Past exhibition at Lumiar Cité:

Thomas Mulcaire

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“What happens in the space should stay in the space.” Marcos Corrales

When Maumaus took up a newly built shopfront in the Alta de Lisboa precinct to use as an exhibition space, Marcos Corrales was commissioned to draw up an architectural project with the objective of giving an identity to the unfinished space. The plans were submitted but the building work has been on hold due to a complex set of financial and bureaucratic constraints. In the meantime, Maumaus initiated an exhibition program, which is now in its second year, and the raw space, which was named Lumiar Cité, has taken on an identity through this through this program. This identity however remains ambiguous. Has the space become deliberately incomplete, displaying its underlying structure and thus allowing artists to intervene in the architecture according to their own tastes and needs? Or is it a project that remains suspended between its foundational elements and its final design due to structural factors?

Responding to an invitation from Maumaus to research and produce an exhibition at Lumiar Cité, Thomas Mulcaire proposed the realisation of as many elements of the Corralesʼ architectural project as his exhibition budget would allow. Thus far this has included completing a stone floor for the ground level gallery and a section of mouldable plywood wall for the upper level gallery. The exhibition raises a number of questions about work, particularly in relation to the built environment. The notion of work takes on a polysemous meaning, in the sense that the exhibition “Limites” consists of a number of different levels of authorship and labour: a design concept by an architect, executed by artisans, under the direction of an artist, at the instigation of an institution.

Thomas Mulcaire was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1971. He lives in Itamambuca, Brazil. He has participated in several international exhibitions including the 1998 Bienal de São Paulo, the 2004 Biennale of Sydney, Art Unlimited in Basel in 2008 and the Bienal del Fin del Mundo in Ushuaia, Argentina in 2009. Mulcaire has collaborated with other artists on several exhibitions including 'The Trial of Pol Pot' (with Philippe Parreno and Liam Gillick) at Le Magasin, Grenoble (1998), 'Johnny' (with Craigie Horsfield) at Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels (2000), 'Library of Congress' (with Joseph Kpobly) at South African National Gallery, Cape Town (2003) and 'National Park' (with Amanda Rodrigues Alves) at Galerie Kabinett, Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany (2006). Between 2005­2009, Mulcaire co­founded and directed ITASC (the Interpolar Transnational Art Science Constellation), a collaborative network of artists, engineers and scientists who together designed, built and deployed ICEPAC (ITASC Catabatic Experimental Platform for Antarctic Culture), the first Antarctic research base to be run entirely on wind and solar power. Recent exhibitions in 2009/2010 include 'Cue' at the Vancouver Art Gallery; 'Intempérie: Fenómenos Estéticos da Mudança Climática e da Antártida' at the Centro Cultural Oi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro; 'Frozen Time at Stadtgalerie Kiel in Germany, and Remote Proximity: Nature in Contemporary Art', at Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany.


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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