Collection

Collection

REASON FOR THE REPAIRS

The sculpture consists of welded pieces taken from playground furniture. The top layer was painted by the artist.

The piece is part of a set created for the 9th Mercosul Biennial, Brazil, in 2013. It was later exhibited outdoors in Rio de Janeiro’s Botanical Garden. Then, it was moved to Spain, cut into fragments and welded back together upon arrival in order to be exhibited in the Sala Alcalá in 2019. Following the exhibition, it became a part of CA2M’s Collection and was kept on the rooftop for some time.

 

The material history of the piece, the various times it has been transported and exhibition conditions were considerations leading to its repair.

STATE OF CONSERVATION

Its state of conservation was fragile with damage to its structure caused by rusting that led to the loss of fragments and deformations, loss of metal welding and a weakening of the overall material. The pictorial layer also suffered damage due to dirt, stains, remains of adhesive tape, missing pieces and peeling layers of paint.

 

TREATMENT PERFORMED

The level of repairs to be carried out was agreed upon with the artist and with the institution, yet with the decision to leave some traces of the piece’s material history.
It was cleaned to remove dirt, remains of adhesive tape and peeling layers of paint. The areas affected by rust were stabilised and loose flakes of paint were fixed in place.
The support was secured with cold welding, fastening elements and structural reinforcements. This was followed by chromatic reintegration and the application of a coat of acrylic film to protect it from the elements.

Type of activity
Dates
2021
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The material history of the piece, the various times it has been transported and exhibition conditions were considerations leading to its repair.

Galería de imágenes
Caso Sara Ramo
Caso Sara Ramo
Caso Sara Ramo
Caso Sara Ramo
Caso Sara Ramo
Caso Sara Ramo
Caso Sara Ramo
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PART OF THE RUSE OF THE REMOTE OR VERTEBRAL UNREMEMBERING, 2013
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Caso Sara Ramo
Sara Ramo Case
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Pie de galería
Proceso de restauración.
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Manuel Saiz
Capsule Collection: Manuel Saiz

Let’s Think Positive came about in 2003 as part of the exhibition If Alive that Manuel Saiz presented at the Museu de L’Empordà in Figueres, Girona. The idea behind the exhibition was the beginning of the preparations for his future 65th birthday on the 10th of January 2026.

colección historia del arte
COLLECTION XX: HISTORY OF ART

The background on which this exhibition is literally outlined is the work De entre las muertas [From the Dead] (2020) by the artist Diana Larrea, who has traced the margins of History of Art to restore forgotten genealogies of women artists from the Renaissance up to the beginning of the 20th century. These women artists are joined by other ones from younger generations enabling us to think in the present tense.

exposición performance
Collection XIX: Performance

In museums like ours, experience appeals to the whole body, with its distinctive features, its desires and different possibilities. Performance is the way contemporary art refers to artistic productions that place the body, its articulation of presence and the temporality of its actions, at the heart of its proposal.

Caroline Achaintre, Paso Doble. 2020. Colección Fundación ARCO.
Collection XVIII: Textile

The pieces in this exhibition, from the CA2M and Fundación ARCO collections, enable us to trace the history of the use of textiles in contemporary art from the 70s to the present day.

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!

Type of activity
Dates
Lunes 18 de mayo
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Acceso notas adicionales

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
INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY 2020
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Damián Ortega, Obelisco transportable (2007). Fotografía de Seon Kuong

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ACQUISITIONS AND DONATIONS

Our Collection is growing every year thanks to acquisitions from art galleries, artists and heirs, as well as through donations. The Department of Culture and Tourism of the Autonomous Community of Madrid has a Commission for the Assessment of Art Acquisitions that usually meets twice a year to decide on any acquisition and donation offers that have been presented.

The world’s museum community has celebrated the International Museum Day on 18 May every year since 1977. This year’s theme is Hyperconnected Museums: New Approaches, New Publics.

We shall talk about pieces from our collection which we will see in different contexts: the storerooms they are kept in and in the exhibition galleries. The visits will be led by the artists Patricia Esquivias (morning) and Antonio Ballester-Moreno (evening), Olga García Caro and the museum’s education and conservation team who will all contribute their personal perspectives on the works.
 

Maximum of 20 people per group.

Type of activity
Dates
Jueves 18 de mayo
Intended for
Acceso notas adicionales

Máximo 20 personas por grupo.

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The world’s museum community has celebrated the International Museum Day on 18 May every year since 1977. This year’s theme is Hyperconnected Museums: New Approaches, New Publics.

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VISIT OUR STOREROOMS AND THE JULIA SPÍNOLA. LUBRICÁN EXHIBITION
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Museos 2018
International Museum Day 2018
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Exposición Colección XV: Oriol Vilanova CA2M. Foto: Andrés Arranz
Colection XV: Oriol Vilanova

Although it may well be the least known part of its holdings, CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo possesses a large number of graphic work. In fact, after photography, it accounts for the second biggest portion of the collection. That being said, it has much less visibility in terms of exhibitions, despite the fact that it includes prints and graphic works signed by some of the seminal names in contemporary art.