Jetztzeit (El tiempo del ahora) + La Espalda del ángel is the first of a cycle of exhibitions proposed by La Panera Center of Arts, in which the contemporary art collection «CV Colección» serves as starting point for a call for curatorial proposals that has been equally awarded to Manuel Segade and RMS The Association.
In Jetztzeit..., Manuel Segade, vindicates the importance of art collecting in the survival of contemporary art, and the collector role in defining the repertoire of the collection, based on the own life experience and the context. This project is grounded on the renaissance tradition according to which the aristocrats decorated with their birth charts the ceilings of their art and cabinet of curiosities. The reticular structure of these birth charts will be transferred to the architectural plot defined by the columns of La Panera, where the artworks of «CV Colección» will be classified according to knowledge, discipline, technologies and arts, allowing us to deepen their content and their relationship with the social, economic, political, and cultural context in which they were created.
Alongside, at the first floor of La Panera, Segade suggests another reading of the collection entitled La Espalda del ángel. This part of the exhibition explores the future possibilities of the collection according to those works that raise a critical relationship with the legacy of modernity, such as the notion of unlimited progress or the unlikely survival of the art and life binomial.