Artist: Cathy Wilkes
installation | 2004

Cathy Wilkes makes installations with sculptures, found objects and materials that are scattered and dispersed in rarefied environments. Although appearing to belong to the tradition of modernist sculpture, the artist often describes her works as corpses or representations of fractured, bent bodies. Wilkes installations are informed by personal memories and recollections that are dehumanised and then transformed into mechanical representations. As a system of symbols comprising a language made up of precise elements and permutations, Wilkes’ vocabulary grows according to a peculiar punctuation that evokes atmospheres of suspension and loss.


Manifesta 5 | 2004.06.11 - 2004.09.30 | Arteleku(San Sebastián, Spain) | Casa Ciriza(San Sebastián, Spain) | Koldo Mitxelena(San Sebastián, Spain) | Kubo Kutxa Kursaal | Museo San Telmo(San Sebastián, Spain) | Ondartxo(San Sebastián, Spain) | San Sebastián | Soto del Aquarium(San Sebastián, Spain)