Bilbao: «Abstract Expressionism» at the Guggenheim Museum
Bringing together a selection of over 130 paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs
by Arshile Gorky, Franz Kline, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, Ad Reinhardt and Willem de Kooning… the exhibition tends to offer a new vision of the abstract expressionism movement, often mistakenly perceived as a homogeneous whole. As a diverse, complex, protean phenomenon, abstract expressionism had to radically change painting in the New York of the 1940s. Unlike Cubism or Surrealism that preceded it, it nevertheless escapes any pre-established formulation while relying on a celebration of diversity and freedom of individual expression. The immense size of the works, the spontaneity of the gesture, intensity and expressiveness are the characteristics that often unite these works, sometimes also invested with a contemplative dimension with large areas of color.
Until April 6th. Www.guggenheim-bilbao.eus