Seminar “The Apostle Paul. Justification of universalism"


Responding to the challenges of the time, the BAZA Institute holds a seminar “The Apostle Paul. Justification of universalism.

The aim of the seminar is to clarify the foundations for the existence of contemporary art in its purity, brought to a priori, when the outlines of the New World begin to loom more and more clearly on the horizon of time.

Alain Badiou in The Apostle Paul. The Justification of Universalism" (1997) wrote:

“The operation that Paul shows us is to clearly separate any process of truth from the “cultural” historicity in which opinion intends to dissolve it. To rethink this gesture, unravel all its moves, revive its uniqueness and creative power - all this, I believe, is necessary for the modern world.

Badiou in The Apostle Paul raises the question of the concrete universality of truth, in our case art.

Bearing in mind the text of the French thinker as a theoretical framework, BASE proposes to discuss whether art can now become a condition for the generation of truth, capable of reassembling the broken world.

The main thesis of the seminar: the establishment of a new foundation, potentially charged with powerful energy.

Paul's reasoning was the declaration: "Christ is risen!" That is, death is overcome! What would become such a declaration under our conditions?


Project author: Anatoly Osmolovsky, rector of the BAZA Institute
The opening will take place on March 11, 2022 at 19:00
On March 12 and March 13, from 12:00 to 20:00, a recording of the seminar will be available in the hall
The performative end of the seminar will take place on March 13 at 19:00

Visit is free

Dates: March 11 - 13, 2022
Address: Perevedenodskiy pereulok 18, Arthaus

Seminar “The Apostle Paul. Justification of universalismThe seminar will be attended by: Anatoly Osmolovsky, Dmitry Gutov, Konstantin Bokhorov, Students of the BAZA Institute