On Wednesday 27th November we will host a talk with Manuel Segade, Director of CA2M in The Worm, 11 Castle Street, Aberdeen from 6pm – 8pm. All are welcome.
In 2020, The Worm and Peacock is developing an artistic exchange between UK and the Iberian Peninsula. For the first event in a series, we have invited Manuel Segade, the Director of Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo in Móstoles (Madrid, Spain) to give a talk, followed by Art, Food and Brexit (tomatoes and bread), an artistic event by Merlyn Riggs that explores Brexit through food.
CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo has been experimenting with contemporary art as a field for social transformation in the peripheral South of Madrid. Its program is based on principles of low institutionally and radical imagination. Its changing space, as it corresponds to the needs of a contemporary art institution, anticipates a future that is yet unknown, and in it not everything works but all kinds of bodies fit. This institution understands itself as a space where, through aesthetic production, the performance of citizenship, with all its complexity, diversity and critique, takes place.
Manuel Segade has researched on the production of a somatic subjectivity at the end of the 19th century, which became his book Narciso Fin de Siglo (2008). He has a wide curatorial practice, like the Spanish Pavillion in Venice Biennale in 2017, and has also been teaching curatorial practice in programs for Michaelis University of Cape Town, MACBA’s Independent Studies Program or École du Magasin in Grenoble. He’s director of Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo in Móstoles (Madrid, Spain).