The Line of Wit explores a selection of works from the Guggenheim Museo Bilbao’s permanent collection and long-term loans characterized as humorous, clever, and experimental. Relentlessly inquisitive in nature, these works employ unusual materials and techniques, and many playfully defy social, political, and aesthetic conventions demonstrating ingenuity and wit. Eccentric, intriguing, and humorous, The Line of Wit presents experiments with technology, representation, and process.
The exhibition is organized thematically with the first section dedicated to unorthodox artmaking processes and systems of display. The second section is comprised of a selection of works that are representational or figurative in nature, displaying the myriad ways in which artists choose to depict their subjects. The final section draws together a selection of abstract works that are experimental in their use of materials or process.
Curator: Lekha Hileman Waitoller
Image: Georg Baselitz “Mrs. Lenin and the Nightingale (Selection of 4 works), Lucian and Frank en plein air (Lucian und Frank Plein-air), 2008, Oil on canvas, 300 x 250 cm, Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa © Georg Baselitz, Bilbao, 2021
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
48001 Bilbao, Spain