Vol. 3 No. 2 (2010): Costellazioni tempestive. Warburg- Adorno-Benjamin, Adorno

L’immagine-tempo da Warburg a Benjamin e Adorno

Published 2012-05-15


  • Image,
  • Warburg,
  • Benjamin

How to Cite

Di Giacomo, G. (2012). L’immagine-tempo da Warburg a Benjamin e Adorno. Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi dell’estetico, 3(2). https://doi.org/10.13128/Aisthesis-11009


Starting from Warburg, the distinguishing mark of an image, considered as identity-difference of visible and invisible, is its offering itself as an implementation of a temporality, and at the same time of a memory that is immanent in the sensible structure of the image. It’s what we find both in Benjamin and in Adorno: in both cases, it is just because the image is marked by a “internal time” that it is able to have a critical function towards reality, and at the same time an utopian character that is all the same with its non-renounceable testimonial task.


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