“Tramas” David Bestué at CentroCentro Madrid

14 March 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Cibeles Palace, which houses CentroCentro Cultural Centre. Since it first opened as the Telecommunications Palace, the building has had various incarnations and has been the focus of myriad gazes.

 

Construction “Palacio de Telecomunicaciones” Archivo General de la Administración. Ministerio de Cultura

 

This idea of looking, of assessing from different points of view, underpins this series of exhibitions: “El Palacio visto por…” (The Palace as Seen by…), in which we aim to invite, on an annual basis, different artists and architects to create an informative overview –in exhibition format– based on the building’s archives and history, while also offering their own individual perceptions of the palace. These may take different forms, ranging from the sculptural and graphic work presented by David Bestué (Barcelona, 1980) this year to other future offerings, which we will discover as time goes by. (more…)

“Galician Life. Carme Nogueira” at CentroCentro Madrid

The memory of the place is the starting point of this exhibition dedicated to the work of Carme Nogueira (Vigo, 1970), curated by Tamara Díaz Bringas.

 

“Galician Life. Carme Nogueira” at CentroCentro Madrid © CentroCentro Madrid

 

The artist’s new intervention evokes modulations of workspaces made by two architects of Galician origin linked to the constructive history and uses of the Palacio de Cibeles: Antonio Palacios, responsible – together with Joaquín Otamendi – for his project and construction between 1904 and 1919, and Alejandro de la Sota, who worked in the building between 1961 and 1984 as a public official of the General Post Office and undertook renovation and refurbishment works. (more…)

“Trans Utopias. Mobility. Movement. Mobilization” at CentroCentro Madrid

This new exhibition that explores possible places from which to ponder mobility today. The exhibition resorts to speculative and service design, contemporary art, futuristic architecture, historical urban planning documents, the design of information, photography and cinema.

 

VLS is a Zuloark project. 3D images by Estudio Poliedro, The 3D Bakery and Zuloark. CC BY-SA License

VLS is a Zuloark project. 3D images by Estudio Poliedro, The 3D Bakery and Zuloark. CC BY-SA License

 

By studying cities and the infrastructures that articulate them, we can discover the dreams and failures of utopias of the past. By imagining the cities of the future, we can unveil the excesses and follies that arise from visions that are seen today to be obsolete and ineffective. A new infrastructure is always the promise – real or illusory – of a better city. (more…)