Secret corners 10·10·2019
Valencia Design Map: an art route through the ‘World Design Capital 2022’ lifestyle
The Valencian capital prevailed in the final duel with Bangalore (India) because of its Mediterranean vision and dissemination of design as a tool for improving communication and quality of life.
A capital status which is enhanced by great Valencian talent, and a magnificent cultural and museum offer.
Valencia will be the ‘World Design Capital 2022’. After having seen off Bangalore in the final, the technological epicentre of India, the city takes over from Lille in France to become the first Spanish city to receive the World Design Organisation (WDO) emblem. “Accuracy, rigour and professionalism” in Valencia’s candidature, said the Selection Committee in a statement, has worked in the interest of the Valencian capital to achieve capital status, as well as “the cohesion and strength” in a sector which is growing in the region, thanks to a school of great talent and an extensive artistic and cultural offer.
With a contribution of 13% of GDP and 12% employment according to an IVIE report, the city banks on design, putting on of a big array of activities. After recently staging Valencia Disseny Week promoted by ADCV, new temporary initiatives will be added to more than a hundred informative talks, symposia and exhibitions which have been planned until 2022 on the occasion of the capital status.
An old 1930 industrial valve and hydraulic pump factory, this centre of art has been given a new lease of life after its refurbishment in 2017, overseen by the architect Ramón Esteve. It is defined as the “new space for visual arts”, disseminated locally and globally in an open and accesible space.
Oferta de exposiciones
Av. de Burjassot, 54-56
‘El Carmen’ Centre of Art
Built on the Royal Monastery of Our Lady of Carmen, the art centre saved the building from being demolished. The same as the IVAM, which offers recurring exhibitions in Contemporary Art.
Museo Str., 2
Chirivella Solano Foundation
The same as the ‘El Carmen’ Centre of Art, it is a part of the Valencian Community Museum Consortium. A private collection of Contemporary Art is showcased there which is from the 50s, right up to the present.
13 Valeriola Str
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