CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo




JUN  20 – 23. 2010



"The rustle is the noise of what is working well" (R. Barthes)


As a means of opposing the inevitable media noise, certain artistic productions are stimulated by the political opportunities that are afforded by exchanging images in the global visual culture. In order to think with images, some people engage in strategies that redefine, confront, alter in some way or re-edit the media; others decide to conceal visibility and flirt with the “inframince”; yet others embark on a type of systemic resistance that places the emphasis on disobedience. Everyone, however, is careful to preserve the whispers of the images we share as a healthy form of collective knowledge.






Thierry Davila is a curator at the MAMCO (Musée d'art moderne et contemporain) in Geneva. He teaches contemporary art at the University of Geneva and is the author of numerous books on modern and contemporary art. His next book, due for release in September, is about the “infrathin”, a term coined by Marcel Duchamp.




Rosângela Rennó



Rosângela Rennó studied fine art at the Escola Guignard in Belo Horizonte and architecture at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. She has a PhD in art from the School of Communications and Arts of the University of São Paulo. Her work has been exhibited internationally...




María Cañas


María Cañas aka “La Archivera de Sevilla” (The Archivist of Seville), audiovisual cannibal, media savage, film buff, cyber fool, zensualist… directs, a space dedicated to recycling, appropriationism and artistic experimentation.


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Ernst van Alphen


Ernst van Alphen is a lecturer in literary studies and Director of the Leiden University Institute for Cultural Disciplines. His publications include: Francis Bacon and the Loss of Self (1992); Caught By History: Holocaust Effects in Contemporary Art, Literature and Theory  (1997); Armando: Shaping Memory (2001); and Art in Mind: How Contemporary Images Shape Thought (2005).


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Ernesto Oroza


Ernesto Oroza is a Cuban artist and designer. He is the author of the books Objets Réinventés. La création populaire à Cuba (2002) and Desobediencia Tecnológica (2009). He was a visiting professor at Les Ateliers, École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle  (ENSCI), Paris, and has taught at the Polytechnic Institute of Design in Havana.


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Daniel García Andújar


Daniel García Andújar uses irony and the presentation strategies afforded by new communication technologies to question the democratic and egalitarian promises of these media and to criticise the desire for control lurking behind their apparent transparency. He is a member of, the founder of Technologies To The People and the director of numerous online projects.


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Antoni Muntadas


Antoni Muntadas addresses social, political and communication themes in his work, focusing in particular on the relationship between public and private space in specific social contexts and on the way in which information channels are used to censure or promote ideas. His work has been exhibited internationally.


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Universidad Popular.Foto Carlos Granados


but... is this art?

IV introductory course to current art

mar7  – may 16. 2012


aimed at persons with interest in current art


Free registration at or at 91 276 02 27. 


For the fourth year running, the CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo is offering the But… Is This Art? Introductory Course on Contemporary Art. The course will be broken down into two-hour sessions, discussing key themes in current art: from the death of the author, the new role of the viewer, crisis of the subject to the decline of the great narratives and the formation of art as a critical space.   Learning to look once again at the different proposals from the artists would be an insufficient experience.  Starting to think about this proposals would be a more attractive objective: thinking about them from a philosophical, political, aesthetic  or even the personal experience in order to debate about the paradigms that, as the death of the author or the crisis of the subject, have been basic in most works and behaviors which we will work with. Over the ten sessions, contemporary art professionals will address those themes. This Class Programme is in conjunction with tours to the exhibitions on view and encounters with artists.


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THU 9 JUN 19:00


In this session we will examine materials and strategies used inside and outside of the classroom.

Video of the session. First part





Video of the session. Second part.





27 & 28 MAY



FRI 27 MAY 17:00 – 21:00H & SAT 28 MAY 10:30 – 14:00H.

In this session, we will work on texts written by our guests so as to lead the discussion as a critical workshop in which these ideas are related to our own educative experiences. The texts deal will very important concepts, worthy of an in-depth study such as the construction of community, learning process and affects, citizenship, thoughts as an act of resistance…These texts allow us to think and they encourage a collective reflection on emotions, conflicts and uneasiness as well as the necessity of constructing a new kind of autonomy intertwined with other subjects, rather than with individuality. This workshop is the continuation of one of the main line of works of las lindes consisting of a reflection on education from different perspectives and experiences.


Marina Garcés (Barcelona, 1973) is a lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Zaragoza. She is author of Las prisiones de lo posible (Ed.Bellaterra, 2002) and is regularly published in magazines such as Archipiélago, Zehar, Daimon, etc. She has also participated in collective publications: Por una política nocturna (Debate, 2002), the report Barcelona 2004, el fascismo postmoderno (Ed. Bellaterra, 2004), Las luchas autónomas en el Estado Español, 1970-1977 (Traficantes de sueños, 2008) or La humillación. Técnicas y discursos para la exclusión social (Ed. Bellaterra, 2009) and El arte en cuestión (Valencia, 2010), etc. In 2003, she started Espai en Blanc (, a joint initiative dedicated to collective experimentation with thoughts. In the frame of this project, she coordinates the magazine Espai en Blanc. Materiales para la subversión de la vida (Ed.Bellaterra) and participates in different research projects. She is currently actively involved in the Master in contemporary performative arts (Institut del Teatre de Barcelona) and other research processes.

Diego Sztulwark and Verónica Gago from Colectivo Situaciones

Colectivo situaciones defines itself as a Buenos Aires-based militant research collective. Militant research is an elaboration of thoughts in contact with social experience. This practice intends to contribute to self-representation of society through a constant, flexible and equal work with all parties to the conflict. They set up the independent publishing company "Tinta Limón". They were already involved with some of the most active social movements and initiatives before the 2001 popular uprising: Movimiento de Trabajadores Desocupados (unemployed workers’ movement), Escuelas Libres (free schools), Trabajadoras del Sexo (sex workers), Trabajadores precarios del telemarketing (precarious telemarketing workers), GAC (Street Art Group), H.I.J.O.S. (organization of the children of the disappeared during the dictatorship) etc. They also participated in educative experiences such as the school "Creciendo Juntos" or "Universidad Trashumante". In our lindes session of December 2010 we discussed fragments of Un elefante en la escuela, (from 26.15 on). 

Diego Sztulwark and Verónica Gago are holding a residency in Madrid as they are supported by the programme for researchers, El Ranchito (Matadero Madrid).


Activist of Workers’ Autonomy during the 1970’s, Santiago López Petit (Barcelona 1950) worked as a chemist in a firm which was taken over by its workers. He was involved in resistance movements that followed the crisis of the Workers’ Movement. He currently works as a lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Barcelona. He participated in the project Espai en Blanc since the very beginning ( Among his books: Entre el Ser y el Poder. Una apuesta por el querer vivir (Ed. Siglo XXI, Madrid 1994); Horror Vacui. La Travesía de la Noche del Siglo (Ed. Siglo XXI, Madrid 1996), El infinito y la nada. El querer vivir como desafío (Ed. Bellaterra, Barcelona 2003), Amar y pensar. El odio del querer vivir (Ed. Bellaterra, Barcelona 2005), La movilización global. Breve tratado para atacar la realidad (Traficantes de sueños, 2009). He has likewise contributed to a number of collective books and has been published in journals including El Viejo Topo, Archipiélago, Riff Raff, Futur Antérieur and Posse. His main working line is the relationship between life, politics and art from a critical and activist perspective. 


Descarga del dossier de lecturas 

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Vídeo de la sesión. Primera parte 

Vídeo de la sesión Segunda parte

Vídeo de la sesión. Tercera parte

Vídeo de la sesióm. Cuarta parte

Vídeo de la sesión. Quinta parte 

Vídeo de la sesión. Sexta parte

Vídeo de la sesión. Septima parte

Vídeo de la sesión. Octava parte



14 APR 19:00H

Reading Analysis VI. He that has little and wants less is richer than he that has much and wants more.

In this session, we will discuss education related to public or private fields, as well as advertising and mass media as a factory of consensus and its role in the construction of hedonism.


Chapter “Construction the Romantic Utopia” in Illouz, Eva, Consuming the Romantic Utopia: Love and the Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism, Berkeley, 1997.


"On Democarcy and Education" pp. 294-295 Noam Chomsky
And the following videos:


Video of the session. First part

Video of the session. Second part



10 MAR 2011 19:00H

But Prof, what's that all about?


Double session on unbiased educational material, experimental practices and other liberating entertainment. This session is the continuation of last February gathering. We invite all of you to bring materials and strategies that you may have used in your educative practice and that you'd like to share, discuss and experiment in Las Lindes.


Video of the session. First Part

Video of the session. Second part



10 FEB 2011 19:00 H.

But Prof, what's that all about?

Double session on unbiased educational material, experimental practices and other liberating entertainment. During this session, teaching resources and strategies used by participants were presented in their educative contexts: a session in which objects, ideas have been brought up so that they can be shared with all participants.


Video of the session. First part

Video of the session. Second part



13 JAN 2011 19:00 H.
Rethinking las lindes 2011
In this session, we discussed topics related to practical issues of las lindes and we reflected on this year's project and its development until now.


Video of the session. Part one

Video of the session. Part two


9 DEC 2010 19:00 H.
Reading Analysis V

In this session, we will analyse some of the aspects put forward by various authors in different contexts. Nevertheless, they all conceive education as a utopian project.

Ferrer y Guardia, La Escuela Moderna, Barcelona, 1912. Chapter dedicated to the education of the future

José Val del Omar "Sentimiento de la Pedagogía. Kinestésica", June 1932.

Francisco José Cuevas Noa, Anarquismo y Educación, Madrid, 2003. Chapters dedicated to Paideia School (Merida) and unschooling:objections to conventional education.

Colectivo Situaciones, Un elefante en la escuela, Buenos Aires, 2008. Chapters "Hacer escuela, estar en banda" and "¿qué puede una escuela?"


Video of the session. Part one

Video of the session. Part two


11 NOV 2010 19:00 H.


Video of the session.


14 OCT 2010 19:00 H.


Video of the session.

Documentation and further information


Educational Programme 2010 - 2011









20 MAY 2014

Las “Picnic Sessions” regresan al Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo

El CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo ha organizado una nueva edición de su original programa Picnic Sessions, que en esta ocasión tiene como título ‘Del silencio y sus presencias’. Este año, que la programación del centro está dedicada a las performances (arte de acción), los comisarios han planteado unas Picnic que cuestionan la idea de silencio y plantean diferentes maneras de decir sin necesidad de recurrir a las palabras



07 JUN 2014 test

La Comunidad test organiza actividades de verano para familias y jóvenes en sus museos y centros de arte

La Comunidad de Madrid organiza en el periodo estival una programación gratuita en sus museos, centros de arte y salas de exposiciones que incluye talleres, cine de verano, visitas teatralizadas y danza para todos los públicos así como actividades especialmente pensadas para los más pequeños.

Nota de Prensa NOTA PRENSA

From Tuesday until Sunday 11:00 a 21:00 h.

Closed 24, 25 and 31 dec. 1 and 6 jan

Cafeteria Tuesday to Sunday  11:00 a 21:00 h.

Free admission to the center and to all his activities

Area WI-FI in the whole center



Avda. Constitución, 23 
28931 Móstoles
T (+34) 91 276 02 21 
F (+34) 91 618 04 69
Email: [email protected]


Getting here

Avda. Constitución, 23
28931 Móstoles
T (+34) 91 276 02 21
F (+34) 91 618 04 69
Getting here
By Train Móstoles C5
By Subway L12 Móstoles Centro. Pradillo
By Bus L1, L2, 519, 520, 521, 525, 526, 527
Closed Dec. 24, 25 and 31. Jan 1 and 6.

From the train station, follow the signs on the ground





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