Contributors

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 films have been presented at Bergen Assembly, Shanghai Biennale, the 65th and 66th Berlinale International Film Festival, Forum Expanded, Gwangju Biennale, Centre Pompidou, Tate Modern, Garage Museum, Istanbul Biennial and others.

Boris Groys is a philosopher, essayist and media theorist. After positions in Cologne, Philadelphia, Münster and Los Angeles, he was Professor of the Science of Art, Philosophy and Media Theory at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe until 2009 and has been Senior Research Fellow there since then. In 2009, he was appointed Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University. In 2005, he and Michael Hagemeister published Die neue Menschheit in which he reintroduced Nikolai Fedorov’s Philosophy of the Common Deed.

Arseny Zhilyaev lives and works in Moscow and Voronezh. In recent works, he examines the legacy of Soviet museology from a revisionist perspective. Since 2011, he has been co-editor of the Moscow art magazine Khudozhestvennyi Zhurnal and publishes articles in e-flux journal and others. His works have been shown at the Liverpool Biennale (2016) and at the Ljubljana Triennale that same year as well as at exhibitions in Casa dei Tre Oci, V-A-C Foundation, Venice (2015), Kadist Art Foundation, Paris and San Francisco (2014) and at the V-A-C Foundation, Moscow (2012) and the Tretyakov State Gallery, Moscow (2012).