MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology is the new cultural propose to the city of Lisbon, in Portugal.
Design Gallerist presents the new museum on waterfront architected by the British Amanda Levete and opened on last 5th October 2016.
This museum intersects three areas in a discussion place, critical thinking and international talking. This is an innovator project which put in a new communication building and has the ambition to presents national and international exhibitions with the contribute of artists, architects and contemporary thinkers. Reflecting on major topics and current trends, the program also features several curatorial perspectives on the EDP Foundation Art Collection.
As the architect said “this is a museum about future and not about the past. Lisbon is, truly, a city of the world”. This place hasn’t straight lines, it is extensive, which makes it a dynamic and innovative building and highlight its futuristic look. Inside there are four distinct spaces: Oval, Main Gallery, Project Room and Video Room.
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On October 5, the new building opened to the public with a large work created by French artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster specifically for this space which combines various media, literature and dystopia concepts in one piece; The World of Charles and Ray James which represents one variety of worlds lived by a couple of designers; A Forma da Forma curated by Diogo Seixas Lopes explores a narrative of various architecture projects in twelve intertwined spaces.
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Amanda Levete was born in Bridgend, south Wales. She was a student at St Paul’s Girls School, London, and the Hammersmith School of Art before enrolling at the Architectural Association. Levete is credited with making Future Systems’ organic and conceptual designs a reality she is recognized as one of the UK’s most innovative practices.
The architect was inspired by the Tejo river and the Portuguese heritage material. This artist resumed in this way, the ceramic tradition coated facade of 3D tiles, producing a surface that gives water readings, shade and of course the wonderful light of the Portuguese capital.
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