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2009-09-08
MARTIN HEIDEGGER - THE ORIGIN OF THE WORK OF ART

Martin Heidegger (Photo: Digne Meller-Marcovicz)

Readings for Artworkers is a series of seminars at the Free/Slow University of Warsaw 2009. We refer to the tradition of open universities, self-education artistic groups and free education. LINK

Martin Heidegger's "The Origin of the Work of Art" is one of the most important 20th century texts on the relationship between art, truth, and politics. The text was written in Germany in 1936 during the gloomy era of Nazism and represents the polar opposite of the concept of critical art. At the same time, it has had an impact and still does influence both artists as well as philosophers and theorists of art stemming from various movements and with different sensitivity. We are going to try to dismantle some key Heideggerian concepts and pose questions about the source of their longevity.

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Michał Kozłowski

LEARNING PROPS
Martin Heidegger, "The Origin of the Work of Art". PDF (polish only)

Michał Kozłowski (born in 1974) philosopher. Deals with history, capitalism, modernity, power, subject, desire and related issues. Tends to be Marxist. He studied philosophy and law at the University of Warsaw, philosophy at the KU Leuven and social sciences at the EHESS in Paris. At the latter he defended his Ph.D. thesis on the Foucault’s concept of freedom. Co-creates the “Bez Dogmatu” quarterly, co-edits the Polish edition of “Le Monde Diplomatique” monthly. Cooperates with “Variations” magazine and REASOPO (Réseau européen d'analyse des sociétés politiques). Teaches history of modern philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Warsaw.