On July 21, Manege hosted a lecture by Alexandra Danilova ― "Recycle Group. Intellectual Ecology".
As far back as the 1970s, the British philosopher and social scientist Stephen Toulmin insisted on the importance of including the concept of “intellectual ecology” in scholarly discourse when discussing the social climate. Today, at a time when information technology, new global communication systems, and social networks have swathed the individual in a sturdy virtual cocoon of meanings, ideas, and possibilities, questions of the purity of one’s perception and the freedom to maintain one’s own convictions confront us with growing intensity. Aleksanda’s lecture address one of the central themes of Recycle Group’s work ― human transformation in the era of this“new media”. The audience became participants in a meaningful discussion of the personal dimension in the era of virtual reality and postindustrial “trash”.
Speaker Aleksandra Danilova is an art expert, curator, and head of the Department of 19th and 20th Century Art of Europe and the Americas at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. She was also the curator of Recycle Group’s 2017 art intervention Homo Virtualis, prepared especially for the Pushkin Museum.
You can watch this lecture on our YouTube-channel.