Critical Thinking Gatherings

International Solidarity with Palestine

8 May - 30 September 2024 - Check programme
The collectives The Kitchen, Globe Aroma, Learning Palestine, Subversive Film and The Question of Funding, عدالة الشعوب Adalet El Sho’ob / People’s Justice, work in progress, Java, Indonesia, May 2024. Photograph: Taring Padi
The collectives The Kitchen, Globe Aroma, Learning Palestine, Subversive Film and The Question of Funding, عدالة الشعوب Adalet El Sho’ob / People’s Justice, work in progress, Java, Indonesia, May 2024. Photograph: Taring Padi

The emergency situation afflicting Gaza since October 2023 has induced the Museo Reina Sofía, in collaboration with TEJA. The Network of Cultural Spaces in Support of Emergency Situations, to organise a special programme in solidarity with Palestine and as a call for the end of the war and genocide in the Mashriq region.

Through art, this programme looks to create collective spaces of critical thought on today’s complex geopolitical stage, in addition to supporting Palestinian artists and curators with a view to connecting their struggles and experiences with networks of international solidarity.

The programme assembles a variety of formats and initiatives which offer different perspectives and are developed at different points through lectures, conversations, encounters with Palestinian artists, podcasts, a publication by the museum confederation L’Internationale, and the sixth edition of the Neighbourhood Picnic, all of which unites to demand the end of the war in Gaza, and all wars that threaten lives. Furthermore, the programme resonates in two works which have recently been incorporated into the Museo Reina Sofía Collection and which explore the past and present of the war in Palestine: Amos Gitai’s Chronique d’un assasinat (artist donation, 2022) and At Those Terrifying Frontiers Where the Existence and Disappearance of People Fade Into Each Other, by Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme (donation by Mercedes Vilardell, 2024).

Programa

ACTIVITIES

Actividad pasada Saturday, 8 June 2024 - Available in the coming days
Neighbourhood Picnic

Now in its sixth edition, the Neighbourhood Picnic returns to turn the Museo Reina Sofía Garden into a space of encounter, enjoyment and resistance by and for all residents from Madrid’s Lavapiés neighbourhood. This year, given the emergency situation in Palestine, the Museo Situado assembly sets forth a performance action that condemns the war in Gaza and a discussion with feminist philosopher Silvia Federici.

Sabatini Building, Garden

600 people

Admission

Free, until full capacity is reached

Thursday, 24 June 2024 - 7pm
Narratives from Palestine
Screening and Discussion with the Artists Shuruq Harb and Lara Salous

Narratives from Palestine. Poetics of the Land Screening and Discussion with the Artists Shuruq Harb, Shereen Abdel-Karim Hassanein and Lara Salous. Multidisciplinary Palestinian artists Shuruq Harb, Shereen Abdel-Karim Hassanein and Lara Salous, present in this encounter their audiovisual work and, accompanied by Sara Buraya Boned (Museo Reina Sofía), talk about their experience as Palestinian women artists from a feminist perspective, exploring the possibilities of disseminating the Palestinian cause through their artistic output, which in turn is shaped by their own ideas, desires and hopes. through their artistic output, which in turn is shaped by their own ideas, desires and hopes.     

Nouvel Building, Auditorium 200

200 people

Admission

Free, until full capacity is reached

COLLECTION

PUBLICATIONS

Online publication
Towards Collective Study in Times of Emergency
L’Internationale Online Editorial Board

Since the start of the war in Gaza in October 2023, the museum confederation L’Internationale, of which the Museo Reina Sofía is part, has supported and organised a series of actions that include residencies for Palestinian artists and specific, conflict-related programmes. Among these initiatives is the digital publication Towards Collective Study in Times of Emergency, published by the L’Internationale Online Editorial Board, which contains interventions by Learning Palestine Group, Radio Alhara, Lara Khaldi and Yazan Khalili, Rana Issa, Françoise Vergès, Bojana Piškur, Mick Wilson, Ovidiu Tichindeleanu, The Free Palestine Iniciative Croatia and Baqiya and Yu’ad. The publication is part of the Critical Media Alliances activity within the Museum of the Commons programme.

RADIO RRS

MUSEO TENTACULAR NETWORKS