Jaume Plensa, Rui Rui's Words
Jaume Plensa, Rui Rui's Words, 2021. Bronze, 81 7/8 x 20 1/8 x 39 3/8 in (208 x 51 x 100 cm).

“Jaume Plensa: Poetry of Silence” at Fundación Bancaja (Spain)

JAUME PLENSA Poetry of Silence On view at Fundación Bancaja, Valencia, Spain Through March 19, 2023

Galerie Lelong & Co. is pleased to announce Jaume Plensa’s new solo exhibition Poetry of Silence at Fundación Bancaja, Valencia, Spain from November 25, 2022 to March 19, 2023.

The museum retrospective covers four decades of Plensa’s career and highlights the original influence of literature in his artistic production. Curated by Javier Molins, the exhibition brings together nearly a hundred works, and will be one of the most complete exhibitions on the artist’s oeuvre to date.

The selection of work includes sculptures created during the confinement period which will be presented to the public for the first time. In addition, among the pieces presented will be the work Together (2014), which was exhibited in 2015 during the 56th Venice Biennale in San Giorgio Maggiore and has not been exhibited again since.

Literature has always been a source of inspiration for  Plensa. T. S. Eliot, William Shakespeare, Dante, Goethe and Vicent Andrés Estellés are some of the writers who have served as inspiration for countless works. This literary influence is not limited to the artist’s readings, but also extends to the alphabet itself as an element with which he composes his sculptures.

Plensa has used letters in many different ways, either on curtains, on gongs, or to compose the form of a human body. The intersection of language with the human body is one of the basis of Plensa’s work. As the artist explains, “a letter doesn’t look like anything, it’s a humble thing, but together with others they form words, and words form texts and texts, thought.”

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Jaume Plensa, White Nomad
Jaume Plensa, White Nomad, 2021. Photo courtesy of Fundación Bancaja, Valencia, Spain.

Fundación Bancaja, Valencia

23 Plaza Tetuán, Valencia, Spain

"Jaume Plensa: Poetry of Silence" at Fundación Bancaja (Spain)
Jaume Plensa, Rui Rui's Words

Event Title: Jaume Plensa: Poetry of Silence

Event Description: The museum retrospective covers four decades of Plensa's career and highlights the original influence of literature in his artistic production. Curated by Javier Molins, the exhibition brings together nearly a hundred works, and will be one of the most complete exhibitions on the artist's oeuvre to date.

Start date: November 25, 2022

End date: March 19, 2023

Location name: Fundación Bancaja, Valencia

Address: 23 Plaza Tetuán, Valencia, Spain

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