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Radio Benjamin: Live Now

5 Nov 2014

Regular opening hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 18:00
Thursday
10:00 – 18:00
Friday
10:00 – 22:00
Saturday
10:00 – 22:00
Sunday
10:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

£12/ concessions £8

Tate Modern

London, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • Bus: 45, 63, 100, 344, 381, RV1
  • Tube: Southwark/Blackfriars
  • Train: London Bridge

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Radio Benjamin: Live Now

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Walter Benjamin (1892—1940) is best known for his pioneering work on technology, culture and art, making enduring contributions to aesthetic theory and Western Marxism. It is less known, that from 1927 to 1933, Benjamin wrote and presented more than 80 broadcasts over the new medium of radio and the surviving transcripts are gathered for the first time in English in a book titled Radio Benjamin. Esther Leslie, Professor in Political Aesthetics at Birkbeck, Gareth Evans, writer and the Whitechapel Gallery's film curator, and artist Mark Aerial Waller respond to Benjamin's engagement with the unprecedented aesthetic and political implications of radio to explore the wide-ranging significance of his broadcast texts. In partnership with Verso.

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