Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design showcases work from a diverse range of creative fields: object and furniture design, graphic arts, illustration, fashion, architecture, urban planning, art, craft, film, photography, and more.
Featuring works including Mark Rothko’s luminous Untitled, Yves Klein’s Large Blue Anthropometry (ANT 105) (1962), Robert Rauschenberg’s large silkscreened painting Barge (1962–63), and Cy Twombly’s Nine Discourses on Commodus (1963), this exhibition presents highlights from the collection of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. German artists Anselm Kiefer and Gerhard Richter and Americans Jean-Michel Basquiat and Clyfford Still are also represented, and sculpture by Basque artists Eduardo Chillida and Jorge Oteiza is set in an international context.
Created by Singapore-born artist Ho Tzu Nyen, The Cloud of Unknowing (2011) is an immersive multichannel video installation that explores the representation of the elusive and amorphous cloud.
This exhibition, the first solely devoted to analyzing Louise Bourgeois's Cells series, contains the largest number of Cells ever presented together.
Conceived as one painting in multiple parts, with the final number of canvases being determined by the dimensions of an exhibition space, Andy Warhol's Shadows formalized the artist’s earlier explorations of abstraction.