Past exhibition at Lumiar Cité:

Ângela Ferreira
Indépendance Cha Cha
15.04 - 01.06.2014

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Ângela Ferreira presents at Lumiar Cité a new work inspired by her participation in the 2013 Lubumbashi Biennial (Democratic Republic of the Congo). The sculpture evokes colonial architecture from the 1950s in the centre of Lubumbashi, the capital of Katanga, a province rich in minerals in what was known at that time as Belgian Congo. The sculpture interacts with the architectural features of the place of exhibition – in this case, its first presentation at Lumiar Cité – and is also used as the screen for two videos. One of the videos documents a performance organized by the artist for the Lubumbashi Biennial, in which two singers present the poem/song “Je vais entrer dans la mine”, sung in Kibemba, the formerly dominant language. The lyrics tell of a man writing to his mother about his fears that he will die having been forced to go down the mines. In the second video, which gives the title to the work, the band of the Park Hotel of Lubumbashi interprets “Indépendance Cha Cha”, an emblematic anthem of the independence movements of Francophone African countries in the 1960s, written by the Congolese musician Joseph Kabasele, in Brussels, on the night an agreement was reached between the Belgian government and a Congolese delegation about the date of independence of the African country.

Ângela Ferreira (Mozambique, 1958) lives and works in Lisbon. Notable among her solo exhibitions are: ʻPolitical Camerasʼ, Stills (Edinburgh, 2013); ʻÂngela Ferreira–Stone Freeʼ, Marlborough Contemporary (London, 2012); ʻCarlos Cardoso–Straight to the pointʼ, Galeria Filomena Soares (Lisbon, 2011), ʻWerdmuller Centre and Other Worksʼ, Stevenson (Cape Town, 2010); ʻHard Rain Showʼ, Museu Coleção Berardo (Lisbon, 2008) / La Criée (Rennes, 2008); ʻMaison Tropicaleʼ, Portuguese Pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007) and ʻNo Place at Allʼ, Museu do Chiado (Lisbon, 2003). Notable among her recent group exhibitions are: 3rd Lubumbashi Biennial (2013); ʻBetween Walls and Windowsʼ, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin, 2012); ʻAppropriated Landscapesʼ, The Walther Collection (Neu- Ulm, 2011); ʻMonument und Utopia IIʼ, Steirischer Herbst Festival (Graz, 2010) and ʻModernologiesʼ, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (2010) / MACBA (Barcelona, 2009).

This project has been developed in partnership with the EDP Foundation and in collaboration with Africa.Cont. Our thanks also to Culturgest for their kind support during the production of the exhibition.


Campo dos Mártires da Pátria, 100 - 1º esq.
1150-227 Lisboa, Portugal

Tel: + 351 21 352 11 55

Avenida António Augusto de Aguiar, 148 - 3º C
1050-021 Lisboa, Portugal

Alan Read
The Dark Theatre:
Conditions of the Irreparable
11.-13.03.2020, 11 am, 2 pm

Auditorium Goethe-Institut, Lisbon

Sjoerd van Tuinen
The Return of Mannerism: Art, Philosophy, Art History
23.-25.03.2020, 11 am, 2 pm

Auditorium Goethe-Institut, Lisbon

Fogo Island Dialogues
Atlantic Codes
November 8–9, 2019

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Lumiar Cité

Lumiar Cité

Rua Tomás del Negro, 8A
1750-105 Lisboa, Portugal
Wednesday to Sunday, 3pm to 7pm
and by appointment
Tel: + 351 21 755 15 70 | 21 352 11 55

Ao descer a escada
Há um degrau p’ra me sentar.
Não há outro degrau
Onde descansar.
Não estou lá em baixo
Nem lá em cima estou.
Estou é na escada
Onde sempre estou.

Ao subir a escada
Não estou em cima, nem em baixo.
Não estou na creche,
Nem mesmo no sopé, acho.
Ideias estranhas começam a girar
Na minha cabeça
Fora do lugar!

Tonio Kröner
09.11.2019 - 02.02.2020

25.01 | 17h00 Talk with Tonio Kröner, Simon

Thompson, Jürgen Bock

Upcoming exhibition:

Judith Barry
All the light that's ours to see

In line with revised recommendations from the authorities, we are postponing the exhibition, which was scheduled to open on 28 March. A new date will be communicated in due course.

In cooperation with Lumiar Cité:

Tiffany Chung
Thu Thiêm: an archaeological
project for future remembrance
08.06. - 08.09.2019

Johann Jacobs Museum

Maumaus / Lumiar Cité
is funded by Ministério da Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes. With the support of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa and Junta de Freguesia do Lumiar

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