Art and Architecture after the Anthropocene
Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon
– 08 October 2018
The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) which opened in Lisbon in 2016 has collaborated for the first time with various other European museums such as the Bildmuseet in Umeå, the Haus der elektronischen Künste in Basle, and the Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industria in Gijón to stage the “Eco Visionaries” exhibition.
Over thirty-five artists and architects were invited to offer critical and creative visions and views on the theme of climate change.
The term Anthropocene refers to the age in which mankind is seen as a decisive factor influencing biological, atmospheric, and geological processes. In the exhibition, more than thirty-five artists and architects, such as the author Franco Berardi and the curator Irene Campolmi reflect on the scenarios which await us in times of global transformation, and provide food for thought and possible solutions to current and future environmental problems. Parts of the exhibition are made up of both video and sound productions in addition to paintings and installations. Generally, the MAAT focuses on contemporary culture in the areas of architecture, art, technology, science, and society. The museum describes itself as a place in which a wide audience can access contemporary art through education programmes and events, as well as a place of discovery, critical thought, and international dialogue.