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Silke Schatz, DE

Large scale drawing exhibited at Kubo Kutxa Kursaal

The German artist Silke Schatz layered 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. This large-scale drawing, and its corresponding models, recall her memory of a guardia civil attack in the Basque seaside city of Hondarribia in 1985. The installation resonated with both the artist’s particular recollection and the collective experience of a history and culture which was not her own.