Past exhibition at Lumiar Cité:

Loretta Fahrenholz
Circle Navel Nil
24.04. – 27.06.2021

Loretta Fahrenholz, A Trip to the Sea, detail, 2021

Loretta Fahrenholz, Circle Navel Nil, detail, 2020

For her ever first solo exhibition in Portugal, the artist and film-maker Loretta Fahrenholz premiers her latest video, produced in collaboration with K8 Howl and Jak Ritger (TRLLM) for a concert by American artist and musician Kim Gordon. Installed at Lumiar Cité, this collage of street scenes from various US states forms the backdrop for a series of photographs taken during the artist’s summer 2020 residency in Lisbon. The images on the plasma screen showing the film merge with the medium- and large-format photographs, creating an installation that encompasses the space, the effects of which unfold both inside and outside the gallery.

The photographs were created using a technique developed by Fahrenholz herself, whereby the subjects captured – here a group of young women – are fragmented to the point of being almost unrecognisable. Together with the exhibition’s title, this process of deconstruction references aspects of art history and the rapidly changing social conditions in the first two decades of the twentieth century. The title itself is borrowed from the poem Hell’s Wisdom by Dada artist Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, whose texts were produced using similar techniques to those of avant-garde painting – fragmentation, changes of perspective and corporeal disintegration. The power of Fahrenholz’s photographs lies in their combination of semi-abstract, medium- and large-scale motifs, reminiscent of expressionist work, and subtle references to a period of collective trauma, turmoil and alienation in the past, extended to our present day.

Loretta Fahrenholz lives and works in Berlin. Her recent solo exhibitions include ‘A Decade that Exploded’, n.b.k., Berlin (2021), ‘Rubber Breasts Willing to Bring Teacups and Roll Away Fire and Bombs’, Company Gallery, New York (2020); ‘Small Habit Revolution’, mumok, Vienna (2018); ‘Two A.M.’, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2016); ‘Three Women’, Kunsthalle Zurich (2015) and ‘kbo-Isar-Amper-Clinic’, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis (2015). She has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including at Fundación Banco Santander, Madrid; Kunsthalle Bern; MoMA PS1, New York; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Kunsthaus Hamburg and White Columns, New York.


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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