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


Charles Chaplin, Modern Times (1936), Film Still

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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

Tel: + 351 21 352 11 55

Alan Read
The Dark Theatre:
Conditions of the Irreparable
11.-13.03.2020, 11 am, 2 pm

Auditorium Goethe-Institut, Lisbon

Santiago Zabala

The Greatest Emergency is the Absence of Emergency: Anarchic Hermeneutics, Emergency Aesthetics, and Philosophical Warnings

16,18, and 19.03.2021
4 pm - 7 pm

The seminar will take place online only.

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 Friday, 3pm to 7pm and by appointment. Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 1pm.
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

25.01 | 17h00 Talk with Tonio Kröner, Simon

Thompson, Jürgen Bock

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
Spring 2021

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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