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.
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.