Gail Day, Steve Edwards
Time, Capitalism, Modernity & Aesthetic Form


Charles Chaplin, Modern Times (1936), Film Still

Seminar Gail Day, Steve Edwards Time, Capitalism, Modernity & Aesthetic Form 2015

In this seminar we examine some theories of time and their significance for understanding art. The categories we will be working with are drawn mainly from the Marxist tradition and the central problem is how to understand capitalism in its historical actuality. Throughout the seminar we will be consider- ing a range of artworks as ways of thinking about capitalist temporality as it emerges through aesthetic form: examples include Manet and the Impressionists, the Soviet avant-grade, Ilya Ehrenberg, Charlie Chaplin, Jean-Marie Straub & Danielle Huillet, Harun Farocki & Antje Ehmann, Allan Sekula, Santu Mofokeng, Shahidul Alam, Ursula Biemann, Chen Chieh-Jen, and the Radek Community.

Gail Day is Senior Lecturer in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds. She is the author of Dialectical Passions: Negation in Postwar Art Theory (Columbia University Press, 2010).

Steve Edwards is Professor of Art-History-Materialism and Head of the Department of Art History at the Open University. His books include: The Making of English Photography, Allegories (Penn State University Press, 2006) and Martha Rosler, The Bowery in two inadequate descriptive systems (Afterall Books, 2012). He serves as an editor of the journals Oxford Art Journal and Historical Materialism.


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


Independent Study Programme
Call 2023
Until 04.09.2022


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Commissioned by Serpentine, MUBI and PCAI Polygreen Culture & Art Initiative, as part of Serpentine's Back to Earth project.


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01.04, 04.04.2022
10h–13h, 14h–17h

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

Registration is free but limited to the number of seats available. Please send an email with a short CV to by 24.03.2022. Confirmation of registration will be sent by email. The seminar will be in English.

Lumiar Cité

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

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Circle Navel Nil
24.04. – 27.06.2021

24.06 | 18h00 Online conversation with Sabeth

Buchmann, Loretta Fahrenholz and Jürgen Bock


Anna Schachinger
08.10. – 11.12.2022

07.10 | 18h00 Circulating Salt, Ayami Awazuhara
08.10 | 16h00 Opening of the exhibition

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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