Past exhibition at Lumiar Cité:

Lukas Einsele
01 - 18.09.2011

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In this exhibition, Lukas Einsele (Essen, 1963) links his practice based on research on mass weapon production and arsenals of mines and cluster bombs and their geopolitical ramifications with the operational system of art itself, evoking the common origins of Modernity and Capitalism.

Every detail in the exhibition at Lumiar Cité is calibrated to appear as multi- layered, charged with ambiguities as understood as inherent to Modernity (Herman Melville). The components of the exhibition (invitation, projection, photographs, lecture and text) are carefully articulated for the installation to open up an intellectual space for triggering viewersʼ own thoughts. Referring to silver bullets in an allusion to the opera ʻDer Freischützʼ (ʻThe Marksmanʼ) by Carl Maria von Weber, the core work of the exhibition comprises a one-to-one scale, pure silver cast of a component of a M85 cluster bomb, ʻlockingʼ part of the exhibition budget in this semi- abstract sculpture with its sprues still attached, presented in a vitrine. In ʻDer Freischützʼ, the protagonists make a deal with the devil to achieve magic powers, using specially cast silver bullets to cheat in a shooting contest. Lukas Einsele extends his critical approach to research into non-art-related issues explored in todayʼs operational systems for creating meaning in contemporary art, as well to the practices of funding bodies. The disciplinary methodologies imposed by these bodies on exhibition organizers, which shift this pressure onto the artist, reveal that the romantic freedom projected onto artistic practices is a myth.

ʻDer Freischützʼ, conceived in a Romantic Era, two centuries ago, has a happy ending. The question of to what extent artists today will be able to control their own production scenario in the light of being a producer who seeks to change the given production circumstances (Walter Benjamin) has yet to be answered.

Project financed with the support of the European Commission.


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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