Plural Subject: Art and Philosophy after the Crisis

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    • Presentation speakers
      • Magdalena Radomska, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland


    The text will present main ideas of the book Plural Subject. Art and crisis, which is going to be published by the end of October 2014. The book serves the elaboration of main text of the post-marxist origin, which has been written since 2008 by Slavoj Žižek, Alain Badiou, Hardt and Negri, etc. giving an overview of the change of paradigms, which seems to be parallel both in philosophy and art oriented towards the criticism of capitalism. The notional system supporting the change – notion of the event (Badiou), mediation (Hardt and Negri), dream-work ( Žižek) is the aptest tool of analysis of the change visible both in the visual language of the street and in art. In my paper I would like to focus on the figure of the plural subject as proposed by Badiou in his book In Praise of Love and elaborate how the change of paradigms caused by the crisis is possible to be described within the tool of post-marxist philosophy. Especially – how capitalism had appropriated the concept of price and value, original and copy, speed and pleasure. I would like to present also the relationship between the tradition of 1968 and notions which has been operative since the Crisis.
    The crisis is analysed as the positive value influencing the revolutionary movements all over the world – the Occupy Wall Street, Arab Spring, events in Greece, Turkey and other European countries, which have been influenced by the Crisis, which contributed to the essentional change of both mentality and the language (both verbal and visual). The main tool of analysis will be the selection of texts: Declaration by Hardt and Negri, The year of dreaming dangerously by Žižek, The Communist Hypothesis and In Praise of Love by Badiou.