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Past exhibition

Humans inhabit the space of the present according to our past and, in turn, we construct our past from our present. All buildings have a history—a history of the domestic or the public, of the solitary man or the collective—but it is always about transience, about what we lived and what we staged. Inhabited Architecture is a presentation from the permanent collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, reflecting on the occupation of space as a place full of existing narratives or narratives yet to be created by the observer. Exhibiting collection works for the first time in the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Inhabited Architecture presents Liam Gillick’s How are you going to behave? A kitchen cat speaks (2009), Doris Salcedo’s Untitled (2008), Mona Hatoum’s Home (1999), Pello Irazu’s Life Forms 304 (2003), and Cristina Iglesias’s Untitled (Alabaster Room) (Sin título [Habitación de alabastro], 1993).

Curator: Lucía Agirre

Doris Salcedo
Untitled, 2008
Wood, metal, and concrete
78 x 247 x 121 cm
Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa

Artists

LIAM GILLICK
1987

Graduates from Goldsmiths College, University of London.

1989

Has his first solo exhibition at Karsten Schubert in London.

1991

Exhibits with Henry Bond at Gió Marconi in Milan; APAC Centre d’Art Contemporain in Nevers, France; and Karsten Schubert in London.

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Portrait of Mona Hatoum
1975-79

Studies at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London.

1979-81

Studies at the Slade School of Fine Art in London.

1989

Hatoum’s installation The Light at the End is shown at the Showroom in London and Oboro Gallery in Montreal.

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cristina iglesias 6470b
1956

Born in November.

1977-79

Studies drawing and ceramics in Barcelona.1979
Enrolls at the Chelsea School of Art in London, where she will study for three years.
Meets Juan Muñoz, whom she will later marry.

 

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pello irazu arquitectura habitada 2012 2

1963
Born on 26 October in Andoain, Gipuzkoa (Basque Country).

1981
Enrolls at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of the Basque Country/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, where he graduates with a minor in sculpture in 1986.

1982
Receives a visual arts grant from the Spanish Ministry of Culture.

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GUGG Doris Salcedo
1980

Receives a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogotá.

1984

Receives a master of fine arts degree from New York University in New York.

1985

Exhibits at Casa de la Moneda in Bogotá.

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LIAM GILLICK

Turner Prize 2002. Tate Britain 4 production. Liam Gillick segment on his The Wood Way exhibition at the White Chapel, London, 2002. Courtesy of the artist. Extract.
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MONA HATOUM

Le Grand Monde. Mona Hatoum exhibition at the Fundación Botín, Santander, October 2010– January 2011. Courtesy Fundación Botín. English and Spanish audio with Spanish and English subtitles. Extract.
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CRISTINA IGLESIAS

Several audiovisual materials specially edited for the didactic area of the exhibition Inhabited Architecture, 2012. Courtesy of the artist. English and Spanish audio with Spanish and English subtitles. Extract.
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PELLO IRAZU

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao’s video production specially created for the didactic area of the exhibition Inhabited Architecture, 2012. Spanish audio with English subtitles. Extract.
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DORIS SALCEDO

Compassion episode, 2009. PBS Series. Art: 21—Art in The Twenty-First Century. ©Art21, Inc. Extract.
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ARTIST TALK: CRISTINA IGLESIAS

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ARTIST TALK: PEIO IRAZU

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