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Marking the publication of a new book on the multi-site sculptural project Tres Aguas in the city of Toledo, Spain, Cristina Iglesias discusses her work with writer and academic Marina Warner and Artangel Co-Director James Lingwood.
Above left: Cristina Iglesias; right: Marina Warner, photograph by Dan Welldon
Tres Aguas, Cristina Iglesias's sculpture project through the city of Toledo in Spain, opened in 2014. The ambitious project connects the historical citadel, its architecture so strongly marked by Islamic, Jewish and Christian cultures, to the fast-flowing waters of the River Tagus running below the city.
A new book, published by Turner, with an extensive sequence of colour photographs and important essays by renowned cultural historians Beatriz Colomina and Marina Warner, together with an introduction by Artangel Co-Director James Lingwood, reflect on how Iglesias's sculpture interacts with the rich history of Toledo and the vital importance of water to the flourishing of the city and the life of the mind.
The book will be available to purchase following the event, and the conversation will be followed by a drinks reception. Admission price includes a drink.
About Cristina Iglesias
Born in San Sebastian in 1956, Cristina Iglesias lives and works in Madrid. She represented Spain at both the 1986 and 1993 Venice Biennales and has had solo exhibitions of her work hosted by Kunsthalle Berne (1991); Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (1993); Guggenheim Bilbao (1997); Museu Serralves, Portugal (2002); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2003); the Ludwig Museum, Cologne (2006); and Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid (2013). Iglesias has made several notable large scale works in civic spaces, including Deep Fountain in front of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp and the bronze doors for the extension of the Prado Museum in Madrid.
About Marina Warner
Marina Warner is one of Britain's leading intellectuals and the author of several acclaimed books of cultural history, criticism and fiction. Amongst these are Alone of All Her Sex, a study of the cult of the Virgin Mary; The Lost Father, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1998; From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairytales and their Tellers; Stranger Magic: Charmed States & the Arabian Nights, which won a National Book Critics' Circle Award, the Truman Capote Prize and a Sheikh Zayed Prize. She is currently Professor of English and Creative Writing at Birkbeck College, University of London. Her most recent book, Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tales, was published in October 2014, and earlier this year she was awarded the prestigious Holberg Prize for her outstanding contribution to the arts and humanities
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