Abundant Futures: Works from the TBA21 Collection
Opening Program
April 1 – April 2, 2022
C3A Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía, Córdoba

Allora & Calzadilla: Blackout, 2017. Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection
Installation view: Allora & Calzadilla. Blackout, MAXXI, Rome, Italy, 2018. Photo: Musacchio & Ianniello | Courtesy the artists | MAXXI, Rome
C3A Córdoba


Abundant Futures: Works from the TBA21 Collection is a year-long exhibition curated by Daniela Zyman that imagines worldmaking and ecological futures from the condition of abundance and fullness. This thought-proving essay exhibition is complemented by a stand-out program of public events that include performances, concerts, conversations, and curated food events by artists, musicians, thinkers, and cultural agents from around the world, creating a powerful nexus of thinking and commonality.

This year-long program of events inaugurates TBA21’s engagement with the plurality of communities, audiences, and environments in the city of Córdoba. The program strives to form strong, long-term connections to local networks and institutions, cultivate collaborative transdisciplinary practices and chart unexplored trajectories for conceiving regenerative relations and abundant ways of living together, not only for humans but for other life-forms and life-generating entities as well.

The highlights of this accompanying public program are the expanded, festive inauguration in April, as well as its contribution to a performative assembly in June. Emerging together with TBA21–Academy’s program Meandering and its long-term research commissions, the public program of Abundant Futures will consists of short-term and event-based projects all around the city by local and international cultural practitioners to place a wealth of visions into conversation and aim to create spaces for a social and ecological reserve capable of altering human interaction with the planet allowing new forms of conviviality to emerge.

Abundant Futures and its expanded programming express the canon of TBA21, the artistic, ecological, and ethical motivations behind two decades as catalyst for further investigations, collaborations, imaginaries, and experimentation nurtured by the practice of collaboration and commissioning.
APRIL 1, 2022
6:30 pm – Opening: Abundant Futures: Works from the TBA21 Collection

7 pm – Performance: Allora & Calzadilla, mains hum (2017)

7:30 pm – Welcoming Address: Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza, chairwoman and founder at TBA21 Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary. Daniela Zyman, chief curator and artistic director at TBA21 Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary

8 pm – Reception: The Long Table Cycle by Plata

LOCATION: C3A Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía, Córdoba

Registration: here 

10:30 pm –Times of Abundance: A flamenco performance in three acts

LOCATION: Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, Córdoba

Registration: here
APRIL 2, 2022
4 pm – Artists Encounters: Mario García Torres, Regina de Miguel, Asunción Molinos Gordo, Teresa Solar, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Plata, and Niño de Elche, among others

6 pm – Performance: Allora & Calzadilla, mains hum (2017) 

LOCATION: C3A Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía, Córdoba

Registration: here