Program: Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 7pm - Communists Anonymous: First Gathering in New York
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Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 7pm          e-flux, 311 East Broadway, New York, NY 10002, USA

Communists Anonymous: First Gathering in New York

The members of Communists Anonymous (COMA) suffer from an incurable belief in communism. They don’t share any particular school, but they do share an extreme sense of empathy and justice, and therefore detest more or less any form of private property. Because there is currently no communist state in existence, acting out their passion would hopelessly distress them, at best curbing and stabilizing the brutalities of capitalist society.

COMA is meant to evolve into a worldwide cluster of self-help groups where incurable communists can discuss their recent temptations and relapses in the futile fight against capitalism. COMA’s “fearless moral inventory” challenges the historical manifestations of communism as being substantially incomplete in thought and practice and places communism again where it originates—in the realm of fiction. COMA believes that the most vital dialectics in human history are at play in fiction contradicting reality. Only as fiction can communism manifest itself again beyond doubt.

Join us at e-flux for the first gathering of Communists Anonymous in New York, and a celebration of the constitutive book Solution 275–294: Communists Anonymous (Sternberg Press, 2017) with editors Ingo Niermann and Joshua Simon; contributing authors Heather Anderson, Fiona Duncan, Anthony Dunne, and Alexander Tarakhovsky; and guests Chiara Bottici, Tali Keren, Ohad Meromi, Fiona Raby, McKenzie Wark, and Nechama Winston.

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

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