Opening 19.05.2012, 17.00 hrs
With excitement and anticipation BAK announces the upcoming research exhibition After History: Alexandre Kojčve as a Photographer (20.05.–15.07.2012), curated by art historian and philosopher Boris Groys. We welcome you to join us at the opening on Saturday 19 May from 17.00 to 19:00 hrs, and to attend the accompanying lecture by Groys on Friday 25 May at Het Utrechts Archief at 16.00 hrs.
Alexandre Kojeve (1902–1968) is arguably one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century. This seminal political thinker–and European politician–created a unique and fascinating body of work consisting of thousands of photographs and postcards. The aesthetic articulation of Kojčve’s philosophical and political views takes unexpected shape as it is made publicly available for the first time, providing a new understanding of the intellectual history of the so-called West and rearticulating its effect on our present, and possible futures.
The exhibition After History: Alexandre Kojeve as a Photographer has been made possible by Bibliotheque nationale de France, Paris; Centre Georges Pompidou Bibliotheque Kandinsky, Paris; and Institut Français, Amsterdam.
Caption: Schematic drawing made by Alexandre Kojeve depicting his travels through the Netherlands in 1946. Bibliotheque nationale de France.