Roger M. Buergel
Let us devise an appropriate image!
Avenida António Augusto de Aguiar, 148 - 3º D
Museum of Arts and Crafts Hamburg, 'Mobile Worlds', 2018. Installation view, image courtesy Geneviève Frisson
Poor Europeans that we are, we, still, live under the spell of the nineteenth century! This condition can be recognised in today’s theatres of war (fought in the Middle East or Africa, along borders drawn up in administrative offices in London, Paris, and Berlin). But it also exists in the museums to which we make pilgrimages in vain, as they can only rebuff our existential questions. This lecture dares to sketch a possible way out of this miserable condition.
Roger M. Buergel is the founding Director of the Johann Jacobs Museum in Zürich, a private organisation that looks at art through the prism of global trade and political history. Together with Sophia Prinz, a cultural sociologist, Buergel curated the exhibition ‘Mobile Worlds’ at the Museum of Arts and Crafts, Hamburg, which was, according to the New York Times, one of the best exhibitions in 2018. With Zhang Qing (National Museum of Modern Art Beijing), Buergel curated ‘Suzhou Documents’ (at the Suzhou Museum of Art, 2016), an exhibition focusing on contemporary China’s ambiguous relation with its pre-modern past. Buergel was the Artistic Director of documenta 12 (2007) in Kassel.
Avenida António Augusto de Aguiar, 148 - 3º C
1050-021 Lisboa, Portugal
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1750-105 Lisboa, Portugal
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Ao descer a escada
Há um degrau p’ra me sentar.
Não há outro degrau
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!
09.11.2019 - 02.02.2020
25.01 | 17h00 Talk with Tonio Kröner, Simon
Thompson, Jürgen Bock
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.
In cooperation with Lumiar Cité:
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