Tuesday, January 17, 2006

What's Hot

Welcome to the thisisValencia.com blog.
On this blog, and on http://www.thisisvalencia.com, you will be able to find up to the minute info on what's hot (and what's not!) in this fantastic city. The upcoming months have a lot to offer and are jam packed with loads of things to do to keep our minds off the cold and dreary weather we seem to have been having!
Valencia is literally brimming with museums and galleries with ultra-low entrance fees and even free entry to most on Sundays. For Modern Art, IVAM (Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno) is a must, from the permanent exhibition of Julio Gonzalez' spindly, sinewy sculptures in the Pinazo room, to the current Miquel Navarro,- which starts outside the gallery itself with an aluminium and zinc model city, "Solar", and continues within with sculptures and enamel and acrylic paintings based on natural forms, insects, energy, light and his fascination with the moon - to the experimental video and audio artist Geert Mul's take on Valencia Football Club - the players and their lives as footballers.
MUVIM (Museo Valenciano de la Ilustración y la Modernidad) is one of Valencia's often forgotten assets, yet an essential stop for any modern art, history or Spain lover, with photography, painting and sculpture exhibitions and installations. At present, the House of Bourbon, an exhibition on Science and techniques from the Enlightenment period, is the main attraction.
The excellent Palacio Valeriola gallery, (Calle Valeriola,13, tel. 963381215), worth a visit just to see the building itself, houses this month an exhibition of the works of Luis Eduardo Aute, the multi-faceted artist, dating back to when he was in Manila, and including his pieces from recent years.
Check out the Mapazine®, available all over the city, for the full list of galleries and museums and their locations.

Anita Darling

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Welcome to Valencia

Valencia is Spain's third largest city. Until very recently it was a well kept secret. It is a city with stunning architecture, both ancient and ultra modern, great nightlife, fabulous beaches and a park running through its centre that is unsurpassed throughout Europe.
This blog will endeavour to help you to get the best out of our wonderful city. Expect entries on a regular basis from the whole team at http://thisisvalencia.com on where to go, what to see and where to be seen.
Welcome to Valencia!