Collegium presents The Collection: Dialogues. Volume 2: Time is an Illusion

• The second edition of The Collection: Dialogues brings together works from Collegium’s permanent collection with loans, this time mostly from the Vergez collection, which also won the A Award for Collecting this year.

• The exhibition explores the complexity of time from various perspectives, as a cultural phenomenon that shapes our perception of reality.

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Arévalo, September 18, 2023. – Collegium’s upcoming exhibition, which will open on Wednesday, September 20th, continues the series titled The Collection: Dialogues, in which the museum creates an annual encounter between works from its permanent collection and loans from invited collections. This year, the invited collection will be that of Juan and Patricia Vergez, which was awarded the A Award for Collecting by the ARCO Foundation this year, just like Collegium’s collection. The exhibition will also feature some works from the Lázaro Collection (another awardee in this same edition), the Reina Sofía Museum, CA2M, and TBA21, among others.

Continuing the first edition of this series of exhibitions, which took place between October 2022 and February 2023 under the title History between Persistence and Critique, Time is an Illusion continues to delve into the theme of processes of understanding time.

This second edition of The Collection: Dialogues explores the complexity of time from various perspectives. Since our lives are shaped by the flow of time, the exhibition invites us to question conventional narratives and explore the diversity of temporal experiences that shape our reality. From the subjectivity of the perception of time to the coexistence of multiple temporal flows in different cultures, the exhibition also examines how colonization also affected our understanding of time and how those influences persist in the present moment. Time is an Illusion highlights the importance of understanding time not only as a physical concept but also as a cultural and social construct that shapes our lives, perceptions, and interactions.

This group exhibition will be open to the public until February 4, 2024.

Curator: Aldones Nino.

Artists: Alexandre Diop, Alicja Kwade, Alin BozbiciuAmália Ulman, Ana Mendieta, Ashley Hans Scheirl, Beatriz González, Colectivo Ayllu, Cornel Brudaşcu, Cornelius Annor, Danh Vö, Detanico Lain, Dora Longo Bahia, Erika Verzutti, Etienne Chambaud, Haegue Yang, Howtan Re, Iván Candeo, Jakob Lena Knebl, León Ferrari, Manauara Clandestina, Melik Ohanian, Monika Sosnowska, Nathan Braga, Pamela Rosenkranz, Roman Ondak, Ryan Gander, Sara Ramo, Tomás Saraceno, Ventura Profana, and Zheng Bo.

About Collegium: 
Collegium is a center for exhibition, education, research, and experimentation in contemporary art. Its operations are based in the city of Arévalo, in Castilla and León, where it is already developing an exhibition, educational, and activity program while preparing its physical building in the former Jesuit College of the city. Collegium’s project aims to contribute to the recovery and revaluation of the cultural, historical, and architectural heritage of Arévalo and its surroundings, revitalizing the local cultural context while putting this city on the map of national and international contemporary art.

Press Contact: 
Sofía Fernández Álvarez
Head of Communications

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