Sabine Breitwieser
Building Collections

Lumiar Cité

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Having organized more than 150 exhibitions throughout Europe and the United States as well as edited and published around 100 catalogues and books, Sabine Breitwieser comes to Lumiar Cité to speak about the criteria, methodologies and strategies of collecting art within an institutional context. As the founding director of the Generali Foundation in Vienna, Austria, she will discuss how she helped establish one of the most important contemporary art collections in Europe. During her presentation, Sabine Breitwieser will introduce a notion of art, which oscillates between notions of artistic quality and the Political which inform her decisions during the collecting of art and the making of exhibitions.

Sabine Breitwieser is an international curator and museum director. Until recently she held the position of the Director of the Museum der Moderne in Salzburg. Previously, from 2010 until 2013, she was Chief Curator of Media and Performance Art at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. From 1988 until 2007 she was the Founding Director and Chief Curator of the Generali Foundation in Vienna. From 2004 until 2013 she was on the board of CIMAM – the International Committee of ICOM for Museums and Collections of Modern Art. She is affiliated with numerous professional organisa- tions, such as AICA, CAA as well as a corresponding member of the Secession in Vienna. In 2004 she was co-curator and researcher of the International 04, Liverpool Biennial. Sabine Breitwieser has published numerous essays on contemporary art and museum management. She lecturers frequently at universities and has participated in a large number of conferences and symposia. In 2012 she was the Regent Lecturer at the University of California in Berkeley, USA. In 2012 Sabine Breitwieser received the Yoko Ono Lennon Courage Award in New York.


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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