The core of any museum is its collection. The
collection is a patrimonial symbol of a shared cultural memory. A territory and
a culture build their identity through memory. In order to keep the memory
active and not just nostalgic, it needs to be critical and self-critical,
willing to continually revise itself. The function of a museum is to create one
such memory and to keep it alive through countless re-readings, interpretations
and research that question and that do not shy away from difficult
perspectives. The temporary displays are intimately connected and linked to the
collection, being as they are, another aspect of the museum's memory, a way to
enrich the collection and also to accompany the artists that remain closer, those
that contribute to the symbolic enrichment of the culture.
Within this project of contextualization and revision
of CGAC’s collection, four expositive proposals are displayed, in which
different themes are developed and which embody a counter-dialogue with other
collections, public and private, linked with the CGAC and Galicia: Galician
public and private collections, museum collections with which the CGAC shares
temporary displays (CAAC of Sevilla and MUN of Pamplona) or collections that
have maintained a special link with the CGAC, like the ARCO Collection and its
current venue in CA2M of Móstoles.
Exhibition brochures: States of Exception, Essay of a Visual Culture and Louise Bourgeois. Cell.