Past exhibition at Lumiar Cité:
(A solidão seria melhor se não existissem os outros)
05.06 - 20.07.2014
Simon Thompson says: 'There is no shipping container required other than the story of 'shipping' already containing the memory of the American artist Allan Sekula spending time exploring the dockyard in Lisbon. This memory, perhaps because it wasn't my own, stayed with me, let's say - to be forgotten. In the light of this, a pragmatic arrangement has been arrived at, a kind of ship in a bottle. No idea, no desire or necessity, no impulse toward accountability ... those acts sank into circumstance. So ... how to survive the wreck of this experience?'
Simon Thompsonʼs technique of window dressing involves a 'very little but not quite nothing' caricature of it's own absence. The indiscernible removal, 180 degree rotation and return back to the original holding position of a single large tempered glass window in Lumiar Cité has been described by Thompson as "the other side of sameness" and is the result of a two-year dialogue between Thompson (Brussels) and Jürgen Bock (Lisbon).
Simon Thompson is a British artist who lives and works in Brussels.
Avenida António Augusto de Aguiar, 148 - 3º C
1050-021 Lisboa, Portugal
Tel: + 351 21 352 11 55
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
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