As part of the Nouveaux Commanditaires programme, the artists collective Sra. Polaroiska present their work Andrekale, which has been developed in connection with a citizen group Kalandria of Hernani.
Andrekale is a street in Hernani which, despite being popularly known by this name by a large part of the population, was, until a few months ago, officially known as Padre Kardaberaz. Thanks to a popular initiative, the unofficial name of the street was restored and a group called Kalandria used the occasion to focus on the role of women in public spaces and in history. Who were the women who gave their name to the street? How did they live in this street, how did they come to give it a name with their presence? Why were they officially forgotten and what will the consequences of this neglect be in the construction of future history?
To help shape this reflection, Kalandria appealed to Noveaux Commanditaires programme. This programme assists different groups in the process of defining issues of common interest and finding an artist that can reflect them in a work of art. Artistic language thus becomes a vehicle for expressing a social feeling.
Haizea Barcenilla, as the mediator for the programme, proposed the collective Sra. Polaroiska (Alaitz Arenzana & Maria Ibarretxe) to carry out this challenge. The Andrekale installation that is on show at Tabakalera is the fruit of their work and their collaboration with a large number of women who, with their actions, laughter, enjoyment and strength, wanted to remember the heroines of Andrekale.