Álvaro Siza: On Display
The catalog dedicated to the architect Álvaro Siza, “Expor = On Display” published six years after the opening of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, the most international Portuguese architect who returned to the museum with an exhibition between April 8 and June 26, 2005 , about his projects for museums and exhibition spaces.
Largely illustrated, this book brings together sketches, plans, sections and photographs of 18 projects for museums and exhibition spaces (although only 8 have been built), a text by Peter Testa and a conversation between Álvaro Siza and the exhibition's curators, João Fernandes and Carlos Castanheira.
According to Siza “Museum Project is always controversial and always ambiguously imagined between conservatism and invention. Between knowledge and transgression. Loved and hated, subject to destruction and restoration. (At its origin there is a house). February 2005"
Álvaro Siza is one of the most emblematic architects of the 20th century, and one of the names with which Portugal is associated in any part of the world, winner of the Pritzker Prize in 1992. It was in 1991 that Álvaro Siza was invited to design the Museum of Art Contemporary by Serralves, which opened in 1999.
In 2019, he completed the architectural project for the Casa do Cinema Manoel de Oliveira and in 2021 the restoration and adaptation of the Casa de Serralves. Maintaining, until today, a collaborative relationship with the institution and its programming.
- 24 x 30 cm
- Fundação de Serralves
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