Jordi Solé (CAT)
Information Centre: conte-nidor
The creation of the welcome and information centre of the 1st Andorra Land Art International Biennial is conceived as an art installation in and of itself. The addition of a set of cubicles formed by rubbish bins creates spaces that dilute the inside and the outside areas, to attract the visitors, thanks to both their peculiar size and colour, and the setting that they generate. The interplay among the cubicles and wooden flats on the ground generates a rest and meeting area that fits in with the most immediate environment (children’s games and balloons).
The installation also serves as a support and container of the works of other artists. The sculpture “Burro” (“Donkey”), by the Madrid-born artist dEmo, crowns the cluster of bins, which serves as a pedestal to give the donkey figure the status it deserves. Moreover, different Land Art installations by the Eudald Alabau, a native of Ripoll, are sure to surprise the visitor who stops in here.
Inside of the bins, a map will be posted, featuring the locations of all the installations of the Biennial, as well as a giant panel that will act as a daily programme, with images of the different activities of the event, taken by artists and photographers. Finally, there will be a public meeting and information area, where visitors can pick up leaflets, maps or the official catalogue of the Biennial, as well as general tourism information on Andorra.
The Clot d’Emprivat area (Passeig de l’Arnaldeta/Consell de la Terra) at Escaldes-Engordany.
Jordi Solé Sans (Les Borges Blanques, Catalonia, 1964) earned his Degree in Architecture from the Superior School of Architecture of Barcelona in 1989. His professional career has always been tied to the change of scale of his projects, from the development of cities and neighbourhoods based on urban planning, the arrangement of the public space and the construction of facilities, services and homes, to the design of decorative elements.
This conception of large-scale spaces and volumes in a small format, which is tied to his ongoing interest in the visual arts, has led him to delve into new projects and art installations. The 2012 creation of the art promotion company “Reunió de Papaia” has enabled him to plan and execute all sorts of cultural activities, art installations and exhibitions, where he has successfully combined his sensitivity for art with his spatial organisation skills that he has learned through his work as an architect.