The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum is presenting the first major international retrospective devoted to the German graphic designer Otl Aicher, with more than 200 works and projects from the HfG-Archiv Ulm (Archive of the Ulm School of Design) (Germany). Highlights include 80 never-before-seen drawings from his project for the Metro Bilbao, as well as a dozen drawings and photographs from the Norman Foster Foundation archive, the outcome of the encounters between Foster and Aicher.
This is the first time the museum has presented a monographic exhibition on design, an initiative which is part of the 25th anniversary (on 11 November) of Metro Bilbao, one of the essential projects in Aicher’s career.
The exhibition is curated by Gilermo Zuaznabar, a researcher and professor in the field of Art and Architecture Theory at Rovira i Virgili University (Tarragona). He was also in charge of publishing the catalogue, issued in Basque, Spanish and English, an invaluable contribution on the figure of Otl Aicher and on European graphic design.
Sponsored by Metro Bilbao