Activity

Activity

Interdependence is at the very groundbase of our most everyday reality. Marina Garcés contends that “you cannot say I without an echo of us”, but it is a singular us—not ‘all of us’ but rather ‘each one of us’. We are increasingly bombarded by the fantasy that it is possible to live in isolation, but, not only that, that this life in isolation is livable. Political discourses, economic dynamics, ways of life, routines, slogans and individualist aspirations hold sway. And even though the lesson that we need each other can be gleaned from the extreme circumstances we have lived through and from everyday reality, the dominant narratives are different.

Coexistence has been smothered by survival.

Interdependence, and its manifold expressions, is the common thread running through these picnic sessions: ranging from our relationship with nature to work relations. The role of the public is crucial to reach the level of euphoria needed to generate the sensation of community, the sense of belonging that I, you and we all look for in a family, a rave or a union.

Interdependence comes about from the undeniable vulnerability that we all share in common. To bring this reality to light, the hierarchical relationship between audience and artists will disappear in the sessions when creators openly reveal their precariousness, endemic to the cultural industry, exposing the hidden underbelly of their life stories, a kind of in bio veritas that speaks of hand-to-mouth jobs and the difficulty if not directly the impossibility of making a living from art. In addition, the bureaucratic, administrative and fiscal demands required to take part in certain cultural spaces are major obstacles for creative practice. To circumvent and shatter them, mutual support is, as always, the most effective instrument at hand.

More than just participating, the audience becomes one with the music and performances, it is invited to reach out and touch each other blindly, to make exchanges on the sidelines of the economy or to take stock of their privilege with regards those who society categorizes as dependents, as if the rest of us were not.

These Picnic Sessions are an invitation to make the most of these bonds, and to create new ones. With euphoria.

Curated by: Nerea Pérez de las Heras and Mar Rojo.

// At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the Picnic Society was founded in London and met regularly in the open air. On its outings, which had no specific host as such, the individual members were expected to provide the refreshments and the entertainment. Starting out from the same concept, and forming its own particular Picnic Society, every year CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo invites various curators to design a programme for the art centre’s roof terrace.

Every Thursday from the end of May until mid-July the CA2M roof terrace will be transformed into a space where we will carry out a programme of activities mixing the body and sound with education and participation. //

PROGRAMME

• Thurs 26/05 I IF YOU MOVE, I MOVE Miss Beige, Dembooty

• Thurs 02/06 I OUTSIDE THE NORM Costa Badía, LVL1

• Thurs 09/06 I INTERDEPENDENTS Ana Matey, Maricas: Jovendelaperla & Berenice

• Thurs 16/06 I A SINGLE BODY Ernesto Artillo, Ece Canli

• Thurs 23/06 I NEW PIECES, NEW GAMES Andrea Jiménez, Caliza

• Thurs 30/06 I MELT, MIX, STIR Victória Bemfica, Emily da Silva, Gabriela Clavería and Ikram Bouloum

SCHEDULE: 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (EXCEPT THE SESSION ON THE 30TH, WHICH WILL BEGIN AT 6:00 p.m.).

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM HERE

Type of activity
Dates
From May 26TH to June 30TH
Intended for
Temas
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At the beginning of the 19th century, The Picnic Society was born in London, an association that met regularly in the open air and in whose meetings each member was expected to contribute part of the entertainment and refreshments without there being a specific host. Based on this concept, and as a Picnic Society, the Museo Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo invites several curators each year to design a program for the Museum's terrace. Every Thursday from the end of May to the end of June, our terrace becomes a space in which we develop a program of activities in which the body and sound are mixed with the educational and participatory.

Categoría cabecera
Picnic Sessions 2022
PICNIC SESSIONS 2022. VITAL SUPPORT
Pie media

Design: Cristina Daura.

¿Es un ciclo?
Desactivado
Con el apoyo de
Duration
21:00 - 23:00h

This course’s educational activity programme is oral. If you are interested in this activity, write to us at educacion.ca2m@madrid.org or call us on 912760227 and we’ll tell you all about it.

You can sign up HERE

This project is part of the series of language workshops by the A.C. Banda Editorial Silvestre. Organised by  BOYA~célula  in collaboration with Seminario Euraca.

Type of activity
Dates
FROM OCTOBER 21th TO MARCH 13th
Temas
Acceso notas adicionales

School groups of fewer than 30 students.

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Categoría cabecera
visita taller
STAND HERE. VISIT-WORKSHOP FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS TO THE CA2M, DIALECT EXHIBIT
¿Es un ciclo?
Desactivado
Duration
11:00 – 13:30

At the end of every school year we like to think of a different way of starting the summer. This time, the artist Marc Vives will pay us a visit to lead a workshop exploring new artistic strategies. Over the course of four days and one night when we will sleepover at the museum, we will explore the unexpected and put our imagination to the test in order to create magical moments that experiment with new forms of creation waiting to be discovered.

Fechas texto cabecera
FROM 6 TO 9 DE JULY
Inscripción:
-
Acceso notas adicionales

CAPACITY: 15 PEOPLE

Entradilla

At the end of every school year we like to think of a different way of starting the summer.

Categoría cabecera
pum pum pum
PUM PUM PUM. SUMMER WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Type of Thinking / Community
Ocultar imagen principal
Desactivado
Duration
16:30 – 19:30
¿Es un ciclo?
Desactivado

Curated by Isabel de Naverán in collaboration with Escuelita.

One year later, the question that underpins these conferences, challenges us, if possible, even more directly For which bodies, for what histories. In the face of the general uncertainty and the absolute lack of historical precedence that we are going through, this question confronts us with the contingency of history in the materiality of our bodies given the very violence that a brutal and savage irruption like this pandemic entails. We are confident that the curatorial threads - which were once amassed with rigour and care, and which are now being taken up again with the understanding of a vital transformation - continue to make sense.

These conferences rethink the preconception that situates bodies as a consequence of the historical circumstances in which they live, as, although history makes bodies, they also make history. The latter is told through images that, unlike bodies, remain fixed and mute, forcing us to reckon with history, rather than just narrate it. The images seem to bring the events to a halt and are often relegated to a one-to-one correspondence with the facts. Here we are presented with the concept of listening to how some of them reveal themselves in order to contradict and contravene their own narratives, while at the same time rebelling, warning us of other stories that emerge in their re-reading and in the dispute against the ordering of time. Seen in this way, some images do not remain mute: they mutate and act at the same time as they are enacted, manoeuvred and sustained. Bodies are also enacted and subjected by other corporealities, those that inhabit their gestures apprehended by the knowledge of a tradition or by a certain way of relating and disposing themselves in their varied worlds. The question of the title imagines a making of bodies and images that, in a state of mutual listening, establishes connections that are out of time, anachronistic, and syncopated, defying the linearity that predisposes a before and an after.

The twenty-sixth edition of the conference continues along the same vein of the previous ones, delving into the relationship between images, gestures and performativity. This edition sets out to think about images through the making of choreography and performance, its practice, and its specific materiality.

It is conceived of as a study programme which, subject to prior registration, brings together a group of people interested in and committed to the issues raised. A meeting in which speakers and attendees share time, conversations and experiences over three interlinked sessions. The first two focus on specific artistic and choreographic processes that explore notions of history, tradition, and transmission from body techniques that allow us to speculate about processes that can be described as a recognition of a gestural archive, an estrangement from one's own tradition, or listening to alternative modes of presence. From within these parameters, we seek to expand the study to a dialogue with partnering agents of art, anthropology and philosophy, in the intersections of knowledge. A third session will take place on Wednesday morning, in a pine forest near the museum, and is organised as an open-air walk with the intention of collectively sharing and offering feedback on the reflections and debates experienced during the previous days.

Speakers: Ana Folguera, Thiago Granato, Pablo Marte, Ameen Mettawa, Julia Morandeira, Rita Natálio, Isabel de Naverán, Eszter Salamon, Manuel Segade, Estrella Serrano.

 

DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM HERE 

Fechas texto cabecera
5, 6 and th JULY
Intended for
Inscripción:
-
Acceso notas adicionales

CAPACITY: 25 PEOPLE

Entradilla

One year later, the question that underpins these conferences, challenges us, if possible, even more directly For which bodies, for what histories. In the face of the general uncertainty and the absolute lack of historical precedence that we are going through, this question confronts us with the contingency of history in the materiality of our bodies given the very violence that a brutal and savage irruption like this pandemic entails. We are confident that the curatorial threads - which were once amassed with rigour and care, and which are now being taken up again with the understanding of a vital transformation - continue to make sense.

Subtítulo
FOR WHICH BODIES, FOR WHAT HISTORIES
Categoría cabecera
XXVI IMAGE SYMPOSIUM
Audiovisual principal
Pie media

Wrap, History and Syncope by Isabel Naverán. Picture: ©Andrea_Rodrigo

Collaborate
Type of Thinking / Community
Ocultar imagen principal
Desactivado
Duration
5th JULY 17:00-22:00H | 6th JULY 11:00-21:00H | 7th JULY 11:00-14:00H
¿Es un ciclo?
Desactivado

In this oddest of school years, which never really got off to a proper start, we are now drawing to its possible conclusion, a summer, a chance to get out there, to who knows where. We want to spend these last two months of the school year strolling around the rooms and halls of the museum, thinking about ourselves, about the walls, about the exhibitions, about its spaces and places, about our loved ones.

Every Tuesday from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm, the museum’s education department invites you to shake up its spaces, see how they move, see how they can be used by a museum now, how to build new ways of being together inside and outside the institution.

Every Tuesday we will start out from a different space:
stairs
perimeter
corners
ceiling
halls
being
outside

Type of activity
Dates
Every Tuesday
Intended for
Acceso notas adicionales

Capacity: 10 people. You can write to us in advance or go directly to the museum reception and sign up.

Entradilla

We want to spend these last two months of the school year strolling around the rooms and halls of the museum, thinking about ourselves, about the walls, about the exhibitions, about its spaces and places, about our loved ones.

Subtítulo
TUESDAY VISITS
Categoría cabecera
Temblar el museo
SHAKING UP THE MUSEUM
¿Es un ciclo?
Desactivado
Duration
From 11:00 to 13:30

«After a very long winter, you see a green parrot perched on a blossoming almond tree. You would never have seen this in Madrid not long ago, but now it’s a common sight. We don’t know how we’re going to get back on track, and one thing we’re left with is celebrating a world that’s not going to be exactly the same. There are many things, even more when celebrating is part of the process of leaving behind, and moving forward. That path that is knowing what we follow. A public place, for everyone, green, high up, free, and specific. A place like a picnic.

This programme was shaped around the theme of tradition in an intuitive way, and we say intuitively because it was not actively sought and it was not until everything had been designed that we actually recognised this fact. Tradition understood in an expanded form, placed between the material and immaterial of this moment we are living. And who says when it is and when it is no longer like that? Throughout the sessions we see the most literal translation represented by craftsmanship, by mythology and inherited customs, but we also see that this whole world is reinterpreted, remixed, subverted, and left open to the air of the tensions of today’s world. In this open sky, questions and suggestions appear about what tradition means, to be tradition but also to make and create it. To believe it. Sometimes the folkloric appears, sometimes the ceremonial. Things that we know exist but that we have never seen also appear, which, because they are part of our dreams, also belong to us. At other times, there are interpretations that are so mixed in their languages and influences that they overflow. Yet, at the same time, when overlapped they create an image in which you can recognise yourself in the background. These are very local picnics. In them, there is a continuous reference to what is part of us and what we cannot be detached from. This happens and is interspersed, and suddenly it brings us to common ground where we can be together. And there is, in all this, a moment of self-reference of what the actual tradition of the picnic is and the place that is this terrace. We want to transfer these two things to other places, to other formats and, in short, to be able to live in the different ways we have always appreciated. A terrace can also be a forest.

We have skipped a spring. This is what we thought before everything happened, now we don’t want to wear shoes. We’re telling you this because it’s true. All that remains is for us to invite you to look together with us at what is coming from what has already passed.

Curated by:

Maral Kekejian and bwelke (Juanito Jones, Lorenzo García-Andrade and María Buey)»

 

PROGRAM

  • T 27/05 | OPENING:  Javi Álvarez y Javi Pérez Iglesias; Maider López; Enrico Dau Yang Wey.
  • T 03/06 | DIRECTOS: Ylia; SLVJ; Bazofia.
  • T 10/06 | KATA GURUMA : Aitana Cordero y David Cárdenas
  • T 17/06 | EN EL AIRE: Jonás de Murias; Kike García + Jesús Bravo; Lara Brown; Eliseo Parra
  • T 24/06 | NOCTURNO: Bosque R.E.A.L y Cuqui Jerez
  • T 01/07 | 1th OF JULY: Orquesta; JASSS.

 


NOTA SOBRE EL ACCESO

  • Recuerda que el aforo es limitado, por lo que cuando realices tu inscripción, te enviaremos un email confirmándote que tienes entrada.  Una vez lo recibas, podrás pasar a recoger tu entrada en la recepción del Museo el día de la sesión de Picnic hasta las 21.15h.  Si a esa hora no la has recogido, se pondrá a disposición del público.
  • Si no puedes venir por alguna razón, por favor avísanos cuanto antes para que alguien de la lista de espera pueda ocupar tu plaza.
  • Este evento respeta las medidas seguridad y las restricciones de aforo indicadas por las autoridades sanitarias, por lo que el público estará sentado y con la distancia de seguridad apropiada.
  • Cuando vengas, por favor sigue todas las indicaciones del personal de la organización para que tanto el acceso como el desalojo se haga siguiendo las normas de seguridad.
  • Por tu bien y el de todos, si tienes síntomas compatibles con el Covid-19, no acudas al Centro.

 

cartel picnic 2021

Type of activity
Dates
27 may – 1 july
Intended for
Temas
Acceso notas adicionales

Prior registration required. Form available one week before each session. LIMITED CAPACITY: 90 people.

Entradilla

As a Picnic Society, the CA2M invites several curators each year to design a program for the terrace of the Center. Every Thursday from the end of May to the beginning of July our terrace will become a space in which we will develop a program of activities in which the physical and the sound are mixed with the educational and participatory.

Actividades asociadas
Materiales de prensa
Subtítulo
This is as far as we've come
Categoría cabecera
Picnic Session 2021
PICNIC SESSIONS 2021
More information
Audiovisual principal
¿Es un ciclo?
Desactivado
Con el apoyo de
Duration
6 sessions
Biografías

Triggering impulses, working in an experiential way, promoting critical attitudes through action, involving the body in learning processes ... These educational practices, in tune with the centre’s educational philosophy, are based on the construction of knowledge through experience. Thus, the exhibition’s performative routes focus on the spectator's experience and turn their gaze towards current art. In this way, we create meeting spaces in which to experiment and construct critical discourse regarding contemporary work. 

At this time, we wish to invite you to visit two of CA2M’s exhibitions with us.
On Saturdays at 6:30 PM we propose visiting TRÉMULA, artist Javi Cruz’s exhibition, together. And on Sundays at 12:30 PM, VEROÍR EL FRACASO ILUMINADO (EXPERIENCE THE ILLUMINATED FAILURE) by the artist Cecilia Vicuña. There will be a maximum of 6 people.

To sign up, write to educacion.ca2m@madrid.org or call 91 276 02 21. You can also come directly to the museum and, if there are not too many of us, join the tour by leaving your details at reception. We take all of these measures in order to take care of ourselves and to take care of you, though we are aware that these measures may change according to the situation. We look forward to meeting up with you again.

Type of activity
Dates
Saturdays and Sundays
Intended for
Inscripción
-
Entradilla

Triggering impulses, working in an experiential way, promoting critical attitudes through action, involving the body in learning processes ... These educational practices, in tune with the centre’s educational philosophy, are based on the construction of knowledge through experience.

Categoría cabecera
recorridos performativos
Performative routes 2021
Pie media

Foto Sue Ponce

¿Es un ciclo?
Desactivado
Duration
Every weekend until the closing of the exhibitions
Biografías

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.

The names for colours vary depending on cultures and people: it could be the case that the same name for a colour might suggest a different shade to people from different countries. In addition, some have a very precise and unambiguous definition, while others only give vague hints. We can see, for instance, that the sky above Móstoles at 2:26 pm today is Móstoles blue, Thursday blue or sky grey. But that is not exactly it either.

One thing that strikes us as fundamental in Mitsuo Miura’s work is his way of looking at his surroundings, of noticing all the minute changes. Colours, but also humidity, shadows and the weather are all raw material to construct by using what is available to us and to expand the world we think we see.

Discover more about the exhibition  Mitsuo Miura. Almost 400 m² for Two Landscapes.

Enrol with your class HERE.

Type of activity
Dates
every Wednesday
Acceso notas adicionales

GRUPOS ESCOLARES HASTA 30 PERSONAS

Entradilla

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.

Subtítulo
VISIT-WORKSHOP FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS TO THE MITSUO MIURA EXHIBITION
Categoría cabecera
Un encuentro fugaz
A FLEETING ENCOUNTER
¿Es un ciclo?
Desactivado
Duration
from 11:00 to 13:30h

The Under-21 team is a group of young people from the ages of 16 to 21 who are interested in culture, art and community life.

We focus on artistic practices that foster dissident attitudes and collective processes of creation.

Our way of working is in constant evolution. It almost seems like a miracle now to be able to physically meet up in the museum to share time, but it is important to us.

In the new 2022-2023 school year we wish to recover the museum with meetings and hook-ups with artists and collectives, to don high heels, to think about unsustainability, to think about small ways of changing our world through art and to adopt to changing circumstances like chameleons.

We are launching a call to increase the team and so begin with greater strength. Join us and discover the team!

If you are interested, enroll HERE

Type of activity
Dates
OPEN CALL
Entradilla

We are looking to create a group of young people from 16 to 21 years old interested in culture, art and community life. We are calling for more young people to join our team and get a strong start - sign up to discover the team!

Subtítulo
OPEN CALL
Categoría cabecera
Sub21- 2022
UNDER-21 TEAM. BE PART OF THE MUSEUM
Pie media

Picture: Patri Nieto.

¿Es un ciclo?
Desactivado
Duration
SATURDAYS FROM OCTOBER

The Conciencia-Afro (Afro-Consciousness) Festival provides a space for meeting, affectivity and thinking for the Afro community in Spain. The event combines politics, aesthetics, music, entrepreneurship and pedagogics in which all the agents involved and the organizers are members of the Afro community resident in Spain.

Following previous editions of the event, held at the Matadero cultural centre, this year the festival will be held across multiple venues and will be prolonged over a longer period of time.

This year, events are scheduled for CA2M in Móstoles, on 9 and 10 September; at Matadero cultural centre in Madrid on 17 and 18 September; at the new Espacio Afro cultural centre on 23, 24 and 25 September; and, finally, at Teatro Buero Vallejo in Alcorcón on 1 and 2 October.

In previous years, the Conciencia-Afro team endeavoured to build a festival from a grand overarching idea. The cathartic first year revolved around the idea of ‘Negritude’. The following years were constructed around ideas of ‘Community’, ‘History’, ‘Thinking’ and 'Re-encounter and Future'.

The festival in 2022, in multiple venues and prolonged in time, strikes us as an opportunity to generate ‘Decentralized Dialogues’: a festival that will enable us to forge new bonds around the Afro.

PROGRAMME

Friday 9 September

5:00-6:30 pm Rap workshop for young people with Terry Mbá

7:00-8:30 pm Roundtable on the History of Hip Hop music on the outskirts of Madrid with Ana Mayúscula, El Chojin and Frank T. Moderated by Lucía Mbomío

Saturday 10 September

10:00 am -2:00 pm Creative writing workshop with Marisa Mañana

4:30-5:30 pm Afrosesión dance workshop with Quinndy

5:45-7:00 pm Copy and Error. On Creativity, workshop with Rubén H. Bermúdez

7:30-8:30 pm Roof terrace concerts: Megane, Navxja

Type of activity
Dates
SEPTEMBER 9 AND 10
Intended for
Temas
Entradilla

The Conciencia-Afro (Afro-Consciousness) Festival provides a space for meeting, affectivity and thinking for the Afro community in Spain. The event combines politics, aesthetics, music, entrepreneurship and pedagogics in which all the agents involved and the organizers are members of the Afro community resident in Spain.

Subtítulo
SEPTEMBER 9 AND 10, 2022
Categoría cabecera
Festival Afroconciencia
Afro-Consciousness Festival 2022
¿Es un ciclo?
Desactivado