Official curator for the Night of Philosophy in Tel Aviv (Israel) since 2015
Topic of his lecture at the Night of Philosophy in Israel 2021:
A Justice for History
With Joseph Cohen
Raphael Zagury-Orly is currently Invited Professor of Philosophy at the Catholic Institute of Paris and since June 2019 Directeur de Programme at the Collège International de Philosophie (Paris). He is also Associate Member at the Centre de Recherche sur les Arts et le Langage (EHESS – CNRS). Since 2003, he is Professor of Philosophy at the Bezalel Academy of Fine Arts and Design (Israel) and, from 2010 to 2014, directed its MFA Program.
He has held positions as Researcher at the Asia and Europe in a Global Context Institute at the Universität Heidelberg (Germany) and Visiting professorships in Philosophy at the Università degli studi di Roma – Sapienza in 2015-2016, the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung - Karlsruhe in 2014-2015 and at Sciences Po – Paris from 2016-2019.
He has authored Questionner encore (Paris, Galilée, 2010) and, in collaboration with Joseph Cohen, co-edited Judéités – questions pour Jacques Derrida (Paris, Galilée, 2003) as well as Heidegger. Qu'appelle-t-on le lieu ? (Les Temps Modernes, Paris, Gallimard, 2008), Derrida. L'événement déconstruction (Les Temps Modernes, Paris, Gallimard, 2012), and directs the special dossier on E. Levinas (Les Temps Modernes, Paris, Gallimard, 2013) and Heidegger et "les juifs" (La Règle du Jeu, Paris, Grasset, 2015).
In 2019, with Orietta Ombrosi, he co-edits the volume Derrida-Levinas. An Alliance Awaiting the Political (Milan, Mimesis International, 2019). In 2021, he published, with Joseph Cohen, at Galilée (Paris), L’adversaire privilégié. Heidegger, les Juifs et nous. He also, in 2021, published at Les Liens qui Libèrent (Paris), Le dernier des sionistes.
Since 2004, he is Scientific Editor at the Resling Publishing House in Tel-Aviv, where he has directed numerous Hebrew translations of Derrida, Deleuze, Bataille, Lyotard, Anders, Georges Didi-Huberman.
In 2014, Raphael Zagury-Orly was named Special Consultant for the GLOBALE project, curated by Peter Weibel, at the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie in Karlsruhe where he coordinated, with Joseph Cohen, the "Das TRIBUNAL" (June 2015). He also curated, together with Noam Segal, the Walter Benjamin - Exilic Archives exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2015-2016).
In 2015, he co-founded, with Charlotte Casiraghi, Joseph Cohen and Robert Maggiori, the Rencontres Philosophiques de Monaco.
In 2016, together with Joseph Cohen, he co-founds and coordinates the Colloque des Intellectuels Juifs de Langue Française under the auspices of the Fondation du Judaïsme Français.
He was named, in 2016, permanent member of the interdisciplinary research group on the “Uncertainty of Forms” (“L’incertitude des Formes”) at Studio Le Fresnoy Film School (France). Since 2018, with Joseph Cohen and Alain Fleischer, he founds and directs the international research group “The Human to Come” in association and collaboration with Le Fresnoy Studio National (France), Penn State University (USA), University College Dublin (Ireland), Centre de Recherche sur les Arts et le Langage (EHESS – CNRS, France).
He is the official curator for the Night of Philosophy in Tel Aviv (Israel) since 2015.
His philosophical research focuses primarily on German Idealism and European contemporary philosophy, from Phenomenology to Hermeneutics and Deconstruction. His recent research on European Nihilism and its various manifestations in Modernity has brought him to focus his work on the philosophical and theological questions of "revelation", "apocalypse" and "election".