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Joana Vasconcelos – Plug in

Sunday, October 1st, 2023 - Monday, April 8th, 2024


MAAT presents Plug-in, a solo exhibition by Joana Vasconcelos, bringing together new works, some of the iconic pieces produced by the artist since 2000, and works from the EDP Foundation Art Collection, while establishing a dialogue between electricity heritage, technology, and visual arts.

Plug-in takes place in both museum buildings, now known as MAAT Central and MAAT Gallery. In the former, the artist presents Árvore da Vida [Tree of Life] (2023), created in the context of the Portugal-France Cross Season and now adapted to the Power Station. At MAAT Gallery, a total of seven works are presented: the brand new Drag Race (2023), which establishes a dialogue with War Games (2011), two conventional vehicles transformed into works of art, the first exuberantly ornamented with gilded carvings and feathers and the second covered with toy rifles and stuffed with stuffed toys. Two pieces that were featured at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao are presented for the first time in Lisbon: the mirror mask popularised with the title I’ll Be Your Mirror (2019) and the gigantic ring Solitaire (2018), installed outside the museum. From Asia comes the tentacular textile sculpture Valkyrie Octopus created in 2015 for the MGM Macau resort; for the first time in Europe, it is hung in the Oval Gallery.

During the exhibit there are some correlated activities:

Guided tours
Everyday except Tuesdays: 13.30, 16.00 and 18.00 (MAAT Gallery)
Saturdays and Sundays: 11.00 (MAAT Central)
[Free entrance with the museum ticket]

Heart Chakra Meditations
Dates: 03/11/2023, 15/12/2023, 12/01/2024, 09/02/2024, 01/03/2024, 12.00
[Free participation with the museum ticket]

Yoga with Art
Dates: 20/01/2024, 03/02/2024, 17/02/2024, 16/03/2024, 09.30


Sunday, October 1st, 2023
Monday, April 8th
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MAAT – Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia
Avenida de Brasília, Central Tejo (5,90 km)
Belem, Lisboa 1300-598 Portugal
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