Sep 1 & 2, 2017

Solomon Nikritin, Composition with Telescope, 1920s, Greek State Museum of Contemporary Art – Costakis Collection, Thessaloniki

The conference focuses on the key concepts, continuities, and impact of Russian Cosmism: from Nikolai Fedorov’s philosophy of the “Common Task” — the prime stimulus for the rise of Russian Cosmism — to the significance of Cosmist ideas for the philosophy, literature, and art of the Soviet era; from authors and artists of the Russian avant-garde who envisioned modern technology as the pathway to a society of universal happiness, to contemporary artistic positions indebted to Cosmism and Universalism.

Curated by Boris Groys