WE ARE GROWING ALL THE TIME
Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am - 8 pm
We’re Growing All the Time is an exhibition curated entirely by 5th year pupils at the CEIP San Miguel Primary School in the UVA neighbourhood of Madrid’s Hortaleza district. The exhibition forms part of CoCo, a proposal designed by CentroCentro and Plataforma Indómita for the creation and development of collaborative curating projects.
The personal perspective of these 27 curators invites us to redefine the notion of heritage through their own story in what is a really special occasion: this year is the European Year of Cultural Heritage and it coincides with the Paseo del Prado and El Retiro Park having been proposed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Their considerations have taken shape following a period of investigation carried out both in CentroCentro and in their school, always in collaboration with their teachers. Covering everything from play to poetry, care and discovery, the curators have responded to their thematic areas of interest by exploring the potential of the exhibition space, on the one hand, and, on the other hand, by entering into direct contact with such institutions as the MUSAC and the Rafael Alberti Foundation, requesting specific works from such artists as Daniel Silvo, or producing their own pieces together with Raúl Mainer and Sofía de Juan.
Through work based on dialogue and critical reflection, the CoCo project seeks to place creation and cultural management at the service of the narrative of these citizens, knowing that, as young curators, they can renew how we view the notions of interest, history and culture that are inherent in the idea of heritage.
It is they who have decided how and what they want to tell us:
This exhibition which revolves around childhood and cultural heritage. The points of interest in the exhibition are based on our environment, our memories associated with places within that environment - the neighbourhood and the school - and how we interact with them, that is to say, what operating instructions do we set. We have chosen “Crecemos por momentos” (“We’re Growing All the Time”) as the title. It expresses not only the time that passes by and changes us but also the moments in life, the opportunities, the encounters with other people and the small events that help us grow.-
Pupils in year five of the CEIP San Miguel Primary School-
Organizers: CentroCentro y Plataforma Indómita
GISSELA ESTEFANIA ANRANGO GUAMAN - ANGELES STEFANY BAZAN DEL VALLE - ANGELY GIOVANNA BILBAO MAMANI - ALDRIN ERIK BRAVO TORDOYA - SILVIU NICUSOR BURULEA - ALBA CARBONELL ESPEJO - ADA ALEJANDRA CARCAÑO ABREU - SARA CASTILLO TAMAJÓN - AARON CHACON CANTILLO - DAVID CHICA - MOSQUERA - FABIO CORBACHO RAMOS - ALEJANDRA CORTES MALDONADO - ADRIANA DÍAZ VILLA - IDAIRA HERRERA DÍAZ - PAUL ANDRES HERRERA MUÑOZ - YATING CRISTINA LIAO - ALEJANDRO LOZANO GÓMEZ - ISRAEL MAYA ROMERO - MARCOS MUÑOZ CEACERO - ÁLVARO OVALLE GARCÍA - JUAN PARDO JIMÉNEZ - MARISOL PARDO PARDO - ALEJANDRA RUIZ RÍOS - IVAN SAUDINOS VICENTE - BRIAN DANIEL VALLEJO CÓRDOVA - CANDELA VAQUERO PRIETO
Pedagogical and artistic coordination: Sofía de Juan (Plataforma Indómita), Irene Pomar (CentroCentro)
Teachers: Carmen Guaita, Ana Jiménez, Montag Olivera, Álvaro Sánchez
Artists: Sofía de Juan, Raúl Mainer, Alicia Martín, Daniel Silvo
Lenders: El Alba de Alhelí, Fundación Rafael Alberti, MUSAC