Founded in Lisbon in 1992, Maumaus promotes knowledge on contemporary art by organising study and artist residence programs, producing films and publications and presenting exhibitions in its public space called Lumiar Cité.
The exhibition brings together several works of art alongside objects of interest in an attempt to render notions of art and pedagogic complexity visible in an exhibition. The presented artworks (as well as the objects of interest presented in the context of art) ‘function’ on their own, while making a nod and a wink to the idea of the documentary through negotiating the terms of art, education and the exhibition itself. Serious caricaturisation may be on the cards.
The objects presented are ambiguous, their meanings oscillating between non-art and non- non art objects, referencing exhibition displays, the art market, parking problems, audiences, Badminton, the height of the ceiling of the Maumaus gallery Lumiar Cité, a Portuguese pastry (half the diameter of a rice cake), furniture, beech framing, Enver Hoxha writings at the United Nations Headquarters in Genève (Alberto Toscano), and notions of translation in Spike Lee’s film Inside Man, libraries, film and society, Family Guy, news channels, conversations between cherry pickers and photo-copy machines, football museums, unionist Maria João, artists Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro and João Viotti, the ethnopoet Hubert Fichte, Pina Bausch’s failed millipede dance, and the theorists and filmmakers Alexander Kluge and Manthia Diawara.
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
Realism Without Authority
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Registration is free but limited to the number of seats available. Please send an email with a short CV to email@example.com by 24.03.2022. Confirmation of registration will be sent by email. The seminar will be in English.
Registration is free but limited to the number of seats available. Please send an email with a short CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31.03.2022. Confirmation of registration will be sent by email. The seminar will be in English.
Rua Tomás del Negro, 8A
1750-105 Lisboa, Portugal
Wednesday to Sunday, 15h00 to 19h00
or by appointment.
Tel: + 351 21 755 15 70 | 21 352 11 55
In cooperation with Lumiar Cité:
Thu Thiêm: an archaeological
project for future remembrance
08.06. - 08.09.2019
Johann Jacobs Museum
is funded by Ministério da Cultura/Direção-Geral das Artes. With the support of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa and Junta de Freguesia do Lumiar