The CAR is INLAND’s headquarters in Madrid. It is an open, dynamic and inclusive space where all of Inland’s labor is collected, made visible and where urban creative and social processes are born. It’s a space that combines investigation, training and cultural production through different lines of action, from a Documentation Centre and canteen to a Self-Publishing Workshop.
We hope to act as a lens into the countryside for the urban artistic community by collaborating with rural leaders, artists, investigators and offering a place where different people temporarily link with the CAR as they develop their conceptual axes.
INLAND / Campo Adentro is a platform that links territory, culture and social change. It develops different lines of action on a local and international scale including hosting programming Study Groups, coordinating artistic interventions in more than 22 villages, or impulsing the “Nuevo Jardín de Dalias”, in the Matadero’s “El Solar” since 2013. INLAND functions as a collective and as a para-institution that initiates on-site collaborations centred on territory, designing economies and communities-through-practice as a foundation for the regeneration of a social culture (post-Contemporary Art) and rural revitalization.
INLAND publishes books, produces cheese, hosts exhibitions, lends counsel to the European Commission, organizes a pastoral movement in opposition to the dominant agrarian politics and has recovered an abandoned hamlet for the collective agrarian and artistic production. Now Inland impulses the ‘Centre for Approaching the Rural’ in Madrid.
It has participated in the Istanbul Biennale, Casco Art Projects Holland, PAV Turin Italy, Maebashi Museum Japan, Contemporary Arts Glasgow, MALBA, Museum of Modern Art Medellín Colombia, TRANSART Bolzano and the Jeju Biennale, South Korea. It has been invited, by the Carasso Foundation, to define a new curriculum with which to train the next generation of artists and rural agents. In 2019 it will develop interventions in collaboration with Matadero (Madrid), Chengdu (China), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Serpentine Gallery (London) and CIBNOR – The Baja California Centre for Biological Investigation.
The CAR’s launch has been made possible thanks to the support of many individuals and organisations, both public and private. We are particularly grateful to the Community of Madrid’s Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports for assigning the building and the support they have given us for the cultural activities we hosted in 2018; the Centre of Humanities of La Cabrera; the Agroforestry Coop “Los Apisquillos”; Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation, Goethe Institut Madrid, FINSA, SOPGAL, the City of Madrid Garden Centre, 14º North and the Labastida vineyards. We are also grateful to the artists Susana Velasco, Debora Levy, Claudia Fernandez, NoPhoto, Marco Godoy and Dora García; the design studios Tornasol and Pedro-Selina Feduchi, Recetas Urbanas, Taller de Casquería, the architects Carlos Puentes and Tanis Pérez Pita. Special thanks to Amalia Ruiz-Larrea, Rocío Orengo, Malú Cayetano, Félix Tusell, Luis Mengs, Luis Guerrero, Jota, Dominique Bernis, Pedro de Catavinos, Kvadrat, La Pastora, the Federico García Lorca Foundation, and many others, as well as our neighbours.
The Documentation Centre has received donations from the Department of Territory and Environment, Ecologists in Action, Jorge Riechmann, Food Sovereignty, El Salmón Editorials, Casa Antonino Artistic Projects (PACA), Fundación Banco Santander, to mention but a few.
The CAR team: Amelie Aranguren, Juan Hurtado, Marta Goro, Karol Muñozcano, David Prieto, Aníbal Valverde and Fernando García Dory.
Interns: Manuel Gavira (URJC); Alberto Sánchez (UCM).
Web design: Juan Hurtado