Stefan Lorenz Sorgner
Helena Holmberg

A4 – nultý priestor
Karpatská 2, 811 05 Bratislava
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The event will be held in English,
translation to Slovak will be provided.

Free Entrance

moderated by Boris Ondreička



Stefan Lorenz Sorgner

Prof. Dr. Stefan Lorenz Sorgner teaches philosophy at John Cabot University in Rome and is director and
co-founder of the Beyond Humanism Network, Fellow at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
(IEET), Research Fellow at the Ewha Institute for the Humanities at Ewha Womans University in Seoul,
and Visting Fellow at the Ethics Centre of the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena. His main fields of research
are Nietzsche, the philosophy of music, bioethics and meta-, post- and transhumanism. His bibiliography includes
Metaphysics without Truth – On the Importance of Consistency within Nietzsche’s Philosophy (Utz Verlag,
München 1999 and University of Marquette Press, Milwaukee WI. 2007, revised); Menschenwürde nach
Nietzsche: Die Geschichte eines Begriffs. (WBG, Darmstadt 2010); Transhumanismus: “Die gefährlichste Idee
der Welt”!?. (Herder, Freiburg i. Br. 2016); Ranisch, Robert/Sorgner, Stefan Lorenz (Eds.) (2014): Post- and Transhumanism:
An Introduction. (Peter Lang, New York et al.). He is also Editor in Chief and Founding Editor of the
“Journal of Posthuman Studies: Philosophy, Media, Technology” which will be forthcoming with Penn State University
Press from 2017 onwards.

Posthuman Perspectives

In recent decades various posthuman philosophies came about.
They affirm a great plurality of perspectives, but agree upon the following three insights:

  1. A move from a dualist towards a non-dualist anthropology;
  2. A radical increase of anthropotechniques with the power of enhancing human capacities
    so that the likelihood of the coming about of the posthuman can be increased;
  3. The posthuman can come about by means of digital technologies or with the help of biotechnologies
    whereby the field of genetics is particularly relevant. These three basic insights lead to massive bunch of
    intellectual, social, political, ethical and economic challenges which I will address within this talk.


Helena Holmberg

Helena Holmberg is the director of Kunsthall Trondheim. Holmberg was earlier curator for Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden as well as the leader of Xposeptember – a biennale for photographic and moving image. Other projects include: A Complicated Relation (Index and Kalmar Konstmuseum 2011), Manon de Boer: Encounters (Kalmar Konstmuseum 2013, publication by Van Abbemuseum, OEI and Index, 2013). Lina Selander. Echo. The montage, the fossil, the sarcophagus, the x-ray, the cloud, the sound, the feral animal, the shadow, the room, and ”Lenin’s Lamp Glows in the Peasant’s Hut” (OEI, 2013). Since 2013 Helena Holmberg has been responsible for establishing Kunsthall Trondheim, a new institution for contemporary art in Mid-Norway which opened this fall.

Helena will speak about the role of the art institution and the relation between art and politics. Why is the painting political? Or – art is all about making choices.