The exhibition focuses on two large installations that encapsulate the research carried out by Teresa Solar Abboud over the last few years. Conceived specifically for the CA2M Museum, the exhibition is like a dialogue between the fictitious and the real, where different narratives in process propose new forms and plastic finishes, contrasting the effects of nature with industrial aesthetic finishes of smooth and shiny finishes.
Déjà Vécu is her first solo exhibition in a public institution in Madrid. The exhibition is the result of an in-depth exchange between the artist and the curator over the past five years, during which they set out to critically review historical narratives, cultural hierarchies and the construction of collective identity in the context of the Iberian Peninsula.
Linz Diary, de la artista Emily Jacir, son una serie de fotografías en color, tomadas en 2003, que recogen una acción realizada por la artista que consistió en pasear alrededor de una fuente situada en la plaza de Linz, en Austria.
Muchas de las pinturas de Ángela de la Cruz se presentan como cuerpos extendidos en una evidente fisicidad al retorcer los lienzos, rasgar las telas o manipular los soportes, lo que convierte a cada una de sus obras en un contenedor de relatos donde la pintura adquiere una presencia física y espacial.
Eva Fàbregas concibe la relación con el arte a través de la experiencia sensorial. Sus esculturas, realizadas con materiales blandos y etéreos, como la tela y el aire, a menudo incluyen sonidos y nos invitan a acercarnos a través de los sentidos, a descubrirlas mediante el tacto, generando una intimidad que deje fluir los afectos.
Ixone Sádaba se cuestiona el significado de la imagen y qué puede hacer la fotografía ahora que ha perdido su atribución como instrumento para documentar la realidad. El Museo Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo expone cápsulas de su colección, obras de la colección instaladas de forma casi permanente en espacios de tránsito del museo.
Al cuidado de las pequeñas sombras (In the care of the small shadows) is a site-specific installation created by Elena Alonso for the terrace of the Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo Museum, consisting of four sculptures conceived as a bat shelter.
CA2M is now implementing the #Unmetroymedio project, which consists in getting artists who are resident in the Region of Madrid to explain to us what they are working on during confinement. Availing of the domestic means at hand, they will express their ideas through texts and images or will simply tell us how they are and talk about the possible futures that face us.
Let’s Think Positive came about in 2003 as part of the exhibition If Alive that Manuel Saiz presented at the Museu de L’Empordà in Figueres, Girona. The idea behind the exhibition was the beginning of the preparations for his future 65th birthday on the 10th of January 2026.
Among the various artistic interventions contingent on the exercises in architectural acupuncture begun in autumn 2016 at CA2M, Dora García has conceived an exhibition which takes the form of new signage in a permanent intervention that involves all the art centre’s various spaces.
This exhibition is based on accumulated malaises and ghosts that have haunted Ana Gallardo since well before she became the artist that she is. However, more than a narrative of overcoming or the culmination of a formal and existential process, the artworks that make up this journey spanning several decades of production brim with passion and non-conformism.
Schlosser's work anticipates some of the interests and trends in sculpture today, such as the ecological dimension and the constant research into organic materials that are barely intervened, in the same way that his work goes beyond reflecting on the landscape to reflect on the experience of the landscape that the artist tries to transfer to the exhibition space.
The sculptor Susana Solano held her first solo exhibition at the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona from 2–20 April 1980. Given the title Escultures i dibuixos (Sculptures and Drawings), the exhibition occupied the space reserved for younger artists, which today would be classed as an artist-run space, with a faster turnover than the more leisurely intervals typical of an institutional framework.
The work of Cristina Garrido (Madrid, 1986) revolves around the study of the contemporary art system and how it assigns certain values related to different factors and players that can mean their legitimisation in this sector.
This exhibition commemorates the 70th anniversary of the birth of Juan Muñoz (Madrid, 1952-Ibiza, 2001), perhaps the internationally best-known Spanish artist of recent decades, following his dazzling career from his first exhibition in 1984 to his untimely death at the age of 48.
Attention to diverse bodies and desires has been a hallmark of the programming of the Museo Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo since its foundation fifteen years ago. The performance possibilities of bodies and the unprecedented social choreographies emerging from their communities are a core focus of the institution. Over time, this celebration of difference and celebration of minority voices has gradually permeated the collections.
To celebrate International Museum Day, CA2M has come up with a new way of activating its collection and making it more widely accessible.
“ASSOCIATED MAKING. ASSEMBLY KIT OF PIECES FROM THE CA2M COLLECTION” is a curatorial programme by Marta Ramos-Yzquierdo that views the exhibition as an open, imaginative and surprising reflection in which artists, institutions and audiences can collectively rethink our contemporaneity.
Todo lo que veo me sobrevivirá, que recoge el doble proyecto retrospectivo de las exposiciones Todo lo que veo me sobrevivirá celebrada en la Sala Alcalá 31 y En la hora violeta, todavía visitable en el Museo Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, ambas con motivo del setenta aniversario del nacimiento de Juan Muñoz.
The Witness is the title of Teresa Margolles’ exhibition at the CA2M MUSEUM, curated by María Inés Rodríguez. The exhibition provides an overview of her recent work via a series of work produced over the last five years. It sends us on a circular path, both real and figurative, that loops around the recent history of Ciudad Juárez.
This exhibition catalogue brings together the works on display, documents, photographs, and texts by Mariano Navarro, María Escribano, María Vela Zanetti and Miguel Cereceda; a writing and poetry anthology by the artist himself; and testimonials by Guillermo Pérez Villalta, Chema Cobo, Fernando Huici, Ignacio Gómez de Liaño, Borja Casani, Mireia Sentís, José Luis Gallero, Jacobo Fitz-James Stuart, Clara Díaz-Aguado, Lola Moriarty, José Tono Martínez, Fernando Castro and Domingo Sánchez Blanco.
CA2M and Turner are producing the Spanish reprint of this book, published in Rotterdam by Kunstinstituut Melly.
This monograph addresses one of the most multifaceted and fundamental artists in the world of Latin American contemporary art today.
Querer parecer noche brings together different forms of artistic production in Madrid. Its creations are split between a longer tradition of historical nostalgia and the current histrionic moment, with their different sensibilities and ways of living, where the 'local' is built on the fine line between those who live there and those who are passing through.
Autoeclipse is an exhibition designed to be a sort of retrospective of recent works, one that nonetheless allows us to take a critical look at Armando Andrade Tudela's work to date. The pieces on display work through the tensions they create with their predecessors, with Armando's own biography, and with the political and social development of the places where the artist has lived, reflecting an artistic endeavour in the public and social space as well as in the more intimate, private one.
Through interdisciplinary practices, the artists offer alternatives to conventional narratives about socio-political minorities, including discussions about the role of contemporary artistic production.