The audiovisual programs are intended to counteract the predo
Indigenisms 2. The return of Indigenousness in the 1970s and 1980s
Mariana Botey in conversation with Elisa Fuenzalida
The reappearance of Native Americanness as a displacement and break-away from a modernity in crisis in 1970s and 1980s Latin American art is the subject of this encounter, made up of a lecture by Mexican artist and theorist, Mariana Botey, followed by a conversation with Peruvian researcher and feminist activist, Elisa Fuenzalida.
Lucinda Childs’ Solos
Performed by Ruth Childs
Museo Reina Sofía presents a selection of solos, held across two sessions, by Lucinda Childs, a pre-eminent choreographer from so-called minimalist dance and founder of New York’s Judson Dance Theater.
Interval 21. Ana Schulz and Cristóbal Fernández
The Spy Within
This edition of Intervals, a series which screens and presents recent films, features The Spy Within, a documentary essay on friendship and betrayal during the Years of Lead in Spain and terrorism in the Basque Country. The film narrates the relationship between Juan Gutiérrez, a mediator between the Spanish State and ETA, and his closest collaborator, Roberto Flórez, who turns out to be a spy for Spain’s Secret Services. Both sessions feature a presentation and talk by Juan Gutiérrez, the writer Edurne Portela, and the film-makers.
Situated Voices 6. The Feminist Tide
Articulating Feminist Resistance in the Face of Global Violence
The struggles in different corners of the planet with feminisms at the forefront go beyond traditional categories in readings of social movements. Putting into practice ‘the personal is political’ and reshaping our understanding of the political, the feminist tide pulses and proliferates on a global scale with its persistent iterations and capillary potential for dissemination and influence.
Cruising the Seventies
LGTBIQ+ Reactivation in the 1970s
The research policy advocated by the Study Centre seeks to function as a collaborative springboard between research groups and independent debate. This approach is behind an encounter, organised with research+rs from the CRUSEV group, to publicly present the results of the European research project Cruising the Seventies, a reformulation of the channels through which the desires and practices of dissident bodies flowed in the late period of Francoism and the Transition to democracy in Spain.
Hanne Darboven Reinterpreted by EVOL
Throughout her life, German artist Hanne Darboven (1941–2009) produced different compositions with scores stretching across – in much the same way as her installations – large-scale numerical tables on paper. According to Darboven, her “systems are numeric concepts that work according to the laws of progression and/or reduction in the manner of a musical theme with variations”.
The Chair of Situated Thought. Art and Politics from Latin America
First international encounter
The Chair of Situated Thought. Art and Politics from Latin America seeks to articulate different experiences, adopted stances, modes of doing and initiatives of critical thought as it addresses the idiosyncrasies of an intellectual and artistic production in dialogue with social and political circumstances and underscores the specific conditions of its environment.
Abductions of the Imagination
A Conference on Post-Francoist Counterculture
This conference, organised inside the framework of the exhibition The Poetics of Democracy. Images and Counter-Images from the Spanish Transition, centres on the imaginary of the Transition period in Spain via leading figures with specific artistic and activist experience of transitional counterculture, as well as current researchers and artists.
Carta(s). Libidinal Economy of the Transition
With the participation of Manuel Borja-Villel, Amador Fernández-Savater, Concha Jerez and Germán Labrador Méndez
The Museo Reina Sofía presents a new series of publications under the title Carta(s) which seeks to broaden the editorial format of the debates that unfold in the institution and beyond. Carta(s), the result of a joint project between the Museo’s Editorial Activities and Public Activities Departments, looks to draw attention to the reverberations between initiatives driven and welcomed by the Museo’s different lines of research and artistic and critical production. The first three recently published volumes include content that was intended for the journal carta, now transformed into this series.
ramona: Critical Irreverence on the Argentinian Scene
The programme Documents, which surveys artists’ publications, platforms, networks and independent publishing spaces, as well as archive’s potential to reinvent narratives on art and its ecosystem, centres its seventh edition on the Argentinian magazine ramona, under the guidance of its editors Gustavo Bruzzone and Kiwi Sanz.
Interval 20. Carolina Astudillo
Ainhoa, That’s Not Me
This session inside the series Intervals, which fosters the screening and presentation of current films, focuses on Carolina Astudillo’s film Ainhoa, yo no soy esa (Ainhoa, That’s Not Me), one of the foremost documentary essays of 2018.
A Change of Aesthetics: Citizen Ruptures in the Spanish Transition
A course conducted by Germán Labrador
This course, with its design rooted in the exhibition The Poetics of Democracy. Images and Counter-Images from the Spanish Transition, explores the imaginary of 1970s Spain from a central hypothesis: the articulation, in the confrontation with Francoism and post-Francoism, of citizens’ breakaway resulting from an upsurge in certain aesthetic practices.
The Museo Reina Sofía presents the first edition of STUDY, an annual programme which, over two days, brings together presentations in a range of formats (stage pieces, performance lectures, actions, readings, conversations). The programme issues from the research conducted by a series of artists and researchers whose practices are tied directly to or engage in dialogue with the area of choreography and performance.
Institutions of the Commons
A lecture by Judith Revel. Antonio Negri in conversation with Raúl Sánchez Cedillo
This encounter sets out to rethink the notion of the archive in its different facets, reflecting on the forms in which history is presented as a disputed territory in building the present.
Wide Audiences and the Visual Arts from 1950 to the Present: Agencies, Politics and Discourses
This international conference examines the media, narratives and practices which have sought to make contemporary visual arts accessible to wide audiences from 1950 to the present.
Interval 19. Sophie Bruneau
Rêver sous le capitalisme
The Museo Reina Sofía’s Intervals series, which screens recent films with limited distribution, presents Sophie Bruneau’s Rêver sous le capitalisme. By way of interviews with twelve workers talking about their dreams, the film explores the way in which monotonous and repetitive work shapes the contemporary subject.
Six Contradictions and the End of the Present
This seminar of public lectures, film screenings and research workshops explores how contemporary capitalism, in its galloping escalation and capacity to assimilate and produce aspects of private life, works through contradiction as a mechanism of regulation and adaptation.
Six Contradictions and the End of the Present. Paul Mason
Postcapitalism. A Guide to the Present Future
Theories on the crisis of capitalism have swamped social, political and economic analyses in recent years, with all interpretations, although hugely relevant, generally lacking a proposal for the future. Paul Mason, however, has formulated a theory about the transition to an alternative and impending system — a guide to postcapitalism.
The Ultrathings. A Stage Laboratory by Cuqui Jerez
Final Presentation of the Laboratory
Choreographer and performer Cuqui Jerez (Madrid, 1973) forms part of the line-up for the 36th Autumn Festival courtesy of a stage laboratory she has been developing since June of this year with the support of the Community of Madrid and the Museo Reina Sofía. The project will come to a close in November with the mise en scène of The Ultrathings in the Protocol Room of the Sabatini Building
The Jazz Age in Paris
Serge Guilbaut and René Urtreger
This encounter, which opens the exhibition Lost, Loose and Loved. Foreign Artists in Paris, 1944–1968 in the Museo Reina Sofía, sets out to examine the complex fabric of post-war national identity and cultural politics through jazz and the relationship it bears to modern art. The encounter comprises a short lecture by art historian Serge Guilbaut, the exhibition’s curator, and a concert by bebop pianist René Urtreger.
A Mary Wigman Dance Evening
As part of the series of performing arts designed in tandem with the Community of Madrid’s Teatros del Canal, the Museo Reina Sofía presents A Mary Wigman Dance Evening (2009). The piece materialised from the interest of Ecuadorian dancer and choreographer Fabián Barba in the work of Mary Wigman (1886–1973).
All the Things I Lost in the Flood
Laurie Anderson will conduct a performance in the Museo Reina Sofía to tie in with the publication of her latest book, All the Things I Lost in the Flood (Rizzoli, 2018), a survey of a career spanning more than forty years.
Interval 18. Laura Poitras
Continuing with its presentation of recent films, the Intervals series will screen Risk, a documentary by Laura Poitras (1964) which explores the global surveillance network and the threat it poses to civil liberties in the 21st century. The focal point of the film is Julian Assange (1971), the founder of WikiLeaks and one of the most controversial figures of our times.
“Dear, Ela, dear”. Affective Affinities and Power Relations in the Epistolary Archive of documenta, Kassel
The programme Documents reflects on different thematic spheres in the Museo’s Library and Documentation Centre: artist publications, platforms, publishing networks, independent publications, and archive as a place that articulates and reinvents narratives about art and its ecosystem. In this, the sixth activity in the series, Mela Dávila, a contributor with documenta, Kassel, and an expert on its holdings, addresses power relations and affective affinities that reveal the institution’s epistolary archive.
Gamelán Internacional de Madrid
Gamelan is a traditional ensemble of percussion instruments from the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali. The fascination that has stemmed from its percussive and tonality-rich sound over the past 130 years means it is regarded as one of the major influences on repetitive music and, in turn, a large part of twentieth-century music.
Interval 17. Sally Gutiérrez
Ta acorda ba tu el Filipinas? [Do You Remember the Philippines?]
Intervals is a series which screens and presents recent films, illuminating the diverse and experimental state of contemporary film as an artistic medium. In this instance, the focus rests on Ta acorda ba tu el Filipinas? (Do You Remember the Philippines?), in which artist Sally Gutiérrez (Madrid, 1965) explores the traces of Spain left in the Philippines today.
What do we want to say? How do we want to say it?
Since 2010, the academic year of the Study Centre is inaugurated and closed with a lecture. Linda Nochlin, T. J. Clark, Hans Belting, Simón Marchán, Benjamin Buchloh, and Nelly Richard have each explored in their lectures different methodological approaches and tensions affecting art history in recent years. Lucy Lippard will be presenting the seventh lecture within the lecture series of Museo Reina Sofía, which on this occasion will be complemented by a workshop led by Lippard herself.