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Old 06-19-2011, 09:18 PM
telamon telamon is offline
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Red face To HFASSOURAKIS: Re:Artwork:

Hi Hercules,

I must apologize for not including all the appropriate information
about this beautiful artwork, you are correct.
It is rather an insult to the artist and the audience.

Sculpture :
We, 2008
Artist :
Jaume Plensa
Location : Sunset Beach Park, Vancouver
Media : Aluminum
One of the feature installations in the 2009-2011 Vancouver Biennale, is WE, 2008 by Jaume Plensa, a work that celebrates the linguistic diversity of the human race by putting multiple alphabets together on a single human form. Sitting proudly, without a face, the larger-than life figure is made up of characters from eight alphabets, Latin, Greek, Russian Cyrillic, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Arabic and Chinese. Characters make up the skin of the androgynous body form and open the work, both physically and metaphorically for interpretation by a global and multi-lingual Vancouver audience. The 16 foot, painted stainless steel sculpture (powerfully lit from below at night), draws us away from the daily distractions of a constantly bustling city and helps us appreciate the beauty of linguistic diversity.
Plensa, who works both in Barcelona and Paris, is a widely acclaimed artist who has received numerous national and international awards and has exhibited in public museums across Europe, Japan and North America including: Institute Valencia d'Art Modern, Valencia and Musée d'Art Contemporain, Nice, France (2007), Museum of Modern Art, New York (2006), and most recently, inclusion in the prestigious 53rd International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale (2009).
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