Artium Museum in Vitoria-Gasteiz and Fine Arts Museum in Bilbao acquire lithography

Both the Artium Museum - Center for Contemporary Art in Vitoria-Gasteiz, and the Fine Art Museum in Bilbao have acquired the series of lithographies that we have printed at La Taller. The lithos are based on the drawings of mountain landscapes we produced while exploring military positions from the Spanish Civil War in Basque Country.

These drawings map the physical terrain that forms the stage for an old and forgotten Nazi monument that we reconstructed in our project Alemanen Kanposantue. They are inspired by sketches of the front, made by soldiers during the war in 1937, which we discovered in the military archives of Ávila.

Combining the bucolic with the purely functional aesthetic of a military strategist on the ground, these drawings represent a perspective that was already becoming an anachronism with the advent of aerial warfare - as introduced by the infamous Condor Legion during the Spanish Civil War.