Symposium: The rustle of images

Symposium: The rustle of images

CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Móstoles

“Un petit…” from the series On Translation: Petit et Grand, 2001
© A. Muntadas

April 3, 2010

Symposium: The rustle of images

Open call for research projects
on artistic theory and practice for the criticism sessions

Symposium 21 – 25 June 2010
Deadline for presentation of applications 21 May 2010

Directed by Aurora Fernández Polanco
Av. Constitución 23
28931 Móstoles, Madrid

“The rustle is the noise of what is working well” (R. Barthes)

As a means of opposing the inevitable media noise, certain artistic productions are stimulated by the political opportunities that are afforded by exchanging images in the global visual culture. In order to think with images, some people engage in strategies that redefine, confront, alter in some way or re-edit the media; others decide to conceal visibility and flirt with the “inframince”; yet others embark on a type of systemic resistance that places the emphasis on disobedience. Everyone, however, is careful to preserve the whispers of the images we share as a healthy form of collective knowledge.

The CA2M is organising the 17th edition of the regional government’s Image Symposium, which will be held during the week of 21-25 June. This year, the symposium will include an international seminar for artists and theorists, open to the general public, a forum for researchers of art theory and practice, who will present their work at the critical sessions held throughout the week, and two artist workshops.

There are three panels for presenting research papers on art theory and practice.

1. Media misappropriations/Artistic conversations.
Proposals by and about artists that offer a new focus in the media discourse and reflect on the experience-representation binomial.

2. Endless access: archives, collections, accumulations.
Proposals by and about artists who engage in the promiscuity of image as a means of reflection and critique.

3. Systemic disobedience.
Proposals by and about artists whose work focuses on the new concepts of property, appropriation and poor, low-cost images.

The deadline for the receipt of applications is 21 May 2010. Applicants are requested to submit their documentation as follows:

- By email, sending a completed enrolment form and your project (as a Word document or PDF file) to

- By post, enclosing the completed enrolment form and the printed project (applications received at the CA2M after 21 May will not be considered).


María Cañas, Thierry Davila, Joan Fontcuberta, Antoni Muntadas, Ernesto Oroza, Rosângela Rennó, and Ernst van Alphen.

Workshops: Antoni Muntadas and Rosângela Rennó

CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo is a dynamic arts venue devoted to cutting-edge art opened in 2008. It is home to the Contemporary Art Collection of the Regional Government of Madrid, which comprises more than 1,500 works. At the same time, it organizes an ambitious program of exhibitions, education and research, designed to earn it a place among the most advanced arts centers in Europe. Among the fundamental issues that the centre aims to address are the study of the meaning of art in modern-day culture and society; the political effectiveness of art and culture; the alternatives to traditional work models in art; the analysis of the institution art as a perpetuator of symbolic and economic power relations; concepts related to life in community and, specifically, the role of the periphery of large cities.

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CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo
Avda. Constitución, 23
28931 Móstoles, Madrid
+34 91 2760213
+34 91 6180469

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