Art, Architecture and New Media after the Anthropocene

Alexandra Daisy-Ginsberg. “Self-inflating Antipathogenic Membrane Pump" from Designing For The Sixth Extinction, 2013
From April 11, 2018 until October 8, 2018
In April, MAAT explores the theme of climate change in its second international “manifesto-exhibition” Eco-Visionaries: Art, Architecture and New Media after the Anthropocene. In the museum’s first collaboration with several European museums, this multi-venue exhibition invites artists and architects to reflect on the scenarios that await us in a moment of global transformation.
The Eco-Visionaries project is centred on current practices that propose critical and creative visions vis-à-vis the environmental transformations that are affecting our planet. At a moment when climate change is more widely felt, this group show launches the debate on a vast array of questions associated to the Anthropocene – the recent designation for a geological period defined by the impact of human action. With contributions from over thirty-five artists and architects, the show in Lisbon is the first and most wide-ranging of curatorial takes also appearing in three other venues: Bildmuseet (Sweden), HeK (Switzerland) and LABoral (Spain). Participants in MAAT’s contribution to this collaborative project include Daniel Arsham, BIG, Ursula Bienmann and Paulo Tavares, Carolina Caycedo, Design Earth, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Dunne & Raby, John Gerrard, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Tue Greenfort, HeHe, Andrés Jaque, Basim Magdy, Philippe Rahm, Superflex, Superuse, Territorial Agency, Ana Vaz & Tristan Bera, and many others.
Curated by Pedro Gadanho and Mariana Pestana 
11 April – 08 October 
Main Gallery and Video Room [MAAT]