Cork presented in new installation of MAAT in LisbonNews
A sensorial experience at APQHome – MAAT, by Ana Pérez-Quiroga
A series of cork-based technical solutions from Amorim Cork Composites are used in the APQHome – MAAT project that, until October 19th, offers an immersive experience inside the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT). This is Ana Pérez-Quiroga's most extensive artistic project to date, comprised by a domestic area - composed by a house and its objects - and a garden. The project is curated by MAAT’s director, Pedro Gadanho.
"The cork composites used - ranging from the cork granulates (used in the garden beds or to fill the stools) to the rolls - are exceptional not only because of their formal value, but because in tactile terms they create an irresistible urge to touch them", Ana Pérez-Quiroga.
The artist spent a long period before creating APQHome - MAAT during which she studied the materials that could be successfully used in the project.
Corticeira Amorim is one of the corporate partners of the project APQHome – MAAT and for the flooring, Ana Pérez-Quiroga, besides cork composites solutions, chose a solution with a white-toned cork visual, from Wicanders - Amorim Revestimentos’ premium brand.
APQHome is a work of "total art" which aims to involve visitors and requires their intervention. Visitors are invited to take part in a profound immersion during 48-hour periods, in a performance of everyday life, thereby creating a fusion between art and life.
In addition to being able to enjoy the space, visitors will also be able to purchase several objects available for sale. After the inauguration of the project, the artist Ana Perez-Quiroga will continue to be associated to the installation. She will organize, prepare, and participate in lunches, in which she will foster various conversations about art and life.
During these stays, members of the public will also be able to visit the installation. Around 500 visitors per day are expected, complemented by guided tours and activities conducted by the Educational Service, organized between 12 noon and 8 pm.