Anton Vidokle, Artist’s Lecture: “Citizens of the Cosmos” – Blaffer Art Museum

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Anton Vidokle, Artist’s Lecture: “Citizens of the Cosmos”

June 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Anton Vidokle will give a lecture titled Citizens of the Cosmos, based the concepts presented in Immortality For All: a Film Trilogy on Russian Cosmism (2014-2017), on view at the Blaffer Art Museum June 1-August 11. 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 twentieth century, suggesting its relevance to the present day.

Anton Vidokle is an artist and 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. Vidokle’s 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.

The museum has extended hours to remain OPEN between 5-6:30 p.m. advance of the lecture.

The event is held in partnership with the 2018 Interdisciplinary Initiatives program of the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts, with support from the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts.


June 13, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Dudley Recital Hall
across the Fine Arts Courtyard from Blaffer Art Museum
Houston, TX 77204-7121 United States
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