The Museum of Contemporary art of the Basque Country, Artium Museoa, is programming a series of meetings with agents from the field of art in order to provide a variety of perspectives on the future prospects of museums and their social and heritage responsibility, as well as on the creation of knowledge.

Filipa Ramos: A wild and sylvan North

What constitutes a territory and shapes its identity?
Is it its textures, temperatures, variations and chromatic combinations: what we are used to call landscape but which in this case is a landscape so close and interiorized that it resists such classification?
Is it the moods and ways of life of its inhabitants: the ways of being polite and rude to others, to relate to the environment and materials? Is it their expressions, ways of seeing and speaking?
Or a certain appreciation for rain, a genetic resistance to wind and heat, an interiorization of humidity?
Are borders wise lines that know how to distinguish lands or are they arbitrary separations that ignore similarities, blood and wind affinities, genetic patterns and seasonal movements?
And what role should art museums play in this complex questioning process that brings together nature and culture?

With these and other questions in mind, at the Galeria Municipal do Porto, I have been searching for the essence of Iberian Northwest, trying to find the places where it could reside. This talk shares some of the questions that I have been asking myself and others about the modes, rituals, textures and expressive modes that people, animals, plants, elements and minerals adopt when shaping a territory. 

Filipa Ramos is a Lisbon born writer and curator. She holds a PhD from the School of Critical Studies, Kingston University, London and is currently Director of the Contemporary Art Department of the city of Porto.

Her field of research in both her critical and theoretical texts, in addition to her lectures, workshops and publications, focuses on how culture addresses ecology, with a special interest in how contemporary art fosters relationships between nature and technology.


Filipa Ramos: A wild ans sylvan North
8 February, Wednesday, at 7 pm
Free admission until full capacity is reached

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A collection of Final Degree Projects completed in the Basque Country on contemporary art


Artium Museoa and the Department of Art and Music History at UPV-EHU are organising the third edition of this event to present Final Degree Projects (TFG), Final Year Projects (TFE) or Master’s Degree Projects (TFM) related to contemporary art and culture that have been completed in recent years in the various universities and higher education institutions of the Basque Autonomous Community, Navarre and Aquitaine (France).

The event will include 15 projects from a wide range of specialities (various artistic disciplines, Art History, Philosophy and Aesthetics, Music, Anthropology, Sociology, Artistic Education, Audiovisual Communication, and so on) that all share a relationship with contemporary artistic proposals and languages.

In addition to disseminating these contributions developed in the classroom, the seminar aims to create a meeting place for graduates from various disciplines and areas of knowledge with regard to contemporary artistic creation.


From classrooms to public space III
26 October, from 9 am
Free access with registration at 945 20 90 20

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As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, Artium Museoa has programmed a series of meetings with agents from the field of art in order to provide a variety of perspectives on the future prospects of museums and their social and heritage responsibility, as well as on the creation of knowledge.

Asier Mendizabal: Dejar para luego (Leave for later)

In this talk, the artist will discuss some of the moments in which his work has intersected with the museographic, the collection and the canon. Through three of his projects, Mendizabal will suggest that any collection is necessarily a contingent accumulation of materials. The readings that are symptomatically made in the future of our present choices are what will turn that contingency into a signifier and a collection into a story.

Asier Mendizabal (Ordizia, 1973) is a visual artist involved in several educational projects in addition to his current position as professor of sculpture at KKH, Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm.


Asier Mendizabal: Dejar para luego (Leave for later)
2 December, 6:30 pm
Free entrance

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The Museum of Contemporary Art fo the Basque Country, Artium Museoa, organises a series of encounters that offer different visions on the futures of the museum and its social responsability with regard to the safeguard of heritage and knowledge production.


Elvira Dyangani Ose and Yaiza Hernández

In this conversation, Elvira Dyangani Ose and Yaiza Hernández will talk about their ideas on the role of the museum, as well as its future projections. While Dyangani Ose will talk about her experiences in various institutions at an international level, and now as director of MACBA, Hernández will highlight theoretical considerations that can help us to rethink the museum’s future.

Elvira Dyangani Ose is director of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA).

Yaiza Hernández Velázquez is a philosopher and lecturer in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London.


A conversation between Elvira Dyangani Ose and Yaiza Hernández
10 March, Friday, 6.30 pm
Free entrance

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On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Basque Country, Artium Museoa, organises a series of encounters that offer different visions on the futures of the museum and its social responsability with regard to the safeguard of heritage and knowledge production.

Nuria Enguita: The museum, between the fine arts and the mass media

What can a museum do now? The contemporary art museum is torn between the many histories of art it examines, its decolonial imperative and a precise social, systemic function. The museum as a place of concealed revisions and potentialities of the arts, a driver of civil dialogue and a privileged mechanism for encounters between art, social movements and academia. 

Nuria Enguita has been director of the Valencian Institute of Modern Art (IVAM) since 2020. She was director of the Bombas Gens art centre in Valencia between 2015 and 2020 and artistic director of the Fundació Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona between 1998 and 2008. She was editor of the magazine Concreta between 2012 and 2020 and a member of the management team of the arteypensamiento programme at the International University of Andalusia (UNIA) from 2000 to 2014, as well as co-editor of the journal Afterall between 2007 and 2014. She was co-curator of the 31st São Paulo Biennial in 2014, Medellin International Encounter in 2011 and Manifesta 4 in Frankfurt in 2002. She also held the post of curator at the Valencian Institute of Modern Art (IVAM) between 1991 and 1998.


Nuria Enguita: The museum, between the fine arts and the mass media
September 14, 6:30 pm
Auditorium of Artium Museoa. Free entrance

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July 22, 12 pm
Free entrance


On the occasion of the inauguration of the exhibition Clamor by Edurne Rubio, framed in the Sala Z program, the author will present the film that gives its name to the exhibition.

About the exhibition 

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From Casino to Lazarett - Exercises for Remediating the Museum

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Con motivo de la apertura de la exposición Gold 20. Fundir y parar, de Ainara Elgoibar, la artista, junto con la comisaria del programa Sala Z de Artium Museoa, Garbiñe Ortega, y el crítico y comisario Peio Aguirre, mantendrán una conversación sobre las películas que se presentan en la muestra -Gold 20 (2014) y Glas Marte Cut (2016)- y sobre la trayectoria de Elgoibar. Antes de la charla se proyectará otra pieza de Ainara Elgoibar, Rotor (2021).

En sus instalaciones, textos y películas, Ainara Elgoibar explora su interés por la actividad industrial, tanto en entornos productivos como de ocio. La fábrica, el motor, el vidrio, la música y el entretenimiento son temas recurrentes en sus trabajos.

Conversación: Ainara Elgoibar, Garbiñe Ortega, Peio Aguirre
Sábado 9 de abril, 12:00 horas
Auditorio de Artium Museoa. Entrada libre. Aforo limitado

Imagen: fotograma de 'Rotor' (fragmento)

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La diseñadora de moda  vitoriana María Clè Leal ha investigado y desarrollado la forma de utilizar la lana de la oveja latxa, material considerado como un residuo, como base para su colección. Se trata de una lana áspera, tal y como indica el origen de su nombre; 'latza' en euskera significa 'basta' o 'áspera'. De aspecto rústico, este material presenta sin embargo excelentes propiedades.

Con motivo del 20 aniversario de Artium Museoa, María Cle Leal ha creado en exclusiva una bolsa confeccionada a partir de lana de oveja latxa.

La diseñadora explicará en esta conferencia el origen y desarrollo de su más reciente proyecto, en una conversación con la periodista especializada en moda Sara López de Pariza.

Lunes 4 de abril, 18:30 horas
Auditorio de Artium Museoa
Entrada libre. Aforo limitado

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En el marco de la celebración de su 20 aniversario, el Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del País Vasco, Artium Museoa, ha programado una serie de encuentros con agentes del ámbito del arte con el fin de aportar distintas visiones sobre las perspectivas de futuro de los museos y su responsabilidad social y patrimonial y en la creación de conocimiento.

El artista, comisario y docente Juan Luis Moraza (Vitoria-Gasteiz, 1960) será quien ofrezca la conferencia inaugural de este ciclo.

Doctor en Bellas Artes y profesor titular de Escultura en la Universidad de Vigo, la obra de Juan Luis Moraza está presente en los fondos de multitud de espacios públicos y privados, entre ellos Artium Museoa, Guggenheim Bilbao, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía y MACBA; y también en colecciones como la de Rona Hoffman, Dona & Howard Stone y Helga de Alvear, entre otras muchas.

Viernes 1 de abril, 18:30 horas
Auditorio de Artium Museoa
Entrada libre. Aforo limitado

Imagen: Molde para la oscuridad, 1987, Juan Luis Moraza
Colección Artium Museoa

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