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Iratxe Jaio and Klaas van Gorkum

Iratxe Jaio and Klaas van Gorkum

Iratxe Jaio & Klaas van Gorkum are artists who have worked together since 2001 producing performances, videos, publications and installations. They have created projects that explore subjects as public and private spaces and the use of these spaces by individuals and collectives. Using documentation as their work methodology, they analyse and question social and political issues concerning the everyday. In their practice they analyse and question commonplace notions of authorship, cultural identity and labour relations. The artists also occasionally publish critical reflections on art, culture and social issues on their website Postpolitikak.

Iratxe Jaio & Klaas van Gorkumgave a performance for the re-signification of the Van Heutsz monument as part of the Hacking History event and commemoration for Dutch colonial history in 2012, organized by the Amsterdam Comite 4 en 5 Mei, in cooperation with Framed Framed. Their solo projects include Producing time in between other things, MUSAC, León (2011); Quédense dentro y cierren las ventanas / Stay inside. Close Windows and Doors, produced by consonni, Bilbao, and Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht (2008); Let me hold your hand, Centre for Visual Introspection, Bucharest (2008) and Meanwhile, in the living room…, Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz (2007).

Some of their group exhibitions include The People United Will Never Be Defeated, TENT Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2010); Gure Artea 2008, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao (2008); We were in Overvecht, Centraal Museum, Utrecht (2008) and Radiodays, De Appel, Amsterdam (2005). More recently, they participated in the 11th Art Biennial of Leandre Cristòfol in Centre d’Art La Panera, Lleida.


Hacking History
A brainstorming about the relationship between the Netherlands and Indonesia and its representation in public space.