• Profanation of the Profane, or, Giorgio Agamben on the Moscow Biennale

      Penzin, Alexei (Taylor & Francis, 2008-07)
      This essay outlines several points discussed during Giorgio Agamben's visit to Moscow in 2006. Among these were the problems of contemporary genealogy and the economy of power, in which capitalism operates as a religion. This is discussed in connection with a Russian cultural scene that has been fueled by petroleum dollars.