Calendar #4 (Home), 2018

Collage, 60 x 41 cm

In 2016, Patricia Dauder initiated the Calendar series, with images on various topics taken from her photographic archive and then transferred to paper. These found images are presented in a fragmented and different way to their original context: a difference reinforced by the technical and mechanical transfer process, in which part of the original information is lost in the photocopied image. It is not about identifying the subject or creating a narrative. The title of the series refers to the layout of each of the layers, each of the images, which recalls how the pages of each month are organised on a wall calendar.

Part of this series, MACBA’s Calendar #4 (Home) consists of five transfers placed irregularly on top of each other. The images were taken from Czech and German newspapers during Dauder's residency in Prague in 2018, the result of which was presented in the Surface exhibition at the National Gallery in Prague. This particular work is made up of images showing details of interior and exterior spaces. Although the artist has tried to prevent their possible identification, there are always visible remains that can lead to various interpretations. As with most of Dauder's work, it is never a question of making things explicit, but of looking for a way to represent a trace, an absence, a footprint or a transformed space.

Technical details

Original title:
Calendar #4 (Home)
Registration number:
Dauder, Patricia
Date created:
Date acquired:
MACBA Collection. Government of Catalonia long-term loan
Object type:
Transfer on paper
60 x 41 cm (height x width)
MACBA Collection. Government of Catalonia long-term loan. National Collection of Contemporary Art
© Patricia Dauder
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