Alvaro Siza – Viagem Sem Programa

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For the whole month of May, the studio Aires Mateus will be opening its doors for the exhibition titled Álvaro Siza. Viagem sem Programa”, curated by Greta Ruffino and Raul Betti

Aires Mateus studio is exhibiting a collection composed of 53 drawings, made over a period of 60 years and personally selected by the author himself, showing the most private and intimate sphere of the artist’s works.

Born as a collateral project at the 13th International architecture exhibitionLa Biennale di Venezia, it is now shown in Lisbon.

“(It’s better) without seeing”

Anno 1987

The exhibition also features a video documentary, a first-person narration, and 150 photos to represent at its best Alvaro’s professional and personal life over time, passions, and the complexity of the work behind the various projects.

The collection was compiled with the purpose of creating a unique work, showcasing all his expertise, sensibility and technique. His drawings are made via digital restoration and they aim at retrieving the traits and marks of each drawing, that are transferred on paper via single-use template silkscreen print type.

Architects don’t invent anything; they transform reality.

“Self portrait with a beginning of portrait”

Manuel Aires Mateus wants to give the right importance at Siza’s drawings, the complexity of his representations and his ability to perceive and understand, taking every chance to transmit his knowledge.

Alvaro Siza’s drawings have a revealing power. They explain the ‘world’ in a masterful manner mediated through his reasoning, his sensibility, his wisdom.

The exhibition will be open to the public for the entire month of May from 4 pm to 7 pm, Monday to Friday.