Today, November 13, 2020, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is presenting the #GuggenheimBilbaoInsights project, the new series of videos led by the Museum’s curatorial department, where the curators talk with artists whose works are part of the Museum’s Collection.
This new digital initiative will be carried out between November 2020 and June 2021. Every month, the Museum will post a new instalment, always with the goal of sharing the artistic contents with the widest audience possible. The videos will be posted on the Museum website and shared via its social media: YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Each piece will last around 20 minutes and will include images and audiovisual resources to illustrate the conversations in order to make them entertaining yet educational.
The encounters between the curators and artists will take place in the Museum, in the artist’s studio, or in both at the same time, depending on the location and possibilities at the time. Key issues will be discussed in these inspiring conversations to help viewers grasp each artist’s contribution to the art scene and reveal interesting facts about their career and vision. The richness of #GuggenheimBilbaoInsights will come from the diversity of topics and approaches, which will vary depending on the artist and curator, and on the complicity and interaction between the two.
To ensure this, each curator has chosen two artists with works in the Museum Collection and has developed a script for each of the encounters, which will be produced in the forthcoming months. The first video to open the series shows the conversation between Alyson Shotz and Manuel Cirauqui and was filmed simultaneously in the Museum and the artist’s studio in New York. Alyson Shotz (Arizona, USA, 1964) participated in the exhibition Art and Space curated at the Museum by Manuel Cirauqui in 2017, after which the Museum acquired her work Object for Reflection (2017). During their conversation, they will discuss issues related to the artist’s career, key concepts to understand her work (e.g., light and gravity), her outdoor installations, and her recent solo show.
The curatorial team at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is made up of five art curators and a curatorial assistant, each of whom will bring their unique vision and career to the project. The schedule of the first upcoming videos is: November 2020, Alyson Shotz and Manuel Cirauqui. December 2020, José Manuel Ballester and Petra Joos. January 2021: Ernesto Neto and Geaninne Gutiérrez-Guimarães. February 2021: Itziar Okariz and Lucía Agirre.
Guggenheim press release, November 13, 2020