MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology – is the new cultural project for the city of Lisbon. It’s a museum where these three areas intertwine within a space of debate, discovery, critical thinking and international dialogue. It’s an innovative project which establishes a connection between the new building, designed by Amanda Levete Architects’ studio and the Tejo Power Station, one of Portugal’s most prominent examples of industrial architecture from the first half of the 20th century, and one of the most visited museums in the country.
MAAT’s ambition is to present national and international exhibitions by contemporary artists, architects and thinkers. The programme also includes various curatorial perspectives on EDP Foundation’s Art Collection, reflecting current subject matters and trends.
MAAT’s programme opened on 30 June 2016 with four exhibitions held in renovated spaces of the Tejo Power Station building. On 5 October of the same year, the new building opened to the public with a large-scale work by French artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, created specifically for this space.
Alongside MAAT, EDP Foundation offers a new cultural and architectural impetus to Lisbon. The variety of programming and spaces make it an important destination in the city’s cultural itinerary. This is a project conceived for all kinds of public, of all ages, boasting an educational programme of multidisciplinary activities about art, architecture and technology – all initiatives which encourage creative thinking and new ways of acquiring and developing knowledge.
With the exhibitions available at MAAT, the museum offers visitors a broad programme which meets their creative, knowledge and leisure expectations.
Placed on either side of the light
Placed on either side of the light is a documentary directed by the portuguese artist Abílio Leitão.