Kateri I Radës

Costas Varotsos


Sculpture, 100 x 150 x 150 cm.
Materials: metal boat propeller, glass

Collection: National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens.

For this work, the artist has used the propeller of the Kateri i Radës – a ship full of Albanian immigrants which was rammed by an Italian coast guard speed boat in 1997, resulting in the drowning of many of the passengers. The event was known as the “Otranto tragedy”. This work is connected to The Disembarkation – a work about migrating humanity, which the artist realized in 2012, using the salvaged shell of the Kateri i Radës and is now situated at the port of Otranto.

- Stamatis Schizakis, EMST

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