Las Lanzas in Breda

The contemporary art platform Witte Rook, together with the Stedelijk Museum Breda, invites the artistic couple formed by Iratxe Jaio and Klaas van Gorkum to investigate the vestiges of the shared history between Holland and Spain.

Their project takes as starting point three copies of the painting “Las Lanzas” by Diego Velázquez: one made by Kees Maks in 1903, another by Frans Hogerwaard in 1912 and the third one, painted by Fernando Coll in 1931.

Although at first glance the images they represent are very similar to each other, they fulfill very different functions. By focusing on these differences, the artists hope to shed light on the fluidity of these images and the different, sometimes contradictory, narratives they support.