‘Miró en Zabalaga,’ opens on 21 May 2022 at Chillida Leku in the Basque Country and will run until November 2022.
Exploring Miró’s friendship and creative affinities with fellow artist Eduardo Chillida, the exhibition spans sculptures, engravings, drawings and paintings across the spectacular grounds of the Zabalaga farmhouse at Chillida Leku. The building itself is the starting point for the selection of works that cover 1946-1982. One of the innovative Spanish sculptors of the twentieth century, Eduardo Chillida (1924 – 2002) is widely known for his monumental public sculptures and enduring exploration of interconnected shape, space and organic form.
‘The feeling of belonging to their land, the experience in Paris in their youth, where they each encountered the influence of the artistic avant-garde in their time, or the need to return to their roots, are some common life experiences that marked the meaning of both Joan Miró’s as well as Eduardo Chillida’s work,’ explains Estela Solana, head of exhibitions at Chillida Leku.
Staging stunning works, the exhibition highlights the multiple points of connection between the two artists featuring pieces such as ‘Oiseau solaire, Pájaro solar’ (1946 – 1949) and ‘Femme, Mujer’ (1970). ‘Miró has a special power to make his curves tend to be convex. And since I’m rather concave…’ stated Chillida in 1984.