Alenka Zupančič

philosopher

is a Slovenian philosopher whose work focuses on psychoanalysis and continental philosophy. She is a Slovenian psychoanalytic theorist and philosopher who along with Mladen Dolar and Slavoj Žižek have in large measure been responsible for the popularity in North America (and Europe) of a politically infused Lacanian psychoanalysis.

is a Slovenian philosopher whose work focuses on psychoanalysis and continental philosophy. She is a Slovenian psychoanalytic theorist and philosopher who along with Mladen Dolar and Slavoj Žižek have in large measure been responsible for the popularity in North America (and Europe) of a politically infused Lacanian psychoanalysis.

What seems like a megalomaniac aspect of most manifestoes should in no way be read as shameless (subjective) arrogance on the part of the artists themselves as individuals. Yet this does not mean that statements are meant ironically; they are subversive precisely because they are meant very seriously. Fundamentally, irony is simply an assertion of the ego, and of its supremacy.

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What seems like a megalomaniac aspect of most manifestoes should in no way be read as shameless (subjective) arrogance on the part of the artists themselves as individuals. Yet this does not mean that statements are meant ironically; they are subversive precisely because they are meant very seriously. Fundamentally, irony is simply an assertion of the ego, and of its supremacy.