Exhibition: Sala Stvdio (1948-1952) - Bilbao Fine Arts Museum


2008-03-17 • 2008-05-18

Sala Stvdio (1948-1952)

An Art Adventure in Postwar Bilbao

Old Building (2nd. floor)

The exhibition explores the story of the Sala Stvdio gallery in Bilbao, which presented new and groundbreaking artists from 1948 to 1952. Directed by Willi Wakonigg (1914—2000), the Gallery organized conferences and concerts, put on plays, ran a film club, as well as exhibiting works by, among others, Jorge Oteiza, Maria Paz Jiménez, Jesús Olasagasti, Menchu Gal, Agustín Ibarrola, Picasso, Vázquez Díaz and André Masson.

A selection of more than 90 artworks giving tantalising view of the major artists who showed at Sala Stvdio during its short lifetime is accompanied by a documentary section, with correspondence, drawings and photographs recording the gallery’s activities.