The conceptual starting point for the group show “Art and space” is an artist book of the same name published in 1969, resulting from a collaboration between the Eduardo Chillida and the philosopher Martin Heidegger. The exhibition, that starts tomorrow, December 5th, at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, updates and expands key concepts presented in the book, highlighting the influence of art and its elements – colour, volume, balance etc – in the perception of space and vice-versa.
“The show reveals the various ways in which the artwork effects a “domination of space” and “space reigns throughout the work of art”, states the curatorial text. “Art and space” features over one hundred works by international artists, including PIPA Prize 2012 Winner Marcius Galan, and proposes a dialogue between spaces and volumes, but also between visual creation and philosophical thought.
The exhibition also pays tribute to Frank Gehry, the architect who designed the museum, stimulating a dialogue between the spaces of the museum itself with the works of the modern and contemporary art it displays. Using key works from the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Collection, along with selected works from other Guggenheim museums and pieces from major international collections, this exhibition invites visitors to join in a celebration of place and architecture through art.
“Art and space”, group show
Curated by Manuel Cirauqui
On view from December 5th, 2017 through April 18th, 2018
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Avenida Abandoibarra, 2
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