The Gabarrón Foundation and the City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia have been collaborating since 2010 to create a space dedicated to monumental sculpture in the public space of the City of Arts and Sciences. Consolidating the Umbracle, as an open artistic space and extension of the museum itself, known by many as the Paseo del Arte, through an exhibition project of outdoor sculptures that is inserted in the evolution of the new contemporary relationships generated by public art and its surroundings, redefining the "traditional link" with the symbolic, social and communicative of a city, its inhabitants and tourists.
In this new season of 2019, we are honored to present to you in this wonderful museum space created by Santiago Calatrava, the first exhibition in Spain of the Belgian artist Arne Quinze.
From 7 February until October 13th, visitors will be able to see the exhibition 'My Secret Garden Valencia', expressly created by Quinze to dialog art with its environment of the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències with the collaboration of the Gabarron Foundation. The brand new monumental sculptures consists of a series of six large-format sculptures, four of which can be seen on the Paseo del Arte and two on the southern lake of the Hemisfèric.
rne Quinze was born in 1971 in Belgium, lives and works in Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium and Los Angeles, USA. The recurrent foundations of his work are the use of wood and metal, electric colours in fluorescent painting and themes relating to social and interaction, nature and urbanism. My Secret Garden Valencia' establishes a dialogue with Santiago Calatrava's architecture and embodies the artist's research on diversity in nature. Each of the sculptures focuses on different issues of evolution and creates a connection between art and science.