On 18 October, the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Basque Country will present an exhibition dedicated to Joxerra Melguizo (Vitoria-Gasteiz, 1968) that shows the result of a work based on process, on the need to do, on Oteiza’s maxim that “art is for someone who wants to live but knows not how”.

Melguizo returns to drawing and painting for this journey in a daily process that is associated with the elaboration of a personal diary. A production that takes the form of a remnant and trace of the everyday.

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This booklet is published on the occasion of the exhibition Néstor Basterretxea. The Archive, produced by and presented at Artium Museoa, Museum of Contemporary Art of the Basque Country in Vitoria-Gasteiz from 10 May to 22 September 2024.

Texts: Peio Aguirre, Matías Fajn and Elena Roseras

Graphic Design: Maite Zabaleta


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This booklet is published on the occasion of the exhibition Unform by Patricia Dauder, produced by and presented at Artium Museoa, Museum of Contemporary Art of the Basque Country in Vitoria-Gasteiz from 26 April to 29 September 2024.

Text: Juan de Nieves

Graphic Design: Ariadna Serrahima


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Thursdays in April, May and June, at 7 pm

General admission, 3,5 €. Friends of Artium Museoa, 2 €
Under 25: free admission (at the museum ticket office)
Tickets for sale at the museum box office and artium.eus 

Between April and June, the Basque Film Library, in collaboration with the San Sebastian Festival, will invite you to revisit and discover twelve films to be screened in Vitoria, San Sebastian, Bilbao, Pamplona and San Juan de Luz.

Following the successful cooperation with the Institut Lumière de Lyon, which resulted in the Lumière Sessions held over the last two years, the Filmoteca is once again looking at twelve titles, some of which are well known and others yet to be explored.

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Institutionalisation Processes of Art Education in the Basque Country, 1978-1991

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Edited on the occasion of the exhibition Bab Sebta by Randa Maroufi, held in Artium Museoa, Vitoria-Gasteiz, from 12 February to 21 April.

Text: Salma Mochtari

Graphic Design: Azul Prusia


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The course aims to explore the different ways that contemporary art and architecture relate to and collaborate with each other in understanding the idea of space. Space is more than a container that is limited by floors, walls and ceiling. It is all-enveloping and has its own temperature, texture, tonality, character, layers of history, objectives, functionalities, politics, conflicts and so on, all of which make it a transmitter of intentions and sensibilities.

Architects and artists exercise reading and capturing a space’s circumstances and qualities and use their proposals to build material, sensorial entities. The course intends to uncover this reading that remains stamped on the space and the objects and materialities that compose it.

With the participation of Garazi Ansa, Ion Arregi, Onintza Etxebeste, Martin Ferran, Ula Iruretagoiena, Virginia López de Maturana, Iskandar Rementeria, Estibaliz Sádaba and Miren Vadillo.

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Every Tuesday from 16 January to 19 March, from 6 pm to 8 pm
Friends of Artium Museoa and students of the Faculties of Fine Arts and Art
History: free of charge / Students of certified courses: €25 / Others: €60.
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Thursdays in January, February and March, at 7 pm
General admission, 3,5 €. Friends of Artium Museoa, 2 €
Under 25: free admission (at the museum ticket office)
Tickets for sale at the museum box office and artium.eus  

The seventh edition of this season, organised by the Basque Filmoteca, Donostia International Physics Centre and San Sebastian Film Festival, will continue its decisive search for conveying cinematographic and scientific culture.

Screenings, presentations and debates are the DNA of this season, which is forged from the reasoned and robust defence of cinema and science, including the notable presence of prestigious scientists.


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11 January (special starting hour on the occasion of the inauguration of the cycle: 6 pm)

Oppenheimer. Christopher Nolan, 2023 

Before the screening, Igor Campillo, PhD in Physics from the UPV/EHU and director of Euskampus Fundazioa, will open the cycle with a lecture on the physicist Robert Oppenheimer.  

18 January
Semmelweis. André de Toth, 1940 

25 January
Memorias de África.  Sydney Pollack, 1985 

1 February
Ekaitz perfektua. Wolfgang Petersen, 2000 

8 February
Bomshell: La historia de Hedy Lamar. Alexandra Dean, 2017 

15 February
Tiempo de silencio. Vicente Aranda, 1986 

22 February
Plan 75. Chie Hayakawa, 2022 

29 February
Neskato hezigaitza. Howard Hawks, 1938 

7 March
Mars Express. Jérémie Périn, 2023 

14 March
Theater of thought. Wener Herzog, 2022


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This exhibition is a continuation of the exhibition project entitled A Place to Think: Experimental Art Schools and Educational Practices in the Basque Country, 1957-1979, which was presented at the museum in 2022. While the scope of that exhibition ended in the 1970s with the birth of the Bilbao Higher School of Fine Arts, edonor denok inor ez deals with the period between 1978 and the beginning of the 1990s, focusing on the institutionalisation processes of art education in the Basque Country.

The show also emphasises the moment when the Bilbao Higher School of Fine Arts became a Faculty and was integrated into the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) in 1978. It also highlights the demands of students who were calling for a form of teaching that was less marked by academic models, as well as the demands of other Basque artists who requested more direct involvement, initially in the school and later in the faculty.

The UPV/EHU’s University Extension Courses, among the first in Spain, were also developed against this backdrop, including a theatre workshop led by Luis María Iturri, who converted his students into collaborators in the plays staged by the Akelarre company. The People’s University of Rekaldeberri originated from an initiative of the residents of the Errekalde neighbourhood of Bilbao, and it included artistic training from its first year.

Moving images became increasingly more important during this period, and training in this medium became fundamental, as demonstrated by the Video Information Week organised by Video Nou at the Culture Hall of Caja de Ahorros Municipal de Bilbao in 1979; the training programme of the Donostia Video Festival, developed between 1982 and 1984, and the birth of the Image and New Technologies Centre (CINT) in Vitoria-Gasteiz in 1988.

As its title suggests, this overview points to a seminar led by the artist Juan Luis Moraza, Cualquiera todos ninguno (Anybody Everybody Nobody), in Arteleku, in Donostia in 1991. Arteleku was an institution that opened its doors in 1987 and played a major role not only as a production centre, but also as a space for training in the form of courses and workshops given by artists and theoreticians. The activities that took place in Arteleku will be the focus of a third chapter in this series of exhibitions on educational practices in the context of the Basque Country.

Curators: Mikel Onandia, Sergio Rubira, Leire Vergara.

* [Image: Pedro Guasch, Anatomy Hall, School of Fine Arts, UPV/EHU, Sarriko, Bilbao, ca. 1980. Courtesy of the artist].

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