The city of Salamancan in Santa Marta has opened “Espacio Serzo Santa Marta”, a new exhibition area located within the City Hall building that houses a part of the work of the famous artist José Luis Serzo. According to Mayor David Mingo, “The opening of this space underscores, once again, our commitment to providing Santa Marta with new attractions that make it easier for more people to come and meet us every day.”
The “Espacio Serzo” project started over a year ago with an agreement between the city council and the artist known for his major exhibitions. Mingo stressed that Serzo’s work is an “important right” for tourism, and that his works have been shown “in the most avant-garde artistic circles in our country and abroad”, as well as a “very distinguished creative work”, combining painting, drawing and sculpture with theatrical, cinematic and poetic installations.
Annexed to the José Fuentes Museum of Contemporary Art, the visitor will be able to view works such as “The Dreams of the King of the Republic” or the sculpture collection “Who, Why, Whe, Where… Thewelcome”, among others.
To renovate the old municipal archive building, where the art space is now located, the city council invested 9,500 euros, financed by the General Fund for Local Economic Cooperation of Junta de Castilla y León.
Entrance to “Espacio Serzo Santa Marta” is free and can be visited on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, and on Saturdays from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and 5:30 pm. Until 8:30 p.m. and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. October 1 to May 30, the afternoon schedule is served from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.