Guggenheim Museum Bilbao - 6 examples

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a widely recognized contemporary and modern art museum located in Bilbao’s northern Spanish Basque city. It was launched in 1997 by King Juan Carlos I of Spain and showcased more than 250 exhibitions. Renowned architect Frank Gehry designed the elegant museum building, which features an amalgamation of limestone, glass, and titanium.

The museum not only features site-specific, large-scale art installations and works by contemporary artists like Snake by Richard Serra but also houses a collection of modern artworks curated by the Guggenheim Foundation. It also exhibits Basque artists’ artworks and a permanent collection of paintings by the likes of Clyfford Still, Mark Rothko and Willem de Kooning.

This was Cai Guo-Qiang’s impressive installation Inopportune at the Guggenheim

What is Cai Guo-Qiang known for? Cai Guo-Qiang has been making art since 1985. However, the installation piece that he is perhaps most well known for, or at least helped to propel him to global fame, was his brief but impressive exploding rainbow of fireworks over the East River in 2002. This piece, which was …

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Louise Bourgeois – Maman (Spider), 1999, Long Museum (West Bund), Shanghai, 2018

Louise Bourgeois’s iconic spider Maman – Everything you need to know

Louise Bourgeois’ art has always been inspired by her upbringing and childhood. As an artist, Bourgeois remained at the forefront of successive new developments for over six decades that she had been in the industry. She always did so in her own powerful and inventively ingenious terms. In 1982, at the age of …

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Jeff Koon’s The New – What is this influential vacuum series all about?

About Jeff Koons Jeff Koons is a quintessential neo-pop artist. Therefore, it is not surprising to find artworks made by this legendary contemporary artist fashioned from random trinkets that you would find at a neighborhood yard sale. The components used to create his pieces may not be considered fine art or sophisticated by any …

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What are Fujiko Nakaya’s fog sculptures all about?

Fujiko Nakaya’s work is simply transcendent. Primarily featuring fog, her ephemeral creations are always climate-responsive and influenced mainly by nature. Her works are moving and changing and designed to allow visitors to enter and interact with them. Because the fog installations are always centered on nature, the audience experiences are always varied due to …

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