Manthia Diawara
An Opera of the World

documenta 14, Athens



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documenta 14 in Athens and Maumaus / Lumiar Cité present in collaboration with the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development and ZDF/3sat, the world premiere of Manthia Diawara’s most recent film An Opera of the World. The film is based on ‘Bintou Were, a Sahel Opera’, which narrates an eternal immigration drama. The opera, filmed in Bamako, in 2007, serves a mirror for Diawara to build an aesthetic and reflexive story, through song and dance, about the current and yet timeless drama of emigration between North and South, and refugee crises. The film ponders about the realities of cultural encounters through the concepts of métissage and hybridity. The success and limits of fusing African and European perspectives are tested by interlacing performances from ‘Bintou Were, a Sahel Opera’, past and present archival footages of migrations, classic European arias and interviews with European and African intellectuals, artists and social activists.

Produced by Maumaus / Lumiar Cité, co-produced by the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development, ZDF / 3sat and documenta 14.

Director: Manthia Diawara
Producer: Jürgen Bock

Venues:

EMST – National Museum of Contemporary Art
Kallirrois ave. & Amvr. Frantzi str., 11743 Athens, Greece

Greek Film Archive (GFA)
48, Iera Odos & 134-136 Megalou Alexandrou Str.
GR-104 35 Kerameikos, Athens, Greece

Programme:

06.04 | 5pm Preview Screening, EMST Auditorium
07.04 | 5pm Preview Screening, EMST Auditorium
08.04 | 7pm Preview Screening, EMST Auditorium
09.04 | 5pm Preview Screening, EMST Auditorium
11.04 | 8pm World Premiere, Greek Film Archive (GFA)
02.05 | 8pm Repetition screening, Greek Film Archive (GFA)
06.06 | 8pm Repetition screening, Greek Film Archive (GFA)












































































































































































Maumaus

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
maumaus@maumaus.org

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

Auditorium Goethe-Institut, Lisbon

Seminar
Sjoerd van Tuinen

The Politics of Resentment

23, 25, 26.03.2021
12h–14h30, 15h30–18h

Online

Seminar
Sjoerd van Tuinen
The Politics of Resentment
24–26.03.2021
12h–14h30, 15h30–18h

The seminar will take place online only.

Lecture
Milan Ther

From One Institution to Another: Presenting Situated Aesthetics

30.03.2021
18h00

Online

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 Sunday, 15h00 to 19h00
and by appointment.
Tel: + 351 21 755 15 70 | 21 352 11 55
lumiar.cite@maumaus.org

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

26.06 | 18h00 Online conversation with Sabeth Buchmann

Thompson, Jürgen Bock

26.06 | 18h00 Online conversation with Sabeth Buchmann


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
24.04. – 27.06.2021

24.06 | 18h00 Online conversation with Sabeth

Buchmann and Jürgen Bock

26.06 | 18h00 Finissage with Loretta Fahrenholz


Waldemar d’Orey
Something is Missing
17.07. – 19.09.2021


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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