Room

Oval Gallery

Dates

05 Oct 2018 - 01 Apr 2019
Closed
Tuesdays
Hours
11am - 7pm
CURATORS
Pedro Gadanho & Marta Jecu
Exhibitions
Tadashi Kawamata. Over Flow
© Os Espacialistas

 

Tadashi Kawamata’s solo exhibition Over Flow at MAAT’s Oval Gallery is centered around questions of global ecology and tourism. The immersive installation invites the viewer to experience a seascape of remains which follows an ecological catastrophe, where debris transported by the world’s seas are imagined to engulf civilisation.

The Japanese artist, who is known worldwide for his large scale sustainable architectural environments, developed this project during one year of research and field work in Portugal, culminating in a workshop with artists and architects led by architectural collective Os Espacialistas. The large-scale commission at MAAT integrates both plastic residues and abandoned boats collected on Portugal’s shores during beach cleaning campaigns by volunteer organisation Brigada do Mar, Almada City Hall and the Fishing Port of Nazaré.These elements come together in a sculptural form that evokes the polluting elements aggregated by the perpetual movements of the ocean, as well as global tourism and its fatal consumption of natural resources.

 

Partners
Brigada do Mar
Câmara Municipal de Almada
Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa
BoCA – Biennial of Contemporary Arts

 

Support
Câmara Municipal de Grândola
Câmara Municipal de Oeiras
Logoplaste
Porto da Nazaré / Docapesca - Portos e Lotas, S.A

 

Acknowledgements
Agrupamento 929 – Escuteiros Marítimos de Belém / Corpo Nacional de Escutas – Escutismo Católico Português; NecSport; Ocean Alive

 

Exhibition supported by

at kearney