• JUN 07 to SEP 08
    Group Exhibition
    Colección VII

    Category

    • Group Exhibition
    • Contemporary
    • Emerging Artists

    Dates and Opening hours

    JUN 07 to SEP 08, 2013

    Event Location

    CA2M - Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo

    Avda. Constitución, 23
    Móstoles
    Spain

    View website

    Artists

    • Alberto García-Alix
    • Alex Francés
    • Ana Casas
    • Antoni Muntadas
    • Beyth Moysés
    • Cabello/Carceller (Helena Cabello y Ana Carceller)
    • Carmen Calvo
    • Cristina García Rodero
    • El perro
    • Ester Partegàs

    See all artists

    Information

    In the XX century, the issue of the body has had a unique prominent role within the art history and visual culture (Surrealism, Actionism and body art in the 60´and 70´, queer performative dissident  emergency in the 90´…)

     

    The body, according to Mary Douglas, is a microcosm of the body of society. We not only have a body, we are constituted, culturally and politically, as bodies (sexed and marked by the gender, the race, the social class, the age…) that are changing over  time, with received education, with social influences, with wars, with sickness, with hunger…

     

    Today´s societies, including those where religion reaches greater weight, are fully involved in a fascination towards countless technologic devises that swamps the life of citizens, who are converted into mere consumers. Nevertheless, within that net virtual and digital thicket, the body continues to benefit from a strong presence ((in its communicative, economic, scientific, medical, sports, beauty, erotic, brothel… dimensions).

     

    CA2M showcases part of its extensive image collection (photographies, videographics and others) of the body by a serial of artists from different decades and years since mid-XX century to the present. Several major issues are addressed in this collection presentation: social tribes, family habits, representations of youth and old ages, conflicts of ideological religious roots… all of these, from a plural and diverse perspective, criticism with hegemonic visions and attentive to the changing social pulse

     

    Visitors opinion

    If you have visited this event, please share your opinion with us.

    For full information on our approach to users' comments on our site, please see our publishing policy.