Join us for the opening reception of Talking Continents Internationally renowned Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensaâ€™s public art is driven by a desire to emphasize the possibilities of communication brought about through sculpture and place.Â Installed around the world, Plensaâ€™s art is one of inclusion â€“bringing people togetherâ€”and of profound impact. Talking Continents is an installation of 19 sculptures that are at once separate and interrelated. Comprised of letters from various alphabets that donâ€™t come together as words, the works exist instead as abstract forms, as arbitrary signs and shapes. As such, each sculpture embodies a dissolution of meaning or breakdown in communication. At the same time, the letters comprising the works are also the components needed to reconstruct words and create meaningâ€”the building blocks for cultural understanding. A firm believer that art has the capacity to transform our lives, Plensa has stated thatÂ Talking ContinentsÂ represents the concept of globalism without judgement. Jaume Plensa: Talking Continents was organized by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Additional support for the exhibition at the Arthur Ross Gallery is provided by Edward J. Lenkin and Roselin Atzwanger; the J & AR Foundation; Bill and Kathy Hohns; the Patronâ€™s Circle; the Philadelphia Cultural Fund; the Connelly Foundation; the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation; and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
Jaume Plensa: Talking Continents Opening Reception
Friday, September 27, 2019 5pm–7pm