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SIZA Exclusive Sessions at MASP: A Memorable Night of Cinema, Architecture, and Design

São Paulo, 12/13/2023 - The São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP) was the stage for the prestigious "Siza Exclusive Sessions" event, which took place on December 12, gathering a select audience of architects, designers, art curators, and renowned critics. The event marked the pre-premiere of the documentary "SIZA" in Brazil, dedicated to the life of the renowned Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira.

The "Exclusive Sessions" event in Brazil is an initiative of the Gallery platform in partnership with Archdaily, and will tour the world's major capitals. With confirmed cities like New York, Madrid, Tokyo, Paris, London, Dubai, and Berlin, the goal is to provide an exclusive experience with their original productions.

This global tour is not just a series of events, but a cultural journey that connects different regions and people through the shared interest in art, architecture, and design.

The documentary "SIZA" directed by Augusto Custodio offers a deep and introspective experience about the life of the celebrated architect Álvaro Siza Vieira. This cinematographic work dives into the challenges and vicissitudes of Siza's personal life, exploring how they influenced and shaped his remarkable trajectory in the world of architecture.

Enriched by an exclusive archive of images, the documentary features rare photos from Siza's childhood, providing an intimate glimpse into his formative years and the family environment that surrounded him. Additionally, the film includes a selection of drawings and paintings by Siza himself and his wife Maria Antonia, as well as unpublished images that illustrate the evolution of his unique style and approach.

Each element of the documentary, from the personal photographs to the artistic sketches, is a complete and multifaceted portrait of Álvaro Siza Vieira, revealing not just the architect, but also the man behind the iconic works. "SIZA" is, therefore, a tribute to the life, art, and resilience of one of the most influential figures in contemporary architecture.


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