In 2014, three women who lived in Móstoles began to meet regularly at the CA2M cafeteria to chat while crocheting together. As they were gradually joined by more and more people, the museum ended up offering them more space, and every Wednesday from 11.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. they were provided with a large table that would soon be complemented by a textile work from the museum’s permanent collection by artist Teresa Lanceta.
There is a signature feature to Hannah Collins’s photos of urban horizons: the sky is always tinted with a strange colour. Like the images over the credits of an imaginary film, this photo captures the feeling that a particular place—whether through premeditated cultural references or a subjective impression—produced in the artist at a certain point in time.
Emil Lime is an exhibition by Esther Gatón curated by Cory John Scozzari. This project sets in motion forms, techniques and conceptual interests frequent in Gatón's practice, such as the construction of ambiguous environments, amateur science, visual artifices, and the crossovers between femininity and machinery, articulating them in a single installation.
This exhibition by the artist Karlos Gil (Talavera de la Reina, 1984) is the most complete public presentation of his work to date. It showcases some of the various lines of work that have marked his practice in recent years: the relationship between artificial and natural, technology and the body, obsolescence, the complexity of second and third degree urban signs, science fiction... among other issues.
In his work, Xabier Salaberria explores the forms in which certain structures behave in specific spaces, perverting their apparent neutrality and questioning the categories in which they are conventionally inscribed.
June Crespo understands sculpture as an exercise that enables her to bring together seemingly opposed qualities. Her works partake equally of the petrean and the perishable, the mechanised and the manual, the abject and the sensuous. The convergence between materials and motifs creates a vocabulary that seems interpretable as a contradiction.
Fantasy, high heels, pink, interlude, prosthesis, accessibility, the norm perverting the norm: this is the world of Costa Badía (Madrid, 1981) which will take over the ground floor of Museo CA2M from 26 January.
The first one-man show to be held in an institutional art centre since the year 2003. Many of the sculptures materially specify some of those possibilities in a series of gestures in the body of the building, in the form of in situ documentation exercises.
Malicious Mischief is the result of exhaustive research into the artist’s life’s work with a view to expanding its narrative and recognition among European audiences, spanning from his early creations on the East coast to his work in the late-90s before he died from AIDS-related illness.