Fresh and irreverent, the current art scene of Bilbao brings some ways to kick out the end of the summer blues.

I.

Exhibition title: Post-conflict. Reframing a dialogue.

Artists: Live Wild Collective, Chow & Lin, Erik Kessels & Thomas Mailaender,  Luca Locatelli, Sofía Moro, Simon Norfolk, Juan Valbuena.

Venue: Getxophoto International Festival

Dates: until September 30th

 

Image takes over the city of Getxo, in the greater Bilbao area. Spread all over the facade of some public buildings, on subway walls, inside ephemeral beach boxes and even floating in the water, the festival welcomes a variety of photography formats around the theme of leaving a conflict behind. A chance to enjoy art as a part of city life, where one can wander through the derelict Punta Begoña galleries, jump on Trump’s face in Getxo Antzokia, and enjoy art at this beautiful coastal location.

 Getxophoto highlights

Getxophoto highlights

 

II.

Exhibition title: Shadow Play

Artists: Javier Téllez

Venue: Guggenheim Bilbao

Dates: Until November 18th

 

Poetic and full of symbols, the work of the Venezuelan artist Javier Téllez manages to trigger through video format our best instincts and sense of humanity around a theme as contemporary as the condition of refugee.

 Javier Téllez, Shadow Play, 2014. Film installation, 35 mm film projection. Film still, courtesy of the artist and Peter Kilchmann galerie, Zurich © Javier Téllez

Javier Téllez, Shadow Play, 2014. Film installation, 35 mm film projection. Film still, courtesy of the artist and Peter Kilchmann galerie, Zurich © Javier Téllez

III.

Exhibition title: Infinite Garden. Regarding Bosch.

Artist: Álvaro Perdices

Venue: Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao

Dates: Until September 17th

 

The Garden of Earthly Delights is an enigmatic triptych, painted c. 1490 - 1500 by Hieronymus Bosch, which comes to a new life through the work of a contemporary artist. A dark large room is filled with carefully curated fragments of the work of the Flemish artist, Bosch, enlarged, put into motion and interwoven into some kind of narrative. Let this work surround and mesmerize you.

 Infinite Garden. Regarding Bosch.

Infinite Garden. Regarding Bosch.

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Header image: Jump Trump by Erik Kessels and Thomas Mailaender