on the V-A-C Basis in Moscow.