CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo launches its program of activities for 2009 with exhibition Bestué / Vives: Cisnes y Ratas (Swans and Rats). David Bestué and Marc Vives present two installations: Acciones en el Universo (Actions in the Universe) and their latest work, La Confirmación (The Confirmation). The show also comprises a documentation desk where visitors can view previous projects be the David Bestué and Marc Vives. The exhibition curator and CA2M director Ferran Barenblit has attempted to offer the visitors a comprehensive insight into the work of the two young artists who will represent Spain at the upcoming 53rd Venice Biennale.
Bestué / Vives use different formats that range from small gestures in public spaces and stage performance to video-installation art with the aim of provoking a reaction from the general public.
In La Confirmación, Bestué / Vives invite the visitors to tour a film set with different scenes that only make sense when they watch a video at the end of the installation. Acciones en el Universo is also a journey, a tour through different rooms a arranged like a tunnel of horrors that is meant to disorient visitors and invite them to participate in the most ambitious project of all, to intervene in the Universe itself.
This video provides an exhibition walkthrough and an interview with Marc Vives, who talks about the two installations (in Spanish).
Bestué / Vives: Cisnes y Ratas (Swans and Rats). CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Móstoles, Madrid / Spain. February 13, 2009.
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