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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

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SEPTEMBER 9 AND 10
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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.

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SEPTEMBER 9 AND 10, 2022
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Festival Afroconciencia
Afro-Consciousness Festival 2022
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On the occasion of International Museum Day, the CA2M opens on Monday 18th of May, and invites you to get to know the storage areas of the Center with the Museum's Conservation team. The CA2M Collection consists of over 1600 works of art from all artistic disciplines, which are joined by over 300 works by 224 artists from the ARCO Foundation Collection, in deposit at the CA2M since last year. The sum total of both collections constitutes a key set of works in order to understand contemporary creation, since they collect the main trends in art from the second half of the 20th Century until today.

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MON 18th MAY 17:00 H. AND WED 20th MAY 12:00 H.
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On the occasion of International Museum Day, the CA2M opens on Monday 18th of May, and invites you to get to know the storage areas of the Center with the Museum's Conservation team. 

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Día Museos 2015
INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY 2015
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ADVANCE BOOKING

We have abandoned the voice on our performative walkthroughs in order to let silence speak for itself. A silence that is able to talk and tell others what only the body is able to tell. We will explore the museum without saying anything but remaining attentive to everything, inventing a way of walking while at once looking at and listening to everything. We will follow the trail of those who went before us, and we are going to intensify the moment by emptying it of words.

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Saturdays 12:30 with prior appointment
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More information and appointments: educacion.ca2m@madrid.org / 912 760 225

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We have abandoned the voice on our performative walkthroughs in order to let silence speak for itself. A silence that is able to talk and tell others what only the body is able to tell.

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Visitas sin hablar
Speechless Visits 2020
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On Monday 18 May we will be celebrating International Museum Day, with this year’s theme of “Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion”. Despite the fact that our doors are still closed, we will celebrate the importance of institutions like ours throughout the whole week on our social media.
 

We will begin by defending the essential role played by all the people who have continued working in the museum throughout the confinement: security and cleaning staff, who ensure that it is maintained in optimum conditions for the day when we are able to return. For many years now, we have been refocusing our collections so that the acquisitions we make respond to criteria of equality, for instance enhancing exhibitions by women artists who still do not enjoy the institutional recognition they deserve. Besides our commitment with gender inclusivity, we are also working to ensure the visibility and representation of all forms of life, expanding the LGTBIQ perspective in our programming and collection, but also introducing intersectional criteria that includes raciality: it is fundamental to focus on issues of racism and our own institutional role in its networks of exclusion, a task that is still a long way from being completed.
 

Here at CA2M, many unexpected situations take place in the encounter between visitors and the material culture preserved here. The exhibition halls are a place where we can meet strangers, but there is also a peculiar physical encounter between objects and people. We believe that life in the museum, to be completely inclusive, has to be aware that it is a space of coexistence, a place where the aesthetic experience enables us to recover the magical dimension of things and species.
 

In May 2007, the Mexican artist Damián Ortega installed Obelisco transportable in Doris C. Freedman Plaza in New York. This obelisk on wheels is a biting comment on the displacement of the centres in big cities and the stability of symbols of power in the city space. Today this obelisk is in Móstoles, lying prostrate in our storeroom. It could be raised to its feet (or wheels) any given day here in our own halls or could travel to some other place, to mark the spot of a new centre. The screens of our smartphones or laptops become our portable exhibition halls, places of power where discourses and reflections are directed, affecting our emotions and consciences or helping us to imagine a new representation of the world. The radical experience of the body’s relationship with everything else will still have to wait another few weeks, when we open our doors once again and brush the cobwebs off the exhibition on absurd humour in Spain. But this museum, CA2M, will continue latent like a sleeping portable obelisk.
 

Happy International Museum Day!

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Lunes 18 de mayo
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Entre el 11 y el 18 de mayo celebramos el Día Internacional de los Museos a través de nuestras redes sociales, síguenos para no perderte nada.

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On Monday 18 May we will be celebrating International Museum Day, with this year’s theme of “Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion”. Despite the fact that our doors are still closed, we will celebrate the importance of institutions like ours throughout the whole week on our social media.

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Damián Ortega, Obelisco transportable
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Damián Ortega, Obelisco transportable (2007). Fotografía de Seon Kuong

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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 is a publishing project created by CA2M’s education department in conjunction with the Roma printers.

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Miércoles 22 de mayo
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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.

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Agua de Borrajas
Agua de Borrajas. A Collection of Collections
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