An online lecture by Boris Groys, covering the topic of “Followership vs. Spectatorship: Two Regimes of the Contemporary Image”, was held on October 7 as part of the educational programme for Recycle Group`s exhibition New Nature.
The decisive difference between a digital image and a traditional, off-line image is this: every digital image has an address. Apart from those few artworks in museums, private collections, and so on, all traditional images that are not recognized as especially valuable or collectable remain addressless as elements of the indefinite visual noise. In contrast, every digital image has an address and is inscribed into its context.
About the speaker: Boris Groys is Professor of the Faculty of Art and Sciences, New York University, and Professor of Philosophy and Art History, EGS, Saas Fee, Switzerland. He is the author of the books: Art Power. MIT Press, 2008; History Becomes Form: Moscow Conceptualism. MIT Press, Cambridge Ma. 2010; An Introduction to Antiphilosophy, Verso, 2012; Under Suspicion. A Phenomenology of Media. Columbia University Press 2012; On the New, Verso, 2014; In the Flow. Verso, 2016; Logic of the Collection, Sternberg Press, 2021.
The event was held online in English with simultaneous interpretation into Russian.
You can watch this lecture on our YouTube-channel.
General Partner for the exhibition — SIBUR.
Partner for Manege’s educational program — The Mikhail Bazhenov Foundation.