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MAAT Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology
Semiconductor Installation – British artists
The Museum of Art, Architecture & Technology (MAAT) is a new cultural proposal for the city of Lisbon. A museum that combines three fields in a space for debate, discovery, critical thinking and international dialogue. An innovative project that brings together a new building, designed by the architect Amanda Levete, and the Tejo Power Station, an example of Portuguese industrial architecture from the first half of the 20th century, and one of the most visited museums in the country.
MAAT reflects the desire to present national and international exhibitions with contributions from contemporary artists, architects and thinkers. Contemplating great themes and current trends, the programming will also present diverse curatorial views on the EDP Foundation’s Art Collection.
On 05 October 2016 the new building was open to the public with the first part of the Utopia/Distopia project, a new work by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, conceived especially for the space. On this occasion, visitors were able to see the exhibition The World of Charles and Ray Eames, organised by the Barbican in London, as well as one of the exhibitions from the Lisbon Architecture Triennale. The British Council worked in collaboration with MAAT to bring Semiconductor's installation. The artists delivered a Masterclass on 05 October at 15.00 in the Video Room at MAAT free to the public. For more information on the work of the artists see http://semiconductorfilms.com/
More information on the MAAT Museum programme: https://www.maat.pt