OFICINA DE TURISMO DE HECHO
Pallar d'Agustín - 22720 HECHO
T. (+34) 974375505
ART EXPERIENCES IN THE HECHO VALLEY
The Open Air Contemporary Art Museum arose as a result of the 1975 celebration of the First International Symposium of Art and Sculpture in Hecho. The seed had been sown years previously by the Aragonese artist, Pedro Tramullas, who had attended a sculpture symposium in Austria and thought something similar could be done in the Pyrenees.
With key support and a great deal of effort, Tramullas managed to prolong the symposium until 1984, the year of the last event. The results of the work carried out by artists from all over the world can be seen today in a permanent exhibition of works of art divided into two separate spaces – one indoor space mainly filled with paintings and another outdoor space with sculpture as the great protagonist. The arrangement of the sculptures was inspired by study and research carried out into the distribution of the megaliths in the Hecho Valley.
A guided tour helps the visitor interpret the pieces exhibited through a dynamic and interactive route which seeks to communicate what the celebration of the Symposium meant to the people of Hecho. It was an event in which artists worked without any kind of pressure and with total freedom in the open air. They were not paid a salary and had no sophisticated equipment or tools. Such an event was exceptional given the sensitive moment Spanish society in general and the Pyrenean area in particular were going through at the time.
Valle de Hecho Tourist Office . [ Jacetania ]