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Jaume Plensa with Carol Kino

Galerie Lelong & Co., New York is pleased to present a conversation between the artist Jaume Plensa and art critic Carol Kino held on occasion of the artist's solo exhibition NEST

They will discuss Plensa's longstanding oeuvre that encompasses both intimate and monumental scales, including the artist's latest public works Water's Soul and Utopia

This event is part of a series of conversations titled "Galerie Lelong: Dialogues" initiated by the gallery around topics related to our artists' areas of research, including sociopolitical issues and community engagement. 

About the speakers

Jaume Plensa (b. 1955, Barcelona, Spain) creates sculptures and installations that unify individuals through connections of spirituality, the body, and collective memory. Literature, psychology, biology, language, and history have been key guiding elements throughout his career. Using a wide range of materials including steel, cast iron, resin, paraffin wax, glass, light, water, and sound, Plensa lends physical weight and volume to components of the human condition and the ephemeral.

Plensa is highly active in projects in public space; his celebrated works can be seen in many sites worldwide. Jaume Plensa: Together was presented at the Basilica San Giorgio Maggiore in Italy as a collateral event of the 56th Venice Biennale. The artist was honored at the Hirshhorn New York Gala in 2019 and received the Velázquez Prize for Plastic Arts from the Ministry of Education and Culture, Madrid, Spain, in 2013, among other accolades. A documentary feature of the artist’s life and work Jaume Plensa: Can You Hear Me? (2020), directed by Pedro Ballesteros, was released last year.

Carol Kino’s writing about art has appeared in a wide range of publications, including WSJ, T, the New York Times, 1stdibs, Ursula, the Atlantic, Slate, and many different art magazines, from The Art Newspaper to Art + Auction. Her first book, The Fair-Haired Girls: Twin Photographers in the Golden Age of Magazines will be published by Scribner in 2023. In 2019-2020 she was a Cullman Center Fellow in residence at the New York Public Library.

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