Recommendations of what to see in the Bilbao art scene this month by our local guide, María José Orihuela. Discover more on a private art tour!

I.

Exhibition title: Invisible Landscapes / Paisajes Invisibles
Artist: Saray Pérez Castilla
Venue: Sala Rekalde
Dates: Until September 2nd, 2018


When a conflict is far more complex than words would be able to tell, art often comes along. This is the case of the work by Saray Pérez, who travels to Tindouf (Algeria) to visit Saharawi refugee camps and initiate a dialog about memory and land with, a contained use of technology and great emphasis on oral communication.

 D2 Paisajes Invisibles 27º 31´ 24.996´´ N 8º 0´ 43.631´´ O Selma Mohamed “Belga”

D2 Paisajes Invisibles 27º 31´ 24.996´´ N 8º 0´ 43.631´´ O Selma Mohamed “Belga”

II.

Exhibition title: Chagall, The Breakthrough Years 1911-1919
Artist: Marc Chagall
Venue: Guggenheim Museum
Dates: Until September 2nd, 2018


Chagall is an artist that can be constantly rediscovered. His onyric scenes, mysterious characters and cultural references bring layers of meaning along, which allow multiple readings, never twice the same. The exhibition brings together his youngest works, from his 20s and early 30s. Around that time, he decided to move from St. Petersburg to Paris, where he he felt at odds with Impressionism and Cubism. 

 Jew in Black and White (Le juif en noir et blanc), 1914 Oil on cardboard mounted on canvas 101 x 80 cm Im Obersteg Collection, permanent loan to the Kunstmuseum Basel 2004, Inv. Im 1084 © Marc Chagall, Vegap, Bilbao 2018

Jew in Black and White (Le juif en noir et blanc), 1914 Oil on cardboard mounted on canvas 101 x 80 cm Im Obersteg Collection, permanent loan to the Kunstmuseum Basel 2004, Inv. Im 1084 © Marc Chagall, Vegap, Bilbao 2018

III.

Exhibition title: Silver to Pixel / De la Plata al Pixel
Various artists
Venue: Bilbao Arte
Dates: Until August 6th, 2018


Twenty artists come together in this exhibition to celebrate the gallery’s twentieth birthday. Despite its somewhat uninspired title, the exhibition at Bilbao Arte brings together a truly evocative selection of authors, each of which have been artists in residence, one each year from 1998 until today. While the show gives a good grasp of what has been going on in photography during the last two decades in the North of Spain, it is a chance to discover something new... to me, this project was Deseret Haretatik by Ainhoa Akutain.

 Tidal (Deseret Haretatik) © Ainhoa Akutain

Tidal (Deseret Haretatik) © Ainhoa Akutain

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Header image: © Saray Pérez Castilla