FERNANDO SANCHEZ CASTILLO
In “Guernica-Syndrome” Castillo is dealing with the meaning of authority and memory, as well as its material representation as he compressed the massive Franco-yacht into transportable cubes and so into an art object.
As the spanish government still tries to hide relics from the Franco-Era in order to silence its fascist regime, it is almost impossible for Castillo, to display his work domestically.
What remains gallery modified “Guernica-Syndrome” through utilizing Munich rather than Spain as the “Hauptstadt der Bewegung” and thus a shipping harbor for the Franco-yacht artwork. In doing so, relics of a common fascist past are confronted with a modern day reanchoring of consciousness here in Munich. The gesture of support for Castillo’s work is to prove the political and cultural inheritage of our european society.
For this lying-in-state, the former nazi-building Kunstpavillion was transformed into a drydock in order to offer this bulky relic of the spanish history a temporary storage. A twist of past fascism between different cultured european lands with a modern awareness.
August 28, 5 pm
WHAT REMAINS GALLERY would like to thank the following artists for their participation
AI WEI WEI . AKRAM ZATAARI . ALBERT HIEN . ANDREI MOLODKIN . ANDREW BLACKLEY . ARTHUR PAUL . BILL DRUMMOND . CATHY WILKES . CHRISTIAN PHILIPP MÜLLER . DANH VO . DANIEL BUREN . DAVID BLITZ . DUNCAN CAMPBELL . DUSTIN YELLIN . FRANZ LANDSPERSKY . FRIEDRICH KIESLER . FERNANDO SANCHEZ CASTILLO . GENERAL IDEA . IAN KIAER . KERSTIN BRÄTSCH . LAWRENCE WEINER . LIAM GILLICK . LUTZ BACHER . MARKUS BENESCH . RICHARD JACKSON . ROY LICHTENSTEIN . SCOTT KING . SOFIA MONTENEGRO . TOBIAS MADISON . TOBIAS REHBERGER . WALID RAAD .