Monday, October 05, 2009


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
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-Bomb 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, Ange Leccia, Zilla Leutenegger, Juan López, Maider López, Chip Lord, Thom Merrick, Vik Muniz, Ahmet Ögüt, Julian Opie, Sven Pählsson, Miguel Palma, Jesús Palomino, Panamarenko, Martin Parr, 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, Erwin Wurm.
An exhibition curated by: Alberto Martín
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.