NOWs: Red Love. A Reader on Alexandra Kollontai – Discussion and Book Launch
Red Love: A Reader on Alexandra Kollontai
Discussion and Book Launch with Bini Adamczak, Maria Lind, Mechele Masucci, Aaron Schuster, Sophia Tabatadze, Oxana Timofeeva, Mohammad Salemy and Joanna Warsza
10827 Berlin (careful: not Ebertstrasse)
12 March, 7 pm
On the occasion of the release of Red Love: A Reader on Alexandra Kollontai, please join us for an evening dedicated to exploring the legacy of the Soviet writer and revolutionary. Appointed the People’s Commissar of Social Welfare after the October Revolution, Kollontai worked to introduce a number introduction of crucial reforms for women’s liberation, including abortion rights, secularized marriage, and paid maternity leave. For her, “comradely love” was a fully political force.
The evening’s discussion featuring several of the contributors to the anthology—Bini Adamczak, Michele Masucci, Aaron Schuster, Sophia Tabatadze, Oxana Timofeeva, and Mohammad Salemy—will be moderated by two of the anthology’s editors, Maria Lind and Joanna Warsza. In addition to presenting this historical figure, we will ask how to read Kollontai’s vision of love today and how to relate it to current feminist struggles?
The anthology stems from research conducted by CuratorLab at Konstfack University in Stockholm and by Tensta konsthall in the context of an exhibition by Dora García in 2018.
Drinks and red borscht will be served.