Announcing “On The Clock: Christian Marclay and the End of Cinematic Time,” a talk by Tom Huhn at Instituto de Filosofia da Nova in Lisboa, Portugal on September 30th

On September 30th, VCS Department Chair Tom Huhn will deliver the lecture “On The Clock: Christian Marclay and the End of Cinematic Time” for CineLab at the Instituto de Filosofia da Nova (Nova Institute of Philosophy) on the campus of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa in Portugal. Here’s a description of the upcoming event from the Institute’s website:



“On The Clock: Christian Marclay and the End of Cinematic Time”.

September 30, 2019


The working group Thinking Documentary Film (CineLab) would like to cordially invite you to the talk “On The Clock: Christian Marclay and the End of Cinematic Time »,

by the American philosopher and art critic Tom Huhn. The event will take place on September 30th, 18h, at Auditório 002, Torre A (room to be confirmed)

Everybody is welcome!



Abstract: A consideration of the implications of Christian Marclay’s 24-hour video montage, titled “The Clock”, produced in 2010, and winner of the Golden Lion award at the 2011 Venice Biennale.

The talk will suggest that “The Clock” marks the end of a central feature of cinematic experience and points toward a transformation of the status and activity of spectatorship.


Tom Huhn is the chair of the Art History and BFA Visual & Critical Studies Departments at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.  He received a PhD in Philosophy from Boston University, and has been a visiting professor at Yale University and the University of Graz, Austria.

His books include: Imitation and Society: The Persistence of Mimesis in the Aesthetics of Burke, Hogarth, and Kant; The Cambridge Companion to Adorno; The Wake of Art: Criticism, Philosophy, and the Ends of Taste; and The Semblance of Subjectivity: Essays in Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory.

His publications include: New German Critique, Art & Text, Oxford Art Journal, British Journal of Aesthetics, Art Criticism, Telos, Eighteenth-Century Studies, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Oxford Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, Philosophy and Social Criticism, Art Book, Art in America.

Huhn has been a Getty Scholar and Fulbright Scholar.

Huhn’s curatorial works include: “Ornament and Landscape,” at Apex Gallery; “Still Missing: Beauty Absent Social Life,” at the Visual Arts Museum and Westport Arts Center; “Between Picture and Viewer: The Image in Contemporary Painting” at the Visual Arts Gallery, NYC.

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