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boris groys

boris groys,professor of aesthetics, art history, and media theory at the center for art and media technology in karlsruhe; global professor at new york university, is a philosopher, essayist, art critic, media theorist, and an internationally acclaimed expert on late-soviet postmodern art and literature and the russian avant-garde. dr. groys' writing engages the wildly disparate traditions of french poststructuralism and modern russian philosophy. groys received the andrei belyi prize for his theoretical contributions, and, in 2009, the frank jewett mather award for art criticism from the college art association. in addition to his theoretical contributions, including the recent art power (mit press 2009) and going public (e-flux/sternberg press 2011), groys has curated numerous exhibitions, such as fluchtpunkt moskau, ludwig forum aachen, germany (1994); dream factory communism, schirn gallery frankfurt (2003-2004); privatizations, kw institute of contemporary art berlin (2004); and total enlightenment: conceptual art in moscow 1960 –1990 at kunsthalle schirn in frankfurt and fondación march in madrid (2008-2009).

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