Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Program for Lisbon’s new museum

As we informed, in 2016, Lisbon will have a new museum the MAAT, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology. The inaugural program was just presented.

Four exhibitions will mark the inaugural program of the MAAT in the renovated rooms of the Central Tejo building.

Designed by the British architect Amanda Levete, the building will have approximately three thousand square meters for exhibitions and events.

These are the exhibitions:

Lightopia 
Exhibition Room: Central Tagus / Gallery 1 - from June 28th to September  11th
Lightopia looks at how the electric light revolutionized our environment like almost no other, with examples of its application and reinvention in the fields of art, design, architecture and many other subjects.

Second Nature
Exhibition Room: Central Tagus / Gallery 2 - from June 28th to October 15th
The EDP Foundation Art Collection constituted, since its beginning, a bet on a cultural investment that reflects the contemporary Portuguese artistic production and follows the actions of EDP Foundation in the arts.
Second Nature is the first of a series of exhibitions that will present views on the Art Collection EDP Foundation.
The exhibition focuses on the artistic representations of the natural world when we become aware that there is no longer nature untouched by human culture.

Siloquies and soliloquies on death, life and other Interludes – Edgar Martins
Exhibition Room: Central Tagus / Cinzeiro 8 – from June 28th to October 15th
A solo exhibition of the Portuguese photographer Edgar Martins, currently, living in London. A unique project of a Portuguese artist’s rising recognition, as is the rule in the renovated room Cinzeiro 8.

Artist´ Film International
Exhibition Room: Central Tagus / Caldeira Room – from June 28th to October 15th
The exhibition "International Artists' Film" will present a set of international artists with works in film, video and animation. The works will be projected into adjacent spaces to the industrial machinery of Central Tejo, inviting to the discovery of art within a museum route dedicated to science and energy production.

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