‘The Legacy’ by Manolo Valdés, his largest outdoor exhibition to date, opens to the public during Miami Art Week, Dec. 1-6 and will be featured in several locations in Doral until June 2021
MIAMI – October 29, 2020 – An outstanding selection of more than a dozen larger-than life sculptures will be featured in Miami, the first exhibition of this magnitude with 12 locations and approximately 18 pieces. ‘Manolo Valdés: The Legacy’ will open in time for the celebration of Miami Art Week, with a public event at
Doral Central Park on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 11:00 a.m., all produced by the Doral Contemporary Art Museum (DORCAM).
In partnership with the City of Doral, the monumental sculptures will be installed in the main public parks of the City of Doral, including Doral Central Park, Downtown Doral Park, MAU Park, Morgan Levy Park, Doral
Legacy Park and Doral Glades Park, as well as other selected locations. The Doral Contemporary Art Museum (DORCAM) exhibition will be the largest exhibition of his epic sculptures to date.
“With Art Basel not occurring this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, residents and visitors can safely experience art, considering that public art is probably the safest way to enjoy art in the current global health conditions,” said Dr. Flor Mayoral, co-founder of DORCAM. “The Legacy by Manolo Valdés will be the largest exhibition ever for this world-renowned contemporary art master.”
The exhibition will be on view for six months, until June 2021, with several programs organized around the exhibition throughout its duration, such as guided tours, educational programs for students, public workshops and lectures, photography competitions, pop-up exhibitions, performances, and the publication of a special-edition book, among others.
“We are sure this grandiose exhibition will bring a lot of joy in a year when good news has been scarce, and it is sure to attract numerous visitors,” said Marcelo Llobell, co-founder of DORCAM.
The sizeable scale of this urban exhibition by one of the most influential artists of our times will transform the city into an experiential space and will put Miami-Dade County in the company of other great capitals, where the artist has also shown his monumental sculptures in public places. Additional support for this exhibition has been provided by the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau. For more information on the exhibition, please visit www.Dorcam.org.
About Manolo Valdés
Manolo Valdés, born in Valencia, Spain in 1942, showed proficiency in art from an exceedingly early age and currently is one of the most internationally celebrated contemporary artists. He is multidimensional, and masterful in mediums such as painting, mixed media, and sculpture. He has received several awards and recognition throughout his illustrious career, such as representing his homeland in the 1999 Venice Biennale. His solo exhibitions include prestigious galleries and museums throughout the world, including the Guggenheim in New York, the Hirschhorn in Washington, DC, and multiple art capitals such as London, Berlin, Paris, Milan, Rome, Seoul, Istanbul, The Hague, and Monaco, among others.
About Doral Contemporary Art Museum
Doral Contemporary Art Museum (DORCAM) is a catalyst for learning, creativity, and community building. Our mission is to create a concept that integrates artists and audiences through the presentation of contemporary art in ways that highlight what it means to be a citizen of both Doral and the world. Through the integration of an art + industry, we produce contemporary art exhibitions, educational programs, community partnerships, and creative economy initiatives.