João Mário Grilo films documentary about Aurélia de Souza

23 de May, 2023

João Mário Grilo is at the MNSR shooting a documentary about Aurélia de Souza, using the temporary exhibition VIDA E SECREDO, dedicated to the Portuguese-Chilean artist, as a backdrop. The exhibition, open from November 24, 2022 to May 21, brought together paintings signed by Aurélia de Souza, her sister Sofia de Souza and other artists who influenced their work in a space that allows us to go back to the era of the transition from nineteenth century to the twentieth century.

The documentary, still without a premiere date, is part of the activities planned to mark the first centenary of the death of Aurélia de Souza, which took place on May 26, 1922, at the age of 55. In the context of the centenary program, a highlight evocative program resulting from a partnership between the MNSR, the University of Porto, the Catholic University, the Institute of Art History of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the Nova University of Lisbon, the Municipality of Porto and the Municipality of Matosinhos. Coming soon is the launch of the catalog raisonné with a full survey of the work of one of the most notable women on the Portuguese artistic scene.