Dmitry Prigov Lecture Series



The Transitory Mode. Prigov and Time

Thursday, 9 January 2014

18.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Dmitry Prigov
Dmitry Prigov

Speaker(s): Professor Mikhail Iampolski (New York University)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professsor John Milner and Dr Maria Mileeva in conjunction with The Prigov Foundation and the Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre (CCRAC)

We are delighted to announce that the inaugural public lecture in a series dedicated to Dmitry Prigov will be given by Professor Mikhail Iampolski (New York University), entitled The Transitory Mode. Prigov and Time.

As some of Dmitry Prigov's texts belong to a special region of poetics that he himself defined as a ‘transitory mode’, instead of referentiality, such texts develop almost mystical relations to an ‘other world’ and should be read as gestures of transition from one universe to the other. The mode of transition and penetration introduces a special kind of temporality and gives a support for images and signs (paper) a new dimension of depth. Surfaces are literally transformed into media - deep spaces of mediation.

Professor Mikhail Iampolski is Professor of Comparative Literature and Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University. He has previously taught at Harvard University, University of Lausanne, and at the Moscow State Institute of Cinema Arts. He has held the position of Getty Scholar at the J. Paul Getty Center for the History of Arts and the Humanities, and has won several awards for his work including the Andrej Bely Award for the best book in Humanities. Mikhail Iampolski undertook his PhD at the Russian Academy of Pedagogical Sciences and his BA at the Moscow Pedagogical Institute.

The lecture will be followed by a reception.


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