The Limitless Place is the first collaboration between Museo Reina Sofía and the Centro Dramático Nacional (National Drama Centre) and Teatro Pradillo, with the latter conducting a programme of performances, lectures and encounters. It comes about from the desire to question the forms and language of the stage: How can we talk about our present? What does it tell us right now? What vocabularies are we inventing? What words, sounds, music and dances are calling us? What is dramaturgy in motion? Essentially political questions that are born with the will to think about, alongside the most diverse range of citizens possible, the theatre we actually want; what is, in short, the world we strive to build our society upon.
In collaboration with FILMADRID, a new space devoted to contemporary auteur cinema, the Museo Reina Sofía and Filmoteca Española (the Spanish Film Institute) welcome the retrospective Lav Diaz. The Evolution of a Filipino Film-maker, centred upon a contemporary director whose experiments with duration best represent the popular and tragic history of a community.
Regarded as one of the most relevant contemporary artists in the field of Video art, Hito Steyerl (Munich, 1966) approaches current themes in her work, for instance the impact the proliferation of images and the use of the Internet and technology have on our lives. She uses these issues as a starting point for developing, not just through her video pieces but also through writing and essays, critical work about control, surveillance and militarisation, migration, cultural globalisation, feminism and political imagery, questions she believes have the capacity to create realities.
The work of Ree Morton (Ossining, New York, 1936 – Chicago, 1977) can be found in the specific art scene in the USA in the early 1970s, characterised by a strong reaction to post-war Abstract Expressionism, reflected in Minimal art, on the one hand, and Conceptual Art and Pop Art on the other. Nevertheless, her work is more akin to the art strategies that emerged around movements such as Pattern and Decoration, Fiber Art or, in Lucy R. Lippard’s definition, “Eccentric Abstraction”.
The exhibition, featuring over 100 works, including installations, drawings, paintings and sculptures, aims to become a new reference point in the study of her work, and brings together previous research to create the most complete retrospective to date.