July 19, 2024 | 10:47

Leisure & Culture

Chillida's work, 'Praise of Iron III', new attraction next to the Bilbao Fine Arts

Chillida's work, 'Praise of Iron III', new attraction next to the Bilbao Fine Arts

Jeickson Sulbaran

June 20, 2024 | 10:36 a.m.

The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum celebrates the legacy of Eduardo Chillida

The sculpture 'Praise of Iron III' by Eduardo Chillida is will be exhibited at the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, coinciding with the commemoration of the centenary of the birth of the Basque artist. This monumental work will be a featured attraction, highlighting the importance of iron in contemporary art and Chillida's legacy internationally.

The collaboration between BBVA, Bilbao City Council and the Chillida Leku and Fine Arts Museums

The agreement for the exhibition of 'Elogio del Hierro III' is the result of a collaboration between BBVA, the Bilbao City Council, the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum and the Chillida Leku Museum. This loan will allow the work to be located in Plaza Chillida, on the south façade of the museum, offering a visual and permanent tribute to one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.

Chillida's work, 'Praise of Iron III', new attraction next to the Bilbao Fine Arts

Luis Chillida, president of the Eduardo Chillida foundation, together with Carlos Torres Vila, president of BBVA, and Juan Marí Aburto, mayor of Bilbao and president of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Fine Arts of Bilbao, will meet at the Zabalaga Caserío of the Chillida Leku Museum in Hernani (Gipuzkoa) to make this agreement official. At this meeting, they will highlight the cultural and artistic relevance of this sculpture and its impact on the community.

The cultural impact of 'Praise of Iron III' in Bilbao and Bizkaia

The installation of 'Praise of Iron III' in Bilbao not only enriches the cultural heritage of the city, but also fosters greater appreciation for contemporary art among citizens and visitors. This work, which has been outside the Chillida Leku Museum, will now adorn a public space in the heart of Bilbao, offering everyone the opportunity to contemplate a significant piece of Basque art history.

Eduardo Chillida is known for his ability to transform iron into poetic and abstract forms that dialogue with space and nature. 'In Praise of Iron III' is a testament to his ability to create works that transcend time and space, becoming cultural reference points.

The centenary of Chillida's birth is a propitious occasion to reflect on his contribution to art and his enduring legacy. His work continues to inspire new generations of artists and art lovers, and his influence is felt around the world. The exhibition of this sculpture in Bilbao underlines the city's commitment to promoting art and culture, and consolidates its reputation as a dynamic cultural epicenter.

The celebration of the centenary of Eduardo Chillida and the exhibition of 'Praise of Iron III' at the Museum of Fine Arts of Bilbao They are a fitting tribute to an artist whose vision and creativity have left an indelible mark on art history. The citizens of Bilbao and Bizkaia have the unique opportunity to connect with Chillida's legacy and celebrate his influence on the art world.

More news