Chillida Leku is hosting the exhibition Tàpies in Zabalaga, sponsored by the Iberdrola Foundation, until 10th January. An exhibition in which the work of the Catalan artist engages in a dialogue with that of Chillida, with whom, in addition to being good friends, he was united by the desire to transcend matter as a path towards spirituality and a humanist approach with which he underlined the transforming capacity of art. Mireia Massagué, director of Chillida Leku, invites us to enjoy the bond between two unique and inimitable artists at the Zabalaga farmhouse.
American independence was an event of great historical and political significance that led the way towards our modern western democracies. But little has been said about the contribution of Spain and Hispanics to this event, which was decisive for the colonists' triumph. Between 1775 and 1781, the Hispanic monarchy sent more than 3 million pesos (3 trillion dollars at the current exchange rate) in weapons, blankets, uniforms and loans to George Washington's army, as well as thousands of soldiers and sailors from Spain and from its American territories to fight alongside the rebels. Now, Unveiling Memories, a book and a website promoted and sponsored by Iberdrola, are coming out with the aim of recovering this shared Hispanic and American history.
Iberdrola is sponsoring the exhibition Bilbao y la pintura (Bilbao and painting), a collection of works produced between the end of the 19th Century and the beginning of the 20th — a period in which the capital of Biscay began an unstoppable process of modernisation —. Its curator, Kosme de Barañano, introduces us to the fundamentals of the exhibition and transports us to a bubbling Bilbao, the seed of the modern-day city.
Susana Rodríguez never had it easy. She was born with 5 % vision in one eye and 7 % in the other, but today she is not only one of the best Paralympic triathletes in the world, but she has just finished her training as a resident doctor. With only a few months to go before the, hopefully this time, Paralympic Games in Tokyo, she tells us what her last year has been like, both when she was wearing her white coat and her triathlon suit.
The curator Lola Durán Úcar recreates, in the exhibition La Gran Bóveda de Aldeadávila (The Great Vault of Aldeadávila), the monumental work of the sculptor Pablo Serrano, who succeeded in harmonising nature and technology. Durán feels that now more than ever - with COVID-19 taking its toll - artistic creation is needed, because art can calm this widespread despondency. And she approaches the exhibit with this enthusiasm, so that the visitor can witness the commitment of its creator to the human race, its existence and its circumstances.