[Marxism] Events Correction: BORIS GROYS - THE COMMUNIST POSTSCRIPT

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Thu Jul 15 06:42:18 MDT 2010


BORIS GROYS talk at the ICA and lecture at the TATE MODERN to mark the publication of THE COMMUNIST POSTSCRIPT



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A POST-COMMUNIST MANIFESTO

Boris Groys talks at ICA



Wednesday  21st July, 6.45pm



Institute of Contemporary Art

12 Carlton House Terrace
London
SW1Y 5AH



Tickets £12



With the collapse of neoliberalism, the idea of communism has made a surprise return to the table.  Thinkers such as Slavoj Zizek, Toni Negri and Alain Badiou, have argued that communism, a society based on equality, is now proved to be the only alternative to the chaos of capitalism.  Building on this discussion, the renowned art critic and thinker Boris Groys argues that the strength of the communist vision comes from the fact that it represents the subordination of the economy to politics.



For more information on the event or to buy tickets go to:

http://ica.org.uk/24948/Talks/Boris-Groys-A-PostCommunist-Manifesto.html



or call the ICA box office on +44 (0)20 7930 3647



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COMRADES OF TIME

Boris Groys's lecture at TATE MODERN



Thursday 22nd July, 6.30-8pm



Tate Modern

Starr Auditorium

53 Bankside
London

SE1 9TG



Tickets £10



In this special lecture Boris Groys, will respond to the FRANCIS ALYS exhibition at Tate Modern with the provocative and counter-intuitive insight that has made him one of the most important thinkers and art critics today.



For more information on the event or to buy tickets go to:

http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/eventseducation/talksdiscussions/22015.htm



or call the TATE box office on +44 (0)20 7887 8888



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Boris Groys is Professor of Aesthetics, Art History, and Media Theory at the Center for Art and Media Technology in Karlsruhe, and since 2005, the Global Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Science, NYU. He has published numerous books including Art Power and The Total Art of Stalinism.


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Since Plato, philosophers have dreamed of establishing a rational state rules through the power of language. In this radical and disturbing account of Soviet philosophy, Boris Groys argues that communism shares that dream and is best understood as an attempt to replace financial with linguistic bonds as the cement uniting society. The transformative power of language, the medium of equality, is the key to any new communist revolution.

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For more information visit:

http://www.versobooks.com/books/ghij/g-titles/groys_boris_the_communist_postscript.shtml


To buy this book in the UK:

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/book/9781844674305/The-Communist-Postscript

or

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Communist-Postscript-Boris-Groys/dp/1844674304/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1265807841&sr=8-1-spell


To buy the book in the US:

http://www.amazon.com/Communist-Postscript-Boris-Groys/dp/1844674304/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1265807799&sr=1-1-spell

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