Seminar and Panel Discussion
Sabeth Buchmann
Curator versus Art History versus Art Criticism

Goethe-Institut, Lisbon

Heimo Zobernig, exhibition view, Lumiar Cité, 2015

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The recent development of curatorship as a museological practice, as well as its affirmation as an autonomous field of research, has brought important transformations to the practices, methodologies and models of both Art History and Art Criticism. It is not a confron- tation or an opposition, but a transformation of the configuration of the territories of each of these disciplines.
These deferrals have established an understanding of art that helped charge the art exhibition with ethical and political values beyond distinct notions of the aesthetic and the nonaesthetic. The fact that the integration of critique in the form of guides, wall texts, panel discussions and screenings, have long raised debates about the art exhibition’s shift from the aesthetic to the didactic, lets us ask about the current legitimization of “common goods” (Tyzlik-Carver) within the expanding network between artistic/ curatorial, discursive/academic, and participatory/political projects. One popular strategy is rhetoric as “learning from.../unlearning” (see e.g. the current documenta) and “test run” (see Latour) referring to the uncertainties and insecurities of the global crisis that demands new methods and concepts.
The displacement of curatorial practices from a focus on the ideas of style, authorship and historical period, to a broader political and expanded idea of exhibition, has consequences that must be identified and discussed. Transformations are verified not only in the need to redefine the different fields of the disciplines dedicated to the visual arts, but also to revise the idea of museum, art and artist.

Sabeth Buchmann is an art historian and critic who lives and works in Berlin and Vienna. She is Professor of History of Modern and Postmodern Art at the Academy of Fine Arts (Vienna). Together with Helmut Draxler, Clemens Krümmel, and Susanne Leeb she co-edits PoLyPen, a series on art criticism and political theory, published by b books, Berlin). Recent publications include: Putting Rehearsals to the Test. Practices of Rehearsal in Fine Arts, Film. Theater, Theory, and Politics (co-ed. with Ilse Lafer and Constanze Ruhm, 2016); Textile Theorien der Moderne. Alois Riegl in der Kunstkritik (ed. with Rike Frank, 2015); Hélio Oiticica, Neville D’Almeida and others: Block-Experiments in Cosmococa (with Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz, 2013); Film Avantgarde Biopolitik (ed. with Helmut Draxler and Stephan Geene, 2009); Denken gegen das Denken. Produktion – Technologie – Subjektivität bei Sol LeWitt, Yvonne Rainer und Hélio Oiticica (2007); Art After Conceptual Art (ed. with Alexander Alberrro, 2006).

Monday (29.05.) 17h–19h, Tuesday (30.05.) 14h30–18h30, Wednesday (31.05.) 11h–14h

Panel Discussion
with Sabeth Buchmann, Joana Cunha Leal and João Ribas, moderated by Jürgen Bock, Wednesday (31.05.) 18h

Auditorium Goethe-Institut Portugal
Campo dos Mártires da Pátria, 37, 1169-016 Lisbon


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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