2 December 2023 - 14 April 2024
On December 2nd Chillida Leku will open Maeght Universe to the public, an exhibition that proposes a dialogue between the works of Eduardo Chillida and some of the artists with whom the historic art dealer Aimé Maeght and his wife Marguerite worked with. Thus, the museum will be hosting outstanding pieces by Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Alberto Giacometti, Pablo Palazuelo, Julio González, Jean Arp, Barbara Hepworth, Antoni Tàpies, Joan Miró and Marc Chagall. Organised in collaboration with the Fondation Marguerite and Aimé Maeght and the Eduardo Chillida - Pilar Belzunce Foundation, it is a tribute to the Maeght Foundation in Saint-Paul-de-Vence.
Eduardo Chillida - one of the youngest artists of the group of creators promoted by Maeght and nicknamed "Mon petit" by the gallery owner - maintained a relationship of trust and friendship that lasted for almost 30 years, until Maeght's death. The art dealer undoubtedly made a definitive contribution to promoting the figure of Chillida by giving him the opportunity to share extraordinary moments of creation in a space frequented by artists, bohemians and creators.