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


Independent Study Programme
Call 2024
Until 03.09.2023


Manthia Diawara
Angela Davis: A World of Greater Freedom
Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon
30.09.2023, 19h00

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



Avenida António Augusto de Aguiar, 148 - 3º C
1050-021 Lisboa, Portugal

The discussion will be in English.
Entry is free and limited to the number
of seats available.

Encounters between art and philosophy

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Sala 3, Zona de Congressos
07.–08.05.2024, 11h–13h,14h–17h

Programme 5
True or false

Salam Cinema (1995)
by Mohsen Makhmalbaf
with Esther Leslie and Jihan El Tahri

with Esther Leslie and Jihan El Tahri

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Auditorium 2
09.05.2024, 18h30


Programme 4

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Programme 2:
(de)framing the frame

Meeting the Man:
James Baldwin in Paris (1970)
by Terence Dixon

with Sarah Lewis-Cappellari
and Kerstin Stakemeier

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Auditorium 2
23.11.2023, 18h30

Programme 1:
space, place and memory

with Billy Woodberry
and Ruth Wilson Gilmore

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Auditorium 3
13.10.2023, 18h30

Manthia Diawara
Angela Davis: A World of Greater Freedom
Sharjah Biennial 15
07.02. – 11.06.2023

Manthia Diawara
A Letter from Yene
Batalha Centro de Cinema, Porto


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


Dozie Kanu
20.01. – 14.04.2024

20.01 | 16h00 Opening of the exhibition

16.03 | 17h00 Talk between Dozie Kanu

and Simon Thompson


Sid Iandovka & Anya Tsyrlina with Leslie Thornton & Thomas Zummer

A combined exhibition between
Lumiar Cité and Kunsthalle Friart Fribourg.

A combined exhibition between
Lumiar Cité and Kunsthalle Friart Fribourg.

Lumiar Cité
27.04. – 28.07.2024

Kunsthalle Friart Fribourg
18.05. – 28.07.2024

27.04. – 28.07.2024 | Lumiar Cité

18.05. – 28.07.2024 | Kunsthalle Friart Fribourg

A co-production by Lumiar Cité
and Artium Museum

14.10 | 17h00 Book launch with talk between

Alejandro Cesarco and
Miguel Wandschneider

| 18h00 Opening of the exhibition


Artium Museum, Vitoria-Gasteiz
24.03. – 24.09.2023


Lumiar Cité
14.10.2023 – 14.01.2024


The Educational Web
Kunstverein in Hamburg
01.04. – 06.08.2023

Closed 24, 25, 31 December and 1 January

Arne Kaiser and Jürgen Bock

In cooperation with Lumiar Cité:

Tiffany Chung
Thu Thiêm: an archaeological
project for future remembrance
08.06. - 08.09.2019

Johann Jacobs Museum

In co-production with Lumiar Cité:

Alejandro Cesarco
Other Recent Examples
24.03. - 24.09.2023

Artium Museum

The Educational Web
31.03. - 06.08.2023

Kunstverein in Hamburg

Maumaus/Lumiar Cité is funded by República Portuguesa – Cultura/Direção-Geral das Artes. With the support of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa and Junta de Freguesia do Lumiar.

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