In this new season, the programme that will occupy maat's two venues is developed under the themes of architecture, urbanism, design, and the memory of industrialisation. These are topics that define some of the areas of intervention of our museum, although they are presented according to very different discursive strategies and the programming is still open to other dimensions and creative strategies.
The renewed partnership with the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, with the Retroactivate exhibition, ensures a connection to the problems of that subject in their practical implications in the life of cities and populations; Didier Fiúza Faustino's monographic exhibition, EXIST/RESIST, develops themes and disciplines where architecture, city, and design are dealt with from the utopian dimension of art as a field of intervention and political awareness; lastly, Nuno Cera's exhibition, Distant Lights, in turn, takes the city of Sines and the transformations that have taken place there over the last few decades as its field of work, and deals poetically (through video and photography) with the remains of the old industrial world and the signs of its digital transformation.
With the exhibition Cybernetic Art. Works from the Itaú Cultural Collection, opening in September within the context of a partnership between maat with this institution, we begin a long cycle dedicated to Brazil, in this year on the bicentenary of its independence.
On the other hand, by presenting another edition (the 14th) of the New Artists Award, the EDP Foundation is renewing a long-standing commitment – since 2000 – to contemporary creation with significant results in terms of revealing new names, many of whom have acquired rapid and significant international projection.
João Pinharanda, maat’s director
Curated by Loreta Castro Reguera and José Pablo Ambrosi
Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2022
Cybernetic Art. Works from the Itaú Cultural Collection
EXIST/RESIST – Works by Didier Fiúza Faustino: 1995–2022
Curated by Pelin Tan
EDP Foundation New Artists Award 2022
Curated by Luís Silva, Luísa Santos and Sara Antónia Matos
Nuno Cera: Distant Lights
Curated by José Mouro and Julia Albani
[dates to be announced]
More information to be released soon in the section of EXHIBITIONS of this website.