Artxanda Balcony – Bilbao Basque Country

Aterpe, Artxanda, Bilbao. Juanjo Novella

Aterpe, Artxanda, Bilbao. Juanjo Novellasteel – 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 extols human values in 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 a mirror position by the GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM BILBAO and was exhibited for four months, among which was the summer season, allowing for a global reach.

  • ATERPE - SHELTER (2006) Artxanda-Bilbao, Basque Country. Juanjo Novella
    ATERPE - SHELTER (2006) Artxanda-Bilbao, Basque Country