The artist Jaume Plensa closed the sculptural trilogy promoted by the Hortensia Herrero Foundation in the City of Arts and Sciences with the sample of seven outdoor sculptures in 2019. All figures, seven meters high and more than 7,000 kilos of weight each, were made of cast iron and responded to women’s names, a tribute to feminity.
Two of the sculptures that were part of the exhibition, Silvia and Maria, were exhibited in the town of Elche and, later, in Vila-real. The Hortensia Herrero Foundation will donate one of them to the city of Valencia.
About Jaume Plensa
Jaume Plensa is one of the Spanish artists with the greatest presence all over the world. Cities such as Montreal, San Diego, Chicago, Seul, Tokyo, Miami, New York, London, Salzburg, Liverpool, Dubai and Dallas have his sculptures permanently installed. Likewise, Plensa’s work has been temporarily exhibited in museums and institutions like the Venice Biennial, the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the the Picasso Museum in Antibes, the MAMAC in Nice, in museums in cities like Helsinki, Tampa or Nashville and in his Paris, New York and Chicago galleries. Plensa opened two exhibitions in our country in November 2018: one for a specific project for Madrid’s Palacio de Cristal (Glass Palace) (MNCARS) and another one in the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA). Both exhibitions can be visited until April 2019.