Both MAAT (Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology) and the adjacent old electrical station will reopen today after months closed due to maintenance.
Originally set to reopen in March, it was postponed due the COVID-19 pandemic. The new museum will finally reopen this Wednesday, Portugal’s day (public holiday), from 11AM to 7 PM.
Both buildings are equipped with disinfectant gel dispensers, temperature meters at the entrances, and signaled circulation paths. The MAAT will have on display the projects that should have been launched on March 27, and that could not due to the pandemic of the new coronavirus.
“Beeline” is one of those cases. It is an architectural intervention at the museum’s scale, commissioned to the New York-based studio SO – IL of Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu.
Also on display at the reopening will be “Currents – Temporary Architectures by SO – IL”, an exhibition of the same studio that shows 12 projects carried out over the last decade.
It will also be possible to see “The Peepshow – Artists from the EDP Foundation Art Collection”, “Memovolts — Stories from the EDP Foundation’s Energy Heritage Collection”, and the audio installations “Sound Capsules” and “Extinction Calls”.
MAAT, a museum of contemporary art in Lisbon, Portugal that crosses three areas in a space of debate, discovery, critical thinking and international dialogue, rises and returns this Wednesday to welcome visitors.