Fundación Hortensia Herrero is holding its third exhibition of monumental sculptures in Valencia. The latest exhibition will give the general public an insight into the aesthetic sensibilities of one of the world’s best sculptors.
Seven of the sculptor’s works will be sited in Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences from the 26th of June to the 3rd of November 2019.
Jaume Plensa’s sculptures thus take up the baton from Manolo Valdés’ and Tony Cragg’s works, which were exhibited in 2017 and 2018.
This exhibition has been made possible thanks to the initiative of Fundación Hortensia Herrero in collaboration with Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences.
This exhibition brings together seven of Jaume Plensa’s monumental sculptures, which will create a dialogue with the space in which they are set, namely The City of Arts and Sciences. The sculptures all reflect the artist’s recent work.
Jaume Plensa (Barcelona,1955) is an internationally-renowned artist. His works have been exhibited in galleries, museums, and institutions around the world, including: Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas; Musée Picasso, Antibes; Yorkshire Sculpture Park, England; Palacio de Cristal–Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; MACBA Museu d’Art Contenporani, Barcelona; Biennale di Venezia, Venice; galleries in Paris, New York, and Chicago, with which the artist regularly works.
Many of his sculptures are designed for exhibition in public spaces. There are permanently installed works in various countries, including: Spain, France, Japan, Great Britain, Korea, Germany, Canada, The United States, Sweden, Norway, Australia, China.
Plensa has received many international awards, such as France’s Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and Spain’s Premio Velázquez de las Artes Plásticas. He has also been awarded Doctor Honoris Causa by The Art Institute of Chicago, and by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).
La Fundación Hortensia Herrero is holding its third exhibition of monumental sculptures. The purpose of these exhibitions is to familiarise the general public with the artistic visions of the world’s best sculptors.
La Fundación Hortensia Herrero was founded in 2011 to recover, foster, and share the Valencian Region’s rich artistic and cultural heritage. Over the last few years, the Foundation has carried out major heritage rehabilitation projects. Notable examples include: rehabilitation of the frescoes and chapels of Iglesia de San Nicolás de València (Church of Sant Nicolau); rehabilitation of the Colegio del Arte Mayor de la Seda (The Silk Guild Hall) and of the statue of la Virgen de los Desamparados (Our Lady of The Forsaken). The Foundation is currently working on the restoration of Palacio Valeriola (a Gothic-style palace), which will become the Foundation’s Art Centre. Over the next few months, work will begin on the restoration of Iglesia de los Santos Juanes (Baroque Church).