the Galleon San José

 Irene de Andrés explores the complexity of postcolonial relations and highlights the connections between colonialism and tourism exploitation

Shipwrecked Species is based on the discovery of an old ship from the Spanish Armada, sunk off the coast of Colombia more than three centuries ago, and the conflict its discovery has sparked between the Colombian government, the U.S.-based company that provided the coordinates, and the Spanish government. De Andrés has developed a set of works, including videos, photographs, documents, texts, sculptural pieces and found objects, which she uses to explore the history of the vessel and the poetic potential of the concepts of shipwreck, remains and discovery.

Curated by Alexandra Laudo, the project explores some of the symbolic and sociocultural meanings that have historically been associated with a paradigmatic space in the collective imaginary: the island.


Fundació Joan Miró

Parc de Montjuïc ( Espai 13)

08038 Barcelona  | Spain

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