Past exhibition at Lumiar Cité:

you don’t need a weatherman to know
which way the wind blows

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The project, which will be presented in a solo exhibition at Lumiar Cité (meaning illuminated or glowing city) will, prior to the exhibition period, consist of a process in which the artist builds a four-meter high home-made wind generator with skills acquired from manuals from the internet.
The wind generator will be mobile and moved around the area where the gallery is situated, generating electricity using the wind and storing it in batteries that will be regularly transported to the gallery and in turn used to power the lights of the gallery ceiling. This process of gathering electricity will continue throughout the exhibition period. When the generator is not being used it will be on display in the gallery.
The project is a site-specific process intervening in the public space of Alta de Lisboa, an urban renewal project initiated in the 80s by converting slums into a new "city" within the capitol, consisting of housing, shops, green spaces, amenities, office spaces and social housing.
The exhibition title, 'you don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows,' refers to Bob Dylan's Subterranean Homesick Blues, a slogan also used by the Weather Underground Organization (also called the Weathermen).

Lars-Andreas Tovey Kristiansen

Lars-Andreas Tovey Kristiansen has recently developed a series of projects that reveal an interest reminiscent of the Russian constructivists’ search for a utopian unity of the social, the political and the cultural. In shifting these questions to the present, Kristiansen reflects on the morphological, psychological and historical fractures caused by the developments of contemporary society.
Kristiansen is driven by a curiosity towards human drama, carefully observing the predicaments and inconsistencies of our being. The subject matters of his work emerge from the artist’s own reflections on his surroundings and meticulous research aiming to disclose and challenge one-sided interpretations of history.
Most of Kristiansen’s work is research-based, sewing together different elements, offering the viewer multiple gateways to the stories narrated. In other words, by resurrecting events from different times to negotiate them in a contemporary context, Kristiansen triggers a range of readings, simultaneously unmasking the inherent fragility of traditional "good versus bad" perspectives.
Kristiansen uses a multidisciplinary approach to the development of his projects, seeking solutions in different areas of knowledge production and engaging in whatever self- teaching processes become necessary for the work to succeed. However, faithful to an artistic discourse deriving from modernity, Lars-Andreas Tovey Kristiansen’s work goes beyond an explanatory function towards a utopian-like narrative, which tends to imagine solutions, even if only possible in the realm of (utopian) fiction.
Kristiansen develops artistic practice as an endless search, an act of resistance against 'the end of imagination'1. His commitment to a practice based on context-specific situations ensures his relevance as an artist in the very specific context of the Maumaus Lumiar Cité Gallery in Lisbon.

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Lars-Andreas Tovey Kristiansen (*1983, Halden, Norway) lives and works in Braunschweig, Germany and Malmö, Sweden. Currently participating in the International Artists in Residence Programme at Maumaus, Lisbon. In 2009 he was awarded a grant by OCA - Office for Contemporary Art Norway. His exhibitions include: The Art of Speculation, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany (2010); Information Wants to Be Free, Platform One Gallery, London, UK (2009) and A Public Affair, Galleri 21, Malmö, Sweden (2008). He is one of the founders and directors of Landings, Vestfossen, Norway, an exhibition space programmed by artists.


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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