Temporary Exhibits Organized
Along the twenty-five years of unbroken activity, the International Museum of Electrography has organized several solo and group exhibitions in order to show the work of some of the most representative international artists that relate to processes, techniques, trends and vanguards of its research and its contents.
Among the most notable monographic exhibitions: electrographic work of Japanese artists Akira Komoto and Yuri Nagawara, of the French and Canadians artists, Arianne Thézé and Phillippe Boissonnet.
Also it is important the monographic exhibitions of the British artist Jake Tilson, as well as the production and digital projects of the Spanish photographer Joan Fontcuberta. Also, include the organization of some collective exhibitions around specific themes of research on new media art.
Between these, it should be noted the exhibitions organized (more than 20) around their own funds of their permanent collections as well as thematic exhibitions Summer Atelier for Young Artists of the European Community. Hannover Fair. 1990. Montage’93. International Festival of The Image. Rocherster Insitute of Technology. Rochester. New York (USA). 1993. Digital Media 1.0. Internacional Festival of Digital Art. University of Valencia. La Nau. 2008. http://www.digitalmediavalencia.com. Arte Electrónico Interactivo. 2nd International Meeting of the Human Orbital Observatory (OOH’06). Old Culture Centre Institute. City Council of Gijón. 2006. http://www.jornadasooh.net . Postgráfica / Contragráfica. En los límites expandidos de la gráfica. The Second International Festival of Contemporary Engraving Ingráfica’09. Cuenca. 2009. Catalogue. English / Spanish. Pp. 82-85. ISBN: 978-84-613-5607-2. Confluencias’08. Digigraphie Poyect. The First International Festival of Contemporary Engraving Ingráfica’09. Catalogue. English / Spanish. Pp.144-147. ISBN: 978-84-612-7023-1. Confluencias’08. Digigraphie Proyect. Estampa Fair. Fairground Juan Carlos I. Pabellón 14.0. Stand Institutional of the Adress of the fair. C12. Madrid. 2008. Catalogue English / Spanish. Pp.30-48. ISBN: 9878-84-89050-30-3. Arte interactivo para una cartografía de la interculturalidad. 1nd International Meeting of the Human Orbital Observatory (OOH’06). Old Culture Centre Institute. City Council of Gijón. 2004. Periferias del Arte Gráfico en el Siglo XXI. Museum of Contemporary Spanish Engraving. Marbella. 2003. Iconografías para el 3º milenio. Gráfica Digital; TecnoPHobias & TecnoPHilias. Situaciones Festival. Cuenca. 2001. Catalogue. ISBN: 84-8427-136-6. Pp. 28-53.
Into the CAAC brand of Cuenca, the MIDE has recently started to promote a new program of temporary exhibitions which main objective is to show to the public (physically) and disseminate universally (through the Web and online social networks) all the patrimonial funds both tangible and intangible artworks. The challenge is to put all this huge heritage value of contemporary art and make theoretical and critical approaches that establish specific updated glances and micro-narratives to develop ideas and concepts capable of linking the work of all these alternative vanguard. So this way, we can offer historians original materials with which they can re-write the true history of art that took place from the second half of twentieth century to today.
The particularity of the funds and contents of the MIDECIANT as well as the rest of the collections and archives that conform the CAAC of Cuenca stems and put their attention on collecting the materials, production and documents relating to those artistic practices developed since the second half of the twentieth century, because of its radicalism and experimentalism, failed to be taken into consideration by collectors, galleries and museums of contemporary art and methane by critics and historians, which makes these museums, centres and collections unique of this kind in the international ground. See, for an exemplary sample of this new line of curatorial work, the exhibition organized by the MIDECIANT_CAAC by the end of 2014, “Processes: The Artist and the Machine. The audiovisual as register and memory in Media Art“, held at the Long Room exhibition hall of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Cuenca, whose curator is a Phd research work by Beatriz Escribano.
Temporal Place for Exhibitions (Since 2005)
When leaving the seat of the Carmelite Convent in 2005, the University of Castilla-La Mancha yielded to MIDECIANT (and subsequently to CAAC_Cuenca) for conducting temporary exhibitions, the exhibition space called the ACUA Gallery, located in an old renovated building, in Colmillo street, in the historic part of the city of Cuenca, place visited by tourists, just next to the Cathedral, City Hall and the Museum of Abstract Art.