9 exhibitions you can (still) see in 2023
21 Dec 2022 /

9 exhibitions you can (still) see in 2023

Throughout 2022, Valencia has seen the presentation of more than 300 activities in the context of World Design Capital Valencia 2022. Many of these have finished, but others continue and they will carry the design and innovation legacy into the year 2023. Therefore, you still have the chance to visit some of the exhibitions that represent the spirit of the Design Capital, in some cases until June this year. These include, among others, “InfinitaMente” by Jaime Hayon at the Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporània and “Design+Health” at the MuVim, curated by Ramón Úbeda. Consult the detailed selection of the 9 exhibitions of World Design Capital Valencia 2022 that you can visit in 2023:

“Jaime Hayon: InfinitaMente” – Until 16 April 2023 – Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporània

Organized and produced by the Consorci de Museus de la Comunitat Valenciana and the Centre del Carme, the exhibition adopts an informative focus to reflect on the artistic career of Jaime Hayon, winner of a National Design Award in 2021, and a reference at international level, offering an insight into the artist’s personal universe and his creative process. 

“Jaime Hayon: InfinitaMente” shows a selection of the most emblematic work of this charismatic creator, featuring installations and artistic pieces as well as products for companies. The exhibits include work not previously presented in Spain, such as “Masquemask”, “Mesamachine” and “Mediterranean Digital Baroque”, as well as large-format paintings and sculptures. 

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“El Último grito. Earth, a retrospective” – Until 4 June 2023 – Bombas Gens Centre d’Art

“Earth: A Retrospective” shows the Per Amor a lArt Collection as a creative geography” – an editorial concept developed by Lev Kuleshov and designed so that shots of different locations collide to generate a new, seamless landscape where the narrative transpires.  Generated in the present while setting out to reimagine a past from an unknown future, “Earth: A Retrospective” presents works from the Per Amor a lArt Collection and El Último Grito, including artists such as Nobuyosi Araki, Bernd and Hilla Becher_EUG-Arno Mathies, Bleda & Rosa, Iñaki Bonillas, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Joan Cardells, Oscar Carrasco, Imogen Cunningham, Tacita Dean, Koji Enokura, Elger Esser, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Inma Femenía, Lee Friedlander, Carlos Garaicoa, Paul Graham, Jonas Mekas, Mathieu Mercier, Matt Mullican, Nicolás Ortigosa, Thomas Ruff, Armando Salas Portugal and Aaron Siskind, among others.

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“Design+Health” – Until 16 April 2023 – Valencian Museum of the Enlightenment and Modernity (MuVIM)

“Design + Health” is the result of a search among all the design disciplines, from industry to architecture, through graphic communication and fashion, without forgetting that generated by the pandemic or social emergencies in other parts of the world. A transversal approach that reviews the past, dissects the present and projects the future to illustrate how science and medicine evolve and will continue evolving with the help of technology and design.

The exhibition is curated by Ramón Úbeda, who received a Special Mention in the National Innovation and Design Awards 2021 for his informative work in this area throughout his life.

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“Scenes from the near future” – Until 19 March 2023 – Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporánea

The exhibition “Scenes from the near future”, curated by the journalist specializing in design, Tachy Mora, proposes a prospective on what our domestic environments will be like in ten years’ time. Futuristic spaces and designs, not from a disruptive and utopian perspective, but based on issues that have been in the air for decades and which, until now, had not been synchronized with a society as open to change and flexibility in the domestic sphere as that of today.

The exhibition will try to give shape to our future domestic spaces by alternating indoor scenes (in the form of installations) with pieces created for the display, including equipment, furniture and lighting, conceived by a series of designers, architects and manufacturers invited by the curator.

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“El millor Disseny de lany” – Until 12 February 2023 – Centre Cultural La Nau

“El millor disseny de lany” is an exhibition comprising a selection of 40 projects that provide visibility to creative excellence and the values of good design in its different disciplines. 

This travelling version incorporates a section formed by the winners of the “Positive Impact Award” of the Association of Designers of the Valencian Community (ADCV). The selection connects Valencia and Barcelona via the most responsible facet of design, as a facilitating element of the transition towards a more sustainable, innovative, inclusive and fair system.

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“TiposQueImportan” – Until 26 January 2023 – Galería la Mercería

The exhibition compiled as part of the project TiposQueImportan, curated by Miguel Maestro, shows the work of this laboratory which was created to research and catalogue the Valencian typographic archive, with the aim of disseminating its graphic heritage and reinforcing the city’s identity. It presents a forgotten and, in many cases, vanished, visual landscape and recognizes the importance of the graphic city of Valencia as a modern and cosmopolitan municipality.

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“Pepe Gimeno. Dialogues between art and design” – Until 19 February 2023 – Fundación Bancaja

The exhibition, curated by José Miguel Arce, offers a journey through the graphic and artistic production of the Valencian creator over a professional career spanning five decades and recognized with accolades such as the National Design Award in 2020. This review of Pepe Gimeno’s work is approached for the first time from the perspective of the direct relationships between his work as a graphic designer and as a visual artist.

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Des del casal. Creativitat i disseny fallers” – Until 30 June 2023 – Museu Faller

The exhibition shows the links that have existed historically between the fiesta of the Fallas and the design world, both in the catafalques and in the booklets, magazines, books, publications, programmes, merchandising, signage, advertising, posters and awards in the Falla industry. The exhibition pays special attention to designers and the influence of different design trends on the fiesta, but also vice-versa, insofar as Falla iconography has been taken into account in the world of design, especially in Valencia.

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“Ximo Roca. Mediterranean Design” – Until 19 February 2023 – National Museum of Decorative Arts, Madrid

The exhibition “Ximo Roca. Mediterranean Design” looks at the professional life of the Valencian creator, from his early days in the nineteen-eighties up to his most recent designs. As a designer for different firms and at the head of his own design studio since 1989, Ximo Roca has managed to define his own style, completing industrial, graphic and interior design projects. 

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