The exhibition Colectivo Acciones de Arte (C.A.D.A.), 1979-1985 brings together a broad selection of materials from the Archive and work of C.A.D.A., which have been recently acquired by the Museo through dialogue with the material’s custodians, Lotty Rosenfeld and Diamela Eltit, and via research by Red de Conceptualismos del Sur. C.A.D.A. was a collective set up by visual artists Lotty Rosenfeld and Juan Castillo, the writers Diamela Eltit and Raúl Zurita, and sociologist Fernando Balcells. The group was active in Chile between 1975 and 1985, its practices questioning the divide between art, the city, citizenship and poverty, as well as the spaces in which artistic creation operated.
With the aim of activating and re-updating the strategies that document the archive, one of its most widely known initiatives has been put into circulation: the poster NO+, started in 1983. For this event, five artists have been invited to collaborate in major social collectives, currently active in the Spanish State, to produce replicas of NO+. These five interventions underscore the validity of the C.A.D.A. Archive and work, and a project that at one time was conceived to strengthen active negativity in its reappropriation.