Room

Oval Gallery

Dates

CLOSED
TUESDAYS
HOURS
12.00 PM - 8.00 PM
CURATOR
PEDRO GADANHO
Exhibitions
DOMINIQUE GONZALEZ-FOERSTER. PYNCHON PARK
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Pynchon Park, 2016. View of the installation at MAAT, 2016. Photograph: Bruno Lopes

 

In the first commission for an intervention in the iconic central space of the new MAAT building, the renowned French artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster has been invited to create a site-specific work around the theme of the inaugural museum’s programme: Utopia/Dystopia. Evoking a 21st century fairy tale, the artist has created Pynchon Park, an enclosure where aliens would be able to observe human behaviour in optimal conditions. The new installation takes up the entire thousand square metres of MAAT’s Oval Gallery, allowing the visitor to become a part of the work of art in a fun and intriguing way.

Inspired by large-scale environments such as TH.2058 at Tate Modern, in London (2008), and Ballard Garden at deSingel, in Antwerp (2014), Pynchon Park opens in Lisbon as a piece in which Gonzalez-Foerster combines several artistic media — sculpture, sound, light, performance — with classic literary references and dystopian concepts taken from the universe of sci-fi.

 

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster - Pynchon Park - 2016

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Pynchon Park, 2016. View of the installation at MAAT, 2016. Photograph: Bruno Lopes

 

Notice: the closing of this exhibition was anticipated from March 20 to February 6, 2017. We apologise for the inconvenience.