Past exhibition at Lumiar Cité:
Mistake! Mistake! said the rooster...
and stepped down from the duck
Gabriel Barbi, Hubert Fichte, Ramiro Guerreiro, Ana Jotta, Euridice Kala, Simon Thompson
23.09 - 05.11.2017
Mistake! Mistake! said the rooster... and stepped down from the duck. An exhibition by artists about and not about an author. The five artists - Gabriel Barbi, Ramiro Guerreiro, Ana Jotta, Euridice Kala and Simon Thompson - read and listen to the writer Hubert Fichte: his book Um amor feliz, the radio play Caparica, a Fishing Village, broadcast in 1967 by the Hessischer Rundfunk radio station in former West Germany, catalogues and other books from or about Fichte, and photo-films "shot" by Leonore Mau and "commented on" by the "ethno-poet" Fichte. Thoughts in space: through Fichte, we feel the world in a different way. Fifty-fifty, yes. An exhibition without qualities, a literary pose. The description of Portugal as an elevated form of the Fata Morgana, Portugal as a ceramic façade. The imaginary soundtrack of an exhibition: caricatures and poems on canvas or canvases turned into poems...
The writer and ethnologist Hubert Fichte (1935-1986) is considered an early source of inspiration for new disciplines such as Queer and Postcolonial Studies. In his work, economic criticism, (homo-)sexuality and self-reflection become methodological tools. The project Hubert Fichte: Love and Ethnology attempts to enhance awareness of his work by translating it into the contexts that Fichte travelled to with his life companion Leonore Mau. The project is launched with the exhibition Mistake! Mistake! said the rooster... and stepped down from the duck in the art space Lumiar Cité in Lisbon, while further exhibitions and events will take place at MAM – Museum of Modern Art in Salvador de Bahia and in Rio de Janeiro at the Centro Municipal de Arte Hélio Oiticica.
During several residencies in Lisbon, the artists Gabriel Barbi, Ramiro Guerreiro, Ana Jotta, Euridice Kala and Simon Thompson jointly developed a transversal exhibition for the Lumiar Cité space, curated by Jürgen Bock. Before the opening of the exhibition, the novel Um amor feliz by Hubert Fichte (Livros Cotovia, Portuguese translation by José Maria Vieira Mendes) will be launched at the Cinemateca Portuguesa-Museu do Cinema / Livraria Linha de Sombra with a presentation by the researchers Manuela Ribeiro Sanches and Diedrich Diederichsen, moderated by Jürgen Bock. The launch will be followed by the screening of four photo-films by Hubert Fichte and Leonore Mau.
Curated by Jürgen Bock. Production by Lumiar Cité / Maumaus in partnership with Goethe- Institut Portugal and Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin). In collaboration with Cinemateca Portuguesa-Museu do Cinema, Livraria Linha de Sombra, Livros Cotovia Books and S. Fischer Stiftung (Berlin).
The events are part of the international project Hubert Fichte: Love and Ethnology, conceived by Diedrich Diederichsen and Anselm Franke. In Portugal, the project is co-financed by Goethe-Institut Portugal and Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin).
Maumaus / Lumiar Cité is funded by Ministério da Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes.
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Ao descer a escada
Há um degrau p’ra me sentar.
Não há outro degrau
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!
09.11.2019 - 02.02.2020
25.01 | 17h00 Talk with Tonio Kröner, Simon
Thompson, Jürgen Bock
All the light that's ours to see
19.09. - 22.11.2020
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:
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