TONY CRAGG SCULPTURE
DATE: UNTIL NOVEMBER 4
LOCATION: EXTERIOR OF CITY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Four sculptures by Tony Cragg are placed on the water in various ponds of the site, something unprecedented since this artist had never exhibited his works in a sheet of water. They are made of various materials such as bronze, steel and fiberglass. As for its dimensions, some exceed six meters in height and 4,000 kilograms in weight.
Tony Cragg, who at the same time in Valencia will have a great exhibition in the streets of New York, is considered the referent of the resurgence of the British sculpture of the 80s and one of the most iconic, which has made him worthy of all kinds of international awards. His work is characterized by the use of very varied materials such as stone, wood, aluminum, bronze, steel or plastic that converts into organic forms.
Associated with this exhibition is a show of water, light and music sources in the southern lake of the Hemisfèric. The passes will be at 23:00 every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and before holidays, until Saturday, September 1.
At the end of the exhibition, the Hortensia Herrero Foundation will acquire one of the sculptures that will be located in an emblematic place in the city of Valencia, just as it did with the exhibition dedicated to Manolo Valdés last year.
Tony Cragg who was present at the inauguration, wanted to thank the president of the foundation for the “affection” he has shown him and the “interest” for his work: “It is truly an honor that there is a temporary exhibition of my work in a city like Valencia. It has been very beautiful. The City of Arts and Sciences is a good place to put it, I believe that a very positive dialogue has been created between my work and the architecture of this place that defies gravity. And the reflection of my sculptures in the water is also very interesting, “said the sculptor.