‘Art and Space’ at Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

‘Art and Space’ at Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

Blouin Artinfo - 26 December 2017

The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao is currently hosting an exhibition of works titled “Art and Space.”

The show features a celebration of place and architecture through art. The works on display provide an opportunity to analyze the interaction between spaces and volumes through visual creation and philosophical thought. The exhibition is based on the creative partnership established between Basque artist Eduardo Chillida and German philosopher Martin Heidegger in 1969. This partnership resulted in an artist’s book titled “Art and Space” in the same year. Working on the principles and key concepts between Heidegger and Chillida, such as the presence of things and the relationship between art and science, among others, the show features over 100 works by international artists. This offers a new perspective of abstraction over the last six decades.

The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, was designed by American architect Frank Gehry and is counted among the most impressive architectural structures of the 20th century. The museum is 24,000 m2, of which 11,000 are dedicated to exhibition space. It is a result of the partnership between the Basque Institutions and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and opened its doors in 1997. The program at the museum comprises special exhibitions that introduce the viewers to a diverse range of art of our time.

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Peter Halley’s “Isolation Confirmed (PHP 89-07),” 1989, Acrylic, Day-Glo, and Roll-a-Tex on canvas, 229 x 255 cm (Fundación Aldo Rubino, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires)