São Paulo Biennial curator invited to experience contemporary Basque art

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2019-11-14

In order to offer new possibilities to Basque artists and create new means of connecting internationally, the Etxepare Basque Institute has launched the ZABAL programme.

In order to offer new possibilities to Basque artists and create new means of connecting internationally, the Etxepare Basque Institute has launched the ZABAL programme.

The purpose of ZABAL is to shine a light on the Basque artistic context by inviting international curators, art critics and museum directors to visit the Basque Country. The programme focuses mainly on bringing people together to encourage and promote Basque creative talent internationally. The itinerary for each visit will depend on the guest’s interests and will be put together in collaboration with a committee of experts.

To develop the initiative the Institute will have support from Artingenium, an office founded by Lourdes Fernández dedicated to the production and management of contemporary art projects locally and internationally.

The first phase of the programme will take place between autumn 2019 and spring 2020, with a total of seven invitations. The first guest will be Ruth Estévez, co-curator of the São Paulo Biennial, one of the most widely known and most relevant international art biennials. She will visit Gasteiz, Donostia and Bilbao from November 18 to 21.

As part of her stay, Ruth Estévez will also make a public presentation of the São Paulo Biennial, open to both artists and the general public. Her talk will take place on Wednesday, November 20, at 7 pm at the Museo de Bellas Artes in Bilbao.

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