“How unbearable at times are people who are happy, people for whom everything works out.”
We all know that the last thing reality needs is more problematizing. Then again, we can all use a little more Chekhov in our lives. Leave it to the Russians, Ukrainians, and Germans to make your Christmas this year a little more complicated.
Here’s what the Goethe Institut of Portugal, the organizers, tell us about this evening of art and cinema:
“Artworks, especially those that comprise documentary material, can offer a particularly challenging appeal to our thoughts about reality. While their indexical link to the reality they address grants specific credibility, the position of the artist, their aesthetic, thematic, and political choices, and self-reflexive stance may generate a critical assessment of the very constitution of reality. At such a point, art meets philosophy.
In order to reflect on the relationship between the factual world and its subjective appropriation, questioning hegemonic claims to objectivity and problematizing the inherent contradictions of society are inherently philosophical issues. ‘Problematising reality – Encounters between art, cinema, and philosophy’ is a series of projections and discussions that take place in various cultural spaces in the city of Lisbon. These encounters between artists and researchers of international renown focus on the very moments where art, cinema, and philosophy enter into a productive dialogue.
This particular program takes place at the Goethe-Institut Auditorium. It brings together artist Emily Wardill and philosopher Michael Marder in a screening of and discussion about Chekhovian Motifs (2002), a film directed by the late Ukrainian filmmaker Kira Muratova.”
FREE ENTRY (limited seating).
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