BBVA presents the exhibition ‘Art and spirituality. Imagine the extraordinary’

The visitor will be able to contemplate how the artists have reflected on the purposes of creation and have tried to capture that in their work. transcendental aspect that gives meaning to our lives. All this, using various resources such as religion, light, emptiness, silence, metaphor or symbol. His works evoke the experience of the supernatural, which is an invitation to the viewer to “imagine the extraordinary”.

In addition, the BBVA Collection offers the public free guided tours of the exhibition, prior registration and free of charge, as well as access to a audio guide in Spanish, English and Basque that will accompany you on your tour of the different rooms. To this is added the possibility of making a virtual visit in your Web page so that they can find out more about the exhibited pieces, as well as know the biographies of the artists and access a selection of pieces commented on by the curator.

BBVA’s cultural commitment to Bilbao

At BBVA, culture and art are key elements for the generation and dissemination of knowledge and constitute an essential tool for economic and social transformation.

In this sense, BBVA continues to promote artistic creation in Bilbao. A) Yes, hosted for the second time in 2021 the tribute concert and the award ceremony of the Frontiers of Knowledge Awards, after in 2019 the BBVA Foundation decided to make Bilbao the permanent headquarters of its international awards. In addition, the BBVA Foundation maintains a recurring collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum, which has sponsored a major annual exhibition since its inauguration, and with the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, within the video art and digital creation programme.

Likewise, the entity has contributed to preserving and consolidating Spanish cultural heritage through the BBVA Collection. It currently has about nine thousand pieces, which reflect a wide variety of genres, styles and materials, which gives it an exceptional character. In addition, the installation of artistic works in the most emblematic buildings of BBVA throughout the Spanish geography helps to promote the integration of art in the work environment.

To bring this heritage closer to a wider audience, the BBVA Collection website offers a wide range of content and virtual spaces. In this way, thanks to technology, any user can enjoy more than a thousand pieces that can be seen in full detail to deepen their knowledge. It is even possible to explore the most current creations by the hand of their authors or visit exhibitions in virtual reality, such as the 20th century art in the BBVA Collection either concordances, a collaboration with the BBVA Collection in Mexico. This digital window reveals part of the work that BBVA does to contribute to the promotion and dissemination of art and culture.

On the other hand, BBVA and the Provincial Council of Bizkaia have signed a protocol, by which the bank will create 200 jobs in two years with the start-up of two technology centers in Bilbao. With this, the bank, in addition to promoting the attraction and retention of high-profile technical talent, will invest in team training and bring technology and innovation even closer to the Basque city, supporting the digitization of the industrial sector .

BBVA presents the exhibition ‘Art and spirituality. Imagine the extraordinary’