About the Artium Collection

The Artium Museum Collection comprises exceptional contemporary public heritage holdings of almost 2,400 works of art. The body of these holdings includes works and authors from the 20th century and primarily focuses on creations from the 1950s to the present day. The unique nature of this Collection defines the function of the Museum as a key facility to approach the artistic practices developed within the context of the Basque Country in recent decades. One of the institution’s programmatic goals is to provide appropriate visibility to and share its heritage value.

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Acciones corporales, 1975. Esther Ferrer. Vídeo. Colección del Museo Artium.

In line with their exceptional nature, the holdings of the Museum make up a collection under construction that traces a path through the plurality of contemporary artistic expressions. Based on this principle, it needs to be viewed from constantly renewed paradigms by identifying new genealogies and creating spaces of representation that can maintain a dialogue with the present and the conflicts and challenges it poses to us. In this way, the exhibition programmes displayed in the halls of the Museum operate with a variety of narratives and suggest creating one’s own itineraries to further understand contemporary art and the contexts in which it is produced.

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