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ca2m@madrid.org

Obituary is a live monologue performed by the artist which falls apart and eats itself.

Combining characters and motifs from past work, the performance acts as a parody of Plato’s cave and an expansion of the language found in Matt Copson’s animation and installation work.

This is his first fully-fledged performance with live soundtrack by long-time collaborator felicita.

MATT COPSON

Matt Copson was born in 1992 in Oxford, England. His work uses theatrical devices and artistic tropes to create existential dramas of contemporaneity, abstraction, eternal recurrence and the uncanny.
His shown exhibitions and projects at CLEARING (Brussels) Swiss Institute (New York), Louis Vuitton Foundation (Paris), Mönchehaus Museum (Goslar) and Serpentine Sackler Gallery (London). In 2022, he will premiere ‘Last Days’, his first opera as a librettist and director, at the Royal Opera House, London.

 

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VIERNES 3 DE JUNIO 19:00h
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As part of the exhibition Myriad Reflector, which will be activated through a programme of nocturnal flashes of different rhythms and intensities, the artist Matt Copson will perform a performance entitled Obituary. ​

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Obituario Matt Copson
OBITUARY. MATT COPSON
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Matt Copson. Courtesy of the artist.

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25 minutos

Manuel Segade and Tania Pardo guide us through the exhibition called Dialecto CA2M – made up of the CA2M Collection and the ARCO Foundation Collection – to introduce us to a century of contemporary art history in Madrid but told from Móstoles.

The stories and anecdotes about the works on display are interwoven with the way they are displayed; with the change of lighting, the colours of the walls or via posters with unusual information about the artworks.

It’s not a question of seeing the exhibition with its protagonists but of them accompanying us on a collective journey through a public collection that belongs to all the inhabitants of the Autonomous Community of Madrid.

The fact that we talk to each other as a museum is a way of showing that what seems to be ours is really yours.

Dates:

28 November: Manuel Segade

12 December: Tania Pardo

19 December: Manuel Segade

9 January: Tania Pardo

Please sign up in advance by calling 91 276 02 21 or by sending an email to: ca2m@madrid.org

 

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SUNDAYS 12:30H
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Acceso notas adicionales

Capacity: 15 people

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Manuel Segade and Tania Pardo guide us through the exhibition called Dialecto CA2M – made up of the CA2M Collection and the ARCO Foundation Collection 

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VISITS TO DIALECTO CA2M
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Visitas Dialecto CA2M
LET MANUEL OR TANIA GIVE YOU THE LOWDOWN
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Picture: Galerna Foto.

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1 hour

The Research, Data, Documentation, Enquiring and Causation Department (DIDDCC) is a temporary and intermittent structure, directed by Sergio Rubira, that constitutes a space for the study and collaborative research of the museum institution and what it means to call the CA2M by that name. It also addresses the act of curating: what it means to create a public collection, what is collected, how a collection is put together and who does it, how it is set up and then exhibited. The DIDDCC will also enquire what has been excluded, or continues to elude them, from the seemingly objective narrative established by museums through their collections and through the way in which they display them: what they have decided not to tell and, therefore, does not make it into the museum, what they prefer to hide in the warehouses stored away or pushed to the back of a shelf, or what is forbidden as it breaks the rules. They will imagine possibilities to establish other methods of narrating that break with the chronological and progressive discourse that appears so natural within the museum. They will reflect on what the displays mean and which are the rhetorical resources it uses. And, finally, via the exhibition their collections, who they challenge and affect.

The DIDDCC gets its name, as a sort of homage, from Seth Siegelaub’s calling card. A the fundamental reference for anyone wishing to trace the history of exhibition curating, he would use said card to outline the activities he undertook as the director of his foundation, the Stichting Egress Foundation, which specialises in contemporary art and textile history, topics which he was extremely knowledgeable about.

The DIDDCC will focus on these aspects and use the collections of the CA2M as a case study: the centre’s own and those of the ARCO Foundation. The DIDDCC’s structure involves lecture seminars, work sessions on specific cases and meetings with guests who have worked in these areas, and demands a commitment to research that goes beyond just face-to-face sessions. One of the DIDDCC’s main objectives is to create a context for the pieces that form part of the CA2M collections and build a possible discourse regarding its creation.

The DIDDCC offers activities that are integrated into the centre’s own programming.

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FRIDAY FROM OCTOBER 29 TO MARCH 11
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This activity is aimed at graduates, degree-holders, last-year graduates or master’s students or doctoral candidates in Art History, Fine Arts, Architecture, Humanities or related disciplines. The ability to read in English is essential

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The Research, Data, Documentation, Enquiring and Causation Department (DIDDCC) is a temporary and intermittent structure, directed by Sergio Rubira, that constitutes a space for the study and collaborative research of the museum institution and what it means to call the CA2M by that name

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THE RESEARCH, DATA, DOCUMENTATION, ENQUIRING AND CAUSATION DEPARTMENT
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DIDDCC
DIDDCC
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Temas Pensamiento
Ocultar imagen principal
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FRIDAY FROM OCTOBER 29 TO MARCH 11 | 16:30 - 20:00
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This autumn's cinema series is a celebration of the audio-visual media that is part of the Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo Museum’s public heritage. Our collections feature many pieces of video art encompassing the last decades of audio-visual history, both nationally and internationally. In recent years, we have also decided to make a strong commitment to promoting experimental and exhibition cinema, as we consider the moving image to be a fundamental heritage in present-day culture and, above all, because it is important to have a museum record of the great moment that film is currently experiencing in Madrid.

Dialectal Cinema is an ideal accompaniment to Dialecto CA2M. It will allow us to watch some of the most interesting films acquired in recent years in their authors’ own voices. In other words, it will follow the traditional cinema and colloquium format, but with exceptional artists.

Non-commercial cinema is a fundamental element for the opening of the CA2M Collection. Luis López Carrasco (Murcia, 1981) will open the cycle with The Future (2013), a film of unique generational importance. This was his first big hit before the acclaimed The Year of Discovery (2020). Another documentary film, Everyone likes bananas, brings Rubén H. Bermúdez (Móstoles, 1981) back to our museum, collectively addressing the day-to-day experience of blackness in Spain as part of an impressive community exercise. The Science fiction category will be represented by Ion de Sosa (San Sebastian, 1981), who adapted Philip K. Dick's Androids Dream of Electric Sheep into a dystopian Benidorm during low season.

Lois Patiño (Vigo, 1983) has been a leading voice in the field of exhibition cinema, a less narrative format that acts as a loop for exhibition spaces, over the last decade. In Shady Mountain, the viewpoint and light reveal the geological formation as a place of coexistence, a sublime place to live. Films by Alex Reynolds (Bilbao, 1978) defy conventional narrative by displaying the affective structures that glue viewers to the screen.

In the final session can chat with three quite different video artists. Ana Esteve (Agres, 1986) discusses cinema itself and its conventions in her films. In The Magic Screen she turns a city built on the East Coast of Spain, the Levante, which is still a potential dream, into an archaeological site. Cristina Garrido (Madrid, 1986) uses a cliché promotional documentary to explain a new kind of art. This film is shown at art fair stands and Garrido herself considers it to be another artistic genre altogether: just like painting, the art featured at the fair pavilion. Finally, Mar Reykjavik (Sagunto, 1995) reflects on the creation of identity through new technologies and the virality of networks. My body, my rules analyses the potential relationships and escapes resulting from viral challenges.

In addition to these dates, and for the duration of the CA2M Dialect exhibition, all the video pieces from the CA2M Collection and the ARCO Foundation Collection will be available for viewing in a cinema on the second floor of the museum. There, visitors can choose which piece they want to watch and enjoy the possibilities that the cinematographic medium offers for current artistic expression.​

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Del 28 de octubre al 2 de diciembre
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This autumn's cinema series is a celebration of the audio-visual media that is part of the Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo Museum’s public heritage. Our collections feature many pieces of video art encompassing the last decades of audio-visual history, both nationally and internationally.

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CINEMA IN THE CA2M COLLECTION
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El Futuro
DIALECTAL CINEMA
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Fotograma de El Futuro, Luis López Carrasco, 2014.

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18:30 - 20:30

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.

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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.

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Caso Sara Ramo
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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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Proceso de restauración.
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