One more week, we encourage you to enjoy the culture in our region, through three very different exhibitions, which will surely captivate the audience. These are 'Tan sabia como valerosa' at the Cervantes Institute, 'Humor absurdo: Una constelación del disparate en España' at the CA2M, and 'Doce fábulas urbanas' at Matadero Madrid. Where do you want to start?
We begin with the proposal of the Cervantes Institute, which until September 5 invites us to see 'Tan sabia como valerosa'. This is an exhibition that reveals the history of some of the writers of the Golden Age, revealing the richness of the female literary world of the time, as well as the difficulties they had to face. Curated by Ana M. Rodríguez Rodríguez, we will be able to see from different Libraries, Archives and Museums, 41 manuscripts and printed books, 4 documents, 12 film and theatre posters, and the audiovisual montage 'Caminar, obrar, no parar'.
The CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo in the Region of Madrid hosts until 4 October the exhibition 'Humor absurdo: Una constelación del disparate en España' that, curated by Mery Cuesta, is advised by Joaquín Reyes (humour), Luís E. Pares (cinema), Gloria G. Durán (avant-garde), Gerardo Vilches (comic and graphic humour) and Desirée de Fez (internet). The exhibition presents us a kind of absurd humour that characterizes Spanish culture and that receives the specific name of "surrealist humour". In addition, as part of this exhibition, CA2M and Filmoteca Española have launched the online double programme 'Un bigote para el S.XXI: Transmisiones generacionales del humor absurdo y el disparate audiovisual'.
Finally, until 31 January 2021, Nave 16 in Matadero Madrid, poses the question of what your ideal city is like, through contemporary practices, belonging to different generations and with diverse professional experiences, grouped under the name 'Doce fábulas urbanas'. Curated by Ethel Baraona Pohl with the collaboration of César Reyes, the exhibition is based on the series of twelve illustrated short stories "Twelve Cautionary Tales for Christmas" which was first published in 1971 by the group of radical architects Superstudio.
Image credits: Studio Celine Baumann; Parliament of Plants – Web Matadero Madrid