AUTO. DREAM AND MATTER
9 OCT 2009 – 10 JAN 2010
Curator Alberto Martín
Co-production between the Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial and CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo
Auto. Dream and Matter analyses the presence of the car in contemporary art. Featuring over 100 works by 60 artists from both Spain and abroad, the exhibition explores the relationship between car culture and artistic creation in recent decades. Nearly all of the works on display were produced in the last two decades but with a firm emphasis on the present day. During this time, the artistic approach to and the interpretation of the car have gradually become denser and more complex, as well as critical and detachedly acerbic. The car has always been one of the most effective media for the material embodiment of dreams, and this is still true today. Now, however, artists question the reality of those dreams.
Roy Arden, Eric Aupol, Yael Bartana, Manolo Bautista, Michele Bazzana, Hans Op de Beeck, Valérie Belin, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Etienne Bossut, Frank Breuer, Michel de Broin, Alain Bublex, June-Bum Park, Edward Burtynsky, Andrew Bush, Hervé Coqueret, Stéphane Couturier, Félix Curto, Stephen Dean, Jeremy Dickinson, Juan Fernández, Sylvie Fleury, Alicia Framis, Juan del Junco, Pannos Kokkinias, Annika Larsson, Miki Leal, Zilla Leutenegger, Juan López, Maider López, Chip Lord, Thom Merrick, Vik Muniz, Ahmet Ögüt, Julian Opie, Sven Pählsson, Miguel Palma, Jesús Palomino, Panamarenko, Tobias Rehberger, Pedro Reyes, Betsabeé Romero, Samuel Rousseau, Bruno Rousseaud, Michael Samuels, Corinna Schnitt, Franck Scurti, Jim Shaw, Roman Signer, Dirk Skreber, Amy Stein, Thomas Struth, Xavier Veilhan, Kelley Walker, Koen Wastijn, Rhonda Weppler & Trevor Mahovsky, Pamela Wilson-Ryckman and Erwin Wurm.