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Miquel Navarro

Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (IVAM)

This comprehensive presentation of Miguel Navarro’s work spans almost twenty years and is entitled “Las Ciudades” (The cities). It begins with Casa con Palmera (House with palm tree, 1972-73), and La Ciutat (The city, 1973-74) and ends with La Minerva paranoica (The paranoid Minerva, 1987). Architecture provides the inspiration for all his work. For Navarro artistic production is synonymous with “construction” and the reproduction in miniature of architectural elements allows him to generate meaning from anonymous surfaces. Architecture is the support as well as an ironic reflection of his sculpture; it provides the historical coordinates against which we situate the sculptures. The skyscraper, the factory, and the tower stand out among various dispersed buildings in these uninhabited cities.

For his exhibition “Architectural Sculpture” held in 1980 in Los Angeles, Navarro stated that his

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