Thursday 27 October 2016 ore 18:00 - ore 19:30

Auteur conversations.Álvaro Siza

MAXXI Auditorium
Admittance free subject to availability of places
On the occasion of the exhibition Álvaro Siza, Sacro, curated by Margherita Guccione and Achille Bonito Oliva.

This conversation with Álvaro Siza is part of the series of events Álvaro Siza in Rome promoted by MAXXI and the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca.

In the first event we shall be meeting Álvaro Siza in conversation with Roberto Cremascoli, talking about his latest work Álvaro Siza, Sacro installed at MAXXI, in which the theme of the sacred is presented and lends meaning to the exhibition support in which the contents contaminate the spaces. The new walls, the partitions (three and a half metres high) that define the exhibition layout are the elements of the installation that in their strategic distribution help form a deliberately sinuous route. Through the rhythmic cadence of solids and voids, of small objects placed as the sole presence of a vast wall, or as the dilated space between a photograph projected in a large format and an architectural model, the show defines Siza’s expressive will which is made up of contrasts and sudden leaps of scale, in which man is centre stage, in which silence fills the void.

Álvaro Siza Pritzker Prize architect
Roberto Cremascoli head of research for the exhibition Álvaro Siza, Sacro

Introduced by
Margherita Guccione Director MAXXI Architettura
Achille Bonito Oliva curator and art critic

Auteur conversations. Encounters with the protagonists of the MAXXI collections 27 October – 15 December 2016

The cycle Conversations d’Auteur has been created with the intention of exploring the compositional themes in the projects and works exhibited in the museum galleries devoted to the MAXXI collections through a dialogue with their creators. The architects and artists, will take the work on show as a starting point to lead the audience through the multiple facets in the processes of making art and architecture, presenting their ideas through a fruitful and stimulating dialogue with academics and critics.

The Auteur Conversations project has been produced thanks to the support of MINI, MAXXI Public Programs Partner