ATERPE  -  SHELTER    2006

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Artxanda Balcony - Bilbao and an small reply was installed during 4 month at GUGGENHEIM BILBAO MUSEUM.

- steel - 12 tons 6 X 6 X 3 meters

Client: Basque Goverment President Office. 

Within a program of historical memory, we developed this project called "safe haven". It should address the issue of civil war and my proposal chose to use a tone that extol human values in a contemporary optics, avoiding war epic imagery. Today this sculpture is one of the most important icons of Bilbao and the Basque Country. Each year receives homage and pilgrimage and is one of the most important "have to see" of tourism.

A scale replica was placed in mirrow position by the GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM BILBAO and was exhibited for four months, among which were the summer season, allowing for a global reach.


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