“Fiction and Fabrication” at MAAT Lisbon

How do digital photography and Photoshop influence the representation of architecture? “Fiction & Fabrication” assembles fascinating contemporary photographic works from all over the world. From fictional constructions to real buildings which sometimes seem more fantastic than fiction, the works show an impressive portrait of contemporary architecture and the urban landscape that surrounds us.

 

James Welling 0462, 2009. Novo Banco Contemporary Photography Collection

 

Fiction and Fabrication gathers nearly 50 artists who build and manipulate images of architectural objects and spaces. Marking 30 years since Photoshop was invented, and digital tools invaded photographic production, this exhibition focuses on the imagery of architecture as a central theme to an expanded practice of photography in contemporary art.


 

Practical information

“Fiction and Fabrication”
20 March – 19 August, 2019
MAAT Museum of Architecture, Art and Technology
Av. Brasília, Central Tejo 300-598 Lisboa
Portugal

 


From the seminal works of Andreas Gurski, Thomas Ruff, Jeff Wall or Thomas Demand to the fictional creations of Beate Gütschow, Oliver Boberg or Isabel Brison, the show offers a panorama of architectural photography that evades objective approaches and favours fictionalised takes on reality between cinematic gazes, image deconstruction and more politicised narratives. At a time when digital tools preside over the making of architectural images for media consumption, fictions stemming from the art world appear here as a critical alternative that questions and expands the concept of architecture.

 

Fiction and Fabrication exhibition view. MAAT © Bruno Lopes

Fiction and Fabrication exhibition view. MAAT © Bruno Lopes

Fiction and Fabrication exhibition view. MAAT © Bruno Lopes

Fiction and Fabrication exhibition view. MAAT © Bruno Lopes

Fiction and Fabrication exhibition view. MAAT © Bruno Lopes

Fiction and Fabrication exhibition view. MAAT © Bruno Lopes

Fiction and Fabrication exhibition view. MAAT © Bruno Lopes

Fiction and Fabrication exhibition view. MAAT © Bruno Lopes

Fiction and Fabrication exhibition view. MAAT © Bruno Lopes

Fiction and Fabrication exhibition view. MAAT © Bruno Lopes


 

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