Gertrud Sandqvist
Was he born in a stable or under a palm tree?
On truth and facts in politics

Lumiar Cité, Lisbon

Caspar Hall, phoenix dactylifera, 2011, installation view

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Why do we need art? How is it connected to politics? How do we make use of facts? How can we dare to judge ethical matters if we continue to misuse religious texts for political reasons? The political thinker and philosopher Hannah Arendt has a surprising suggestion – only art can save us from ourselves!

Gertrud Sandqvist is a professor in the theory and history of ideas of visual art at Malmö Art Academy, Lund University, Sweden. Between 1995 and 2007 she was Dean at Malmö Art Academy. She is one of the founding members of EARN, European Art Research Network and was a member of the jury of DAAD–Berliner Künstlerprogramm 1998-2002. She co-curated in 2010 the exhibitions Modernaut- ställningen, Moderna Museet, Stockholm and the Gothenburg Biennial of Contemporary Art in 2011.

The lecture will be in English and takes place in the context of Caspar Hall’s exhibition phoenix dactylifera, which runs until 08.01.2012.


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

Tel: + 351 21 352 11 55

Alan Read
The Dark Theatre:
Conditions of the Irreparable
11.-13.03.2020, 11 am, 2 pm

Auditorium Goethe-Institut, Lisbon

Santiago Zabala

The Greatest Emergency is the Absence of Emergency: Anarchic Hermeneutics, Emergency Aesthetics, and Philosophical Warnings

16,18, and 19.03.2021
4 pm - 7 pm

The seminar will take place online only.

Fogo Island Dialogues
Atlantic Codes
November 8–9, 2019

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Lumiar Cité

Lumiar Cité

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
Onde descansar.
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!

Tonio Kröner
09.11.2019 - 02.02.2020

25.01 | 17h00 Talk with Tonio Kröner, Simon

Thompson, Jürgen Bock

Judith Barry
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.

Loretta Fahrenholz
Circle Navel Nil
Spring 2021

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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