The monumental sculpture “Meeting place IV” by Eduardo Chillida is travelling to Chillida Leku
Meeting Place IV (1973) by Eduardo Chillida (1924–2002), one of the most monumental and iconic sculptures at the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, is travelling to Chillida Leku (Hernani, Gipuzkoa) on 3 March, where it will be displayed over the forthcoming months until the conclusion of the museum’s enlargement designed by Foster and Uriarte. This event also serves as the exceptional prologue to the programme of activities that the museum is planning in 2024 to celebrate the centennial of the birth of this sculptor from San Sebastián, Eduardo Chillida 100 Years.
The installation of Meeting Place IV is an innovative project which creates synergies between the art world and the industrial and technological sectors in the Basque Country. The project is supported by the department of Culture of the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa. The project partners are Tecnalia, the largest applied research and technological development centre in Spain, and Loire Gestamp, one of the largest machine tool manufactures in Spain, headquartered in Hernani.
After being unveiled at Chillida Leku on 30 March, the piece will be displayed there until the Bilbao museum’s enlargement is completed. In 2024, Meeting Place IV will travel back to Bilbao to be displayed in the new reception atrium, once again confirming the sculptor’s intention to mark a civic meeting point, this time with art.