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.
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.
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.
Made by Jacobo Castellano between 2004 and 2005, Casa is one of the artist’s first sculptural pieces. Based on his grandparent’s now abandoned house in a village in Jaen
Lanceta defends the importance of weaving techniques and advocates placing weaving on a par with painting and sculpture. She argues that the “peripheral position of fabrics is not just metaphorical, but a reality, because societies that still weave are also peripheral
On view in the museum lobby, The Pudic Relation Between Machine and Plant, 2016, a piece by the New York based Portuguese artist Pedro Neves Marques (Lisbon, 1984), consists of a video made with the King’s College Centre for Robotics Research in which a sensitive plant, a Mimosa Pudica, reacts in contact with a robotic arm, closing every time the cyborg limb touches it.
Y tú, ¿por qué eres negro? (And you, why are you black?) is an open, personal and collective archive of the construction of Blackness as a political force in Spain which can be approached in many ways. It is a dispositif to construct a history of our own but also an educational tool aimed at racialised audiences and an instrument of empowerment placing Afro- at the centre.
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.
On 2 July 1970, on a public stage in Frankfurt the artist VALIE EXPORT tattooed herself with a garter, a radical transgression of gender stereotypes—given that at the time tattoos were seen as the exclusive purview of men, especially convicts and sailors—but also a case of taking the use of her own body to the extreme, as the artistic action that became a permanent part of her body that would last her whole life long.
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.
This fountain is made through a twofold transformation of materials sourced from nature. Firstly, marble—the material par excellence of classical sculpture—is a previously cut piece which was perhaps originally destined for industrial use.