Contributors

Anton Vidokle is an artist, curator and filmmaker. He currently lives in New York and Berlin. He is the founder of e-flux, a publishing platform that is also an archive, artistic project and a forum for curators. He was represented at Documenta 13 as well as the Venice and Lyon Biennials. In 2016, he presented his science fiction film 2084 (with Pelin Tan) at the Montreal Biennial, This is Cosmos (2014) at the Berlinale, the Shanghai Biennale and at Witte de With, Rotterdam.

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).