Jacob Lund

Jacob Lund is an Associate Professor in the Department of Aesthetics and Communications at Aarhus University, Denmark.

  • Anachrony, Contemporaneity, and Historical Imagination

    Anachrony, Contemporaneity, and Historical Imagination

    Jacob Lund

    An argument for “the contemporary contemporary” as the point of departure for any anachronic relationship with time today.

    Taking its point of departure in an “anachronic” exhibition, Soulèvements (2016–18), this book is a theoretical exploration of how the notion of contemporaneity—understood as the coming together of different times in the same historical present—relates to the end of a certain history of art. Critical of hitherto dominant chronological, ahistorical, and/or culturally restricted notions of the contemporary, Lund's overall aim is to make an argument for “the contemporary contemporary” as the point of departure for any anachronic relationship with time today, and as the inescapable point of departure for any possible historical imagination.

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  • Contemporary Research Intensive

    Contemporary Research Intensive

    Geoff Cox and Jacob Lund

    Contemporary Research Intensive was an event organized in the context of the 57th Venice Art Biennale to investigate the concept of “contemporaneity.” Gathering together artists/ curators/researchers through an open call, we asked how the temporal complexity that follows from the coming together of different temporalities in the same present could be made known in the context of contemporary art research, and particularly through practices that involve exhibitionary forms. The book is both part and result of the intensive sharing of ideas to produce something that captures the spirit of both discussions at that time and the publication process as a temporal form.

    ContributorsMara Ambrožič, Anastasia Chaguidouline, Nicola Guastamacchia, Anne Kølbæk Iversen, Camma Juel Jepsen, Johanne Løgstrup, Clarissa Ricci, Camilla Salvaneschi, James Schofield, Trine Friis Sørensen, Sevie Tsampalla, Marianna Tsionki, Andy Weir; with Michael Birchall, Geoff Cox, Joasia Krysa, Jacob Lund, Simon Sheikh, Angela Vettese

    The Contemporary Condition series edited by Geoff Cox and Jacob Lund, Volume 10Copublished with Aarhus University and ARoS Art Museum

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  • The Contemporary Condition

    The Contemporary Condition

    Introductory Thoughts on Contemporaneity and Contemporary Art

    Geoff Cox and Jacob Lund

    What do we mean when we say that something is contemporary? And what should the designator “contemporary art” refer to? An immediate response would be that contemporary art is an art of the present, that it somehow addresses and expresses the present. But what is this present? What constitutes the present present or the contemporary contemporary? This first book in the Contemporary Condition series introduces some of the key issues concerning contemporaneity as a defining condition of our historical present. It thus acts as an extended preface to the series as a whole, calling for a rethinking of the deep structures of temporalization that render our present the way it is.

    The aim of the Contemporary Condition book series is to question the formation of subjectivity and concept of temporality in the world now. It begins from the assumption that art, with its ability to investigate the present and make meaning from it, can lead to an understanding of wider developments within culture and society. Addressing a perceived gap in existing literature on the subject, the series focuses on three broad strands: the issue of temporality, the role of contemporary media and computational technologies, and how artistic practice makes epistemic claims.

    The Contemporary Condition series edited by Geoff Cox and Jacob Lund, Volume 01Copublished with Aarhus University and ARoS Art Museum

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