16.5 - 13.10.2019

romy and the dogs

lisbon museum of art, architecture and technology - maat, lisbon, portugal

French artist Xavier Veilhan is the first to use MAAT’s rooftop, with a specially-designed sculpture installation, “Romy and the dogs”, that responds to the characteristics of this unique urban space. Presenting new cast aluminium statues which form part of an ongoing series, Veilhan proposes a figure of a woman and a pack of dogs as the new inhabitants of MAAT’s fifth façade. Playing with notions of scale, recognition and strangeness, the figures also evoke how digitally-produced artefacts have gradually been replacing traditional art objects. Click here to learn more. 

Image credits: XAVIER VEILHAN, UNTITLED (THE DOG), 1993 © VEILHAN / ADAGP, PARIS, 2019