It is Cultural Monday at Scission and this is the cultural post I always knew was coming. I'm not sure really if it belongs here or on Theoretical Weekends. I am not sure if I am posting this in a serious way, or with humor. I am not sure I have any idea what the post below is all about and I am not sure I care all that much, really. I am not sure anyone will actually read the whole thing and if anyone out there will have much of a clue about it. It just seems to be so right for Cultural Monday that I couldn't resist. I bet there are even people out there somewhere who will read through the analysis below and say, "yeah, right on to that. I loved it." They are out there, I know. I read it once and I am going to read it again...more slowly, more closely, and see what I think. Have fun, but if you hate this, blame my friend Bill, not me. Remember this Cultural thing was his idea, not mine.
In case you find yourself wondering, the author of the piece below,Boris Groys, "... is a philosopher, essayist, art critic, media theorist, and an internationally acclaimed expert on late-Soviet postmodern art and literature, as well as on the Russian avant-garde. Dr. Groys’s writing engages the wildly disparate traditions of French poststructuralism and modern Russian philosophy.
The following is from e-flux.