Press Release

Diana Thater: A Runaway World

  • Dates: November 29, 2018–March 18, 2019
  • Curator: Manuel Cirauqui
  • Film & Video Gallery (103)

From November 29, 2018 to March 18, 2019, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents Diana Thater: A Runaway World, an exhibition by the Californian artist Diana Thater (San Francisco, 1962), a pioneer of video installation and the application of new technologies to the moving image. This is the third and last exhibition to be held in 2018 in the Film & Video Gallery, where the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao programs shows that explore major works of video art, video installation, and the moving image as artistic language.

The works of Diana Thater (San Francisco, 1962) engage in dialogue with key references in art history, from Impressionism to Minimal art, while addressing major concerns in contemporary culture. In the Film & Video Gallery, Thater presents three pieces that explore one of the key themes of her work: the life conditions of animal species as a result of human activity. Two of the videos form twin installations produced recently in Kenya that explore the lives and habitats of two species that are close to extinction—rhinos and elephants—and evoke the dangers that threaten their survival.

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