Lecture series with Slavoj Žižek and Mladen Dolar

Series of lectures

20.08 - 23.08.2012

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Program: [Theoretical Studies in Cultural Anthropology]

Curators: [Oksana Timofeyeva], [Chukhrov Keti]

Participants: [Slavoj Žižek], [Mladen Dolar]

Organizers:
National Center for Contemporary Arts (NCCA),
European University at St. Petersburg,
“Chto Delat?” working group

Co-organizer: Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Theoretical Studies of Cultural Anthropology is a new program of the Research and Information Department of NCCA. It provides public speeches of well-known intellectuals and scientists who will present the results of their researches and narrate the audience which ideological background motivated the orientation of their work.

Slavoj Zizek and Mladen Dolar are the brightest philosophers of our time, the founders of the legendary Ljubljana school of psychoanalysis; one of the main results of its work is the most radical, productive and provocative synthesis of the critique of ideology of the neo-liberal capitalism and the theoretical psychoanalysis of Lacan, the German classical philosophy and the contemporary theory. Their powerful intellectual message inspires artists, philosophers, cultural figures, political activists all around the world.

The organization of the program which includes a series of lectures and round-table discussions in Moscow and St. Petersburg is a joint educational initiative of Slavoj Zizek, Mladen Dolar, and the working group “Chto Delat?” which invited the Slovenian thinkers to visit Russia to contribute to the joint “cultural confrontation” that already became a natural part of our life. This is a kind of a “short course” of diagnosis and critique of ideology, with the necessary and inevitable excursion into the philosophy to such extent where it continues to reveal the basic mechanisms of production of what we call our reality.

This program continues the series of educational activities organized by the group of Russian artists “Chto Delat?” – an informal association that creates a unified space of political interaction of theory, art and activism. All events carried out within the program are conceptually free and open to the widest possible audience, which is invited to take part in the discussion about not only global but also local Russian political reality, with its constant “resistance to analysis”.

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Monday 20

12.00-13.00
National Center of Contemporary Arts

Press-conference with Slavoj Žižek and Mladen Dolar

13.00—18.00
National Center of Contemporary Arts

Mladen Dolar. OFFICERS, MAIDS AND CHIMNEYSWEEPERS
Slavoj Žižek. WHY PSYCHOANALYSIS MATTERS MORE THAN EVER

22.00
Chinese Pilot Jao Da Club

Arkady Kots band, concert

Tuesday 21

15.00—18.00
Institute of Philosophy of Russian Academy of Sciences
Moscow, Volkhonka, 14

Slavoj Žižek. IS IT STILL POSSIBLE TO BE A HEGELIAN TODAY?
lecture introduced by Mladen Dolar

Wednesday 22

17.00—19.00
European University in St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, Gagarinskaya, 3

Mladen Dolar. WHAT, IF ANYTHING, IS AN ATOM

Entrance to the event at the European University at St. Petersburg upon pre-registration: sociopol@eu.spb.ru, information by phone: +7 812 3867633.

20.00
Chto Delat? film screening

Thursday 23

12.00—14.00
European University in St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, Gagarinskaya, 3

Slavoj Žižek. WELCOME TO THE DESERT OF POST-IDEOLOGY

16.00—19.00
European University in St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, Gagarinskaya, 3

IS THERE A REASON IN HISTORY? STATE AND REVOLUTION TODAY. Panel discussion.

Entrance to the event at the European University at St. Petersburg upon pre-registration: sociopol@eu.spb.ru, information by phone: +7 812 3867633.

 

Events in Moscow (August 20-21) will be accompanied by translation.
Events in St. Petersburg (August 22-23) will be held in English.

 

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