October 2017

The dark slumber of the earth

Solo exhibition Gallery Joey Ramone,
Josephstraat 166 - 168
3014 TX, Rotterdam

28 October – 2 December
Opening Saturday at 17:00 - 20:00

For their second solo-exhibition at Gallery Joey Ramone, the artist duo Iratxe Jaio and Klaas van Gorkum will present two works exploring the nature of authorship and appropriation: Naturaleza Muerta con Recipientes (Still Life with Recipients), and Libro de los Plagios (The Book of Plagiarism).

La ruta más larga (The longest route)

On Saturday October the 14th, at 12:00, the artists Iratxe Jaio and Klaas van Gorkum are organising a round-table discussion at the Conde Duque Cultural Center in Madrid, with archaeologists, anthropologists, historians and journalists, about the problems caused by the lack of a common historical narrative on the Spanish Civil War and Franco's dictatorship.

The discussion will revolve around a specific case study: the procedures that are applied to the remains of 13 anonymous soldiers from the Spanish Civil War, encountered during archaeological excavations in Guadalajara between 2012 and 2013.

Should they be buried in individual and distinct graves? What epitaph should be applied to the unidentified remains? What kind of ceremony would be appropriate, today? By sharing these questions with the public, the artists hope to trigger a necessary debate on the place of this part of history in a democratic and contemporary society.