Authors Mieke Bal, Fernando Castro Flórez, Nieves Correa, José Iges, Karin Ohlenschläger
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).