State of Emergency

Lumiar Cité

State of Emergency is a deliberately provocative public projection series, organised and curated by Sherry Millner and Ernest Larsen. Initially, it was rear-projected in the second-floor windows of the loft in which they live in New York City. Subsequent editions, featuring contributions by more than 15 media artists, have screened at a variety of unconventional venues in the U.S. and Europe. Contributors include: Martha Rosler, Greg Sholette, Mary Kelly, Allan Sekula, Leslie Thronton, and John Greyson, among many others.

State of Emergency began as an agit-prop shout-out against the ever-deepening devastation of democracy in the U.S., as resistance at once to the continuing U.S. invasions of the Middle East and to the permanent state of emergency in which we are trapped. In breaking loose of institutional constraints, in displacing the gestural and perceptual regimen of the everyday, in capturing the spontaneous attentions of walkers, wanderers, and workers, the project enacts both anarchist and situationist aesthetics. Millner & Larsen, who are presently editing a film essay on the aftermath of the Greek insurrection of December 2008, will also screen another of their interventionist films, as part of the 90 minute program, which will be followed by a discussion with the artists.

Ernie Larsen and Sherry Millner are collaborative video makers that live and work in New York. Sherry Millner has been producing films, videotapes, and photomontages remarkable for their mixture of humour, analysis and personal insight, embracing a wide range of issues, from the mundane to the political. Ernie Larsen is a fiction writer and media critic. They began collaborating in the mid-seventies with a performance about the Weather Underground. Since then their video projects have been exhibited and have won awards at major festivals throughout the world including two Whitney Biennials.


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

Alan Read
The Dark Theatre:
Conditions of the Irreparable
11.-13.03.2020, 11 am, 2 pm

Auditorium Goethe-Institut, Lisbon

Independent Study Programme
Call 2022
Until 20.09.2021

Sjoerd van Tuinen

The Politics of Resentment

23, 25, 26.03.2021
12h–14h30, 15h30–18h


Sjoerd van Tuinen
The Politics of Resentment
12h–14h30, 15h30–18h

The seminar will take place online only.

Milan Ther

From One Institution to Another: Presenting Situated Aesthetics



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 Sunday, 15h00 to 19h00
and by appointment.
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

26.06 | 18h00 Online conversation with Sabeth Buchmann

Thompson, Jürgen Bock

26.06 | 18h00 Online conversation with Sabeth Buchmann

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
24.04. – 27.06.2021

24.06 | 18h00 Online conversation with Sabeth

Buchmann, Loretta Fahrenholz and Jürgen Bock

Veit Stratmann
13.11.2021 – 30.01.2022

Lumiar Cité is closed for the summer break between 16 and 31 August.

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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