Sabine Breitwieser
Building Collections

Lumiar Cité

Lecture Sabine Breitwieser, Building Collections 2018

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.


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Independent Study Programme
Call 2023
Until 04.09.2022


Manthia Diawara
AI: African Intelligence
Cinema Palace

Commissioned by Serpentine, MUBI and PCAI Polygreen Culture & Art Initiative, as part of Serpentine's Back to Earth project.


Manthia Diawara
AI: African Intelligence
Berlin International Film Festival
16.02. – 26.02.2023

Commissioned by Serpentine, MUBI and PCAI Polygreen Culture & Art Initiative, as part of Serpentine's Back to Earth project.


Amanda Boetzkes
Realism Without Authority
01.04, 04.04.2022
10h–13h, 14h–17h

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

Registration is free but limited to the number of seats available. Please send an email with a short CV to admin@maumaus.org by 24.03.2022. Confirmation of registration will be sent by email. The seminar will be in English.

Lumiar Cité

Rua Tomás del Negro, 8A
1750-105 Lisboa, Portugal
Wednesday to Sunday, 15h00 to 19h00
or by appointment.
Tel: + 351 21 755 15 70

Loretta Fahrenholz
Circle Navel Nil
24.04. – 27.06.2021

24.06 | 18h00 Online conversation with Sabeth

Buchmann, Loretta Fahrenholz and Jürgen Bock


Anna Schachinger
08.10. – 11.12.2022

07.10 | 18h00 Circulating Salt, Ayami Awazuhara
08.10 | 16h00 Opening of the exhibition


Willem Oorebeek
17.12.2022 – 19.03.2023

Closed 24, 25, 31 December and 1 January

17.12 | 17h00 Talk with Willem Oorebeek,

Arne Kaiser and Jürgen Bock

17.12 | 18h00 Opening of the exhibition

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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