23 may, 2011 - 23 may, 2011 - 7:30 PM
The audiovisual programs are intended to counteract the predo
The audiovisual programs are intended to counteract the predo
23 may, 2011 - 23 may, 2011 - 7:30 PM
11 may, 2011 - 11 may, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
There is no possible separation between art and life with Yayoi Kusama (Matsumoto, 1928). She was an active member in the critical art scene during the Vietnam War in the 1960s in New York, where she was also connected to minimalism, happenings and pop art. In 1973, she returned to Japan, extending the boundaries of her work. Her heterogeneous production ranges from collage to musical compositions, design, novels and installation art. Kusama obsessively develops the idea of repetition and screentone, covering surfaces with polka dots, creating what she calls ‘infinity nets’, one of her trademarks.
11 may, 2011 - 19 may, 2011
This programme is presented in conjunction with the exhibition A Hard, Merciless Light. The Worker-Photography Movement, 1926-1939 (Museo Reina Sofía, 6 April to 22 August 2011), which analyses the history of amateur proletarian, documentary photography.
06 may, 2011 - 06 may, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
Encounters is a programme with which the Museo looks to generate debate on its scheduled exhibitions. Temporarily coinciding with the public opening of the exhibitions, a dialogue is initiated between artists, curators, critics and historians in order to look ahead to and question the lines and set-up of each exhibition project.
04 may, 2011 - 05 may, 2011
This film highlights the invisibility of global labour even in the process of production. The sea, writes Allan Sekula, is forgotten until disaster strikes. The sea, formerly the object of romantic imagination, is examined from a new angle, that of the transport of merchandise in times of globalisation.
29 april, 2011 - 29 april, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
The artistic team PSJM, a duo formed by Cynthia Viera and Pablo San José based in Berlin, presents La Isla de Hidrógeno, a book in which a well-structured bunch of solid characters comes together in different organically related stories. The authors of the book will be joined by Miguel Cereceda, José Luis Corazón and Jesús Carrillo.
29 april, 2011 - 29 april, 2011
The Critical Practices Seminar aims to nurture students’ capacity for critical judgement and encourage the adoption of a standpoint through the profound knowledge of currents of contemporary thought. The seminar is structured around the reading and analysis of documents and materials submitted by each of the participating professors.
29 april, 2011 - 29 april, 2011 - please check program
In celebration of International Dance Day, Dance Attacks is a series of dance actions held in different public spaces throughout Madrid. The performances, recorded and distributed through the social networks, create a set of brief choreographic actions and disruptions.
27 april, 2011 - 27 april, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
This gathering of writers and publishers is an opportunity to look at the forms of minor literature, from spaces such as Quebec, Montreal or Tangiers. Sonia García Soubriet, Jesús Egido and Madeleine Monette dialogue about landscapes of seduction and about literature as a universe of noise and silence, urban labyrinths and private refuges.
27 april, 2011 - 27 april, 2011 - 11 a.m.and 16:00 h
This seminar aims to show the variety and complexity in some of the debates on contemporary Spanish history. To this end, it compiles the latest research on aspects such as exhibitions, urbanism, magazines, photography and the relationship with totalitarian regimes and their outcome in the Spanish Civil War and Second World War.
06 april, 2011 - 06 april, 2011 - 7 p.m.
Jorge Ribalta, curator of the exhibition The Worker-Photography Movement, 1926-1939, exercises a first attempt in this presentation of the historical documentation of the worker photography movement. Beyond formulating an examination of artists and unique works, his aim is to recount the constitution of public spaces through the medium of photography.
28 march, 2011 - 28 march, 2011 - 7:30 PM
March 23 and 25, 2011 - 7:30 PM
The Festival Ellas Crean 2011 is now in its seventh year. This event provides a meeting point for dialogue and expression by women creators from a wide range of disciplines, such as film, music, the visual arts, science, poetry, literature, gastronomy, comics and dance.
22 march, 2011 - 22 march, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
In his book Expresionismo. El lenguaje y construcción de la forma arquitectónica, Javier Climent argues that there is another history behind functionalism, one that reflects the legacy of the Expressionist tradition in Modernism. The book shows the less uniform side of functionalism, in which expressionism and organicism blend with rationalism.
21 march, 2011 - 27 march, 2011
Although they span the area between the avant-garde and the neo-avant-garde, the film and audiovisual activities of José Val del Omar have taken place in the territory of myth. Myth as something situated outside of history, that only leads to cult status.
21 march, 2011 - 21 march, 2011 - 7:30 PM
16 march, 2011 - 21 march, 2011
The film representation of the Spanish Civil War and its victims has changed over the different historical periods between 1936 and today.
March 11 - 12, 2011 - 10:30 a.m.and 16:30 h
Encounters with the 1930s is a symposium that begins with a line of questions about a decade that has haunted historic and contemporary ideas about art and politics, artistic autonomy, and the pressure of context on artistic production.
March 4 and 5 - 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
This seminar is divided into four roundtables that attempt to interrogate the historical and intellectual coordinates of Warburg’s project, and then to discuss the primary questions about the nature of the image formulated in Atlas that resonate in current debates.
03 march, 2011 - 03 march, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
This book, edited by Fernando Estévez González and Mariano de Santa Ana, seeks to broaden the debate regarding archives, taking it beyond its usual reduction to such technical and operational aspects. Derived from two seminars, this publication offers a space for critical reflection, starting with different epistemological presuppositions and theoretical orientations.
25 february, 2011 - 25 february, 2011 - 7 p.m.
Co-occurring with the public opening of the exhibition Desire Rises from Collapse, an encounter is presented between Argentinian artist Roberto Jacoby and Ana Longoni, art historian and curator of the exhibition. The conversation looks ahead to and questions the lines and set-up of the exhibition project.
12 january, 2011 - 12 january, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
On the occasion of this exhibition, a conversation will take place between the artist Dorit Margreiter, Sabeth Buchmann, art historian and professor at the Institute for Art Theory and Cultural Studies of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, and Lynne Cooke, the curator of the exhibition and deputy director of the Museo.
15 december, 2010 - 15 december, 2010 - 7:30 p.m.
The first Spanish-language publication of Atlas Mnemosyne, a decisive work in art historiography and the source of important trends in methodology, from Panofsky's iconology to the modern discipline of Visual Studies, serve as the framework for this debate on its author, Aby Warburg.
13 december, 2010 - 13 december, 2010 - 7:30 p.m.
El sistema del arte en España contributes to a better understanding of how the Spanish context has entered the international art system. It also contributes to forging intellectual paradigms that help describe the functioning of the new art systems appearing in other, emerging countries.
9 de diciembre de 2010 - 31 de marzo de 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
A seminar aimed at reconsidering the contemporary condition of the spectator, attempting to look over parallels that have often been drawn between audiences and society, as well as reflecting on the forms of participation that have subverted the simplistic dichotomies of identification and critical distance.
09 december, 2010 - 17 december, 2010
The Limits of Cinema is a series of screenings, meetings and debates designed to provide a space to reflect on the nature of the cinema, its boundaries and its interactions with other forms of expression.
26 november, 2010 - 26 november, 2010 - 7:30 p.m.
Georges Didi-Huberman, the curator of the exhibition Atlas. How to carry the world on one's back?, introduces the implications of narrating history based upon the "survival" of images and how the anachronism is integrated into the exhibition of art, using analysis of and references to the ideas of Aby Warburg.
24 november, 2010 - 24 november, 2010 - 8:30 PM
A concert and screening by C. Raman Schlemmer via the work undertaken by Oskar Schlemmer as the director of the Bauhaus performing arts workshop. The Bauhaus dances engage in an intimate dialogue with the spatial ideas of Walter Gropius and the experiments of Kandinsky, Klee and Itten on colour and form.
18 november, 2010 - 18 november, 2010 - 8:00 PM
On the occasion of the exhibition Val del Omar: overflow Lagartija Nick puts into practice the thesis of diaphonic sounds and the overflow of images in a concert in which noise and trance are reminiscent of the mystic and technological fantasies of the author of Fuego en Castilla.
14 november, 2010 - 14 november, 2010 - 7:00 PM
This show by Israel Galván, with a script by Pedro G. Romero, is a singular piece that reviews the choreographies and original pieces of the period, thereby returning sounds and oral memory to the Collection.
04 november, 2010 - 27 november, 2010
Suzanne Lacy (California, 1945), an American visual artist, is a pioneer in using political activism to denounce violence against women. Her early works prefigure many of the themes found in current debates on contextual and community practices, defending the role of an engaged public and the active role of the artist in the design of public policies.
October 29, 2010 - February 10, 2011
The research residencies inside the Study Centre look to integrate the Museo’s visitors and workspaces and the university, bringing research time into the museum context and the relationship capacity within the academic sphere. The results of this first edition are presented in successive presentations with diverse formats.
October 29, 2010 - 7:30 p.m.
This conference and screening explores the changes taking place in social formations and their contexts, revolving around the work of artist Yael Bartana (Israel, 1970). His work sheds light on the various forms of new communities and redefinitions of the idea of belonging.
28 october, 2010 - 28 october, 2010
The work of Cecilia Barriga (Concepción, 1957), a Chilean filmmaker residing in Madrid since 1977, maintains a keen commitment to questions of social equality and reflections on gender, questioning the way in which our individual and group identities are constructed and represented, whether through the image impulse of what is most intimate or through the changing cultural and political circumstances that surround us.