Parting with the Bonus of Youth – Maumaus as object | a solo show by Maumaus

Maumaus

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The exhibition brings together several works of art to render in an attempt objects of interest alongside notions of art and pedagogic complexity visible in an exhibition. The presented artworks (as well as the presented in the context of art) objects of interest ‘function’ on their own, while making a nod and a wink to the idea of the documentary through negotiating the terms of art, education and the exhibition itself. Serious caricaturisation may be on the cards.

The objects are ambiguous, their meanings oscillating between non-art and non-non art objects, referencing exhibition displays, the art market, parking problems, audiences, Badminton, the height of the ceiling of the Maumaus gallery Lumiar Cité, a Portuguese pastry (half the diameter of a rice cake), furniture, beech framing, Enver Hoxha writings at the United Nations Headquarters in Genève (Alberto Toscano), and notions of translation, libraries, film and society, Inside Man in Spike Lee’s film, news channels, conversations between cherry Family Guy pickers and photo-copy machines, football museums, unionist Maria João, artists Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro and João Viotti, the ethno-poet Hubert Fichte, Pina Bausch’s failed millipede dance, and the theorists and filmmakers Alexander Kluge and Manthia Diawara.

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Public Programme

Date
Title
With/of
Category
Gallery
20190908
08.09.2019
Film screening “Happy Lamento” (2018, 90’)
Alexander Kluge
Film Screening
Avenida da Índia Gallery