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Posted January 24, 2018

The Ciutat de les Arts Ciències de Valencia will host until next November 6, 2016 a splendid installation by the German artist Heinz Mack. These are nine symmetrical columns, seven and a half meters high, each covered by 850,000 gold tiles and placed on a platform placed in the southern lake of the Hemisfèric.

This facility has already been exhibited in cities such as Venice, during the 2014 Architecture Biennale, and in the Sakip Sabanci sculpture garden of the Istanbul Museum.

This is a project sponsored by the Ralph Dommermuth Stiftung Kunst und Kultur Foundation in collaboration with the Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art gallery.

Valencia's choice as a city to exhibit new the work responds to an intense process of search on the part of the artist of a city and an enclave in which his work can interact with the light and the spectator, producing an interesting play of lights both day and night.

Effects of light on daytime installation. Heinz Mack (Lollar, Germany, 1931) has worked for sixty years as a painter and sculptor.

In 1958 he co-founded the Zero Group together with Otto Piene and Günther Ueker, who later became an international movement joined by Yves Klein, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni. The Guggenheim Museum in New York dedicated an important exhibition in 2014 to this postwar German collective, following the trail of other important exhibitions held in Amsterdam, Berlin and Istanbul.