Debajo del Sombrero was created in 2007 as an art platform modelled on European and American “supported studios”, where artists with mental disabilities are able to work with assistance. Artist Mar Rodríguez, a member of this collective, has been invited to inaugurate El Muro.
Rather than maintaining its own venue, Debajo del Sombrero organises workshops at different spaces, including, since 2008, La Casa Encendida. This interactive system is a key ingredient in the unique experience of this project, putting it in contact with the latest models of solidarity and the arts to show that different approaches can coexist and be mutually enriched.
Sombrero workshops are basically about deducing and accompanying signs, indications of life, letting them speak visually and, if possible, helping them to become something more: artistic language, artwork.
Mar Rodríguez, Madrid, 1970
Mar’s drawings have the charm inspired by the sight of a repeated static element that gives the impression of movement. It is the rhythmic secret of tapestry.
Soft clouds of trees swell up, sensual and bright, leaning as if swayed by a gentle wind inside the picture. The floral print below is a serial motif whose motionless repetition confuses and arrests our gaze.
From 21 January to 16 April 2019Exhibitions El Muro: Máquinas, by Alfonso Sánchez
Taking an inclusive workshop with persons with mental disabilities as our starting point, we wanted to show the work (…)
From 18 June to 10 September 2019Exhibitions El Muro: Ana Paes
Visual artist Ana Paes has been hard at work in the laboratories at La Casa Encendida.
From 10 September to 31 October 2019Exhibitions El Muro: Alberto de Torres. Debajo del Sombrero
This year IDEM, the International Performing Arts Festival, welcomes the work of Alberto de Torres (Madrid, 1974) (…)
From 04 December 2019 to 09 February 2020Exhibitions El Muro. Una visita misteriosa
El Muro is a showcase for projects created by the protagonists of many of the activities held in classrooms, labs, (…)
From 05 March to 01 May 2020Exhibitions El Muro: Bam Bam
Bam Bam, brought to you by CHICA for chicas and La Casa Encendida, is a project that aims to shine a spotlight on the (…)
From 23 April to 30 MayProjects, Literature El Muro: Printing Services exhibition at the Libros Mutantes RSVP book fair
A show by the Printing Services collective that explores weather observations and forecasts as a form of self-announced (…)