Jaume Plensa


Artist: Jaume Plensa (b. 1955, Spain)
Medium: Stainless steel
Dimensions: 222.9 x 245.1 x 255 cm (87 ¾ x 96 ½ x 100 3/8 in)
Weight: 180 kg (397 lbs)
Location: Three Bentall Centre 595 Burrard Street

Downtown Van partners with Bentall Centre and Vancouver Biennale to install Jaume Plensa sculpture for the first time in a decade.

Downtown Van and Vancouver Biennale have partnered with Bentall Centre to install a globally significant public artwork in Vancouver which has not been publicly exhibited in a decade. “The Vancouver Biennale seeks opportunities to collaborate on the installation of sculptures such as OVERFLOW IV by Jaume Plensa, a world-class artwork in a new location,” said Nina Kim, Vancouver Biennale, Collections Manager. “Art activates public spaces and becomes a catalyst for learning and engagement. Plensa’s work will command viewers to engage and interact with it”.

OVERFLOW IV is being installed on the Bentall Centre campus on the plaza outside Three Bentall Centre (595 Burrard Street). OVERFLOW lV was the inspiration for WE, featured in the 2009-2011 Vancouver Biennale, that was subsequently reinstalled in Tokyo where it currently remains. OVERFLOW IV was first exhibited in front of Vancouver’s Buschlen Mowatt Gallery in 2007 and in 2013 exhibited at Ambleside in West Vancouver by developer Grosvenor International.

Jaume Plensa is one of the most sought-after artists of our time and follows in the 20th century Spanish tradition of producing leading artists of the era such as Picasso, Miró, and Dali. Plensa’s works are exhibited throughout Europe, North America and Japan, including the prestigious $17 million Crown Fountain in Chicago’s Millenium Park. His vibrant and inspiring artwork has been featured in major art installations and institutions worldwide, from Paris and Barcelona to New York, Rio and Tokyo.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Vancouver Biennale to bring more public art to Downtown Vancouver,” says Jane Talbot, Interim President and CEO of Downtown Van. “Enhancing the public realm is a priority for our organization, and one of the best ways to do that is through public art pieces,” she says. “Having supportive property developers like Bentall Centre operator and co-owner Hudson Pacific Properties, championing the city’s arts and culture scene, makes it possible to bring projects like this to life.”


About Downtown Van

Downtown Van is a non-profit organization that represents 7,000 businesses and property owners in the central 90-block area of Vancouver’s downtown core. Supporting them and making Downtown Vancouver a place where everyone feels welcome, drives us. Our team members are experts in economic development, community safety, placemaking, and events. They’re passionate about making Downtown Vancouver a destination like no other. Learn more at www.dtvan.ca


About Bentall Centre

Bentall Centre is a 1.5 million-square-foot office and retail campus in the heart of Vancouver’s central business district. The sprawling office and retail campus has long been a landmark destination for Vancouver’s leading companies and is now being transformed and modernized with the offerings such as reactivated public spaces, community events, and arts and culture programming. Bentall Centre is operated by Hudson Pacific Properties and co-owned by Hudson Pacific and Blackstone Property Partners. For more information and to stay up to date on events, visit www.BentallCentre.com