Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

Pynchon Park

  • 2016
  • Fundação EDP
  • 4.00€

This small exhibition booklet was published for Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster's Pynchon Park at MAAT, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (October 2, 2016 - March, 20 2017).

"Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster typically makes us aware of hidden meanings in apparently innocent environnments. In the first site-specific commission for the new MAAT building, in the context of an inaugural program addressing Utopia/Dystopia, the artist offers us a fictional setting for an alien species to observe humans. Hinting at Lisbon's easy-going lifestyle, the place looks like an artifical beach. Yet, spectators are soon caught in a performance that rather suggests the camps in which humans have been regularly amassed. Between a rock and a hard place, the artwork presents a critical dilemma. Between the escapism of a beach and the tension of a fenced camp, several possibilities lay ahaed of us - and even so none seems ultimaltely tenable".
- Pedro Gadanho, Programmes Director of MAAT.

Softcover, 12 x 12 cm, 21 pp.
ISBN: 9789728909239

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