Liquid Sculpture

The Public Art of Cristina Iglesias

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Liquid Sculpture
The Public Art of Cristina Iglesias

Contributions by Brian Dillon, James Lingwood, Michael Newman, Jane Rendell, Andrea Schlieker, Iwona Blazwick, Estrella de Diego, João Manuel Fernandes, Luis Fernández-Galiano Ruiz, Lynne Cooke, Richard Noble, Jane Withers, T. J. Demos, Octavio Aburto, Andrew Benjamin, Exequiel Ezcurra, Russell Ferguson, graphic design by Stuart Smith, ed. Iwona Blazwick, Richard Noble


2021. 280 pp., 269 ills.


24.50 x 29.00 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-4823-0

Public Art and Society Today

Can a sculpture be a river? Can contemporary art unite conflicting systems of belief? Do other species appreciate culture? And can public art revive communities and ecosystems? Cristina Iglesias’ horizontal fountains, submerged rooms and tropical mazes bring together language, architecture and botany to create immersive spaces of contemplation. In this publication an international roster of curators, art critics, philosophers, architects and scientists discuss the social and ecological potential of art in urban and rural space.

Spanish artist CRISTINA IGLESIAS (*1956) creates profound spaces of the imagination. Renowned for her sculptures woven, cast or constructed from metal, wood and alabaster, Iglesias also creates outdoor structures and installations using water. Her work can be found in inner cities or remote islands, as a site of pilgrimage for humans or as a habitat for animals.

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