29.01 - 27.02.2011

Lunds, Sweden

Lunds konsthall is hosting the exhibition ESCAPE, which sums up an international collaboration project involving the Malmö Art Academy, the Braunschweig University of Art, Maumaus – Escola de Artes Visuais in Lisbon and International Art Academy – Palestine in Ramallah.
For a couple of years more than twenty students from all four schools have been working on the deliberately wide theme of escape. The mass media constantly feed us reports on disasters affecting humankind. We are flooded by images showing people trying to escape natural disasters, poverty, war and oppression. Such images provoke both anxiety and fascination. How are they constructed to achieve this effect? Many people also flee into themselves. Such inner exile is sometimes to do with protecting a private zone but may also be close to madness. Drug culture and the daydreaming that the media encourages, how do they relate to our longing to escape reality? The notion of escape contains both violence and desire. How can this be expressed in art?
Each school has organised seminars for the whole group, around different aspects of escape. The series was started in Braunschweig and Berlin in May 2009 with a survey of escape and migration against the background of Germany’s recent history. The theme for the intensive week in Palestine in July that same year was obvious. In October the group gathered in Malmö to look at the inner life of artists at the turn of the last century, focusing on Carl Fredrik Hill and other Swedish artists. The seminar in Lisbon in February 2010 touched on both escapism and Portugal’s colonial heritage.
The initiative for ESCAPE comes from art historian Viola Vahrson and professor Olav Christopher Jenssen at the Braunschweig University of Art. They have organised the exhibition at Lunds konsthall together with professor Gertrud Sandqvist at the Malmö Art Academy and Jürgen Bock, director of Maumaus in Lisbon.
The participating students exhibit their own approaches to the overall theme. The exhibition will also be shown at the gallery of the Braunschweig University of Art. A comprehensive publication is planned and will be published at a later stage. Like all exhibitions at Lunds konsthall ESCAPE is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue with texts in Swedish and English.
Lunds konsthall’s programming is based on the conviction that the international and the regional are always intimately interconnected in contemporary art. This is also true about the art academies, where international exchanges and collaborations are now an established part of the curriculum. Teachers and students from different countries come together to develop an integrated vision of art as an international arena that is sensitive towards the cultural identity of specific regions. With ESCAPE Lunds konsthall wants to underline the importance of this kind of internationalism – today and for the future.


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 2024
Until 03.09.2023


Manthia Diawara
Angela Davis: A World of Greater Freedom
Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon
30.09.2023, 19h00

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



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

The discussion will be in English.
Entry is free and limited to the number
of seats available.

Encounters between art and philosophy

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Sala 3, Zona de Congressos
07.–08.05.2024, 11h–13h,14h–17h

Programme 5
True or false

Salam Cinema (1995)
by Mohsen Makhmalbaf
with Esther Leslie and Jihan El Tahri

with Esther Leslie and Jihan El Tahri

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Auditorium 2
09.05.2024, 18h30


Programme 4

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Programme 2:
(de)framing the frame

Meeting the Man:
James Baldwin in Paris (1970)
by Terence Dixon

with Sarah Lewis-Cappellari
and Kerstin Stakemeier

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Auditorium 2
23.11.2023, 18h30

Programme 1:
space, place and memory

with Billy Woodberry
and Ruth Wilson Gilmore

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Auditorium 3
13.10.2023, 18h30

Manthia Diawara
Angela Davis: A World of Greater Freedom
Sharjah Biennial 15
07.02. – 11.06.2023

Manthia Diawara
A Letter from Yene
Batalha Centro de Cinema, Porto


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 admin@maumaus.org 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


Dozie Kanu
20.01. – 14.04.2024

20.01 | 16h00 Opening of the exhibition

16.03 | 17h00 Talk between Dozie Kanu

and Simon Thompson


Sid Iandovka & Anya Tsyrlina with Leslie Thornton & Thomas Zummer

A combined exhibition between
Lumiar Cité and Kunsthalle Friart Fribourg.

A combined exhibition between
Lumiar Cité and Kunsthalle Friart Fribourg.

Lumiar Cité
27.04. – 28.07.2024

Kunsthalle Friart Fribourg
18.05. – 28.07.2024

27.04. – 28.07.2024 | Lumiar Cité

18.05. – 28.07.2024 | Kunsthalle Friart Fribourg

A co-production by Lumiar Cité
and Artium Museum

14.10 | 17h00 Book launch with talk between

Alejandro Cesarco and
Miguel Wandschneider

| 18h00 Opening of the exhibition


Artium Museum, Vitoria-Gasteiz
24.03. – 24.09.2023


Lumiar Cité
14.10.2023 – 14.01.2024


The Educational Web
Kunstverein in Hamburg
01.04. – 06.08.2023

Closed 24, 25, 31 December and 1 January

Arne Kaiser and Jürgen Bock

In cooperation with Lumiar Cité:

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

Johann Jacobs Museum

In co-production with Lumiar Cité:

Alejandro Cesarco
Other Recent Examples
24.03. - 24.09.2023

Artium Museum

The Educational Web
31.03. - 06.08.2023

Kunstverein in Hamburg

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

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