Events | Seminar: Futuros posibles #1: La verdad es ciencia es ficción

Mexico City | December 10, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 9:40 PM

Philosopher and Thomas Mann Fellow Armen Avanessian is leading a two-art seminar at Museo Tamayo in Mexico City. The first part is a screening of his movie Hyperstition, the second part will be an open discussion about the movie and two introductory texts on speculative realism and accelerationism, which will be distributed to the particpants beforehand. During the seminar, Armen Avanessian will also talk about some of his recent books published in Spanish: Aceleracionismo. Caja Negra Editora. Miamificación y Realismo Especulativo. Materia Obscura Editorial.

Armen Avanessian studied philosophy and political science in Vienna and Paris. After earning his Ph.D. in literature, he worked as a freelance journalist, editor, and on staff for various publishers in Paris and London.  From 2007·2014, he taught at the Free University Berlin. In 2011 and 2012, Avanessian was Visiting Fellow at the German Departments of Columbia University and Yale University, respectively. In recent years, he taught as guest professor at art academies in Europe and the US (CalArts). Avanessian is the founder of the bilingual research platform Spekulative Poetik ( and of the Bureau of Cultural Strategies (, as well as editor and publisher of a book series at MERVE Verlag. He also coordinates a weekly series on philosophical theory at the Volksbühne. His books and anthologies have been translated into various languages.


Museo Tamayo

Av. Paseo de la Reforma 51
Polanco, Bosque de Chapultepec I Secc, Miguel Hidalgo
11580 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

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Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House e. V. is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office and Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.



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