COLLECTION

nuestras colecciones

A collection encompasses the present continuous, past perfect and future perfect. The Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo houses the Contemporary Art Collection of the Autonomous Community of Madrid, now called the CA2M Collection, and the ARCO Foundation Collection.

Catálogo de artistas

 

CATALOGUE

All the works in the CA2M Collection and the Fundación ARCO Collection are available for consultation in our catalogue..

Coleccion CA2M

The Contemporary Art Collection of the Autonomous Community of Madrid came into being in the mid-1980s, with the acquisitions made by the Directorate General of Cultural Heritage via the Advisory Council for the Visual Arts.

Fotograma Documental CA2M

Our Collection is growing every year thanks to acquisitions from art galleries, artists and heirs, as well as through donations. The Department of Culture and Tourism of the Autonomous Community of Madrid has a Commission for the Assessment of Art Acquisitions that usually meets twice a year to decide on any acquisition and donation offers that have been presented.

Colección Fundación ARCO

It was deposited at the CA2M in 2014, through a loan agreement between the Autonomous Community of Madrid and the ARCO Foundation. The ARCO Foundation Collection, set up with the idea of promoting the interest of collecting in Spain, stood out for being one of the first international contemporary art collections that has been able – from a Spanish standpoint but with an international vision – to tell the history of art from the 1970s to the present day, bringing together a reference list of some of its fundamental names.

Conservacion

A collection is like a living organism, where each part only functions in close coordination with the others.

 

Prizes

José Díaz ,Memory Foam, 2020

The ARCO Madrid Regional Prize for Young Artists was created in 2004 to recognise the best visual artwork (including painting, drawing, comics, engraving, sculpture, mixed media, photography, exhibitions or any other type of artistic expression, without thematic or technical restrictions) made by artists aged 40 or younger, with a sale price of €35,000 or less, and which has been displayed at the year’s ARCO Fair. The Region of Madrid purchases the winning work for the CA2M Contemporary Art Collection.

Premio Estampa 2021

The Madrid Regional Estampa Prize, created in 2008, aims to recognise the unique character of one or more works by artists participating in the fair. The winning work is acquired by the regional government from the gallery with which the artist works and given to the Contemporary Art Collection of the Region of Madrid, based at the CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo. 

COLLECTION ACTIVITIES

Caso Mp&Mp Rosado
Colección

Caso MP&MP Rosado

La obra está realizada en materiales de diversa naturaleza, por lo que se podría hablar de una aproximación al collage: hay diversos elementos adheridos y otros, como las piezas textiles, se encuentran insertadas en un soporte celulósico, lo que le aporta una cierta tridimensionalidad. El motivo de la intervención fue la pérdida de adhesión de los elementos sustentados.

Patricia Esquivias
Collection
2021

CASE PATRICIA ESQUIVIAS

The installation consists of a mural, comprising four fragments, made by Manuel S. Molezún in 1958, and recovered by Patricia Esquivias in 2016. Located in one of the balconies intervened by Manuel S. Molezún in a building on Paseo de la Castellana in Madrid, it was removed and donated to CA2M by the artist, which was the reason for the intervention.

Caso Baldweg
Collection

NAVARRO BALDEWEG CASE

The triptych, made up of three equal sections, has been part of the collection since 1996. It has been housed in different locations since it its creation in 1984, and its display at the Sao Paulo Biennial in 1985. These relocations, together with the consequent changes in the environmental conditions that this entailed, have led to a series of alterations being carried out on the work.

Richard Serra
Collection
2021

CASE RICHARD SERRA

When they were left on deposit in the Fundación Arco Collection at CA2M in 2014, conservation reports were drawn up on the works by Richard Serra, which are all individual pieces and not a triptych. It was immediately apparent that they all required restoration to prevent future problems in conservation.

Ciuco Gutiérrez
Collection
2021

CASE CIUCO GUTIÉRREZ

The decision to restore this work was taken following an application for the loan of the work for Diccionario incompleto de la fotografía española. CA2M Collection, an upcoming exhibition at Centro Oscar Niemeyer in Avilés and the poor state of conservation of the photocollage.

CASO TXOMIN BADIOLA
Collection
2021

CASE TXOMIN BADIOLA

This work, consisting of two elements, was made for the exhibition Una obra para un espacio, held at Canal de Isabel II in Madrid in 1987. Afterwards the two elements were stored separately in different locations, until the work was deposited in the collection.

Sydus I
Collection
2021

CASE PABLO PALAZUELO

This work, a large format oil-on-canvas painting, was in need of restoration. As a consequence of a series of movements prior to entering the collection, the layer of paint had been adversely affected. Given the delicacy and the matte quality of the paint, the alterations were particularly visible and detracted from its appearance.

Ángeles Marco
Collection
2021

CASE ÁNGELES MARCO

The sculpture under study is a metallic structure redolent of a truncated asymmetrical elevator.

Reliquaire
Collection
2021

CASE CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKI

The decision to restore this work was taken following an application for the loan of the work received from Centre Pompidou in Paris for the retrospective exhibition CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKI. FAIRE SON TEMPS (13 November 2019 - 16 March 2020). The installation comprises a total of 360 elements in different materials and formats. 

Caso Sara Ramo
Collection
2021

Sara Ramo Case

The material history of the piece, the various times it has been transported and exhibition conditions were considerations leading to its repair.