Another Part of the New World
Collection CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo of the Regional Government of Madrid and the ARCO Foundation Collection

Eduardo Abaroa
[Mexico D.F., 1968]
Archeological Insertion, 2012
Photography: Andres Arranz
Foundation ARCO, Madrid

Pilar Albarracin
The Night 1002 II, 2001
124×185,5×0,4 cm
CA2M Collection, Madrid

Alys Francis
[Amberes, 1959]
Assembly of oil paintings and prints, 1997
8 elements, dimensions may vary
Photography: Andres Arranz
Foundation ARCO, Madrid

Fernando Bryce
[Lima, 1965]
Haiti (Self portrait), 1999
Photography: Andres Arranz
Foundation ARCO, Madrid

Carlos Garaicoa
Provocation (Serie: indignant porn ceramics), 2012
Installation of two pieces
279×224×4, 118×168×3 см
CA2M Collection, Madrid

Gabriel Kuri
[Mexico D.F., 1971]
Work from your home, 2003
Wool wall-installation
Photography: Andres Arranz
Foundation ARCO, Madrid

Tonico Lemos Auad
[Belem, Brasil, 1968]
Forget that you saw me 1, 2002
26×30 см x 3
Photography: Andres Arranz
Foundation ARCO, Madrid

Antoni Muntadas
[Barcelona, 1942]
CEE / Hysel Dyptich, 1988
Photography and collage in two parts
73×62×1,5 each
Photo archive CGAC
Photography: Mark Ritchie
Foundation ARCO, Madrid

Santiago Sierra
[Madrid, 1966]
Obstruction of a highway with a container, 1998
CA2M Collection, Madrid

Date: September 22nd — November 29th, 2015
Venue: Moscow Museum of Modern Art, 25, Petrovka

Curators: Ferran Barenblit and Elena Yaichnikova

The Moscow Museum of Modern Art presents art from the collection of the Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (CA2M) of the Regional Government of Madrid and ARCO Collection, Madrid. The exhibition bringing together more than 30 artists is to open in the Museum’s main building at 25, Petrovka Street. The project participants with their light installations, large-scale objects, contemporary paintings, drawings, photos and videos will attest to the diversity of the regional art scene, their works taken together forming a coherent whole entitled Another Part of the New World.

The special attention to the art of Latin America is only natural for the Spanish culture. For many centuries Spain has been the colonial centre for the countries of Latin American World. The former mother country shares its language and many aspects of culture with the overseas possessions and now it perceives itself as a bridge between Europe and Latin America. In the era of globalisation the relations between the European metropolis torn by economical difficulties and protecting its status of a cultural capital and the region of Latin America living through a period of economical growth and cultural revival are more complicated than it used to be. Economical and geopolitical interests, new ambitions and the search for self-actualization typical of these countries suggest multilevel relations and interconnections, which also reflect the actual reality and global change of the present-day world present regardless of the region. The exhibition Another Part of the New World seeks to disclose challenges and ruptures associated with the passage to contemporary world, the world after the loss of the Socialist utopia and disillusion in the ‘perfect capitalism’, as seen by contemporary artists from Spain, Latin America and in the lesser extent Western Europe and the US. The works on display draw on the social reality in the countries of the Spanish-language world and its emotional reflection, which can equally tell a lot about the present-day world at large.

The collection of the Contemporary Art Fair Foundation ARCO was founded in 1987, in a 5-year term after the creation of the Madrid Fair. Appearing on the tide of the democratic process after the long-term Franco’s regime, the initiative sought to present Spain as a country open to the rest of the world, to maintain its place on the international contemporary art scene and to give an example of a collection resulting from the activity of private individuals and local institutions. The ARCO Foundation Collection has presently been kept at the Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo CA2M of the Regional Government of Madrid, which is situated in Móstoles, the suburb of the Spanish capital, and comprises another collection of its own, counting more than 1500 artworks from different countries. Since its foundation in 2008, the Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo CA2M organised a number of exhibitions and state programmes, paying special attention to the critical approach towards political and economical relations in the postcolonial world, the interactions of visual arts and mass culture, to performance and performativity as an important new feature in the art of the 1990s.

Several events will be part of the project at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, including publication of a catalogue and a programme of debates and round tables revolving around two key issues:
— Merging of private and national interest in the creation of a contemporary art collection. The case of the ARCO collection;
— Contemporary art of Latin America, its originality and its place on the Spanish and international contemporary art scene.

Project participants:

Ignasi Aballi, Eduardo Abaroa, Halil Altindere, Pilar Albarracin, Francis Alÿs, Alexander Apóstol, Ibon Aranberri, Juan Araujo, Artur Barrio, Iñaki Bonillas, Fernando Bryce, Adriana Bustos, Carlos Garaicoa, Mariana Castillo Deball, Eugenio Dittborn, Héctor Zamora, Los Carpinteros, Joachim Koester, Guillermo Kuitca, Gabriel Kuri, Tonico Lemos Auad, Rogelio López Cuenca, Cristina Lucas, Teresa Margolles, Ana Mendieta, Aernout Mik, Antoni Muntadas, Óscar Muñoz, Rivane Neuenschwander, Adrian Piper, El Perro, Wilfredo Prieto, Raqs Media Collective, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Allan Sekula, Melanie Smith, Santiago Sierra, Tunga and Thomas Hirschhorn.

About the curators

Ferran Barenblit (born in 1968 in Buenos Aires) is the Director of the CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, which holds a collection of its own and is the custodian of the ARCO Foundation Collection. Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo CA2M initiates an extensive programme of contemporary art projects, including exhibitions, academic projects, publications, and a wide scope of other activities. Since its foundation in 2008, CA2M has presented solo exhibitions by Jeremy Deller, Raqs Media Collective, Carlos Garaicoa, Teresa Margolles, Wilfredo Prieto and Gregor Schneider and group exhibitions, including Sonic Youth etc.: Sensational Fix; Pop Politics; PUNK; Critical Fetishes; and PER / FORM: How to do things with [out] words. In 2002-2008 Ferran Barrenblit was the Director of the Centre d’Art Santa Mònica (CASM) in Barcelona. In 2008 he was in the curatorial group of the 7th SITE Santa Fe Biennial. Ferran Barenblit’s teaching activity includes seminars on the curatorial metier and lectures delivered at many museums. In 2003-2010 he was a guest lecturer in the ‘Curating Contemporary Art’ Master’s Degree course at the Royal College of Art, London. He also worked at the Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona and at the New Museum in New York. He was recently appointed to become the director of MACBA, Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art.

Elena Yaichnikova (Moscow): independent curator and art historian. Her curatorial projects include Personal (Hi-)stories (Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, 2014), Observations Diary (Art Re:flex gallery, St. Petersburg, 2013), Double Vision: Contemporary Art from Japan (Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, 2012), Generation P: (Russenko festival, Paris, France, 2012), Once Upon a Present (Gallery SC, Zagreb, Croatia, 2011), Res publica (Moscow Museum of Modern Art, 2010), 40 Lives of One Space, the Special Project of the 3rd Moscow Biennale (Red October Factory, 2009), and Colocation [Living Together], a program of six exhibitions and public talks at La Box in 2007-2008 (Bourges, France).


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