Liquid Sculpture

The Public Art of Cristina Iglesias



ISBN: 9783775748230 Category:

Iwona Blazwick


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.

Additional information

Weight 1908 g
Dimensions 25.2 x 29.8 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 9 August 2021
Number of pages 272
Format Hardback
Contributors Text by Stuart Smith
Dimensions 25.2 x 29.8 cm
Weight 1908 g


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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.