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OCTOBER 2 - JANUARY 19

THOMAS STRUTH

GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

BILBAO

The images of Thomas Struth (b. 1954, Geldern, Germany) receive their signature character from the questions he asks himself—and his viewers—about the relevance of public space, the unifying momentum of family ties, the significance of nature and culture, and the limits and possibilities of new technologies. Struth succeeds in transforming fundamental themes, such as the instability of social structures and the fragility of human existence, into images of formal elegance that elicit the audience’s participation and empathy. Observers are thus transformed from viewers into partners, investigating these same social, ethical, and humane values.


OCTOBER 25 - FEBRUARY 16

MASTERPIECES OF THE KUNSTHALLE BREMEN: FROM DELACROIX TO BECKMANN

GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

BILBAO

Juxtaposing French and German art from the nineteenth to the first half of the twentieth century, Masterpieces of the Kunsthalle Bremen: From Delacroix to Beckmann tells the history of a German collection and its pioneering engagement with and support of modern art. The exhibition recounts the outstanding story of a museum shaped by a strong sense of civic engagement, an intensive interaction of private collecting with institutional guidance, and an early professional study and championing of modern art.


OCTOBER 31 - MARCH 1

JESSE JONES: TREMBLE TREMBLE

GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

BILBAO

The Film & Video exhibitions program at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is permanently committed to artistic practices associated with the moving image, and explores the critical relationship between visual arts, film-based installation, and contemporary culture at large.

With a practice that weaves the dramatic presentation of film together with sculpture and performance, Jesse Jones (b. 1978, Dublin) examines the materializations of collective memory and the ways in which gestures, objects, and language provide a stage for artistic experimentation. Tremble Tremble was originally produced in 2017 for the Irish Pavilion of the 57th Venice Biennale, and has subsequently undergone site-specific adaptations for galleries and institutions in Europe and Asia. The installation, technically and conceptually ambitious, appropriates the historical figure of the witch as a powerful symbol in modern Western history, and a carrier of poetic and political potentiality.



MASTERPIECES FROM THE GUGGENHEIM

MUSEUM BILBAO COLLECTION

PERMANENT EXHIBITION


UNTIL 6 JANUARY

ABC. The alphabet of the Bilbao Museum

BELLAS ARTES MUSEUM

BILBAO

On 5 October 1908 the City Council and the Provincial Council of Vizcaya signed the founding deed of the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, an institution of reference for both the city and the museum world in general.

To mark its 110th anniversary the museum is now presenting the exhibition ABC. The alphabet of the Bilbao Museum, sponsored by BBK and curated by the writer Kirmen Uribe (born Ondarroa, Vizcaya, 1970). This is an unprecedented type of exhibition which will occupy the entire Old Building, Rooms 1 to 31, following the major redesign of its interior space undertaken in the past few months.

The exhibition's starting point is an original idea through which the museum is intending to combine the remodelling of its galleries with a new form of presenting the collection to visitors, resulting in a new way of seeing them. With this aim in mind the traditional criteria for displaying works – chronologically or through schools of art and artists – have been replaced by an extended alphabet that includes 26 letters plus the "ñ" and the "ll" used in Spanish and the Basque digraphs "ts", "tx" and "tz".


UNTIL 6 JANUARY

THE GOYAS OF ZUBIETA

BELLAS ARTES MUSEUM

BILBAO

The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum is showcasing the three portraits of the Adán de Yarza family painted by Francisco de Goya in the late 1780s which are being presented to the public and the scholarly community for the first time after being studied and restored. They will remain on display until September. The paintings, which until now were only known through scholarly bibliographic references, the press and period photographs, are being shown for the first time along with the original crate in which they were transported to France in 1937 since they were evacuated by the Basque government during the Spanish Civil War thanks to the generosity of the family that owns them.


UNTIL FEBRUARY 23

JOAQUIN SOROLLA

Chasing Impressions

Small-Format Sorolla

BELLAS ARTES MUSEUM

BILBAO


NOVEMBER 30 - JANUARY 6

CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION

BILBAO


DECEMBER 6 - 15

MENDI FILM FESTIVAL

BILBAO


DECEMBER 15

BALLET: EL CASCANUECES , TCHAIKOVSKY - IVANOV (MOSCOW STATE BALLET)

BILBAO


DECEMBER 19 - 20

BILBAO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT

BILBAO


DECEMBER 21

SANTO TOMAS

BILBAO


DECEMBER 25

BALLET: EL LAGO DE LOS CISNES (MOSCOW STATE BALLET)

BILBAO


DECEMBER 30

RUSSIAN BALLET

BILBAO


DECEMBER 31

NEW YEAR´S EVE BILBAO Hello 2020!

BILBAO


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  J U N E  

GAU ZURIA

The signing on 15 June 1300 of the Municipal Charter or Carta Puebla, which would signify the founding of the City of Bilbao, is remembered every year with a whole night of open-air celebrations. Emblematic spaces in the city offer something out of the ordinary thanks to Gua Zuria (White Night Festival), which offers proposals taking in music, drama, literature and remarkable sound and light shows.

An extensive programme that allows you to walk around the city with other eyes, enjoying the creations of local and international artists.


  J U L Y  

BBK LIVE

One of the most important music festivals at national level

 

JAZZ

Every year, throughout July, the International Jazz Festival, now celebrating its 42nd edition, comes to Getxo, and this Biscay town resonates to the sound of saxophones, trumpets and pianos. Art Blakey, Tony Williams, Freddie Hubbard, Michel Camilo and Madeleyne Peyroux are some of the artists who have triumphed in Getxo, to the delight of a discerning public.


  A U G U S T  

 

ASTE NAGUSIA

Bilbao's local festivities

(during the third week of August)

 

BULLFIGHTING


  S E P T E M B E R  

DANTZALDIA

(Dance festival, from September till December)


  O C T O B E R  

GERNIKA'S LOCAL PRODUCTS FAIR

The last Monday of the month

(this fair is held throughout the year, but this is the most important day)


 • D E C E M B E R • 

FUN & SERIOUS GAME FESTIVAL

Videogames firms meeting encounter in Spain: designers, publishers, investors......fun zone...

 

DURANGOKO AZOKA

Books and music Basque Fair + live concerts

 

MENDIFILM FESTIVAL

International Mountain Film Festival

 

SANTO TOMÁS FAIR

21st of December

This typical festivity marks the beginning of Christmas time. It is a hugely popular major farmers’ market, dating back to the mid-19th century, when most land was cultivated by farmers who passed down the lease from generation to generation and would traditionally come to the main cities to pay the landowners their annual rent. The leaseholders would take advantage of this day to sell their wares and buy other products which they couldn’t obtain in their own villages.


 

BASQUE COUNTRY SPIRIT

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