This new proposal for Café Naves Matadero is born from a reconfiguration of cabaret, taking its irreverent spirit and political character in relation to queer culture and turning it into a meeting place where the performers alter, question and sabotage their own identity, using their bodies as the only scenic space.
Taiwan’s Chen Chieh-jen is one of the most important Asian artists on the international contemporary art scene. Present at the most important art biennials such as Sao Paulo (1998) or Venice (on two occasions, 1999 and 2005), his visual work offers a critical reflection on the strategies of power.
Cecilio Castrillo is able to show the darker side of human beings through his transgressive pieces of leather. Inspired by punk, science fiction and the horror films he devoured as a child, they have seduced such global stars as Beyoncé, Madonna and Marilyn Manson.
Sadik Kwaish Alfraji is one of the great contemporary artists of the Iraqi diaspora and much of his work addresses the vulnerability of human existence and speaks of loss, exile, fragmentation and displacement.
This exhibition brings together more than fifty images of some of the moments that have occurred in the last seven editions of Acción!MAD, the first festival dedicated specifically to the Art of Action and Performance in Madrid that was created in 2003.
For ten days and in two rooms of Naves Matadero, BAC Madrid #0 will put on the work of the six honoured artists: Analívia Cordeiro (Brazil), La Ribot (Spain), Narcissister (USA), Nora Chipaumire (Zimbabwe), Tadasu Takamine (Japan) and Victoria Hunt (Australia).
BAC Madrid #0 will bring together the honoured artists (one per continent) and the six curators who have chosen them, in four performative encounters and two dialogues. Two of these encounters can be seen in Naves Matadero.
Cristina Rodrigues is one of the most important Portuguese plastic artists of her generation. Her work is governed by a simple aesthetic that floats between social ethnography, anthropology and sustainability.
Mexican Octavio Iturbe is one of the world's best-known video dance directors. In Naves Matadero he will give this workshop in which he will try to find the balance that will allow video and dance to be enriched by that which unites them and by that which separates them. He will seek to create a language where neither of these two disciplines depends on the other.