Cristina Iglesias will participate in Madison Square Park Conservancy annual symposium, "Innovating Public Art," which takes place at SVA Theatre on 333 West 23rd Street.
The forum will examine how the commissioning and creation of public art has evolved from being a form for commemoration into a catalyst for conversation, focusing on work that challenges the public and incites debate.⠀ ⠀
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP required.
Cristina Iglesias will be in conversation with Lynne Cooke, senior curator, special projects in modern art, National Gallery of Art.
Cristina Iglesias's sculptural pieces combine industrial materials and natural elements to create unusual, experiential spaces. "Cristina Iglesias: ENTRƎSPACIOS" consists of a huge collection of pieces that will be on display on the second floor of the west wing of the Centro Botín.
Ahead of her solo show at Centro Botin in Cantabria, Spain, in October, Cristina Iglesias will conduct a Visual Arts Workshop; the workshop is an initiative Fundación Botín has been organizing every year since 1994. Visit fundacionbotin.org for more details.
The artist Cristina Iglesias will discuss her work, Entwined, currently on view at Marian Goodman Gallery New York, as well as The Ionosphere (A Place of Silent Storms), and Forgotten Streams, her site-specific sculptures for the Norman Foster Foundation (Madrid) and Bloomberg Headquarters (London). Throughout her career, Iglesias has defined a unique sculptural vocabulary, building immersive and experiential environments that reference and unite architecture, literature and culturally site-specific influences. Through a language of constructed and natural forms rendered in various materials, she poetically redefines space by confounding interior and exterior, organic and artifice, combining industrial materials with natural elements to produce unexpected new sensory sites for the viewer.
Beatriz Colomina is an internationally renowned architectural historian and theorist who has written extensively on questions of architecture, art, sexuality and media. She is the founding director of the Media and Modernity program at Princeton University and Professor at the School of Architecture. She has lectured extensively at universities and art museums throughout the world. Her latest book is Are We Human? Notes on an Archeology of Design (2016).
Cristina Iglesias's permanent hanging sculpture is now on view at the Norman Foster Foundation.
The sculpture is constructed by several suspended screens that form a shadowed space between the old building and the new pavilion created by Sir Norman Foster. The screens are thread in carbon fiber following an excerpt of the novel “Paradise Fountains” by science fiction author, Sir Arthur C. Clarke, which talks about the ionosphere.