Berlin launch—Art Without Death: Conversations on Russian Cosmism 

Berlin launch—Art Without Death: Conversations on Russian Cosmism 

Sternberg Press

Cover design: Liam Gillick. Design: Jeff Ramsey.

September 15, 2017
Berlin launch—Art Without Death: Conversations on Russian Cosmism 
Inke Arns, Jörg Heiser, and Anton Vidokle at HKW 
October 1, 2017, 3pm

Art Without Death: Russian Cosmism: September 1–October 3
Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW)
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin
Germany
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New title in the e-flux journal series with Sternberg Press: 

Art Without Death: Conversations on Russian Cosmism 
(Sternberg Press, October 2017) 
with 
Bart De Baere
Franco “Bifo” Berardi
Boris Groys
Elena Shaposhnikova
Marina Simakova
Hito Steyerl
Anton Vidokle
Arseny Zhilyaev
Esther Zonsheim

ISBN 978-3-956791-95-6
152 pages, 8 full-color inserts 
English 

On the occasion of the 12th title in the e-flux journal series with Sternberg Press, please join Inke Arns, Jörg Heiser, and Anton Vidokle in launching Art Without Death: Conversations on Russian Cosmism.

Published in parallel with the exhibition of the same title at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, this volume is the first and singular collection of its kind, in which contemporary and resurrected voices convene around the century-old, increasingly urgent revolutionary universe expanded from cosmist thought.  

The launch event will coincide with a guided tour of Art Without Death: Russian Cosmism. The exhibition, featuring works made and selected by Anton Vidokle, Boris Groys, and Arseny Zhilyaev, is on view at HKW until October 3.


Inke Arns, PhD, is a curator and artistic director of Hartware MedienKunstVerein in Dortmund, Germany. She has worked internationally as an independent curator, writer, and theorist specializing in media art, net cultures, and Eastern Europe since 1993. 

Jörg Heiser is director of the Institute for Art in Context at the University of the Arts, Berlin, Germany.

Anton Vidokle is an artist and an editor of e-flux journal.

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