Press Release

Sections / Intersections 25 Years of the Collection of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

  • Dates: October 19, 2022 – January 22, 2023
  • Curated by: Lekha Hileman Waitoller, Manuel Cirauqui, Geaninne Gutiérrez- Guimarães, Lucía Agirre and Maite Borjabad, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
  • Sponsored by: BBK

Conceived as a giant triptych, the exhibition Sections / Intersections is made up of three thematic sections that engage in mutual dialogue and permit a new vision and rediscovery of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Collection as it celebrates its 25th Anniversary.

Marking History, on the third floor, features two of the cornerstones of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao: the architecture of Frank Gehry in all its original luminosity, and some of the most outstanding pieces in the Collection, which individualize key moments in the history of art of the second half of the 20th century.

Presented in various chapters, Unfolding Narratives, on the second floor, brings together the works of some twenty artists who offer an expansive vision of the paradigms of narrative through multiple timeframes, movements, and thematically grouped styles.

Material Life, on the first floor, follows the trail of the fundamental elements of nature and observes their transformations, combinations, and forces in today’s complex context.

In 2022, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with an ambitious presentation of its own Collection spread across all its galleries, with the sponsorship of BBK. Sections / Intersections. 25 Years of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Collection is conceived as a giant triptych with three thematic sections that engage in mutual dialogue and permit a rediscovery of the works that have historically defined both the interior and the exterior of the Museum. For the first time in its history, all the galleries on every floor of the building, many of them normally used for temporary exhibitions, will host a panoramic view of the Collection acquired by the Museum from its foundation until the present day. The thematic cores of this major collective exhibition will be Marking History on the third floor, Unfolding Narratives on the second, and Material Life on the first.



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