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International Artist Jaume Plensa to Lecture at Portland Art Museum
For the past two decades, Plensa has been investigating the intimate interconnection between nature and culture. Photo: EPAJ. C. Hidalgo.
PORTLAND, ORE.- Barcelona-based sculptor Jaume Plensa’s room-sized installation In the Midst of Dreams (2009) provides a dramatic introduction to the Portland Art Museum ’s DISQUIETED exhibition. Visitors to the Museum have been captivated by the three enormous and luminous heads—cast in translucent resin and lit from within—that rest in a field of stones and bear thought-provoking inscriptions upon their faces. Visitors can learn more about this installation and other works by the artist in a lecture by Plensa to be held Saturday, April 10 at 2 p.m. in the Whitsell Auditorium.

Plensa has gained international recognition for his high-profile public art installations—including the Crown Fountain in Chicago’s Millennium Park—and exhibitions at numerous galleries and museums in Europe, the United States, and Japan. His work is currently on view at the Portland Art Museum and the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas .

Plensa’s lecture is one in a series of programs that accompany the exhibition DISQUIETED, which presents 28 contemporary artists’ view of the world we live in.

Born in Barcelona in 1955, Jaume Plensa is a leading international sculptor known for his large-scale installations and for his public art. He has completed more than 40 public commissions around the world, including permanent works installed in Spain, France , Japan , the United Kingdom , Korea , Germany , Canada , and the United States .

Since 1992 he has received many distinctions and awards, notably his investiture as a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture (1993), the National Award for Plastic Arts – National Culture Awards of the Government of Catalonia 1997 (Barcelona), and an honorary doctorate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2005).


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