The Japanese artist has created a body of work that may look innocent but is loaded with a complex universe of obsessions, fears, and traumas.
“Dissolution and accumulation; propagation and separation; particulate obliteration and unseen reverberations from the universe—these were to become the foundations of my art, and they were already taking shape at this time.” Yayoi Kusama. Japanese a
Just like Mr. Pump in Hergé’s cartoons, Norman Foster has a true passion for automobiles, a devotion which in his architecture has made him pursue beauty and high technology in equal shares. Making the world an accomplice in his vision, the British a
Foster in Bilbao
The extensive exhibition curated by Norman Foster at Bilbao’s Guggenheim celebrates the influence wielded by the automobile on modern culture.
On view through 18 September at the Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao is an exhibition curated by Norman Foster that throws light on the artistic facet of the automobile. ‘Motion: Autos, Art, Architecture’ considers affinities between technology and art, s
Borrowing entirely from the New York and Venice collections, the Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao will until 21 August be hosting an “ardent celebration” of the vast pictorial work of Jean Dubuffet. Devoted to his family’s wine wholesale business after a
The years leading up to the 1920s were marked by terrible tragedies, a pandemic, and a world war, traumas that awakened in society a desire to embrace life and break with the past. The decade was marked by an explosion of creativity and freedom that
Ever since Solomon R. Guggenheim traveled to Europe with Baroness Hilla Rebay for a guide and met Wassily Kandinsky in his Bauhaus classes, the wealthy industrialist’s foundation has been closely tied to the oeuvre of the Russian master. Now the Basq
As a pioneer of abstraction and a renowned aesthetic theorist, Vasily Kandinsky (b. 1866, Moscow; d. 1944, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) is among the foremost artistic innovators of the early twentieth century. In his endeavor to free painting from its
On view through 10 January at the Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao, which has organized the exhibition in collaboration with the Barbican Centre in London, is the first retrospective show ever to be offered in Spain on the American abstract expressionist
Scheduled to open at Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum on 2 October, and to stay there until 19 January, ‘Thomas Struth’ is the most extensive showing of the career of the acclaimed German photographer born in 1954. More than 130 works – including a number
There are ‘fox artists’ and there are ‘hedgehog artists.’ The former go about leapfrogging, they know many things; the latter know one big thing, limiting themselves to a single discovery which they devote their entire careers to. To this second cate
The Guggenheim of Bilbao, now 20 years old, is perhaps the most influential building of the latest two decades, not so much because it is Frank Gehry’s greatest work but because it represents a way of transforming and activating the image of cities t
Though it was hard for them to escape the long shadows of the men who were their husbands and often also mentors, there were not a few women artists at the Bauhaus who had voices of their own. The most outstanding among them – both because of the fie
Louise Bourgeois was a retrospective artist. Acknowledgment of her by her equals in the world of art came when she was already sixty years old, and popularity in the sphere of the general public, at ninety. As if in service of poetic justice, when re
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao proposes a thematic approach to the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, unique artist of primitivism, pop, and blackness.
Norman Foster is the first recipient of the BIA Award of Bilbao Bizkaia Architecture, a platform recently created by the Basque Country and Navarre Institute of Architects. The prize acknowledges the role that the Metro of Bilbao has played in regene
The ‘inhabitable’ pieces by Ernesto Neto (Rio de Janeiro, 1964) let spectators experience their own bodies, their senses and minds. Influenced by Neoconcretism (a movement that arose in Brazil in the 1950s and which stood in defense of sensibility, e
El presente libro es el catálogo de la exposición de la obra de Aitor Ortiz que se hizo en 2011 en el Guggenheim de Bilbao, y que al año siguiente viajó al Museo Sueco de Fotografía en Estocolmo. Para que se entienda bien, creo que es importante no p
Con una breve historia que comienza a principios del siglo XIX, culminando a finales del XX con el Guggenheim de Bilbao, el museo ha sido el edificio más prolífico de los últimos años, y el más representativo de la sociedad mediática y la cultura de
Al entrar en el patio central de la Royal Academy de Londres nos recibe abruptamente una gran escultura formada por esferas pulidas que reflejan, deforman y multiplican su entorno, especialmente los cambiantes tonos del cielo londinense. Tall Tree an