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Art Without Death: Russian Cosmism

2017, Sep 1 — Oct 3

Exhibition, conference

What is more immortal than the idea of eternal life? Russian Cosmism around 1900 imagined nothing less than an overcoming of death. An HKW-wide exhibition and a conference explore the ideas of this movement, which despite its great influence on Russian art, scholarship, and politics, has been almost entirely forgotten, and consider their contemporary relevance.

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Optimists of the Future Past Perfect | Arseny Zhilyaev (German)

Art Without Death: Russian Cosmism Conference, September 1 & 2, 2017 Talk by Arseny Zhilyaev German translation

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Forget Fedorov | Trevor Paglen (German)

Art Without Death: Russian Cosmism Conference, September 1 & 2, 2017 Talk by Trevor Paglen German translation

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Anagogy in Cosmism and Communism | Keti Chukhrov

Art Without Death: Russian Cosmism Conference, September 1 & 2, 2017 Talk by Keti Chukhrov

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Forget Fedorov | Trevor Paglen

Art Without Death: Russian Cosmism Conference, September 1 & 2, 2017 Talk by Trevor Paglen

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Immortality for All! | Hito Steyerl & Anton Vidokle

Art Without Death: Russian Cosmism Conference, September 1 & 2, 2017 Anton Vidokle and Hito Steyerl in conversation

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Contingency and Necessity in Evald Ilyenkov’s Communist Cosmology | Alexei Penzin (German)

Art Without Death: Russian Cosmism Conference, September 1 & 2, 2017 Talk by Alexei Penzin German translation in German

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Cosmism and Social Progress: Discussion with Keti Chukhrov, Alexei Penzin, and Marina Simakova (German)

Art Without Death: Russian Cosmism Conference, September 1 & 2, 2017 Disucssion, moderated by Margarete Vöhringer German translation