COLECCIÓN XVII: CHARLOTTE MOTH
24 FEBRUARY – 15 SEPTEMBER 2019
OPENING 23 FEBRUARY
CURATED BY CAROLINE HANCOCK
The British artist Charlotte Moth uses the image as a way of analysing her experiences with her surrounding environs, filtered through her experience of the history of art. Since 1999, inspired by the Romanian artist André Cadere, she started working on Travelogue, a collection of personal photographs which establish relationships with each other by means of repetition, in a structure that becomes in itself a working method. The relationships that this personal archive in construction maintains with the history of art were the reasons that the Musée de Rochechouart in France invited her to work with the archive of the Dadaist artist Raoul Hausmann and to retrace the steps of this movement in the island of Ibiza just before the Spanish Civil War. And in 2015, Tate Britain also invited her to engage with a work by the pioneering sculptor Barbara Hepworth to create a formal constellation choreographed by her own images.
Here at CA2M, Moth was invited to work with the collection in a situated process that led her to research into the industrial past of the town of Móstoles and to delve in greater depth into a relationship of production with the space and lighting of the art centre.
Charlotte Moth (Carshalton, UK, 1978) lives and works in Paris. After studying at the Slade School of Art in London and at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, she went on to have solo shows at the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Tate Britain in London, Centre d’art Contemporain in Geneva, De Vleeshal in Middelburg, Holland. In 2017 she was nominated for the Prix Marcel Duchamp, for which she was invited to create a site-specific installation for the Pompidou Centre in Paris.
Thanks from the artist and curator: To Isabelle Alfonsi, Cécilia Bécanovic, Barbara Quintin and all at the Gallery Marcelle Alix, Paris. To the Botanical Gardens in Madrid, Alfonso Vinuesa Canseco and the Ayuntamiento de Móstoles, Candide / Bronze d’Art in Paris, Arlette Souhami and the Galerie Minsky, Paris, Mrs Wilson and the Shirley Leaf & Petal Company, as well as to Ana Ballesteros, Arantxa Benavides, Keith Collins, Cataleya Cosima, Emma Dalesman, Anna Dezeuze, Elvis the Mothoe British short hair, Peter Fillingham, Carmen Giménez, Carolina Grau, Sarah Hancock, Janet Hodgson, Camille Juthier, Euridice Kala, Mo Laudi, Josephine Medina, Rubén Molina, Georgia Nelson, Richard Overstreet, Yara Sonseca Mas, Tevi de la Torre, Celia Vinuesa.
Performative visit to exhibition: Sunday at 18:30. July - September at 19:00. Closed for visits during August.