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Featured Exhibition: Balenciaga, Shaping Fashion, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, until 10 November 2019

A version of the V&A’s exhibition Balenciaga, Shaping Fashion is now showing at the Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, until 10 November 2019. The Spanish couturier, whose female dress and master tailoring was admired by Coco Chanel and Christian Dior, was one of the most innovative and influential fashion designers of the 20th century. The Australian exhibition shows highlights of the V&A’s display including garments crafted by Balenciaga from the 1950s and 1960s—arguably the most creative period of his career, when he dressed some of the most renowned women of the time—through to pieces designed by protégés and contemporary designers working in the same innovative way today. The exhibition features examples of Balenciaga’s revolutionary shapes—the tunic, sack, baby doll and shift dresses—all of which remain style staples today, and marks the centenary of the opening of Balenciaga’s first fashion house in San Sebastian, and the 80th anniversary of the opening of his famous fashion house in Paris.

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European Capital of Culture 2016: San Sebastián

1516-2016. Peace Treaties

San Sebastián
San Telmo Museum of Basque History &
Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea
17 June – 2 October 2016

The main art exhibition of this year’s European Capital of Culture: San Sebastián (jointly with Wroclaw, Poland) throughout 2016. Shows 300 art works on the theme of war and peace. Includes works by Goya, Murillo, Picasso, Ribera, Zurbarán as well as Rubens, and 20th-century and contemporary works by Le Corbusier and Hans Haacke.
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Gonzalo Chillida (San Sebastián)

Banerkubos.inddGonzalo Chillida
Kuba-Kutxa Fondazioa
San Sebastián
22 April – 3 July 2016

First major retrospective of the San Sebastián-born artist displaying some 130 paintings, drawings, prints and photographs from five decades of his career: Landscapes and still lives through his abstract images of the 1950s and 1960s, culminating with his sea and cloudscapes.

Frivolite: Indumentaria del siglo XVIII. Museo San Telmo, San Sebastián

2014-07-Frivolite-MuseoSanTelmoSanSebastianFrivolite: Indumentaria del siglo XVIII. Colección del Museo San Telmo
San Sebastián’s Museo San Telmo displays for the first time 42 items from its collection of 18th-century costume, 14 June – 28 September.
The exhibition includes entire dress combinations along with stockings and accessories such as fans and bags all placed in context by prints, paintings and fashion magazines of the period. It is accompanied by an audiovisual display of the conservation of the items before display. The great part of the museum’s costume collection was donated in the 1940s by the wife of the local painter Santiago Arcos Ugalde (Santiago, Chile 1852-1912 San Sebastián). The artist may have collected the costume as props to aid him in the production of his historical genre paintings or to use in the fancy-dress parties that they regularly attended. According to at least one label sewn into a jacket, some of the items belonged to the French actress Vieginie Dejazet, who specialized in playing historical roles of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Eduardo Chillida: San Sebastián

Chillida_Mural izdo..inddEduardo Chillida (1924-2002) Bideak/Caminos/Paths, Sala kubo-kutxa Aretoa, San Sebastián, 20 June – 28 September, 2014.
The first survey exhibition since 1992 about the Basque sculptor to open in the city of his birth, where he lived and developed his career over more than 50 years. This exhibition of 140 works, large and small, sculptures and works on paper, particularly focuses on Chillida as a defender of the environment. The earliest work dates from 1954 and the latest from 2000, when he sculpted his homage to his wife Pili in alabaster, and includes drawings for his most emblematic monumental sculpture Peine del viento (1990), created at the suggestion of his wife, which has become symbolic of the San Sebastián coastline.