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
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
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)
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Estou é na escada
Onde sempre estou.
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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