Collegium exhibits its permanent collection for the first time

Walid Raad, Preface to the Third Edition (2013). Colección Adrastus
• On October 27 opens the first display of the Collegium collection, in dialogue with loans from MUSAC and other institutions
• Walid Raad, Alicja Kwade, Regina José Galindo and Ai Weiwei are some of the artists participating in the exhibition

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Arévalo, September 27, 2022.- The second exhibition of this year in Collegium will open on October 27 and is titled Collection: dialogues. Volume 1: History between persistence and criticism. It will feature 22 works from the museum's permanent collection, 4 from MUSAC in Leon and 9 from other public and private collections. Aldones Nino, assistant curator of Collegium, has conceived this exhibition as an exploration of the heterogeneous, non-linear conceptions of the passage of time, as well as of history understood as layers that overlap, blurring the concepts of past, present and future. It will be on view until February 5, 2023.

History between persistence and criticism is structured around three thematic nuclei that address in complementary ways the question of how our perception of historical time is constructed. The first, entitled Ways of understanding history, questions hegemonic narratives and vindicates artistic practice as one of the legitimate ways of elaborating that narrative without excluding areas, subjects or voices. Educational processes, the second core, proposes a look at teaching as a system capable of articulating, or also disarticulating, the status quo. Finally, Belief and present explores the weight of religions in today's world and how it affects some contemporary artistic practices. The cores of the exhibition also correspond to the three main links that root Collegium in Arevalo and in the Jesuit school that will house it: history and heritage, education and religious legacy.
Collection: dialogues aspires to become a series of exhibitions in which different parts of the collection are exhibited in relation to works from other sources, generating different proposals and narratives each time, always in line with the curatorial lines and themes that define Collegium and its program. History between Persistence and Criticism would be the first exhibition in this series, which will unfold over the next few years generating new dialogues with other collections, interspersed between the annual exhibitions commissioned from renowned guest curators.
Participating artists: Ai Weiwei, Mercedes Azpilicueta, Yto Barrada, Tim Berresheim, Marcela Cantuária, Patty Chang, Petrit Halijaj, Zhang Huan, Pieter Hugo, Iman Issa, Regina José Galindo, Alicja Kwade, Sigalit Landau, Louise Lawler, Gonzalo Lebrija, Glenda León, Ibrahim Mahama, Cinthia Marcelle, Carlos Martiel, Aleksandra Mir, Odires Mlászho, Daniela Ortíz, Tatiana Parcero, Pratchaya Phinthong, Walid Raad, Mariana Tellería, Rubén Torres Llorca, Nasan Tur and Danh Vō.

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Sofía Fernández Álvarez

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