CANCELED Conversation with Bojana Kunst and Boyan Manchev


On Wednesday, November 2d
, after their one-week work session, Bojana Kunst and Bulgarian philosopher and cultural theorist Boyan Manchev meet the audience of Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers during a public conversation that allows them to share their exchanges.

Boyan Manchev is a philosopher and cultural theorist. He is Professor of Philosophy at the New Bulgarian University, Visiting Professor at the Sofia University and the Univeristy of the Arts in Berlin and former Director of Program and Vice-President of the International College of Philosophy in Paris. His actual research, which advances the perspective of a radical mobilism and materialism, is focused on the fields of ontology, philosophy of art and political philosophy. The ontological concept of metamorphosis, the practical concept of disorganisation and the aesthetic concept of alteration are central for his transformationist approach.
Manchev has lectured widely at European, North-American and Japanese universities and cultural institutions. He has organised and/or collaborated to number of projects, congresses and public forums dealing with philosophy, art and politics at the CIPh (Paris), ZKM (Karlsruhe), Tanzquartier (Vienna), Apexart (New York), CND (Paris), BAK (Utrecht), UTCP (Tokyo), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), among others. He curated the exhibition Out of Time at Sofia City Gallery (March – April 2011).
He has participated as theorist, dramaturge or performer in theater and contemporary dance projects, including Tim Etchells and Adrian Heathfield’s The Frequently Asked, Boris Charmatz's expo zero and Poster session “Mouvement” for the Festival d’Avignon, Ani Vaseva’s A Dying Play and S and Deufert&Plischke’s Emergency Room.   
His bibliography includes five books and more than hundred book chapters and other publications in various languages. In the last years appeared Miracolo (Milano: Lanfranchi, 2011), L’altération du monde: Pour une esthétique radicale (Paris: Lignes, 2009); La Métamorphose et l'Instant – Désorganisation de la vie (Paris: La Phocide, 2009); Rue Descartes 64: La métamorphose, ed. by B. Manchev (Paris: PUF, 2009) ; Rue Descartes 67: Quel sujet du politique?, ed. by G. Basterra, R. Ivekovic and B. Manchev (Paris: PUF, 2010). His book The Body-Metamorphosis (Sofia: Altera, 2007) deals extensively with contemporary art, performance and dance.

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