Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida (1924-2002) inaugurated the exhibition programme when the winery was marking its 135th anniversary. A total of eight pieces were installed, five of which were large format sculptures made during the last decades of his life.
The conversation between the space and the work, between Chillida and CVNE, had an excellent starting point: a shared idiosyncrasy, a sobriety loaded with meaning, a respect for nature, for simplicity and unhurried actions.
Eduardo Chillida, (1924-2002) is the most famous international sculptor artist of Spain. Chillida’s sculptures have been collected by major museums, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; the Tate Britain in London, the Kunshalle Basel in Switzerland; and the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin. In addition to Chillida’s large body of work in Spain, his major public works are also on display in Berlin, Paris, Frankfurt and Texas. Chillida’s best-known work in the United States is in front of the I. M. Pei-designed Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. The work features two pillars with branches that reach out but do not touch. In Washington, D.C., a Chillida sculpture is inside the World Bank headquarters and a sculpture by Chillida also sits outside Beverly Hills City Hall in Los Angeles, California.