At the beginning of the 19th century, The Picnic Society was born in London, an association that met regularly in the open air and in whose meetings each member was expected to contribute part of the entertainment and refreshments without there being a specific host. Based on this concept, and as a Picnic Society, the Museo Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo invites several curators each year to design a program for the Museum's terrace. Every Thursday from the end of May to the end of June, our terrace becomes a space in which we develop a program of activities in which the body and sound are mixed with the educational and participatory.
The garden on the museum’s roof terrace has already earned a name for itself as a beacon for agro-ecology in the city. Since we first started, we have gone through an intense process in which many different people have been involved, making it a meeting point where people work together and share their experience and know-how.
Si tuvieras a 140 personas desconocidas a tu alrededor dispuestas a satisfacer una necesidad, un deseo, o incluso un capricho tuyo, ¿qué pedirías?
Como parte de la acción artística "Time Bank" realizaremos un taller abierto al público en el que exploraremos al concepto de interdependencia profundizando en el sencillo pero difícil arte de desear, pedir, dar y regalar. Los participantes en el taller también formarán parte de la performance “Time Bank” en la Picnic Session del día 23 de Junio.
As part of the exhibition Myriad Reflector, which will be activated through a programme of nocturnal flashes of different rhythms and intensities, the artist Matt Copson will perform a performance entitled Obituary.
Ciudad Sur is a shared experimental space begun in 2021 which, taking its starting point in Móstoles, wishes to explore the many faces and manifold riches that generate a sense of belonging in the cities within the metropolitan area of Madrid. Its second edition is called Brota invisible (Invisible Flow).
The Image Study Days are dedicated to collective reflection on theory, practice, semantic openings and contemporary demarcations of visual cultures. This edition is structured in three study days made up of talks, reading sessions, performative conferences and listening sessions, which place themes related to club culture.
MCA2M announces an open call for the submission of research projects to be presented at the 27th Image Symposium, whose theme is club culture: club culture as the act and practice of expanding the field of given representations of subjectivity, of producing fictions of somatic permanence, fluctuations in desire, possibilities of dissidence towards the social distribution or other relationships between the body and temporality.
El Laboratorio de Sostenibilidad Ciudadana del Museo CA2M, propone una jornada especial de intercambio de esquejes y plantas de interior. Un punto de encuentro entre habitantes en el que compartir conocimientos, hacer trueque y reencontrarnos.
CA2M organises educational activities on contemporary art and thinking that can be framed within the tradition of community colleges, aimed particularly at young and adult students.
3_Eras is an unpublished text by José Luis Brea based on the film version of the book Las tres eras de la imagen. This film, made by María Virginia Jaua and José Luis Brea, included visual and sonic imagery.
Elements of Vogue was shown at CA2M between November 2017 and May 2018. This is the book of an exhibition explored how minorities use their bodies to create dissident forms of beauty, subjectivity and desire
En 2017 el Departamento de Educación del CA2M preguntó a los asistentes de Pero... ¿Esto es Arte? si alguien era coleccionista. A raíz de esto nos contactaron nueve personas con las que nos fuimos encontrando para hablar de sus cosas y de la vida.