“Jaume Plensa Talking Continents” Exhibition at Telfair Museums

Event Date

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
All Day


Dates & times for March 2019
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 All Day
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 All Day
Thursday, March 28, 2019 All Day
Friday, March 29, 2019 All Day
Saturday, March 30, 2019 All Day
Sunday, March 31, 2019 All Day


Telfair Museums' Jepson Center
207 W. York St.
Savannah GA 31401


  • Adult: $20.00
  • Senior- 65+: $18.00
  • Student (13-25): $15.00
  • Child (6-12): $5.00
  • Child (5 and under): $0.00
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aume Plensa, Talking Continents, 2013; stainless steel, 19 components; installation view, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, 2017-2018; courtesy the artist and Galerie Lelong, & Co. © Jaume Plensa

Jaume Plensa (Spanish, b. 1955) is one of the world’s foremost living sculptors. He is widely known for large-scale public artworks and more intimate and meditative installations that aim to unify people through connections of spirituality, the body, and shared memory.

Talking Continents is a floating collection of 19 cloud-like, stainless steel sculptures. Their biomorphic forms are made of die-cut letters taken from nine different languages. Presented together, they refuse to come together as words, existing instead as abstract forms, arbitrary
signs, and signifiers. As such, each sculpture embodies a dissolution of meaning or breakdown in communication. At the same time, the letters comprising the works are also the components needed to reconstruct words and create meaning—the building blocks for cultural understanding. A firm believer that art has the capacity to transform our lives, Plensa has stated that Talking Continents represents the concept of globalism without judgment.

Many of the suspended sculptures appear as orbs, islands, and continents: The human figures seated atop five of the largest floating spheres become a poetic vision of the world’s five most populated continents in conversation with one another.

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