Sjoerd van Tuinen
The Return of Mannerism: Art, Philosophy, History
11 am - 1 pm, 2 pm - 5 pm

Auditorium Goethe-Institut, Lisbon

Titian, The Annunciation, ca. 1564

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In his ‘Compositionist Manifesto’ Bruno Latour argues that the Anthropocene is closer to the sixteenth century than to the self-image of the modern world. Other contemporary philosophers, such as Timothy Morton, Peter Sloterdijk and Giorgio Agamben, have also rediscovered a mannerist sensibility. The twentieth century has already seen two major reappraisals of mannerism in art history and cultural theory in terms of its difference from the baroque and its anticlassical purposes: the first loosely allied with expressionism and the second with surrealism. Today we are witnessing a third one, perhaps more closely tied up with shifting boundaries between nature, culture and art, but also with the multiple crises of capitalism. Drawing on work by Roland Barthes, Theodor Adorno, Gilles Deleuze, Georges Didi-Huberman and other historical and critical literature, the seminar explores current interferences between contemporary philosophy (modal ontology from Giordano Bruno to Gilles Deleuze), art history (hysteria and schizophrenia as the respective modes of existence of painting and music), and contemporary artistic and design practices (the return of alchemy and mannerist craftsmanship), touching also upon questions of style, temporality, repetition, lateness, singularity, affect, intermediality, and metamodernism.

Sjoerd van Tuinen is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Erasmus University Rotterdam and co-founder of the Erasmus Institute for Public Knowledge. After his PhD (Ghent 2009) on Leibniz and Deleuze, he has had visiting affiliations with universities in London, Berlin, Vienna, New York and Princeton. Driven by transdisciplinary affinities across the arts and humanities, Van Tuinen publishes on eco-philosophy, metaphysics, aesthetics and the history of contemporary continental philosophy. He is editor of over a dozen books, including Deleuze and The Fold. A Critical Reader (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), Speculative Art Histories (Edinburgh University Press, 2017), Art History after Deleuze and Guattari (Leuven UP, 2017), The Polemics of Ressentiment. Variations on Nietzsche (Bloomsbury, 2018) and a series of theoretical books with V2_Institute for Unstable Media (Rotterdam). His current project is a monograph titled Mannerism and Modernity: Modality in Art and Philosophy (due 2021).


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

Sjoerd van Tuinen
The Return of Mannerism: Art, Philosophy, Art History
23.-25.03.2020, 11 am, 2 pm

Auditorium Goethe-Institut, Lisbon

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

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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