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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Avenida Abandoibarra, 2
Bilbao 48001, Spain
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Browse past exhibitions at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
L’Art en guerre, France 1938–1947: From Picasso to Dubuffet illuminates what has previously remained in the shadows of history: art created in defiance of the political atmosphere in France around World War II.
The political and military situation provoked a reaction from artists. In its own way, the cathartic act of creating art provided an opportunity for artists to wage war against the war. With a shortage of resources, they had to adapt their tools to expose their respective situations through the confines of shapes and chance materials. Even in the most hostile environments, such as internment camps, the artists continued to create.
This exhibition presents works by 127 children aged six to twelve who participated in the educational program Learning Through Art in the 2012–13 academic year. With an open structure encouraging discussions about art and the creative process, students explore a variety of topics in a more creative, personal way and art becomes a tool to discover, explore, and understand reality.
Featuring contemporary artworks presented alongside 17th-century paintings, this exhibition attempts to extricate the concept of the baroque from established clichés and traditional perceptions. With a clear shift away from pomp, ornament, and gold, it focuses on the baroque as a celebration of the precarious vitality that was hailed, rediscovered, lost, projected, and threatened by death.