Concha Jerez has been working to develop an intensive creative project since the 1970s, setting out from conceptual art to make site-specific interventions that are markedly critical. She is one of the performance pioneers in Spain and has made numerous sound art and radiophonic pieces.
Our Memory Is Being Stolen presents a project created specifically for the four stairways of the Museo’s Sabatini Building, to which the artist refers as a “great container of memory”; a former hospital upon which forgotten, self-censored, written, oral and, on many occasions, silenced memory is re-inscribed. Moreover, in different spaces — the Vaults Gallery, Protocol Room, Floor 3 — a selection of works take place with a broad temporal arc: from her “self-censored writings”, made in the mid-1970s, to the InterMedia installation Espectros de silencio (Spectres of Silence, 2001).
Mieke Bal, Fernando Castro Flórez, Nieves Correa, José Iges, Karin Ohlenschläger