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.

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The work Números primos (2003-2023) by the artist Esther Ferrer (San Sebastián, 1937) is now definitively installed in the internal plaza of the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Basque Country. Its new location will facilitate its use as a space for the meeting and participation of visitors, the realisation of artistic programmes linked to performative practices and the development of pedagogical proposals.

“After several years of working on projects with defined geometric structures in the 1970s, I felt the need to think about others in which my aesthetic preferences would play a secondary role. ‘Free’ structures capable of evolving by themselves, following their own internal logic. For some time I failed to achieve a satisfying result, until one night I dreamt of prime numbers. This was the beginning of the series Poema de los números primos (Poem of Prime Numbers). [...] The first thing that surprised me when I began to work with the prime numbers series was that the result is always balanced and beautiful whatever the system used; secondly, the larger the work, in other words, the more numbers it comprises, the more interesting and varied the structure, never symmetrical, always moving. That is why I considered creating monumental works from the outset, such as floors, murals, tapestries, etc. On entering the universe of prime numbers, one has the sensation that they are the translation, the reflection of a magnificent universal chaos, continually evolving, never repeating, always different and always the same. A chaos within which there seems to be an order, a strange, peculiar order.”

This work by Ferrer is based on the spiral figure of the mathematician Stanislaw Ulam (1909-1984)

The work is made up of 10,000 square ceramic stoneware slabs, with 3 types of pieces: 4,556 pieces with a red diagonal, 4,223 pieces with a blue diagonal and the remaining 1,221 with a printed prime number from 41 to 10,039, both included.

Museum of Contemporary Art of the Basque Country Collection, Vitoria-Gasteiz. Vitoria-Gasteiz City Council long-term loan. Produced in collaboration with the Architecture Service of Alava Provincial Council

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This exhibition by the Colombian artist Carolina Caycedo (London, 1978) brings together a vast body of work that focuses on her research into social movements and community organisations opposing the construction of energy infrastructures, including large hydroelectric projects in various parts of the world.

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This exhibition, dedicated to the work of Alejandro Cesarco (Montevideo, Uruguay, 1975), brings together pieces in a variety of media that proposes reflecting on the construction and experience of learning, as well as on the processes associated with memory, perception and language.

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The three words that make up the title of this exhibition by Julia Spínola (Madrid, 1979), Persona, foto, copia (Person, Photo, Copy), typify the concerns and desires contained in the pieces that comprise it, or perhaps it is better to say that they form it, making it emerge within a space and in a place that are also part of it.

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The directors of San Simón 62 visite a convent in Lizaso (Navarra) wich housed the eccentric Arco Iris community in the 1980s, attracted by the testimonies of their mothers, who spent time in the community in an attempt to shake off the after-effects of Franco’s regime and confront the personal and political challenges of this new era.

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Black Place is Jutta Koether’s first monographic exhibition in Spain, bringing together works spanning more than three decades of her production

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This exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Basque Country, Artium Museoa deals with the figure and work of the Basque filmmaker Iván Zulueta (San Sebastian, 1943-2009).

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Esther Ferrer talks about her work 'Números primos', which will soon be restored and installed in the square of the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Basque Country-Artium Museoa.

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In Clamor, Edurne Rubio Barredo’s latest film, the artist depicts places that were used as burial sites for those relegated by the Catholic Church: suicides, babies who died before being baptised, executed people, atheists, passers-by and Protestants.

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