Selections from the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Collection IV

Selections from the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Collection IV

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Prudencio Irazabal, Untitled #767 (Sin título #767), 1996. Acrylic on fabric on wooden panels, 211 x 346 cm. Courtesy Guggenheim Bilbao.

November 19, 2013

Selections from the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Collection IV
19 November 2013–31 August 2014

Opening: November 19

Guggenheim Bilbao 
Abandoibarra et.2  
Bilbao 48001

Curator: Petra Joos

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents Selections from the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Collection IV, the fourth in a series of exhibitions that began in 2010 and will conclude on August 31, 2014. The aim of this series is to showcase the works in the Bilbao Collection, put them in context, and offer the public a comprehensive vision of its focus.

Curated by Petra Joos, Deputy Director for Museum Activities at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, this presentation features eleven works by two generations of contemporary artists—Elssie Ansareo, Manu Arregui, Juan Manuel Ballester, Prudencio Irazabal, Darío Urzay, and Juan Uslé—who analyze the transformation of reality from multiple perspectives, venturing into the unknown and the realm of experimentation.

The artists in this exhibition investigate spaces of presence and absence. Through their creations, they undertake to transform a reality that ranges from human relations and references to art history to cosmic and microscopic visions. Each artist approaches reality in a different way, but they are united by the intention of experiencing a revelation. As a result, reality ceases to be a “prefabricated” certainty and becomes a unique experience, where art sheds its rhetoric to establish a direct, immediate connection with the whole of existence.

In this show, the works have been divided into two clearly differentiated areas: the first, with a theatrical dimension, is dominated by figuration, while the second is given over to abstraction.

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