SPAIN


Directory of ARTISTS (& Artist websites) 

of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Landscape Sculpture Exhibition 

as listed in “OLYMPIC SCULPTURE, Catalogue of Works” 

SOUTH AFRICA * SPAIN * SWITZERLAND * THAILAND * TURKEY

 

Finalists from SOUTH AFRICA: 

WILMA CRUISE
& GAVIN YOUNGE
 

Finalists from SPAIN: 

ALBERTO UDAETA

ALFREDO LANZ RODRIGUEZ

 Finalists from SWITZERLAND:

RALF GSCHWEND  http://www.ralfonso.com

Finalists from THAILAND:

PISIT HUTTAONFIJIT

Finalists from TURKEY:

G.S.DEMIROK KAYAPINAR AYHAN  http://www.members.tripod.com/ayhan.kayapinar

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(BEIJING, Oct. 5) – The Olympic Museum is exhibiting over one hundred sculptures from around the world that aim to be part of Beijing’s Olympic landscape.

“When we opened the Sport and Olympic Museum, we wanted it to have some link with Barcelona 92, as well as future Olympic Games,” said Sports Councillor Pere Alcober. An exhibition entitled 2008 Beijing Landscape Collection, which is now on for a month, is an example of the latter aim.The travelling exhibition, which is visiting 90 countries, has brought 110 sculptures here, the finalists in a competition to choose the 29 that will be built around Beijing’s sports city.

That figure has been chosen to symbolise the fact these will be the 29th Olympics. Visitors to this temporary exhibition will be able to vote for the sculpture they like most. They include two of the five Spanish designs selected, out of over 2,500 works submitted, namely those of Alberto Udaeta and Alfredo Lanz Rodriguez, who said they were invited to take part in the competition.Udaeta submitted a sculpture in the shape of a column with scales, called “Fuerza de equipo”, while Lanz Rodriguez, submitted “Group Sculpture”, a collection of three sculptures representing different athletes.

Among the sculptures you can see at the exhibition are some that recall the classical figures of Greece and Rome, others the oriental tradition and yet others that are more abstract.Many are inspired by Olympic symbols like the Olympic rings or the Olympic flame.Figures include all kinds of Olympic sportsmen and women, from athletes to swimmers, even

skiers.This variety is also reflected in the different materials and finishes, with some very colourful sculptures and others with brilliant finishes.Some of the items can be seen at the entrance to the museum, which was inaugurated in March this year, while others can be found inside the entrance and the temporary exhibition room.  

Exposició ‘2008 Beijing landscape collection’

From 05/10/2007 to 05/11/2007

Fundació Barcelona OlímpicaAv Estadi, 60Sants-Montjuïc   The Website of Barcelona City

http://w3.bcn.es/V25/Serveis/Noticies/V25NoticiesLlistatNoticiesCtl/0,2138,5004038_5184167_3_333216776,00.html?accio=detall&home=             

There are 5 Finalists from Spain

No.181 Olympic Spirit
Blazquez Francisca, Spain
52cm×52cm×29.5cm
PAGE 13

No.182 Fuerza de Equipo
Alberto Udaeta, Spain
20cm×20cm×48cm
PAGE 13

No.190 Podium
Salvador Llopis Orrego, Spain
37cm×35cm×56cm
PAGE 13

No.220 Starting Shot
Ralf Jung, Spain
56cm×42cm×20cm
PAGE 15

No.235 Group Sculpture
Alfredo Lanz Rodriguez, Spain
A:35cm×45cm×34cm
B:56cm×9cm×18cm
C:32cm×5cm×30cm
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