CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo presents Lara Almarcegui. Madrid Underneath

CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo presents Lara Almarcegui. Madrid Underneath, on view until 28 October 2012.

The exhibition Lara Almarcegui. Madrid Underneath is based on a project specifically developed by the artist for CA2M, consisting of a publication of a book that reveals what lies beneath the ground of Madrid, which hardly ever is shown to citizens: its historic, archaeological, and utility layers; transportation; communication; and energy circulation and water pipes. The show also displays alongside some of her earlier projects, consisting of a total of 21 photographs, slides, projections, or posters to help contextualise her work and understand the scope of her professional career.

The narrative which gives shape to the exhibition is based on a repetition with certain variations—each one of the three galleries of the exhibition is organized as follows: a guidebook of city wastelands, the construction materials of a city or of its historical center, an action of removing the ground from the exhibition galleries to put it back in place once observed, and the photographic documentation from the wastelands with temporal and permanent protection achieved by the artist. This approach makes more readable the variation within Almarcegui’s methods as well as the reasons that make her intervene in a site rather than in another become explicit: her projects are tools which allows representing those sites in moments of transformation or of imminent change, critical moments that translate into the museum galleries through devices, which at once are developed in time.

Curator: Manuel Segade

CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo
Av. Constitución, 23
28931 Móstoles
Madrid, Spain
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