About the event

Join James Gallery Curator Katherine Carl for a half-hour walk-through of the current exhibition, "After History: Alexandre Kojève as a Photographer," guest-curated by Boris Groys. The exhibition comprises the photographs, collected postcards, and hand-drawn itineraries of the French-Russian philosopher Alexandre Kojève (1902–1968), which present the author’s world-view in the tumultuous postwar era, when colonial history was being played out between the West and the so-called “Third World.” Might Kojève's project be considered an appropriation of the then-contemporary moment -- a readymade, compiled as an antidote to the condition of post-history? The tour will be followed by an open conversation.

The James Gallery is the only US venue for the exhibition made in collaboration with BAK Utrecht, the Netherlands. Cosponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Committee on Globalization and Social Change, and the New York Council for the Humanities.

Read about the exhibition on Artforum.com, where it was a Critics' Pick.