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Featured Exhibition: After ’68. Art and artistic practices in the Basque Country 1968–2018, Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao, until 28 April 2019

exposicion-2-800-268Survey exhibition of some 150 works, including painting, sculpture, photography, video art and works on paper, by nearly 100 artists, covering the five decades from 1968, when a new generation of Basque artists born in the 1940s was joining the art scene, to 2018 when art made by women has become increasingly prominent. It also assesses the importance that the individual and collective careers that emerged in the region have had on both Spanish and international art. The show’s point of departure will be the collection of the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, which will be joined by important loans from private collections and fellow public institutions—such as the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, ARTIUM and the Kunstmuseum of Basel—that have placed particular emphasis on acquiring contemporary Basque art. The exhibition, which is curated in-house by Miriam Alzuri, Begoña González and Miguel Zugaza, will be accompanied by a catalogue. Click here for more information.

After ’68. Art and Practices in the Basque Country 1968–2018 is completed in gallery 33 by an exhibition space curated by the musician, producer, journalist and sound artist Xabier Erkizia. This gallery presents original materials—record covers, posters, sound recordings, etc.—which provide a historical view of the musical and sound practices in the Basque Country over these past five decades. This section of the exhibition can be explored through a dedicated microsite at this link.

Featured Exhibition: ABC: The Alphabet of the Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao, until 2 June

exposicion_slider_274_990This exhibition marking the 110th anniversary of Bilbao’s Museo de Bellas Artes aims to provide a path through the museum’s collections via a display of 110 works selected by the writer Kirmen Uribe (born 1970), using alphabetically ordered words composed in four languages, Basque, Spanish, English and French, to contextualise the works. In this way Uribe wishes to fuse art and literature. The show brings together paintings by Cranach the Elder, Martin de Vos, Orazio Gentileschi, Gauguin, Mary Cassatt, and Francis Bacon, with masterpieces by Ribera, Murillo, Francisco de Zurbarán, Goya, Sorolla, Ignacio Zuloaga, Eduardo Chillida, Jorge Oteiza, and Antoni Tàpies. Works on paper by artists such as Hockney are shown with sports posers by Arteta. The show inaugurates the newly remodelled rooms 1-31 in the old building. 

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