5/28/08

inside the guggenheim




Sunday, visit to the bilbao guggenheim museum in the bask country . Unfortunetly the "art in the USA" exhibition was just finished, but Frank O'Gehry monument is worth a visit: titanium cover plates combined with glass and limestone and especially asymetrical construction are a real brain re-formatting. Inside, the fifty meters high Atrium really vertiginous, you'll find the Jim Dine "three red spanish venus", a turning into the very "clubby" Jenny Holzer installation.And the "must" : the monumentals, minimal sculptures of Richard Serra, kinda 3 inches thick sheets of rusty metal labyrinths, with fantastics ochre to black variations.A strange sensation of unbalance inside. At the rearside , "Maman" the spider of Louise Bourgeois(i want the same in my garden!-) is situated under the Buren "Arch".The temporary exhibition is now based on Surrealism, and didn't cause a real emotion for me, apart an Oppenheim little table with bird legs. Well, a good day and the return by the coast with a pit stop in San Sebastian for some "pinchos" and Ya basta !!


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