The Umbracle of the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències proposes a virtual tour of the Art Promenade through the online catalogues and multimedia resources
Apr 3, 2020
The Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències proposes a virtual tour of the sculpture exhibitions shown in the Art Promenade of the Umbracle over the last ten years, and they can be seen website.
From the first exhibition by the artist Juan Ripollés in 2010 to the sculptures of 'My Secret Garden Valencia' by Arne Quinze that ended in March, the online catalogues, videos and photo galleries offer a retrospective tour round these large-format sculpture exhibitions, so they can be remembered and viewed again from home.
Since Juan Ripollés’ exhibition with which this free access area was opened between 2010 and 2011, the Umbracle housed the artwork by Jean Claude Farhi in 2012 that brought together eleven pieces of iron on which constant geometry was admired. 'Sweet' by the artist Laurence Jenkell was also exhibited in that area, an exhibition that comprised a total of twenty-one 2.75-metre-tall sculptures of 2.75 metres tall.
In 2012, Cristóbal Gabarrón enticed us with a journey from the Nasrid architecture of the Alhambra, to the audacious shapes of the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències with 'Las Torres de la Alhambra' (The Towers of the Alhambra). This artist's work returned to the Umbracle in 2017 with 'Las palabras que se quedan en silencio' (Words that Remain in Silence), which was made up of six polychrome fibre glass and steel sculptures.
In 2015, the combination of sculptures titled 'El tiempo y el espacio' (Time and Space) by Jiménez Deredia arrived at the Art Promenade. In 2016, “Cuerpo de Mujer” (Bodies of Women) by Francisco Simões, brought together a selection of works in 2016 that represented different female figures in green, red and black marble, and travertine. Nine large-scale totems by the artist Javier D'Ambrosio in 2016 enticed us to tour his artwork titled ’ADN Memoria Genética’ (DNA Genetic Memory). "Caminos Paralelos" (Parallel Paths) was an exhibition comprised of ten iron and resin sculptures by artist Rogério Timóteo en 2017. The "Interval" exhibition held in 2018 was a selection of nine steel and concrete sculptures that spanned the last 22 years of work by Ruud Kuijer’s work.