“The Truth of Art,” talk by Boris Groys

“The Truth of Art,” talk by Boris Groys

“The Truth of Art,” talk by Boris Groys
March 29, 2016

On Tuesday, March 29 at 7:30pm, please join us at e-flux for a talk by Boris Groys on “The Truth of Art,” expanding on his text by the same title in the March issue of e-flux journal:

“If artists want to change the world the following question arises: In what way is art able to influence the world in which we live? There are basically two possible answers to this question. The first answer: art can capture the imagination and change the consciousness of people. If the consciousness of people changes, then the changed people will also change the world in which they live. Here art is understood as a kind of language that allows artists to send a message. And this message is supposed to enter the souls of the recipients, change their sensibility, their attitudes, their ethics. It is, let’s say, an idealistic understanding of art—similar to our understanding of religion and its impact on the world.”

We look forward to seeing you on East Broadway. For those who are unable to join in person, the talk will be live streamed here.

For more information,contact program [​at​] e-flux.com.

Language & Linguistics

Boris Groys is a philosopher, essayist, art critic, media theorist, and an internationally renowned expert on Soviet-era art and literature, especially the Russian avant-garde.

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