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Cristina Iglesias, b.1956

Untitled (Vegetation Room X)2002

Unlike the generation of Modernist sculptors who preceded her, Christina Iglesias likes to engage with figuration in her work. The body is always present in the environments she creates, either directly or by implication. Iglesias uses references to the history of western art, architecture and literature in her work. Re-shaping the real space in which they are placed, her works require the interaction of the viewer. Using canopies, passageways, screens and curving walls she alters the architectural environment in which she exhibits, bringing signifiers from another time or another place to bear on it. ‘Untitled (Vegetation Room X)’ from her ‘Vegetation Rooms’ series reveals the richness of her process, and creates an extraordinary dialogue between the marine culture it refers to and the world of contemporary art. The work was acquired from the touring exhibition ‘Christina Iglesias’, organised by Fundacao de Serralves, Museu de Arte- Contemporanea Porto, and co-produced by Whitechapel, London and the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

MediumResin and bronze powder
Dimensions250 x 230 x 245 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 2003
Item NumberIMMA.1625
Image Caption
Cristina Iglesias, Untitled (Vegetation Room X), 2002, Resin and bronze powder, 250 x 230 x 245 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 2003

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About the Artist

Cristina Iglesias b.1956

Spanish sculptor and installation artist Cristina Iglesias combines techniques from sculpture, architecture, theatre, printmaking, photography and film to create evocative environments featuring canopies, passageways and curving walls. Re-shaping the real space in which they are placed, her works require the interaction of the viewer. Iglesias represented Spain at the Venice Biennale in 1986 and 1993. She has exhibited widely, including solo exhibitions at the Guggenheim, Bilbao in 1997 and at IMMA in 2003.
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