Consolidation of Valencia as a city of design and international destination for creativity and talent: more than 10 exhibitions to start 2023 with design in the city’s cultural offerings.
The city of Valencia is a land of creativity. A center of attraction as an international destination for design and talent, which can be seen on every corner. And that continues beyond 2022, with some of the most important milestones of the capital extending over time.
From the 50-plus extensive exhibitions with creativity and design as protagonists, in 2023 some of the most multitudinous can be visited, certifying the continuity of Valencia’s project as a center of attraction for culture.
The Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporània, the space that has brought together most of the programming of World Design Capital Valencia 2022, hosts until the 16th of April, 2023 the first major retrospective of Jaime Hayon in Spain.
“Jaime Hayon: InfinitaMente” traces the universe of the multifaceted creator through materials, tools, creative process, inspiration, and references. A journey through his personal universe and his creative process in a large exhibition display. Visitors can find a selection of products and furniture produced over the 20 years of Hayon Studio, including unique or limited pieces along with samples of processes and raw materials, which allow them to discover all the details that are not normally visible.
Until March 19 it will also be possible to visit “Escenarios de un futuro cercano” An exhibition curated by Tachy Mora that addresses issues that directly affect a society that is particularly open to change in the field of the home, like today. The exhibition brings together pieces of furniture and lighting, as well as domestic scenes that zoom in on specific parts of the home, conceived by a series of architecture and design professionals and leading companies.
Another of the places of reference for this special Valencian year has been the MuVIM, Museu Valencià de la Il-lustració i la Modernitat, where until the 16th of April, 2023 you can visit the exhibition “Diseño y Salud” curated by Ramón Úbeda, and that as we have already mentioned addresses the relationship between design and health from a general and cross-cutting perspective.
As we mentioned earlier, the exhibition “TiposQueImportan” will be open until the 26th of January at La Mercería Gallery. In the wake of the online platform and the short documentary, it is a tribute to the graphic heritage of the city and seeks to recover that forgotten visual landscape that in many cases disappeared. Conceived by Miguel Maestro, it highlights the value of the commercial signage of Valencian streets through a work of registration and dissemination.
One of the greats of Valencian design, Pepe Gimeno, will see his work recognized in a retrospective that, as we mentioned before, can be visited until the 19th of February, 2023 at the Bancaja Foundation.
Bombas Gens Centre d’Art hosts until the 6th of August, 2023 “Earth: a retrospective“, a look at the Earth from an indeterminate point in a future space-time made by the creative studio El Último Grito based on the collection Per Amor a l’Art. In the exhibition, design operates as a conceptual and material narrative, engaging in a dialogue that opens a speculative approach to the nature of this collection and its individual works.
The València-Barcelona axis is present at the Centre Cultural La Nau. The connection of both cities through design makes it possible to bring together until the 12th of February, 2023 “El mejor diseño del año“, an exhibition comprising a selection of 40 projects that give visibility to creative excellence and the values of good design in its different disciplines. The works on display have been selected from among the finalist and winning projects of the FAD Architecture Awards, the ADI Industrial Design Awards, and the ADG Laus Awards for graphic design and visual communication, organized by the FAD associations. The exhibition also incorporates a section made up of the winning works of the Positive Impact Award of the Asociación de Diseñadores de la Comunitat Valenciana (ADCV).
In addition, the Museo de Artes Decorativas de Madrid also joins the great Valencian year, offering a tour of the work of the famous designer and creator Ximo Roca, which can be visited until the 19th of February, 2023.
And continuing with the big names, in early February two documentaries starring fashion designer Francis Montesinos and artist Javier Mariscal will be released. Audiovisual gems that will narrate the life and career of two unique creators with a Mediterranean flavor.