e-flux lectures: Oxana Timofeeva, “Materialist Dialectics of Oil”

e-flux lectures: Oxana Timofeeva, “Materialist Dialectics of Oil”

e-flux lectures: Oxana Timofeeva, “Materialist Dialectics of Oil”
February 22, 2017, 7pm
311 East Broadway
New York, NY 10002

The lecture starts from mapping a variety of philosophical materialisms to raise the question of possibilities for a philosophy of nature today. An outline refers to one particular case, namely, oil, that is taken not only as substance but also as subject. The circulation of oil and money is analyzed within the framework of both political economy and political ecology, but also in its relation to the idea of revolution. 

Oxana Timofeeva is a senior lecturer on contemporary philosophy at the European University in St. Petersburg, a senior research fellow at the Institute of Philosophy at the Russian Academy of Science, a member of the artistic collective Chto Delat? (What is to be done?), a deputy editor of the journal Stasis, and the author of the books History of Animals: An Essay on Negativity, Immanence, and Freedom (Maastricht, 2009), and Introduction to the Erotic Philosophy of Georges Bataille (in Russian, Moscow, 2009).

For more information, contact program@e-flux.com.

Extractivism, Revolution, Money & Finance

Oxana Timofeeva is a philosopher from St. Petersburg, and is the author of Solar Politics (Polity 2022), How to Love a Homeland (Kayfa ta, 2020), History of Animals (Bloomsbury 2018), Introduction to the Erotic Philosophy of Georges Bataille (New Literary Observer, 2009), and other writings.

RSVP for e-flux lectures: Oxana Timofeeva, “Materialist Dialectics…

Thank you for your RSVP.

will be in touch.


e-flux announcements are emailed press releases for art exhibitions from all over the world.

Agenda delivers news from galleries, art spaces, and publications, while Criticism publishes reviews of exhibitions and books.

Architecture announcements cover current architecture and design projects, symposia, exhibitions, and publications from all over the world.

Film announcements are newsletters about screenings, film festivals, and exhibitions of moving image.

Education announces academic employment opportunities, calls for applications, symposia, publications, exhibitions, and educational programs.

Sign up to receive information about events organized by e-flux at e-flux Screening Room, Bar Laika, or elsewhere.

I have read e-flux’s privacy policy and agree that e-flux may send me announcements to the email address entered above and that my data will be processed for this purpose in accordance with e-flux’s privacy policy*

Thank you for your interest in e-flux. Check your inbox to confirm your subscription.