What Is Vladimir Putin Doing at the Ninot Exhibition for Fallas 2023?

Fallas 2023 is approaching fast. Just a few days ago we went to the first fireworks, which were held in honor of the Fallera Major Infantil, and then another to for the opening ceremony of the Ninot exhibition. We knew that we’d be soon returning to this exhibit, as we do every year, to build some first impressions of the artistic direction and common themes we’re likely to see during this year’s Fallas.

Ninot Exhibition for Fallas 2023

We chose a Friday evening for our visit, aware that it would be very crowded. It was, but that didn’t prevent us from enjoying the exhibit — there are literally hundreds and hundreds of ninots to admire, so even a large crowd spreads out pretty well. We arrived 90 minutes before closing time, and had to hurry a little to get through all of the rows of figures.

Vladimir Putin Valencia
Vladimir Putin

For this exhibit, each Casal (or Fallas commission) chooses to display a single Ninot, which will then be incorporated into their much bigger Fallas figure on the streets. This allows visitors to get a preview of the various monuments that will be erected on the 15th, during the Plantà. Occasionally, we’d see a particularly striking or bizarre ninot, and take note of its commission (Plaza Arbol looks to be weirdly wonderful this year!)

When you first step inside the Science Museum, where the exhibition is hosted, it’s easy to feel a bit overwhelmed. First, there’s the sheer quantity. You’re supposed to look at all these figures?? Second, there’s the sense of loss beginning to creep in. By March 19th, (almost) all of these mini-artworks will reduced to ashes… and they represent only a small fraction of the full number which will be set ablaze! It’s both impressive and sad.

Ninot Infantil Fallas 2023

As mentioned, these figures provide a glimpse of each large Fallas figures themes. And yes, we noticed a lot of figures in the shape of Vladimir Putin. It’s not overly surprising that his war in the Ukraine was a popular topic. We also noticed that, after having seen it for the first time last year, the porcelain (or Lladro) effect has gained in popularity in the Fallas workshops at the Cuitat Fallera.

Have you been to a Ninot Exhibition before? And what is your favorite figure that you see in this post? Are you getting excited for Fallas 2023?

More Photos of the Ninot Exhibition Fallas 2023:

  • City of Arts and Sciences Ninot Exhibition
  • Fallero Computer
  • Gay Ninot Hear
  • Bocadillo Biker
  • Outline of a Man
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  • Big Breast Bat
  • Gay Cock
  • Fallero Valencia Ninto
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  • Little Bird Fallas
  • Z Super Hero
  • Little Witch Potion
  • SatiesFallera
  • Visit Ninto Exhibition
  • Upside Down Fallas Ninto
  • Rag Doll Pedro Sanchez
  • Woodo Ninot
  • Graffiti NInot
  • Cohetes Fallas Cohetes Fallas Ninto
  • Waking up from Virtual Reality
  • Hoarding Toilet Paper
  • Ice Cream Ninot
  • Hitler Ninot Fallas
  • Tourist Office Ninot Fallas 2023
  • A yellow heart face
  • Mermaid Ninot Fallas 2023
  • Flipped Table
  • Fallera Ninot Falles 2023
  • Dia de Muertos Fallas Ninot
  • Split Persoanlities
  • Biden Nuclear Weapon Necklace
  • Open Mouth Ninot
  • Begger no shoes
  • Flower in the but
  • Dude Ninot
  • Putin Penis Weapon
  • Record Player Ninot
  • Deer Ninot
  • David de Limon Ninot
  • Nature Spirit Ninot
  • Pere Fuset
  • Super Agent Ninot
  • Gay Angel Ninot
  • Roman Ninot Figure
  • Exposicion Ninots Fallas 2023
  • Rabbit Ninot
  • Twin Ninots
  • Moon Lady
  • Avantgard Ninots
  • Oma Ninot
  • No tiene tiempo Fallera
  • Da Bogs Ninot
  • Ninot Moderna
  • Classic Valencia Scene Ninot
  • Ghost Story Ninot
  • Modern Ninot Fallas 2023
  • Robot and children
  • Bird House Ninots
  • Ninots Infantil Fallas 2023
  • Feather Ninots
  • Easter Bunny Ninots
  • Cute Ninot Tooth
  • Chinese New Years Ninot
  • Albufera Ninots
  • Angry Silly Kids Ninots
  • El Cid Ninots
  • vicente dominguez perez Ninot Fallas 2023
  • Wizard of Oz Ninot Fallas 2023
  • Sleepy Moon Ninot
  • War Ukraine Ninot Fallas
  • Ninot Family Mercado Colon
  • Valencia Virgen Ninot
  • Building a Fallas Figure Ninot
  • Ninots de Fallas 2023
  • Silly Grandpa on a rocking horse
  • Breakfast for tigers
  • Fallas 2023 Ninot Exhibition
  • Joan Ribo Marathon Ninot
  • Prince Ninot
  • Peter Lim kills Valencia FC
  • Good bye ship Ninot
  • Quentin Tarantino Ninot Fallas 2023
  • High THC Alice in Wonderland
  • La Dama de Elxe
  • Cool Nature Spirit
  • I love Falles
  • Cute Stuffed animal baby womb
  • Sherlock Holmes Ninot
  • Albert Einstein Ninot
  • teta Fallera
  • Ninot Exhibition Winner Fallas 2023
  • Ninot Winner Fallas 2023
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  • Woman Abuse
  • Nuclear Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un Ninot Fallas
  • Ninot Canovas Falla
  • Baby Crying
  • Glowing Heart Ninot
  • Ninot Heart Kiss
  • Doctors taking care of heart
  • Making Valencian Fallera Golden Comb
  • Fallera Ferry
  • Fallas Jewelry
  • Wise Spirit Ninot
  • Fallera and little girl watchig fireworks
  • Ninot Ausstellung Fallas
  • naked man at fence
  • Riding Hood and Woolf Ninot
  • Love Monster
  • Gay La Ofrenda Fallas
  • Fuzzy Monkey
  • Albino Monkey
  • Dr Ninot
  • Old King of Spain as Mexican
  • Putin Fallas 2023

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