Monday, February 05, 2007

Alain Badiou lecture at Art Center -Feb.6

"Our century, aroused by the passion for the real, has in all sorts of ways-and not just in politics-been the century of destruction. Yet we must immediately distinguish two orientations. There exists a passion for the real that is obsessed with identity: To grasp the real identity, to unmask its copies, to discredit its fakes. This passion can only be fulfilled as destruction. Herein lies its strength-after all, many things deserve to be destroyed. But there is another passion for the real, a differential and differentiating passion devoted to the construction of a minimal difference. Malevich's White on White is a proposition in thought that opposes minimal difference to maximal destruction. Destruction or subtraction? This is one of the century's central debates. And art provides the first guiding thread for our attempt to think this couple."
The Principles of Contemporary Art: Between Destruction and Subtraction, lecture by Alain Badiou Tuesday, February 6 @ 7:30pm @ "Los Angeles Times Theater" on Art Center's Hillside Campus :: 1700 Lida Street (Pasadena) Free and open to the public but seating is limited. More information, email Jason Smith

With the cold weather L.A. is certainly on my mind! This looks great and makes me sorry to be in NYC and missing it.

-Alain Badiou, The Century
Image: poster created by MFA student Christopher Michlig - tip artblogging LA

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