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Aiming to reignite respect for our essential and complex biosphere, Our Time on Earth explores different ways of existing on Earth, particularly in the face of the climate crisis. Featuring 12 new collaborative commissions that include: A Biological Future for Fashion by BIOFABRICATE supported by Parley for the Oceans; The World Beneath Our Feet by Holition with George Monbiot; and the Sonic Waterfall by Silent Studios with Damon Albarn.
A journey through immersive, interactive installations and digital works, the exhibition is an exploration of radical ideas for the way we live. Where technology brings us closer to nature, and indigenous insight reconnects us to our roots. Enter the story of our future, with perspectives spanning art, science, activism and more.
This timely and unique exhibition encourages visitors to take an active role and leave feeling empowered to make positive change.
Ours is a world in flux. Extreme weather events are propelling governments, cities, developers, designers and others to question our ability to confront and survive the repercussions of climate change, natural disasters and other shocks to our communities.
In order to address these challenges, we will need both emergency shelter and longer-term housing solutions for large populations. We will need to design human habitats, from houses to cities, to be flexible and adaptive, able to survive whatever Mother Nature and life throws our way.
Art Works for Change has invited visionary architects and artists to consider artistically-interpretative solutions and prototypes for survival shelter. In Survival Architecture and the Art of Resilience, science, technology, architecture, and art converge in a quest for resilience: What does it take to survive and thrive amid a changing climate? How we can address the needs of the world’s most vulnerable citizens? Through a variety of innovative ideas — high-tech and low-tech, extravagant and affordable — the exhibition begins to address the challenges of excess heat, droughts, flooding, food insecurity, homelessness, mass violence, biological disaster, and earthquake.
On the centenary of the birth of the composer Iannis Xenakis, the Philharmonie de Paris celebrates one of the most fertile artists of the second half of the 20th century. A fan of Greek antiquity, “born fifteen centuries too late” as he said, Xenakis was nevertheless a creator at the cutting edge of the most radical modernity.
He was a composer, architect, engineer, computer scientist and mathematician, and was a pioneer in many fields, such as electro-acoustic music, computer music and the immersive electronic concert.
The exhibition places Xenakis’s music – at once a reference to Antiquity, an ode to nature and the elements, and a tribute to modernism at its most extreme – at its centre and the listener at the heart of the musical action; numerous graphic, audio and multimedia devices allow us to apprehend the composer’s abundant catalogue. By retracing Xenakis’s journey and the influences that nourished his work, the exhibition also looks at Xenakis’s position within the various political and aesthetic landscapes of his time and his perception by his contemporaries.
The Largo Winch Adventure: From Comics to Economy is a new exhibition which invites visitors into the world of Largo Winch, the “humanist billionaire” and modern hero, for a unique experience of comics art and a contemporary economy adventure.
With an exceptional original collection of more than 60 original artworks, manuscripts, artefacts, reproductions, videos and sets, the exhibition is designed to give visitors of all ages a chance to venture into the art of comics and the makings of a bestseller, exploring the creativity of the saga artists.
A curated journey through the 22 albums enables to (re)discover the fascinating realm and quests of the hero who, at just 26 years of age, inherits a vast financial empire. Transported into a world of comics, visitors meet with the hero, his team, his friends and his enemies, and discover the extraordinary cityscapes that populate the series landscapes along the hero’s adventures, from Istanbul to Chicago, London to Hong Kong, Amsterdam to Venice.
Created by Citéco, Europe’s first ever museum devoted to economics, the exhibition also provides a highly original insight into the mysterious workings of contemporary economy, telling a story of 30 years of economy practices, major changes and challenges that have taken place since the first album of the series was published back in 1990. Visitors can grasp the basics of economics and delve into significant global economy concepts and events, from stock market crashes and subprime crisis to large-scale corruption, through the humanist billionaire’s adventures andthe discovery of a very unique artistic creation.
The visitor journey
Visitors will delve into the Largo Winch thriller with its fast-paced, straightforward plots, punchy dialogues and hints of social satire, to experience how managing an empire like the W Group is an epic, thrilling and rewarding adventure filled with challenges as well as opportunities to share values and enthusiasm.
The exhibition has been laid out in four sections that immerse visitors in the twists and turns of the Winch universe:
• Immersive introduction: an immersive video show introducing the visitor to the Largo Winch narrative
• The Making of a Bestseller: introducing the authors and the creativity behind this enthralling saga;
• Who is Largo Winch?: meeting Largo Winch and the people around him – friends and enemies alike;
• Extraordinary Cityscapes: unveiling the main cities the Largo Winch adventures takes the readers to
• The Humanist Billionaire: an insight into contemporary economy, with the major transformations conveyed through the Largo adventures
The Exhibition highlights
• 60 original comics plates
• Large-format digital prints
• Large holographic showcase of the Largo Winch Tower
• Videos and projections
• Large board table
• Authors’ writing spaces and objects of inspiration
• Designed reading space for visitors
• Educational pack
The exhibition presentation
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Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks partners up some of the world’s most dazzling and innovative skyscrapers with the world’s most popular building brick. The exhibit features 20 astonishing skyscrapers from North America, Asia and Australia constructed in breathtaking architectural detail by Ryan McNaught, one of only twelve LEGO® certified professionals in the world. Some of the world’s most iconic and eye-popping towers are featured, constructed exclusively of LEGO® bricks.
Visitors will be inspired to create their own ‘towers of tomorrow’ with over 200,000 loose LEGO® bricks available in hands-on construction areas. Young and old will be limited only by their imaginations as they add their creations to a steadily rising futuristic LEGO® metropolis inside the exhibition. McNaught and his award-winning team of builders have used more than half a million LEGO® bricks and devoted over 2000 hours to build the structures featured in the exhibition.The Antoni Gaudí exhibition has been visited by 700,000 people around the world, in countries such as Japan, South Korea, Russia, etc, in collaboration with Basílica de la Sagrada Família, Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera, the Càtedra Gaudí – Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Casa Batlló, Casa Vicens, the Arxiu Històric del Col·legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya, among many others. The aim of this exhibition is to provide a clear and didactic approximation to this eminent architect, one of the most outstanding figures in international architecture and art. Through his plans, drawings, models, furniture, architectural elements, sculptures, period photographs and various audiovisual aids, this exhibition introduces visitors both to this eminent architect and his most important work. The present exhibition shows different building projects undertaken by Gaudí that shed light on some aspects of his work and its historical and cultural context. At first glance, one is amazed by the originality of his forms, ornamentation and chromaticism, the richness of his symbols and the inspiration he takes from nature. Looking further, one finds other underlying aspects that reveal Gaudí’s mastery and the rationality of the constructional system behind the forms. His unique talent is also apparent in the innovation of his constructional solutions, the result of lifelong meticulous study and work. About 700,000 people have visited the exhibition around the world: 2012, 4 months, Zaragoza – Spain 2013, 3 months, Valladolid – Spain 2013, 3 months, Logroño – Spain 2014, 3 months, Tokyo – Japan 2014, 1 month, Kanazawa – Japan 2014 – 2015, 3 months, Nagasaki, Japan 2015, 3 months, Kobe, Japan 2015 , 2 months, Sendai, Japan 2015, 4 months, Seoul, South Korea 2015 – 2016, 4 Months, Daegu, South Korea 2016, 4 months, Changwon, South Korea 2017, 5 months, Moscow, Russian Federation 2018 – 2019, 6 months, Amsterdam, Netherlands.Explore, through science, the mysteries of ancient Angkor, long obscured by the encroaching forests of Southeast Asia. The vast metropolis of Angkor, now shrouded by jungle in present-day Cambodia, was once the center of one of the greatest empires the world has ever seen. Enormous monuments to the gods such as Angkor Wat are among the most remarkable achievements in all of human history, and towered over sprawling cities made of wood which, over the centuries, have vanished almost without a trace. The reasons for the precipitous decline of Angkor, and the cultural resilience of the Khmer people who built it, have fascinated scientists for one and a half centuries. Thanks to new advances in science and technology including ground excavations, aerial mapping, and modern remote sensing, we are finally coming to terms with the vast scope and accomplishments of this empire. In this exhibition, explore the art and artifacts of ancient Angkor through the lens of science. Experience how each period of exploration and discovery – equipped with the cutting-edge tools of the day – has expanded our knowledge about this civilization. Through the lens of Khmer culture, discover the meaning and significance of what science has revealed, and the foundation of Angkor’s enduring resilience. In this unique collaboration between scientists, anthropologists and art historians, we present more than a hundred of the most outstanding works produced by the Angkorian civilization, many of which have never before travelled outside of Cambodia. We reunite masterpieces that have now been recovered after decades of war and looting, and present arrangements of statues as they originally appeared in the temples, and as they have not been seen for a thousand years.
Life in ancient Egypt: Relics from one of the most advanced cultures rise inexplicably from the deserts in Egypt. Since their construction 4600 years ago, ancient Egypt’s pyramids and monuments have drawn people’s interest and left them baffled. Egyptian monumental culture has filtered through architecture, furniture, ceramics, jewelry, commercial kitsch, film and politics. But what breeds this lasting obsession with ancient Egypt? Pyramids — Fascination Ancient Egypt traces and explores the burning fascination with this ancient culture and showcases a unique collection of original, ancient Egyptian finds and original Egyptianesque artifacts. With highlights, such as a fragment of the oldest obelisk in the world, a full-size reconstruction of the burial chamber of Sennedjem and various detailed models of ancient pyramids and monuments, this is the first comprehensive presentation of Western fascination for ancient Egypt in art and culture.
‚Mysterious,’ ‚awe-inspiring,’ ‚magical,’ ‘sacred’ and ‘eternal’ are some of the words used to describe Stonehenge. Scholars and visitors alike have puzzled over this unique prehistoric monument for centuries. After years of excavation and thanks to ground-breaking advances in science and archaeology we are closer than ever to understanding Stonehenge. Stonehenge — Spirit and Science of Place looks to over 400 ancient artifacts and the latest cutting-edge scientific research to answer questions about this iconic, mysterious World Heritage Site. Visitors will leave this exhibition with new revelations into what Stonehenge meant to the people who built it … and what it means to the world today.Over 5000 years ago, one of the most advanced and pre-eminent ancient civilizations developed along the River Nile. Ever since, ancient Egypt, the land of pharaohs, extraordinary art, cultural splendor, miracles and mysteries, has captivated the imagination of people all over the world. Egypt — The Time of Pharaohs uncovers the pharaohs’ secrets and explores the daily life in ancient Egypt. Over 350 original artifacts, some of them over 3500 years old, as well as detailed, interactive models of once lost cities and landscape witness the pharaohs’ splendor. Vivid multimedia spaces and interactives bring ancient Egypt back to life. Visitors are taken on a journey along the River Nile, follow the traces of pharaohs and gain insight not only into their cultural, political work but also into our own modern culture.