Massive sculptures by the internationally renowned Jaume Plensa will soon make their way to Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center in Savannah, Georgia – a first for the small city.
While the museum has long been considered a meditative space, Plensa’s Talking Continents, on view March 1 through June 9, takes this notion and elevates it to another dimension. The exhibition includes 19 stainless-steel orbs, each composed of die-cut letters and symbols from nine languages, which suspend from the ceiling to form biomorphic clouds. The letters are arranged in a nonsensical order, referring to the breakdown of cross-cultural communication, and the physical separation between sculptures implies the disconnection that ensues. Through the silence, Plensa offers a refreshing means to unite people across the world – something that can jump over the obstacles put forth by language barriers and borders: spirituality. Without words, no one religion is suggested, thus creating a space that welcomes any form of spiritual meditation.
Jaume Plensa, a Spanish artist, has had his work shown all over the world – from London and Hong Kong to Chicago and soon Savannah. Talking Continents, like all of his exhibitions, is not specific to any particular culture or place, but can be experienced, and therefore understood, by all.
Exhibition will take place on March 1 – to June 9, 2019 in Jepson Center in Savannah, Georgia.