Today Kalea Foru, Hondarribia, 1985

Artist: Silke Schatz
painting | 2004

Silke Schatz’s drawings quote buildings and places that have made an impact on the artist’s life. Schatz layers finely rendered architectural drawings one over the other to produce mental diagrams that illustrate the spaces between actual sites and the personal meanings attached to them. The large scale drawing, Today Kalea Foru, Hondarribia, 1985 (2004), and its corresponding models, recall Schatz’s memory of a civil guardia attack in the Basque seaside city of Hondarribia in 1985. Schatz’s installation resonates between her particular recollection of this specific place and the collective experience of a history and culture which is not her own.


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)