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An installation by Anthony McCall dazzles at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

An installation by Anthony McCall dazzles at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

he Guggenheim Museum Bilbao He opened an exhibition that will last until November 10, showcasing the British artist’s latest works Anthony McCall, known for its immersive audio-visual installations. The exhibition is being held in the museum’s Film and Video Room, a space McCall described as “perfect” because of its proximity to American sculpture. Richard Serra And the Italian-Argentine neon tube Lucio Fontana.

McCall explained in the presentation that the works of these artists “occupy space” and are “three-dimensional,” which creates a link between their sculptures and their creativity, as in both cases the viewer plays an active role. The artist stated that he “loves and is excited” about the closeness of his works to those of Serra, whom he described as his friend. McCall also anecdotally noted that “I published 7 or 8 books on Serra’s work to make a living and fill in the gaps.”

The exhibition includes three works that summarize McCall’s artistic career. The focus of the exhibition is part of a second. Fourth mirror, created this year, which uses projected light to generate immersive sculptural phenomena. In this work, visitors pass through a beam of light in a dark room, modifying the image reflected on the screen.

The Anthony McCall exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is associated with the works of Serra and Fontana

At the forefront of this work there Black and white miniature Since 1972, an 81-slice composition has been projected onto a carousel at high speed to generate movement. In addition to this, another work from 2017 entitled Smoke barrier one/seventha series of wide shots that capture the movement of solid light.

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Co-coordinator of the exhibition, Manuel SirocchiHe highlighted the originality of McCall’s work, stating that it is “a great example of the contamination of artistic languages.” Siroki highlighted McCall’s ability to create “spatial experiences” related to sculpture and drawing, as well as using technologies such as projectors and screens.

For his part, the Director General of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao said: Juan Ignacio VidarteHe noted that McCall pioneered the use of new media in cinema and video art during the 1970s, exploring contemporary practices associated with the moving image. Anthony McCall This afternoon, Siraucki will participate in a conversation open to the public, where they will analyze the artist’s career and provide a complete vision of his creative development.

“Microsecond. Mirror IV” uses projected light to generate immersive sculptural phenomena.

Anthony McCallan artist known for his pioneering use of light, was born in St Paul’s Cray, England In 1946 he currently lives and works in New York. eaten He is best known for his 1973 work entitled A line describing a coneWhich marked an important turning point in his career by creating volumes through light.

The historical impact of his work has been highlighted in numerous international exhibitions. Among the most prominent Into the Light: The Projected Image in American Art 1964-77 in it Whitney Museum of American Art (2001-2002), The Expanded Screen: Works and Installations of the 1960s and 1970s in it Museum of Modern Art In Vienna (2003-2004), and Beyond Cinema: The Art of Projection in it Hamburger Bahnhof In Berlin (2006-2007).

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In addition, his works have been exhibited in institutions such as Pompidou Centre Paris (2004), Tate Britain London (2004), SFMoMA (2007), Serpentine Gallery London (2007-2008) Bicoka Hangar In Milan (2009). Moderna Museum In Stockholm (2009). Serralves Museum In Porto (2011) Kunstmuseum St Gallen – Lokremise (2013), the Al Ain Film Museum In Amsterdam (2014) and Lugano Art and Culture (2015).

Source: Efi

[Fotos: prensa Guggenheim Bilbao]