Günther FörgChildren's Holiday Camp, Calambrone 1986

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Artwork details

Artist
Günther Förg (born 1952)
Title
Children's Holiday Camp, Calambrone
Colonia Marina, Calambrone
Date 1986
MediumPhotograph, gelatin silver print on paper
Dimensionsimage: 1800 x 1200 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Janet Wolfson de Botton 1996
Reference
T07172
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In the 1930s the Fascist Party in Italy established a network of summer holiday camps for children. Located by the sea or in the mountains, their purpose was to provide moral and physical instruction, thus ensuring the future ‘glory’ of the Italian race. These modernist buildings are typical of Fascist structures of the period. In this work and in Children’s Holiday Camp at Chiavari (also in this room), Förg depicts them in a deserted and dilapidated state, in gloomy or wet weather, highlighting the totalitarian impulse which marred the utopian dream of such modernist architecture.

February 2011

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