On the 30th of October this year, Catalonia sees the opening of its first installation of modern art as a new nation. Spanish artist Juan Munoz put together the “Double Bind” exhibit in 2001, and since died. However, the art itself is alive and well, being the main centrepiece in an array of pavilions and installations making up the entire park.
A 2000 sq. m factory space has been regenerated in order to house the phenomenal composition, care has been taken to liken it to the Tate Modern's Turbine Hall building, where the work was originally exhibited. Catalonian construction experts Sorigue have been responsible to the production of the art space. Alongside the world famous Munoz piece and several smaller buildings will be a giant complex housing over 450 works of art and a labyrinth of research facilities to really make it count.
This larger section isn't planned to be ready until late 2020, when the rest of the art space will be truly established and hopefully thriving with spectators and culture junkies from all over Europe and beyond. Other works included will be a Spanish civil war bunker with a video work by Bill Viola, large works by Anselm Kiefer, and dedicated spaces are intended for works by South African William Kentridge, Chiharu Shiota from Japan, and Germany's Wim Wenders.
The art space is called Planta and is situated in an old open cast mine in Lleida, Catalonia. The Munoz opens on the 30th October, and other works following there after. The project is expected to be complete by 2021.
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