In 2022, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao will celebrate its 25th anniversary through an ambitious showing of its Collection that will take up its entire exhibition space. Entitled Sections/Intersections, it will present the Museum’s holdings grouped thematically, tracing new connections between multiple artistic languages and highlighting important milestones and trends in the history of modern art, represented by specific paradigmatic works in the Collection. Among the many exceptional aspects of this exhibition, of particular note are large-format and site-specific works that will once again be publicly displayed. Examples include Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing # 831 (Geometric forms) (1997), Joseph Beuys’s Lightning with Stag in Its Glare (1958–85), and Jannis Kounellis’s Untitled (1988). The Museum’s more recent acquisitions will also play an important role and include works by artists present at memorable exhibitions that have taken place over the past decade, including Jenny Holzer, Henri Michaux, and Ernesto Neto, as well as works by internationally recognized Basque artists. Presenting these works while simultaneously making the Museum’s most iconic pieces available once again will not only give proof of the value of the Museum’s holdings but also will emphasize its relevance in the context of the great contemporary debates.
Curators: Manuel Cirauqui, Geaninne Gutiérrez-Guimarães and Lekha Hileman Waitoller
Wall Drawing #831 (Geometric Forms) , 1997
Acrylic on wall
Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa