Olivo Barbieri – Utopia/Dystopia, A Paradigm Shift

22 March – 21 August , 2017


Following its official opening on October 5, 2016, the new MAAT kunsthalle reopens to the public on March 22, 2017, with two major exhibitions that take up the whole building: Utopia/Dystopia—A Paradigm Shift, curated by Pedro Gadanho, João Laia and Susana Ventura—and Order and Progress by Mexican artist Héctor Zamora, curated by Inês Grosso.
Utopia/Dystopia—A Paradigm Shift is the first “manifesto exhibition” to be held in the kunsthalle designed by Amanda Levete (AL_A). Installed in three of MAAT’s galleries, this key-inaugural project will be a large group show featuring more than 60 works by a range of international artists and architects, some appearing for the first time in Portugal. The show will reveal how the two fields have represented ideas of utopia, or anticipated emerging notions of dystopia, since the early 1970s, with a strong focus on work produced over the last five years. Participants include architects such as Archigram, Archizoom, åyr, Didier Faustino, Yona Friedman, Aldo Rossi, Superstudio, and artists such as Kader Attia, Olivo Barbieri, Jordi Colomer, Tacita Dean, DIS Collective, Cao Fei, Ângela Ferreira, Cyprien Gailard, Jonas Staal, Ryan Trecartin, and Wolfgang Tillmans.


Olivo Barbieri film LA CITTÀ PERFETTA
Full HD color – 7.942 frames – 22 short films 1h 01’ 04”