The Postman only Rings Twice

10 students from Maumaus School at the Museu das Comunicações

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Edited by Maumaus and Fundação Portuguesa das Telecomunicações Graphic design by Arne Kaiser


1000 copies. 95 pp.,

20.00 x 24.50 cm

pub. date: July 2000

ISBN 972-96619-9-7

The Postman Only Rings Twice brings together two kinds of audiences: the customary audience of the Museum of Communications, who finds themselves accidentally confronted with this exhibition; and the audience who come to visit the exhibition and, in turn, find themselves confronted with the museum. This double motivation for visitors revels the philosophy that Escola Maumaus is putting into practice here: to propose an art that is politically and socially more relevant than that already instituted, and often outside those sites most commonly given to it. Besides its being sited in a museum dedicated to the theme of communications, the exhibition has also spread outside the space originally allocated to it - the room normally used as an art gallery.

Respect for the modus operandi of a site that was not designed to receive art and which would not allow for an installation of the white cube type was considered to be the starting point for the context-specific integration of the works. Because of the choice of these limitations, the pieces exhibited have gained yet another form of legitimization: a legitimization that has an alternative socio-political relevance to that of an art museum.” (Jürgen Bock)


Avenida António Augusto de Aguiar, 148 - 3º C
1050-021 Lisboa, Portugal
Monday to Friday, 10h00 to 13h00,
14h30 to 19h00

Tel: + 351 21 352 11 55


Independent Study Programme
Call 2023
Until 04.09.2022


Manthia Diawara
AI: African Intelligence
Cinema Palace

Commissioned by Serpentine, MUBI and PCAI Polygreen Culture & Art Initiative, as part of Serpentine's Back to Earth project.


Manthia Diawara
AI: African Intelligence
Berlin International Film Festival
16.02. – 26.02.2023

Commissioned by Serpentine, MUBI and PCAI Polygreen Culture & Art Initiative, as part of Serpentine's Back to Earth project.


Amanda Boetzkes
Realism Without Authority
01.04, 04.04.2022
10h–13h, 14h–17h

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

Registration is free but limited to the number of seats available. Please send an email with a short CV to by 24.03.2022. Confirmation of registration will be sent by email. The seminar will be in English.

Lumiar Cité

Rua Tomás del Negro, 8A
1750-105 Lisboa, Portugal
Wednesday to Sunday, 15h00 to 19h00
or by appointment.
Tel: + 351 21 755 15 70

Loretta Fahrenholz
Circle Navel Nil
24.04. – 27.06.2021

24.06 | 18h00 Online conversation with Sabeth

Buchmann, Loretta Fahrenholz and Jürgen Bock


Anna Schachinger
08.10. – 11.12.2022

07.10 | 18h00 Circulating Salt, Ayami Awazuhara
08.10 | 16h00 Opening of the exhibition


Willem Oorebeek
17.12.2022 – 19.03.2023

Closed 24, 25, 31 December and 1 January

17.12 | 17h00 Talk with Willem Oorebeek,

Arne Kaiser and Jürgen Bock

17.12 | 18h00 Opening of the exhibition

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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