The Beginning of the Misunderstanding is an archive that tells stories. Is a sculptural manifesto. Is a model of reality. Is a series of places and ideas. Questions the images that we have of built Modernism. Thinks about research studios as sculpture. Combines a collection of found uses of the public realm. Develops minimal billboard houses with maximum common space. Recognises an identity-giving potential for the future in historical memories. Is a source of inspiration and a working tool for a “more real reality”. Refers to planned cities and historical cities that have grown in time. Considers monuments as graphic signs or signposts. Has a sculptural view of public space. Asks which Modernism is still important to us today.
Erik Göngrich (1966, Kirchheimbolanden) is an artist who lives and works in Berlin. As a trained architect, he researches in his art how architecture influences our perception. He is interested in the mod- els of life under conditions which are defined by architecture and its articulation in urban contexts. Göngrich conducts comparative studies worldwide, seeking out parallelisms and differences in perception through interviews, the answers obtained inspiring his models and drawings. Göngrich has presented his work internationally at locations such as Fundación Proa in Buenos Aires, the Shedhalle in Zurich, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Chinati Foundation in Marfa/Texas, the 9th Istanbul Biennial and he will be present at the upcoming Havana Biennial in Cuba in 2012.
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 Friday, 3pm to 7pm and by appointment. Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 1pm.
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
Extended until 6 December 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