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


Independent Study Programme
Call 2023
Until 04.09.2022


Manthia Diawara
AI: African Intelligence
Cinema Palace

Commissioned by Serpentine, MUBI and PCAI Polygreen Culture & Art Initiative, as part of Serpentine's Back to Earth project.


Manthia Diawara
AI: African Intelligence
Berlin International Film Festival
16.02. – 26.02.2023

Commissioned by Serpentine, MUBI and PCAI Polygreen Culture & Art Initiative, as part of Serpentine's Back to Earth project.


Amanda Boetzkes
Realism Without Authority
01.04, 04.04.2022
10h–13h, 14h–17h

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

Registration is free but limited to the number of seats available. Please send an email with a short CV to by 24.03.2022. Confirmation of registration will be sent by email. The seminar will be in English.

Lumiar Cité

Rua Tomás del Negro, 8A
1750-105 Lisboa, Portugal
Wednesday to Sunday, 15h00 to 19h00
or by appointment.
Tel: + 351 21 755 15 70

Loretta Fahrenholz
Circle Navel Nil
24.04. – 27.06.2021

24.06 | 18h00 Online conversation with Sabeth

Buchmann, Loretta Fahrenholz and Jürgen Bock


Anna Schachinger
08.10. – 11.12.2022

07.10 | 18h00 Circulating Salt, Ayami Awazuhara
08.10 | 16h00 Opening of the exhibition


Willem Oorebeek
17.12.2022 – 19.03.2023

Closed 24, 25, 31 December and 1 January

17.12 | 17h00 Talk with Willem Oorebeek,

Arne Kaiser and Jürgen Bock

17.12 | 18h00 Opening of the exhibition

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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