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Blaffer: Anton Vidokle Artist Talk

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Artist Anton Vidokle expands on concepts from his film trilogy in the lecture “Citizens of the Cosmos” at the Blaffer Art Museum. Today, the Russian philosophy known as Cosmism has been largely forgotten. Its utopian tenets — combining Western Enlightenment with Eastern philosophy, Russian Orthodox traditions with Marxism — inspired many key Soviet thinkers until they fell victim to Stalinist repression. The talk will center around Cosmism’s influence on the 20th century, suggesting its relevance to the present day.

“Immortality For All: a Film Trilogy on Russian Cosmism” is on view at the Blaffer Art Museum from June 1 – August 11. More information at

About the Artist
Anton Vidokle is an artist and the 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. His films have been presented at Bergen Assembly, Shanghai Biennale, the 65th and 66th Berlinale International Film Festival, Forum Expanded, Gwangju Biennale, Center Pompidou, Tate Modern, Garage Museum, Istanbul Biennial, Haus der Kulturen der Welt and others.

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