Alcoy to become Valencia’s modern art capital

The head of the Valencian Community, Ximo Puig was in Alcoy yesterday for the opening of the Center d’Art d’Alcoi.

The Center d’Art d’Alcoi (CADA) has reopened after having been closed for eight years, with the added incentive of now being a sub-office of the Valencian Institute of Modern Art (IVAM).

The CAM Foundation, as the owner of the property where the art is being housed, together with the Generalitat and the City Council signed an agreement to make a joint contribution of 1.3 million euros to reopen the facilities.

Also, the commitment of the parties to take charge of the management of each one of the three floors of the building. Thus, the ground floor has been taken over by the CAM Foundation, which has located  its “Orígens” exhibition, with 56 works of contemporary art from its collections; the first floor is that of the IVAM, which at the moment shows a retrospective of Onil’s artist Eusebio Sempere; and the second and last floor is the one of municipal management, with an exhibition of video-art of Damià Jordà and multiple rooms for workshops and the promotion of young creators.

The president of the Generalitat, Ximo Puig, stressed in his speech the importance of synergies to put the centre into operation, saying” It is one of the many inherited white elephants that we have had to provide content.” He also emphasized “the excellence of the proposal”, which he defined as “a great Valencian cultural project. IVAM is going to leave its building in Valencia for the first time so it will have a new capital that will be Alcoy”.

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