2016 - 2017
|0680-2111-01||In Search of 1917: Revolution and Avant-Garde|
|FACULTY OF HUMANITIES | LITERATURE|
A century after the October Revolution, we will discuss the question of revolutionary art: what are the radical textual and visual forms, modalities and apparatuses that take part in the emancipation of society - then and today?
We will read from the Marxist and post-Marxist aesthetic theory (Lenin, Trotsky, Lukacs, Adorno, Benjamin, Badiou, Ranciere) and discuss various revolutionary artistic projects: Eisenstein and Vertov's montage, Brecht's didactic theatre, Godard's quest for the "revolutionary image," Genet's writing of struggle, Steyerl's understanding of contemporary poor image, and more.