By supposing that logic makes chaos natural and order artificial, we are positing a physical and conceptual experiment of what an exhibition space is. Syntactic Tactic . Diego Bianchi is an exercise in disassembling. A white cube, a neutral space, windowless, consisting of white walls and a source of light shining from top to bottom, becomes the raw material for a plausible disassembling. Based on an absence of pre-defined moulds and behavioural guidelines, this project highlights a number of exhibition practices.
For the first time, more than 400 works by 250 artists are coming together in an exhibition that showcases the CA2M collections and takes up the entire museum space. It is a celebration of what the museum represents and has represented from the beginning. This journey begins with the historical avant-garde - all the artists who accompanied Picasso at the Pavilion of the Spanish Republic - and continues through history up to the present day. It is not only an international exhibition, as are all the CA2M and the ARCO Foundation collections, but also a story that is told from inside this institution, from the collections it holds, and ultimately, from Móstoles.
YWY, Visions presents new works by Pedro Neves Marques with actress and activist Zahy Guajajara, in which she plays an indigenous android named YWY.
The exhibition brings together films, interviews, exchanges, images and other elements conceptualized by other authors around the character, which contribute to expanding his world.
This exhibition, entitled Javier Utray. An Anamorphic Portrait, curated by Mariano Navarro and Andrés Mengs, aspires to serve as a homage and memorial to this multifaceted artist. It also aims to highlight the significance and uniqueness of Utray’s creative personality.
One of the lines of work undertaken by CA2M is to revitalise the history of contemporary art exhibitions in Madrid. For this one-object exhibition by Nacho Criado, we focus on Madrid: Espacio de interferencias (Madrid: Space of Interferences), curated in 1990 by the art theorist and historian Javier Maderuelo (Madrid, 1950) for the Círculo de Bellas Artes.
Cecilia Vicuña. Seehearing the Enlightened Failure brings together over a hundred works by poet, visual artist, and activist Cecilia Vicuña. Since the 1960s, the artist has constituted a radical perspective on the relationship between art and politics through her writing and art making.
Trémula is an exhibition by the artist Javi Cruz (Madrid, 1985). It is also the story of a populus tremula—the scientific name for the tree commonly called trembling aspen– which was planted in the 1980s beside the building where he grew up and still lives today in the district of San Blas and was chopped down last year because of a disease. The night when it was felled, Javier took around 500 kg of it up to his apartment and a few days later, with the help of his friends Jacobo and Lorenzo, he loaded the biggest truck he was able to drive with more.
The background on which this exhibition is literally outlined is the work De entre las muertas [From the Dead] (2020) by the artist Diana Larrea, who has traced the margins of History of Art to restore forgotten genealogies of women artists from the Renaissance up to the beginning of the 20th century. These women artists are joined by other ones from younger generations enabling us to think in the present tense.
The pieces in this exhibition, from the CA2M and Fundación ARCO collections, enable us to trace the history of the use of textiles in contemporary art from the 70s to the present day.