Eduardo Chillida Black and White in Dialog29 September 2022
We are not in the mood for looking on the dark side of things. On the one hand, this has to do with our optimistic view of things. On the other hand, we are also committed to dialectics. This does not lead to black-and-white thinking. But to black-and-white seeing. Namely in the latest exhibition of Galerie Dr. Dorothea van der Koelen at the Cadoro – Centre for Art and Science in Mainz. From October 22nd 2022 we will open the doors for the new show under the title Bipolar – Black and White in Dialogue for all friends of art.
On display will be works carefully curated by Dr Dorothea van der Koelen from the bulging magazines of our exhibition house and over 40 years of gallery history. A colourful bouquet of artists will be represented. The only condition: Works in black and white. In our newsletters, we would like to introduce you to one artist from this illustrious line-up in more detail, week by week. This week we present: Eduardo Chillida.
Eduardo Chillida was a Basque sculptor and draughtsman. He is one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century. He took part in the Documenta in Kassel a total of four times between 1959 and 1977. Chillida wanted as many people as possible to participate in his work, which is why he increasingly placed works in public spaces from the 1980s onwards. His Cage of Freedom in front of the Academy of European Law in Trier and Berlin at the German Bundestag are particularly well known.
His work secures him an undeniable place among the great minds of the 20th century. Like hardly anyone else, he has created places of remembrance that make an unforgettable impression on people's consciousness. He was a cosmopolitan – at home in world literature, well-read in philosophy and poetry, with a deep knowledge of the musical world – but deeply rooted in his Basque homeland, his language and especially in his home town of San Sebastián, which he never left – except for his early beginnings in Paris.