Words that remain in silence. Cristóbal Gabarrón
Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències is hosting the exhibition 'Las palabras que se quedan en silencio' (Words that remain in silence), formed by six polychrome fibre glass and steel sculptures created by the artist Cristóbal Gabarrón. This free exhibition is located on the Paseo del Arte at the Umbracle and you can visit it until 10 September 2017.
The work presented at this exhibition belongs to a sculpture series named Medina, these are sculptures created by the artist in 2006 that were exhibited for the first time last year at the big sculpture retrospective that the museums and city of Cannes dedicated to Gabarrón.
It is comprised of six female heads, with their respective haircuts and arrangements, represented by planes and folds of colour, made from polychrome fire glass. Each head sits atop a trunk or column of corten steel, which in absolute abstraction, is reminiscent of tribal African sacrifice sites or magic altars. The forceful chromatic expression of the heads draws attention to the fundamental values of a fair society, such as respect and education.