Art, Critique and Aesthetic Experience

The group “Art, Critique and Aesthetic Experience” gathers together researchers working on aesthetic issues, exploring their cultural significance and influence in our individual and collective existence. Moreover, the philosophical investigation of aesthetic experience aims at thoroughly understanding the conditions governing our sensorial apprehension of reality, as well as the specific knowledge unfolded in artistic processes and aesthetic judgment. The group was created in 2015 in the context of the former AELab, under the name Image and Concept, and was coordinated by Maria Filomena Molder until 2017. The group’s members have taken an active part in IFILNOVA’s longstanding engagement with the research on aesthetics (see, for instance, the project Morphology: Questions on Method and Language and the running FCT funded project Fragmentation and Reconfiguration: experiencing the city between art and philosophy). This has created the background for the research group’s current thematic lines:


• the study of aesthetic values from the perspective of their historical-philosophical transformation and its relation to artistic practices and critique;


• the investigation of the city’s aesthetic experience in the intersection between philosophy and art.


Over the last three years, the research group has collaborated with professors and researchers from numerous Portuguese and international institutions. While making full use of the academic environment and activities (such as seminars, conferences, and publications), the group is also developing a dissemination project with several ongoing and planned activities with non-academic institutions (such as the Arquivo Municipal de Lisboa, Radio Antena 2 and Art Schools), which shows its growing involvement with society at large. The regular participation of its members in cultural and artistic productions contributes to a fertile dialogue with the artistic practices, often reinforced with the precious inside knowledge stemming from the creative process.

Publications
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books
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2017
CultureLab • books
Pierre Macherey: Dell’utopia!
Pierre Macherey: Dell’utopia!
Gianfranco Ferraro (Ed. and transl.)
Pisa: Textus
2015
CultureLab • books
Friedrich Schlegel: Da essência da crítica e outros textos
Friedrich Schlegel: Da essência da crítica e outros textos
Bruno C. Duarte (Transl., notes and preface)
Lisbon: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
2014
CultureLab • books
O Perseguidor das Sombras
O Perseguidor das Sombras
Maria Filomena Molder
São Paulo: Lumme Editora
book chapters
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2021
CultureLab • book chapters
Chaosmopolitanism: Reconfiguring James Joyce’s cities of thisorder and exiled selves
Chaosmopolitanism: Reconfiguring James Joyce’s cities of thisorder and exiled selves
Bartholomew Ryan
Conceptual Figures of Fragmentation and Reconfiguration (forthcoming)
2016
CultureLab • book chapters
Literature and Health: Proust as Symptomatologist
Literature and Health: Proust as Symptomatologist
Claudio Rozzoni
L. Schreel (Ed.), Pathology and Aesthetics. Essays on the Pathological in Kant and Contemporary Aesthetics (pp. 49-68). Düsseldorf: Düsseldorf University Press.
2016
CultureLab • book chapters
A diferença entre salvar (zu reten) e libertar (zu erlosen) a existência pessoal. Sobre Etty Hillesum
A diferença entre salvar (zu reten) e libertar (zu erlosen) a existência pessoal. Sobre Etty Hillesum
Maria Filomena Molder
M. L. R. Ferreira, & F. Henriques (Coords.), Marginalidade e Alternativa. Vinte e Seis Filósofas para o século XXI. Lisbon: Edições Colibri.
2015
CultureLab • book chapters
Senza condizioni. Sulla professione e la condotta della filosofia
Senza condizioni. Sulla professione e la condotta della filosofia
Gianfranco Ferraro
G. Ferraro (Ed.), La filosofia come professione. Pisa: Alleopoesia.
2015
CultureLab • book chapters
Genio e creazione artistica
Genio e creazione artistica
Claudio Rozzoni
M. Mazzocut-Mis (Ed.), Lineamenti di Estetica. Temi e problemi (pp. 28-53). Firenze: Le Monnier.
2015
CultureLab • book chapters
Habiter: un secret manifeste
Habiter: un secret manifeste
Maria Filomena Molder
S. Franceschelli, M. Gribaudi, & H. Le Bras (Eds.), Morphogenèse et Dynamiques urbaines: Les ateliers de Morphologie EHESS-EnsAd (pp. 62-73). Paris: PUCA.
2015
CultureLab • book chapters
L’architecture est un geste. Variations sur un motif wittgensteinien
L’architecture est un geste. Variations sur un motif wittgensteinien
Maria Filomena Molder
P. Woitling, & C. Denat (Eds.), Transferts linguistiques, hybridations culturelles (Langage et pensée, n.° 6, pp. 319-342). Reims: Épure – Éditions et Presses Universitaires de Reims.
2015
CultureLab • book chapters
La trama sospesa
La trama sospesa
Gianfranco Ferraro
M. Masini (Org.), Fernando Pessoa, Pagine di Critica e Estetica. Pisa: alleoPoesia & TeXtus.
Articles in peer-reviewed journals
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2017
CultureLab • Articles in peer-reviewed journals
As mãos sobre a cidade: utopia, periferia e distopia na Lisboa contemporânea
As mãos sobre a cidade: utopia, periferia e distopia na Lisboa contemporânea
Gianfranco Ferraro
Thomas Project, 24.04.2017.
2016
CultureLab • Articles in peer-reviewed journals
Cosa resta dei beni comuni? Su di una ragionevole utopia urbana
Cosa resta dei beni comuni? Su di una ragionevole utopia urbana
Gianfranco Ferraro
Qualeducazione
2014
CultureLab • Articles in peer-reviewed journals
Chi scrive? Chi legge? Il chiasma fra autore e lettore a partire dalle “Recherches sur l’usage littéraire du langage”
Chi scrive? Chi legge? Il chiasma fra autore e lettore a partire dalle “Recherches sur l’usage littéraire du langage”
Claudio Rozzoni
Chiasmi international, 16, pp. 325-344.
Articles in conference proceedings
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others
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2017
CultureLab • others
Hegel: Elêusis
Hegel: Elêusis
Bruno C. Duarte (Transl.)
Telhados de Vidro, (21), pp. 94-103.
2016
CultureLab • others
La bibliothèque en feu
La bibliothèque en feu
Maria Filomena Molder
Amadeo de Souza Cardoso (Catalogue de l'exposition au Grand Palais, 20 avril – 18 juillet 2016). Paris: Fondation Gulbenkian/Réunion des Musées Nationaux – Grand Palais.
2016
CultureLab • others
A biblioteca em fogo
A biblioteca em fogo
Maria Filomena Molder
Revista Telhados de Vidro, 21.
2015
CultureLab • others
Amor do longínquo, obediência à proximidade
Amor do longínquo, obediência à proximidade
Maria Filomena Molder
Revista Telhados de Vidro, 20, pp. 215-238.
2015
CultureLab • others
Eterno estrangeiro, eterno convidado
Eterno estrangeiro, eterno convidado
Maria Filomena Molder
Eu e os Outros (Catalogue, pp. 21-32). Lisbon: Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea – Museu do Chiado/Leya.
2014
CultureLab • others
Finanza antimoderna. Una lettura di “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Finanza antimoderna. Una lettura di “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Gianfranco Ferraro
Ponte, 70(11-12), 74-81.
2014
CultureLab • others
A meada dos rastros. Catálogo da exposição Statua – pinturas e desenhos de Manuel Vilarinho
A meada dos rastros. Catálogo da exposição Statua – pinturas e desenhos de Manuel Vilarinho
Maria Filomena Molder
Lisbon: Giefarte