Guided Tour ÁLVARO SIZA: INVERTED ARCHEOLOGY
by António Choupina
Access: Guided Tour Ticket
Adult resident in Portugal: 11€
Adult not resident in Portugal: 13€
Free entry for children up to 12 years old
50% discount for Friends of Serralves, young people up to 18 years old and over 65s.
As part of the Naked Architecture cycle, architect António Choupina will guide a tour to the Álvaro Siza Wing. Through his perspective, the new wing of the Serralves Museum reveals itself as a kind of future past, where the visitor becomes an archaeologist in search of traces in time, of (im)material evidence, of (re)Imagining the Evident.
Founding anew some sort of Uxmal or ‘door to the inaccessible garden of Eden’ within the primordial forest of the Serralves Park, Choupina illuminates these latent and subconscious connections by means of Siza’s geometric patterns and spatial concepts, which intersect notions of Antiquity, Barroque and Constructivism, among others.
Organized by the Serralves Foundation, and curated by António Choupina, this new cycle Naked Architecture, will unfold in various sessions over the coming months, occupying different galleries of the Álvaro Siza Wing. This initiative aims to introduce this new space to diverse audiences.