Video lectures by the permanent lectors: Artemy Magun
Art and Negativity. Manifesta 10. Public Program. 19/09/2014
About one of the key problems in aesthetics: the reasons humans are attracted to spectacles that destroy or degrade what they imitate, and generally depict violence, suffering, and fear. This problem will be investigated from the historico-philosophical angle, from Plato to Adorno and Girard, with the help of some artworks.
Communism that is and communism to be. Volksbühne Berlin. 27/06/2013
After considering the main contemporary theories of communism in left-leaning political thought, the author turns to the Soviet experience of an “actually existing communism.”
Full text (pdf) “Negativity in Communism. Ontology and Politics”: https://ojs.hse.ru/index.php/sociologica/article/download/132/132/