11 april–01 juni 2013

After History: Alexandre Kojève as a Photographer

The James Gallery at The Graduate Center, CUNY announces the conceptual and experimental exhibition guest curated by Boris Groys, After History: Alexandre Kojève as a Photographer, on view from 11 April till 1 June 2013. The exhibition presents the photographs, collected postcards, and hand-drawn itineraries of the French-Russian philosopher Alexandre Kojève (1902–1968) to compose a visual exposition of his philosophy. Kojève’s lectures on Hegel in Paris before World War II deeply influenced critical thinkers of the post-World War II generation, and among his students were Jacques Lacan and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. He expressed in his writings on post-history that a commitment to certain aesthetic attitudes has replaced the more traditional “historic” commitment to the truth. Groys asserts that discourses of biopolitics put forward by Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben, and Gilles Deleuze are indebted to Kojève’s work. The project presents the philosopher’s world view in the tumultuous postwar era as colonial history was being played out between the West and the so-called “Third World.” Made in collaboration with BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, The James Gallery is the only US venue for the exhibition.

In samenwerking met

suggesties uit het archief


Book Launch

Book Launch

16 oktober 2020, 19.00-21.00

Boekpresentatie: Deserting from the Culture Wars

De tweede reader in de BASICS-serie van BAK en MIT Press

Met trots nodigen we je uit voor de boekpresentatie van Deserting from Culture Wars, dat tot stand is gekomen onder redactie van Maria Hlavajova en Sven Lütticken. Dit is de tweede reader in onze BASICS-serie, die uitgegeven wordt door BAK en MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.