Last weekend was not only the opening of our new Textile Fashion Center, but also of the Borås International Sculpture Biennial 2014.
Of course the quite Literally Biggest attraction this year is the sculpture The House of Knowledge by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa, which has been exhibited in lots of different places all around the world, but has now come here to stay; sitting outside the Textile Fashion Center (including the Textile College) …
… and looking across the street towards the rest of our University/College campus:
It’s a truly awesome sculpture. (I know I posted about it last week as well, but I find it worth another look…)
▲ Photos taken from inside the sculpture ▼
Of course the Sculpture Biennial includes many more sculptures and artwork. Some of them belonging to our city already, while others are just ‘visiting’.
In this post I’ll just include one more which is currently also exhibited outside the Textile Fashion Center.
Vibration by Xavier Veilhan (born 1963 in Lyon, France)
“Thematically, his works revolve around our memory and our perception. He creates astounding effects by placing familiar objects in environments in which they appear foreign.
The horse and carriage, Vibration, stands out as almost as an illusion in blue. It takes its starting point in Italian futurism, a direction within art in the early 1900s that constantly strove to express movement.”
I’ll be showing you more sculptures and artwork in future posts this summer; both from inside the Textile Fashion Center and from around town.
In the meantime, see more sculptures here: