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Group show: Catástrofes / Antesala (over)

8 October 2011 until 10 June 2012
  Catástrofes / Antesala ARTIUM - Basque Museum Center of Contemporary Art

ARTIUM - Basque Museum Center of Contemporary Art
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So far away and evoked like the moon, the catastrophe can be caused by man or by nature. The theme that both cases have in common is that nothing is the same again, that a transformation of different characteristics takes place, that physical or mental space is never the same again, as on the majority of occasions it obliges people to rethink their idea of life. Tidal waves, fires, bombs, robberies, mad men with guns, wars…. it is the story of our civilisation. What do we learn from all this? What does this say about us?

This exhibition attempts to examine the concept of catastrophe in contemporary society, based on the selection of works by Mikel Eskauriaza, KCho, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Oteiza, all of them taken from the ARTIUM Collection. It involves a reflection not out of a sense of morbidity but from the positive innocence from which we might learn something about them.

These pedagogic exhibitions, made up of works from the ARTIUM Collection and initially conceived as exhibitions for a young audience, are an instrument of support for the educational activities of the Centre-Museum, developed both in school programmes and in others linked to social inclusion activities.

Pedagogic exhibition
Curator: Charo Garaigorta
Produced by ARTIUM

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