BENIDORM IS ALSO ART


The tourist capital of the Costa Blanca will host from April 16 to July 12 the colorful sculptures of the famous Taiwanese artist Hung Yi, one of the most important artists on the Asian continent.

The exhibition, called 'Hung Galaxy', consists of 14 sculptures with characteristically bright colors inspired by Taiwanese culture.

The initiative is given by the idea of "musealizing" Benidorm, and not only collect art in its museums and galleries, but also bring art to its streets, thus achieving the enjoyment of its inhabitants and tourists.


This "street" exhibition, inspired by its author in Taiwanese life and culture, could be seen until last December at the 'Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciènces' in Valencia, which was a great success with the public.

Taking over Benidorm, it will exhibit four sculptures in the Plaza de la Hispanidad, two in Gambo street, six in the recently renovated Mediterráneo Avenue and two next to the City Hall in Plaza de SS.MM. the Kings of Spain.

'Hung Galaxy' brings with it color and diversity in perhaps one of the most "gray" and uncertain moments for everyone.

Very few cities in the world have had the opportunity to exhibit such works, including San Francisco, Washington, New York, Tokyo or Shanghai. After passing through Benidorm, he will make another "stop" on Madrid's Paseo del Prado. In the words of the mayor of Benidorm: "This is a first-class cultural event. A mixture of light and color that brings culture closer to people and adds to Benidorm's tourist offer after the desert we have crossed."

The statues, which weigh more than 1000 kg, and some exceed 6 meters in height, have a steel structure to which plates of the same material have been superimposed, clay with a layer of primer, paint, enameling and baking, for so its transfer and installation are not easy at all.


Focusing on the author of the exhibition, Hung Yi, is a Taiwanese artist born in Taichung in 1970, self-taught and undoubtedly one of the most prestigious in the East, very prolific in urban art. Each sculpture in the exhibition has been hand painted by him in the purest "comic" style with clear influences from Miró, Dalí or Picasso.

A great acceptance of the exhibition is expected in Benidorm, since in all the cities through which it has passed it has been a success. 'Hung Galaxy' brings with it "the color and life that we have lacked throughout this pandemic", and is further proof that Benidorm is increasingly committed to becoming a benchmark in art as well.


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(Source: ElPeriòdic)


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