|TITLE||PURSUIT OF A NEWS|
|TECHNIQUE||Drawing and photocopy|
|PROPERTY||Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
|DIMENSIONS||Complete work: 124 x 172 cm / Per piece: 29.6 x 21 cm|
||Piece composed of thirty-two photocopies on white paper measuring 29.6 cm x 21 cm of the corresponding sheets of newspaper intervened with illegible self-censored writings.
These photocopies are framed with glass protection.
|CONCEPT||Piece that focuses on the follow-up and treatment of a news item by the press of a tragic event that took place in Vitoria, in May 1977.|
|EXHIBITIONS||In 1977 this work was presented for the first time in Barcelona, at the Fundació Joan Miró, – in the format of Artist’s Book – as a work selected in the Concurso de Dibujo Joan Miró corresponding to that year.
In 1981 it was presented in Barcelona in the first Metrónom exhibition hall within the “INDIVIDUAL” exhibition of Artist Books by the author entitled “196 PAGES + UN ESPACIO”.
In 1990 it was presented at the Frauen Museum in Bonn – now in its current format – as part of an international exhibition of Artist’s Books.
In 2001 it was presented in Donosti / S. Sebastián, within the solo exhibition entitled “DEL LUGAR AL NO LUGAR” (“FROM THE PLACE TO THE NO PLACE”).
In 2003 it was presented at the M.U.V.I.M. from Valencia, within the exhibition “+ – 25 años de Arte en España. Creación en libertad”.
In 2005 she performed in Barcelona at the M.A.C.B.A. within the exhibition corresponding to the project “DESACUERDOS 3”.
In 2020, she will be presented at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía MNCARS, within Concha Jerez’s solo exhibition entitled “QUE NOS ROBAN LA MEMORIA”.
|OTHER INFORMATION||The tragic event that took place in Vitoria was caused by the police – when Fraga Iribarne was Minister of the Interior – against some workers who were locked up in the new cathedral of that city and, as a consequence of that action, five of them died. The journalistic material was compiled by the author with all the news that appeared about the event in the newspaper El País.
The time in which these news items appeared in the press corresponds to the period between the 5th and the 25th of May 1977, the date on which it disappeared definitively.
With all these pages of the press – thirty-two in total – photocopies were made reduced to DIN A4 on white paper and, on them, the author was covering the texts with illegible self-censored writings applying two types of criteria in relation to the texts: one of total coverage when the texts had nothing to do with the news chosen and another light one, when it concerned said news, in such a way that it could be seen.