The Rocky Coast: Geology, Ecology, Sculpture: Symposium
Cristina Iglesias will unveil Hondalea (Marine Abyss), a new site-specific sculpture that will permanently transform the lighthouse on the island of Santa Clara in the Bay of Donostia-San Sebastián. Commissioned by the city and developed by the artist over the past five years, Hondalea is Iglesias’ first sculpture in her native city and one of her most transformative public projects and interventions to date.
The public opening of the sculpture Hondalea will be launched with a symposium, The Rocky Coast: Cristina Iglesias’ Hondalea in San Sebastián: Ecology, Geology and Sculpture at the University of the Basque Country (EHU-UPV) on 3 & 4 June 2021, which is available to join online. Informed by the interconnecting themes in Iglesias’ work, this symposium will be a multidisciplinary forum for participants to exchange their ideas on intersecting practices, from art and literature to geology and ecology.
James Lingwood (Co-Director, Artangel)
Penelope Curtis (Curator and Art historian)
Carlos Duarte (Marine scientist)
Russell Ferguson (Curator and Professor, UCLA)
Beatriz Herraez (Director, Artium, Basque Museum of Contemporary Art)
Asier Hilario (Geologist, Basque Coast UNESCO Global Geopark)
Lisa Le Feuvre (Director, Holt/Smithson Foundation)
Dates and times3 June: 8 am ET / 2 pm CET
4 June: 4 am ET / 10 am CET
Aquarium San Sebastián Auditorium
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