At the beginning of the school year we held a performance workshop for teachers, educators and artists interested in education. It is a week of working with the body in which we join forces and reflect on educational processes and the performativity of education.
Aimed at secondary school students, this visit-workshop focuses on the act of painting, and more specifically on thinking about colours. If you give them time, colours become mysterious. Many of them came about initially as pigments for artistic painting; sometimes their names refer to the geographical regions where they were first used or found, or to the minerals and chemical substances used in their composition.
Here you can listen to the disc-relation El triángulo made by Julián Mayorga as a result of what happened in the listening project between a school, a conservatory and an experimental choir of the museum in the 2019-2020-2021 academic year, which was extended by the pandemic and which brought thousands of unheard and spectacular sounds.
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Aquí puedes escuchar el disco-relatoría El triángulo que hizo Julián Mayorga a raíz de lo que sucedió en el proyecto sobre escucha entre un colegio, un conservatorio y un coro experimental del museo en el curso 2019-2020-2021 que se alargó por la pandemia y que trajo miles de sonidos inauditos y espectaculares.
En este curso el equipo de educación del CA2M apostó por explorar formatos y enfoques, redirigiendo el foco hacia los volátiles procesos que suceden en el interior del aula en el marco de estos proyectos de artista.
Por segundo año, las residencias de artistas en colegios realizadas en el marco del proyecto Aquí trabaja un artista del CA2M, estuvieron acompañadas de una investigación evaluativa. Dando un paso más, desde el lugar reflexivo desde el que trabaja el departamento de educación, en esta edición el desafío fue el de indagar y explorar los diferentes enfoques y formatos que la investigación podía adoptar, y de qué modo estos podían aportar a la reflexión crítica sobre los procesos artísticos que se llevan a cabo en el marco escolar.
After several failed attempts, we can finally announce the presentation of We didn’t know what we were doing. Readings on education, a publication explaining some of the practices developed for and by CA2M’s education department. This publication compiles not just texts, but also a good number of group dialogues which bring into play a way of working that understands dialogue, constant research, experimentation and investigation as the basic pillars of educational work.
The book Arte actual. Lecturas para un espectador inquieto [which we could translate roughly as Art Today. Readings for an Edgy Viewer] is a compilation of essays by experts in art theory and practice on recurrent issues within art over recent decades, including: the viewer´s position vis-à-vis art today and its institutions; the construction of the modern subject and its crisis; gender issues; art in a global world; and the connections between aesthetics and politics.
The department’s first cinematographic production, Pyramids, is an audiovisual investigation on the project by the El Banquete collective within the Artist at Work programme. The documentary is a tool for encouraging spaces for reflection on artistic and educational practices as well as on other challenges facing collective work.
After a long slow time spent in conversations and encounters with amateur collectors connected with the museum, we are now launching a publication about some of the things they have been telling and showing us. We invite you to read, observe and get involved in these collections.
Agua de Borrajas and the artists-in-residence in the Acento programme have jointly produced a publication that rounded off the three-day event in which each one presented their own piece. The outcome are seven A1 posters making up a Manual of Instructions that that wishes to put the body of the actions to the test at home.
This publication is the outcome of the work undertaken in Artist at Work, CA2M’s art residency programme in schools. It is the result of the research and an account of a project that lasted almost three months and 20 sessions at the Beato Simón de Rojas school in Móstoles, with the guest artist Nuria Mora and the rest of the team at the museum’s education department.