Didier Fiúza Faustino : Tomorrow’s Shelter

Didier Fiúza Faustino : Tomorrow’s Shelter

Château de Montsoreau

Didier Fiuza Faustino, Tomorrow’s Shelter. Courtesy of Chateau de Montsoreau - Museum of contemporary art.

July 3, 2021
Didier Fiúza Faustino
Tomorrow’s Shelter
July 3–November 8, 2021
Château de Montsoreau
Passage du Marquis de Geoffre
Château de Montsoreau - Musée d’art contemporain
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From July 3, 2021, the Château de Montsoreau - Museum of contemporary art presents Tomorrow’s Shelter, an exhibition by Didier Fiúza Faustino.

Taking note of the irreversibility of climate change, Didier Fiúza Faustino imagines habitable structures that will allow humanity to evolve in this new environment: the shelters of tomorrow (Tomorrow’s Shelter).

Artist and architect Didier Fiúza Faustino lives and works in Paris and Lisbon. He has been teaching architecture since 2011 at the AA School in London.

A post-apocalyptic architecture
Tomorrow’s Shelter envisages the way in which man will live, inhabit and move once the effects of climate change are tangible. The draft report of the IPCC published in June 2021, programming the deadline in 2050. Extreme temperatures, rising waters, species extinction: what is architecture’s response to this paradigm shift? Breaking with the great architectural orientations of the last centuries, the modules of Tomorrow’s Shelter avoid light. Cut off from the outside world, these closed structures invite you to withdraw. Like impenetrable fortresses without windows, impervious to the elements, Didier Fiúza Faustino’s devices are composed of foundations and platforms. The former house individual living cells, while the latter constitute the common living and activity spaces for tomorrow’s climate refugees.

Put out of action
“What has interested me for a long time is a kind of dichotomy between architecture and space.”
(Le journal des Arts, n°403, December 2013)

These protective architectures translate the impossible cohabitation between man and nature. The failure results in the setting in isolation of the man. It is necessary to withdraw him from nature behind impenetrable walls, to preserve the environment from its destructive activities and to propose a new bilateral relational model. This is the Ariadne’s thread that guides us through the endless labyrinths of Tomorrow’s Shelter. Although cut off from the outside world, the bodies have all the freedom to move. Will man, however, be able to renounce forever his thirst for conquest, his need to control and exploit the environment?

The exhibition at the Château de Montsoreau - Museum of contemporary art, shows six of the 125 existing modules, in the form of 1:50 scale models. It also presents the video (G)host in the (S)hell made in 2008 and is accompanied by a publication entitled Tomorrow’s Shelters, published by Pierre Bessard.

Curator: Christophe Le Gac

Contact: presse.chateaudemontsoreau [​at​] gmail.com

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