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Nasher Sculpture Center Presents
Jaume Plensa: Genus and Species

For the past two decades, Plensa has been investigating the intimate
interconnection between nature and culture through large-scale
sculptures and installations that incorporate light, sound, and text
in transparent, often interactive structures, such as the renowned
Crown Fountain at Millenium Park in Chicago.
Twins I and II, 2009, Painted stainless steel
2 sculptures, each 148 ½ x 92 ½ x 96 ½ in.
Courtesy of the artist and Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago
and New York
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VEGAP, Madrid
Photo: Gasull Fotografia
Taking many forms and utilizing a variety of modes of production,
Plensa's work offers a visceral experience of the nexus between
art, language, biology, and metaphysics.

Jaume Plensa: Genus and Species will highlight eight large-scale works,
completed between 2004 and 2009, and installations chosen by the
artist and curator specifically for the spaces at the Nasher Sculpture
Center.  Installed both indoors and out, this dynamic exhibition will
expand our understanding of the work of this important sculptor and
provide crucial context for Plensa's Song of Songs III and IV, one of the
last works Raymond Nasher added to the Nasher Collection. The
selection of works features several never before seen in public,
including Twins I and  II and an installation of eleven, six-foot-tall,
alabaster heads.
Spillover, 2008
Stainless steel
87 13/16 x 96 7/16 x 100 3/8 in. (223 x 245 x 255 cm.)
Courtesy of the artist and Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago and
New York
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VEGAP, Madrid
Photo: Gasull Fotografia
The exhibition will be installed throughout the Nasher, engaging a
variety of spaces: the entrance, the galleries, the terrace, the garden,
and, for the first time at the Nasher Sculpture Center, the city street. The
artist has carefully considered the selection and placement of each
sculpture, determining an inter-related progression that will heighten
the viewer's experience of the work.
Song of Songs III and IV, 2004, Glass, stainless steel, and light
2 elements, each 86 5/8 x 35 7/16 x 31 7/8 in.
Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, Nasher Sculpture
Center
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VEGAP, Madrid
Photo: Andrew Smart
Organized by the Nasher Sculpture Center, Jaume Plensa: Genus and
Species will be accompanied by a lavishly illustrated, four-color catalogue
with a new scholarly essay by Curator Jed Morse, contextualizing Plensa's
work for an American audience.
The Nasher Sculpture Center is open Tuesday through
Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm and until 11 pm for special
events. General Admission to the Center is $10 for adults, $7
for seniors, $5 for students, and free for members and
children 12 and under. For more information, visit
www.NasherSculptureCenter.org.

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