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Monumental sculptures by Julian Opie in Valencia

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TOURISTIC AREA: Historical center

This exhibition organized by the Hortensia Herrero Foundation presents the work of Julian Opie (London, 1958) for the first time in Valencia.

 

Sixteen pieces installed at Colegio del Patriarca Square and La Nau Cultural Centre make up the show, which focuses on the human figure in motion, walking through the city, alone or in the middle of a crowd; strolling; running to catch a train; or waiting in the square, arms crossed.

 

The pieces on display in the streets of Valencia’s city centre are intended to bring contemporary art to residents. For this project, the artist has created two steel sculptures twelve metres in height and weighing six tonnes, which occupy Colegio del Patriarca Square.

 

Near them is a sculptural group made up of four walkers over two metres in size, based on photos taken by Opie of anonymous people walking along the street.

 

The show continues at the cloister of La Nau with figures in dialogue with the statue of Luis Vives.

 

The show will be in display until 19th September 2021.

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