Alexander García Düttmann

Goethe-Institut, Auditorium

Pier Paolo Pasolini, Sopralluoghi in Palestina per il vangelo secondo Matteo, 1965

The seminar will explore the notion of ‘anthro- pological revolution’, which Pier Paolo Pasolini introduced in his writings, collected under the title Scritti corsari (1975).* The first day will be devoted to what Pasolini perceived as the increasing disappearance of a peasant and sub-proletarian world in the early 1960s. The second day will be dedicated to his description and analysis of a world entirely dominated by the fascism of neocapitalism. Two films will be screened: Sopralluoghi in Palestina per il vangelo secondo Matteo (1965) and Porcile (1969). The seminar will focus on how language, the landscape, the body, and political resistance are affected by this anthropological revolution or mutation.

* There are German, Spanish and French translations of this book, but there seems to be no English translation to date.

Alexander Garcia Düttmann (1961) is a philosopher with an interest in aesthetics and art, but also in moral and political philosophy. He studied Philosophy in Frankfurt with Alfred Schmidt and in Paris with Jacques Derrida. After obtaining his PhD from Frankfurt, he spent two years at Stanford University as a Mellon Fellow. His first academic position was a lectureship in Philosophy at Essex University, UK. Currently he is Professor of Aesthetics at the University of the Arts, Berlin. He has also taught in Melbourne; at Middlesex University, where he was Professor of Philosophy for seven years; at New York University, where he was a visiting professor in the autumn term of 1999; and as Professor of Philosophy and Visual Culture at Goldsmiths, University of London. His publications include Was weiß Kunst?: Für eine Ästhetik des Widerstands (What Does Art Know? For An Aesthetics of Resistance, 2015); Naive Kunst: Ein Versuch über das Glück (Naive Art: An Essay on Happiness, 2012); Teilnahme: Bewußtsein des Scheins (Participation: Awareness of Semblance, 2011); and Derrida und ich. Das Problem der Dekonstruktion (Derrida and I: The Problem of Deconstruction, 2008).

Registration is free, but limited to the number of seats available. Please send an email with a short CV to until 10.02.2019. Confirmation of registration will be sent by email. The seminar will be in English.


Avenida António Augusto de Aguiar, 148 - 3º C
1050-021 Lisboa, Portugal
Monday to Friday, 10h00 to 13h00,
14h30 to 19h00

Tel: + 351 21 352 11 55

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The Politics of Resentment

23, 25, 26.03.2021
12h–14h30, 15h30–18h


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12h–14h30, 15h30–18h

The seminar will take place online only.

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Fogo Island Dialogues
Atlantic Codes
November 8–9, 2019

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Lumiar Cité

Lumiar Cité

Rua Tomás del Negro, 8A
1750-105 Lisboa, Portugal
Wednesday to Sunday, 15h00 to 19h00
and by appointment.
Tel: + 351 21 755 15 70 | 21 352 11 55

Ao descer a escada
Há um degrau p’ra me sentar.
Não há outro degrau
Onde descansar.
Não estou lá em baixo
Nem lá em cima estou.
Estou é na escada
Onde sempre estou.

Ao subir a escada
Não estou em cima, nem em baixo.
Não estou na creche,
Nem mesmo no sopé, acho.
Ideias estranhas começam a girar
Na minha cabeça
Fora do lugar!

Tonio Kröner
09.11.2019 - 02.02.2020

26.06 | 18h00 Online conversation with Sabeth Buchmann

Thompson, Jürgen Bock

26.06 | 18h00 Online conversation with Sabeth Buchmann

Judith Barry
All the light that's ours to see

Extended until 6 December 2020

In line with revised recommendations from the authorities, we are postponing the exhibition, which was scheduled to open on 28 March. A new date will be communicated in due course.

Loretta Fahrenholz
Circle Navel Nil
24.04. – 27.06.2021

24.06 | 18h00 Online conversation with Sabeth

Buchmann, Loretta Fahrenholz and Jürgen Bock

Veit Stratmann
13.11.2021 – 30.01.2022

Lumiar Cité is closed for the summer break between 16 and 31 August.

In cooperation with Lumiar Cité:

Tiffany Chung
Thu Thiêm: an archaeological
project for future remembrance
08.06. - 08.09.2019

Johann Jacobs Museum

Maumaus / Lumiar Cité
is funded by Ministério da Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes. With the support of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa and Junta de Freguesia do Lumiar

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