First exhibition on the ARCO Foundation Collection

First exhibition on the ARCO Foundation Collection

CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Móstoles

Ana Mendieta, Untitled (From the “Silueta” series), 1980. ARCO Foundation. CA2M Deposit.

October 25, 2014

ARCO Foundation Collection
Until 1 February 2015

Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo

Comunidad de Madrid

Curators: Estrella De Diego and Ferran Barenblit

Artists: Antoni Abad, Ignasi Aballí, Eduardo Abaroa, Marina Abramović, Pilar Albarracín, Helena Almeida, Francis Alÿs, Carl André, Karel Appel, Elena Asins, Ángel Bados, Artur Barrio, Christian Boltanski, Fernando Bryce, Daniel Buren, Cabello / Carceller,  Ana Casas, Filipa César, José Pedro Croft, Keren Cytter, Jiří David, Eugenio Dittborn, Jimmie Durham, VALIE EXPORT, Ângela Ferreira, Esther Ferrer, Dan Flavin, Samuel Fosso, Dora García, Rodney Graham, Thomas Hirschhorn, Donald Judd, Anish Kapoor, Mike Kelley, Guillermo Kuitca, Gabriel Kuri, Zilla Leutenegger, Sol Lewitt, Thomas Locher, Richard Long, Cristina Lucas, Ken Lum, Jorge Macchi, Teresa Margolles, Allan McCollum, Ana Mendieta, Mario Merz, Aernout Mik, Jill Miller, Carlos Motta, Juan Muñoz, Rivane Neuenschwander, Giuseppe Penone, Adrian Piper, Sigmar Polke, Arnulf Rainer, Tobias Rehberger, Meriç Algün Ringborg, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Carolee Schneemann, Gregor Schneider, Allan Sekula, Yinka Shonibare, Melanie Smith, Jesús Soto, Ana María Tavares, Wolfgang Tillmans, James Turrell, Richard Tuttle, Mark Wallinger, Erwin Wurm

CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo is now home to one of the most relevant contemporary art collections in Spain: the Arco Foundation Collection. The Collection represents art from the 1960s to today through approximately 300 works by 224 artists who are key to national and international contemporary creation.

The exhibition goes through Arco Foundation Collection’s most significant pieces and shows the main trends of the last decades. The ’60s and ’70s are represented by outstanding minimalist pieces (Dan Flavin, Carl André); Geometric Abstraction (Jesús Soto, Elena Asins); Land art (Richard Long); Arte Povera (Mario Merz, Giuseppe Penone); and works by other artists who came up in the conceptual environment (Esther Ferrer, Richard Tuttle). Ana Mendieta’s, Sigmar Polke’s or Juan Muñoz’s works represent the ’80s. The exhibition will also approach the art’s broadening of horizons that happened in the ’90s, which accounts for the circulation of works by Latin American artists (such as Francis Alÿs, Guillermo Kuitca, Melanie Smith and Rivane Neuenschwander), North American artists (Allan Sekula, Carolee Schneemann) and European artists (Ignasi Aballí, Helena Almeida, Thomas Hirschhorn, Tobias Rehberger).

On the other hand, ARCO Foundation Collection will also hold three smaller format exhibits that will be presented consecutively in a specific exhibition space. These exhibits will bring the visitor closer to some of the subjects that have guided CA2M’s work since its opening in 2008.

The first of these small exhibitions will deal with those artists who reflect on the role of art as a space for critical knowledge, with works by Antoni Abad, Eduardo Abaroa, Artur Barrio, Fernando Sánchez Castillo and Erwin Wurm among others. The second will focus on individuals and how they question their contemporary condition through art, including works by VALIE EXPORT, Jimmie Durham and Jiri David among others. And the third exhibition revolves around how artists research the new world map and the existence of a new and different reality to that that took apart Western’s cultural production from the rest of the world’s, through works by artists such as Ken Lum and Yinka Shonibare.

Once the exhibition closes on February 1, a second exhibition will be opened around mid-February 2015 at the same time as a new edition of ARCOmadrid international fair takes place. Also, the exhibition’s catalogue will be presented.

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