Past exhibition at Lumiar Cité:

Heimo Zobernig

26.06 - 13.09.2015

Heimo Zobernig, Nr. 14, 1996, video still

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Heimo Zobernig articulates his art through objects in exhibitions, the exhibition itself, and by installing his exhibitions in a particular way, which allows him to appropriate the architectural aspects of the exhibition site. Zobernigʼs oeuvre creates a field of ambiguity between the work of art and the display system that we need to turn objects into art – display systems which become works of art in their own right in Zobernigʼs exhibition. By appropriating art historical discourse, he exposes the basic underlying narratives and ideological positions, thereby destabilizing and reinterpreting them with light touch and an economy of means – using a methodology that viewers often experience as simultaneously unsettling, playful, dry, humorous and disarming.

Zobernig is interested in what divides art from non art, renegotiating the significance of art in general, as well the notion of the exhibition as such in an exhibition practice that adds the significance of how these objects are presented to the significance of the objects themselves. He engages with both the concept of a sculpture and the floor it stands on, with both the painting on the wall and the architectonical intervention supporting it.

For his exhibition at Lumiar Cité, Zobernig intervenes in the architecture of the upper level of the gallery, contextualizing his intervention by presenting earlier video and sculpture works, referring to the original, never executed, gallery project of the Spanish architect Marcos Corrales from 2008 and to an intervention by the South African artist Thomas Mulcaire at Lumiar Cité in 2011, allowing him to combine the history of his art practice with the history of the site of his exhibition.

Heimo Zobernig (Mauthen, Austria, 1958) lives and works in Vienna. He has participated in major international art events, such as: Venice Biennale (2001,1988); documenta, Kassel (1997, 1992); and Skulptur Projekte Münster (1997). Notable individual exhibitions include the Austrian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale (2015); Mudam Luxembourg and Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover (both 2014); Kunsthaus Graz (2013); and Palacio de Velázquez/ Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2012).


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

Waldemar d’Orey
Something is missing
21.07. – 10.10.2021

Curator: Manuel Costa Cabral

11.09 | 17h Catalogue launch

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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