The programme of temporary exhibitions as a tool for reflecting on the art of today is one of the basic pillars of the Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, the Regional Government of Madrid’s new cultural infrastructure. Another of its core objectives is the production of innovative pieces that experiment with new perspectives within the experiences associated with the exhibition concept.
In this respect, Discoteca Flaming Star’s brand-new project for Móstoles is their first individual exhibition in Spain, but it is also a reflection on certain media that have posed a challenge to the traditional notion of exhibition. Thus, in considering how to exhibit the arts live, sound and film images, they are also proposing some possible paths to travel. For its part, the Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo wishes to support this endeavour and has consequently produced a significant part of the project.
Discoteca Flaming Star is a collective of artists founded in 1998 by Cristina Gómez Barrios (Madrid, 1973) and Wolfgang Mayer (Kempten, 1968), which includes new members depending on the requirements of each occasion. For their first solo presentation in Spain, they have chosen to offer an exhibition entitled “mil veras, mil prinzessinnen, mil centralias”, in which different performances are recreated in the exhibition space as installations in which diverse media are combined. The topics they address range from environmental catastrophes and the cultural exchange created by migrations to criticism of power, but always from a subtle aesthetic perspective that rejects documentary and dogmatic approaches. It is an undoubtedly complex work where numerous factors come into play, but music, songs, texts and performances comprise its essential substratum.