Auto. Sueno y materia. Automobile culture as critical and creative territory at CA2M Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo, Madrid

CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Móstoles, Madrid / Spain

October 5, 2009

Auto. Sueño y materia.
Automobile culture as critical and creative territory

9 October 2009 – 10 January 2010


CA2M Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo
Avda. Constitución, 23 – 25
28931 Móstoles (Madrid), Spain
+34 91 2760213
+34 91 6180469
centrodeartedosdemayo [​at​] madrid.org
http://www.madrid.org/ca2m

Auto. Sueño y Materia is organized by CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo and Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial

Auto. Sueño y material, examines the influence of the car in contemporary art. With over one hundred works by sixty artists from Spain and further afield, the exhibition throws light on the relationship between car culture and art over recent decades. The vast majority of the works presented come from the last two decades but with a heavy accent on the current moment, a period in which the reading of the car from an art perspective took on such density and complexity as well as critical perspective and detached biting wit. The automobile has been, and indeed still is, one of the most effective media for the material embodiment of dreams. And now, artists are questioning the reality of those dreams.

Artists:Roy Arden, Eric Aupol, Yael Bartana, Manolo Bautista, Michele Bazzana, Hans Op de Beeck, Valérie Belin, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Etienne Bossut, Frank Breuer, Michel de Broin, Alain Bublex, June-Bum Park,Edward Burtynsky, Andrew Bush, Hervé Coqueret, Stéphane Couturier, Félix Curto, Stephen Dean, Jeremy Dickinson, Juan Fernández, Sylvie Fleury, Alicia Framis, Juan del Junco, Pannos Kokkinias, Annika Larsson, Miki Leal, Zilla Leutenegger, Juan López, Maider López, Chip Lord, Thom Merrick, Vik Muniz, Ahmet Ögüt, Julian Opie, Sven Pählsson, Miguel Palma, Jesús Palomino, Panamarenko, Tobias Rehberger, Pedro Reyes, Betsabeé Romero, Samuel Rousseau, Bruno Rousseaud, Michael Samuels,
Corinna Schnitt, Franck Scurti, Jim Shaw, Roman Signer, Dirk Skreber, Amy Stein, Thomas Struth, Xavier Veilhan, Kelley Walker, Koen Wastijn, Rhonda Weppler & Trevor Mahovsky, Pamela Wilson-Ryckman and Erwin Wurm.

An exhibition curated by: Alberto Martín

CA2M, Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo is a dynamic arts venue devoted to cutting-edge art. 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 programme of exhibitions, mediation and research, designed to earn it a place among the most advanced arts centres 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.

CA2M, Opening hours:
Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 – 21:00 hrs.
Closed on Monday

CA2M Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo
Avda. Constitución, 23 – 25
28931 Móstoles (Madrid), Spain
+34 91 2760213
+34 91 6180469
http://www.madrid.org/ca2m
centrodeartedosdemayo [​at​] madrid.org