The Trans-Disciplinary and Trans-National Art and Science Festival (FACTT), which this second edition is dedicated to the theme of life evolution, begins Monday at the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) in Lisbon .
Organized by the Arte Institute, in partnership with the association Culture Culture and Ectopia, the festival will be presented on Monday in the museum, and will continue on Thursday and Saturday with an exhibition and talks in two other spaces of the city.
The exhibition opens Thursday at 18:00 at the Lerrargar Bookstore Gallery, and the talks will take place on Saturday at 2:30 pm at Culturgest.
After the theme “Repetition and Difference” was the focus in the first edition, in 2017 – held in five countries: Portugal, United States, Mexico, Germany and Canada – this year will be “Evolution”.
“What nature is, and what is the evolution of living things, is an unavoidable issue for us. In seeking the answer to this and other questions about nature and its variations, we find what we are and how we stand between all organisms and in the world, “says the organization, about programming.
The Art Institute aims to “draw attention to the importance and intersection of these two areas, showing how they are interconnected in so many ways.”
“We intend to bring to the national panorama an educational side about science and art making it accessible to the general public,” the organization says.
Among the guests for talks on art and science are Isabel Gordo, Palmira Fontes da Costa, Thiago Carvalho, André Sier and Rachel Mayeri.
This year, the festival explores issues related to biology, art, philosophy, physics, geology, design and other disciplines.
Founded on April 11, 2011, Arte Institute is an independent, non-profit organization based in New York that revitalizes the production and dissemination of artists and projects of contemporary Portuguese and Portuguese art and culture.
The institute organizes events on all continents, in the main capitals of the world, and in areas such as cinema, plastic arts, music, literature, theater and performance.