CaixaForum València opens its doors
Valencia, 21 June 2022
- Ximo Puig, president of the Government of Valencia, Joan Ribó, mayor of Valencia, and Isidro Fainé, president of ”la Caixa” Foundation, officially open CaixaForum València, a unique cultural centre for the city on the River Turia.
- This is the most striking addition to the network of cultural centres run by ”la Caixa” Foundation in Spain. Designed by the architect Enric Ruiz-Geli, a professor at Virginia Tech, CaixaForum València has floor space of nearly 10,000 square metres devoted to knowledge. The facilities include two exhibition halls, an auditorium seating up to 300, a bookshop, a restaurant and a family and educational space.
- The inaugural programme at the new centre will take visitors from the earliest civilisations to the most contemporary artistic creations. Hall One will showcase the Pharaohs in an exhibition of monumental statues and superb reliefs from ancient Egyptian temples loaned by the British Museum, while Hall Two will host a show especially designed for the new centre. Featuring works from ”la Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection, this exhibition will explore how the landscape has been used to represent nature over the last few centuries.