Collaboration with the Education Lab of Hauser & Wirth Menorca

We collaborate with the Education Lab of Hauser & Wirth Menorca through our Plastic Free Menorca Alliance, which this year takes as a reference the work of Eduardo Chillida during his stay in Menorca

The Education Lab inspired by the exhibition ‘Chillida in Menorca’, Hauser & Wirth Menorca 2024. Photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography Zürich.

From 11 May, the Hauser & Wirth Menorca Education Lab returns to our island. Under the slogan “An invitation to look”, it offers a creative space that takes as a reference the artistic work of Eduardo Chillida during his stays in Menorca, inviting visitors to contemplate the landscape once again, and especially the sea.

As a starting point and inspired by Chillida’s sculpture ‘Homage to the Sea IV’, Hauser & Wirth Menorca has offered various workshops with users of day centres all over the island to create their own tributes to the sea, recycling plastic waste collected from Menorca’s beaches by our Plastic Free Menorca Alliance.

Through this interactive space, developed in collaboration with Chillida Leku, Hauser & Wirth Menorca seeks to connect visitors with the interactions that the renowned artist established with the Menorcan landscape and the elements that make it up, using a set of self-directed activities and the resources of the space.

Finally, the initiative will complement the large exhibition of sculpture and works on paper ‘Chillida in Menorca’, which brings together several of the works created during the time the artist spent in Menorca.

Workshops in day centres in Menorca to launch the Education Lab, carried out with plastic waste collected by our Plastic Free Menorca Alliance

The Education Lab

The Education Lab aims to provide a platform for discovery and dialogue, thus reinforcing Hauser & Wirth’s commitment to educational programmes that foster dialogues between art, artists and diverse audiences.

About ‘Chillida in Menorca

On the occasion of the centenary of Eduardo Chillida’s birth and in collaboration with the Eduardo Chillida Estate, ‘Chillida in Menorca’ celebrates the artist’s deep connection to the island through an outstanding selection of sculptures and works on paper, including several pieces created during his stays in Menorca. With more than sixty works created over half a century, from 1949 to 2000, the exhibition shows the full dimension of the sculptor’s career. The concept of the presentation, designed by the architect Luis Laplace with special attention to local materials, extends the artist’s link with the island and its natural environment.