Susana Díaz, President of the Government of Andalusia; Juan Espadas, Mayor of Seville; and Isidro Fainé, President of ”la Caixa” Banking Foundation, officially open CaixaForum Seville, the cultural centre that this institution has built in the Andalusian capital.
The centre, a new gateway to culture, is the work of the architect Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra, and is the third-largest CaixaForum in Spain, after Barcelona and Madrid. CaixaForum Seville will devote a total net area of 7,500 square metres to knowledge. The facilities here include two large exhibition rooms, an auditorium, two multi-purpose rooms, a cafeteria-restaurant and a book and gift shop. The whole building is crowned by an iconic canopy roof made from aluminium foam.
CaixaForum Seville launches with two exhibitions organised exclusively for the new centre, both based on works from the ”la Caixa” Collection. Room 1 opens its doors with a contemporary art show that explores human representation and identity through the work of prominent international artists.
Room 2 will present works by Hermen Anglada-Camarasa, a key early-twentieth-century artist. The exhibition will give Seville audiences the chance to see a large number of works usually on show only at CaixaForum Palma.
To celebrate the opening of the new centre with the people of the city, CaixaForum Seville will hold open days from Saturday, March 4 to Sunday, March 12.