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  • Video
    May 2010
    Exhibitions

    The exhibition Principio Potosí. How Can We Sing the Song of the Lord in a Foreign Land? (Museo Reina Sofía, May 12 - September 6, 2010) included, together with the European curatorial nucleus, a forth component, headed by Bolivian sociologist Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui together with El Colectivo, a self-organized group of cultural action and critique. This dissident component, which represents a break with the discourse presented in the exhibition, exposes, on the basis of the Principio Potosí Reverso book-catalog (Museo Reina Sofía, 2010) the fissures and contradictions of the models established by the project. From the vantage point of Andean thought, the authors present, in a visual and intertextual dialogue with a tripartite structure, the subversions and subalternities of colonial painting in its relationship with the communities it belongs to, and their rites, their structures of relationship and knowledge which break away from Euro-centril categories.

  • Video
    Junio 2010
    Exhibitions

    Douglas Crimp and Lynne Cooke present Mixed Use, Manhattan (June 10 - Sept 27 2010) on the uses and images of the city of New York from the beginning of the intense period of de-industrialization and abandonment of the decade of the 1970's, against the backdrop of recent works by artists who, aware of the practices of their predecessors from that period, continue to find an esthetic potential in the city.

  • Video
    June 2010
    Exhibitions

    A conversation with American artist Jessica Stockholder about her intervention in the Crystal Palace in Madrid's El Retiro Park (Museo Reina Sofía, July 14 - February 2011). Halfway between painting and sculpture, between vision and the body, "Peer Out To See" is an installation proposed as a way of looking and transforming the surrounding space through the spectator's actions and movements.

  • Video
    June 2010
    Exhibitions

    Re-opening the Palacio de Velázquez after more than five years, the Museo Reina Sofía's new exhibition venue presents the first comprehensive retrospective of the work of Antoni Miralda (Barcelona, 1942). Over more than four decades of production, the Catalan artist's work has been characterized by a continuous and ironic demystification of the art object, joined by an anthropological analysis of the systems of consumption and ritual and ethnological presentation of the codes that articulate contemporaneity.

  • Video
    February 2010
    Exhibitions

    Presentation last 18 February 2010 of The Tattooed Skeleton, title of the performance with which the U.S.-born artist Suzanne Lacy takes on, in collaboration with Museo Reina Sofía, the topic of domestic violence against women, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 24th and 25th November 2010. Also involved in the presentation are María José Martín Bernabé, from the Government Delegation against Gender-based Violence; Ana María Pérez del Campo, from the Federation of Separated and Divorced Women; Covadonga Naredo and Esther Cerro, from the Federation of Progressive Women; and Sara Vicente, from the Commission for Research on the Abuse of Women.

  • Video
    February 2010
    Exhibitions Centro de estudios

    Nuevos Realismos: 1957-1962. Estrategias del objeto entre readymade y espectáculo (Museo Reina Sofía, 16 de junio al 4 de octubre) es una exposición sobre un momento cronológico concreto que, pese a su aparente dispersión, concentra diferentes puntos de inflexión y cambios de paradigma, desde el final de la pintura hasta la relación entre ready-made y mercado de consumo. Julia Robinson, historiadora del arte y comisaria de la exposición, presenta las diferentes posiciones y planteamientos que incluye la exposición. Artistas representados: Marcel Duchamp, Öyvind Fahlström, Allan Kaprow, Yves Klein, Raymond Hains, Piero Manzoni, Robert Rauschenberg, Mimmo Rotella, Jacques de la Villeglé, Robert Whitman, Christo, François Dufrêne, Roy Lichtenstein, Giuseppe Pinot Gallizio, Jean Tinguely, Robert Watts, George Brecht, Jim Dine, Claes Oldenburg, Daniel Spoerri, Martial Raysse, Robert Rauschenberg, Jean Tinguely, Wolf Vostell, Robert Watts, César, Gerard Deschamps, Niki de Saint Phalle, Robert Breer, Ben Vautier, Jean-Pierre Mirouze, D.A. Pennebaker, Billy Kluver y Ed van der Elsken.

  • Video
    May 2010
    Exhibitions

    Presentation of The Potosí Principle by the curatorial team, Alice Creischer, Max Hinderer and Andreas Siekmann. The Potosí Principle is a research, publication and debate project organized by Museo Reina Sofía (Madrid, May 12th - September 6th, 2010), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin, October 7th, 2010 - January 3rd, 2011), and Museo Nacional de Arte and Museo Nacional de Etnografía y Folclore (La Paz, February-May 2011). The Potosí Principle questions modernity by narrating it from the vantage point of the other, introducing the process of European emancipation as a cycle of global domination and exploitation which, having started in the 16th Century, is still ongoing.

  • Video
    May 2010
    Exhibitions

    An itinerary with Lissette Lagnado and Maria Berrios through the exhibition Drifts and Derivations. Experiences, Journeys, and Morphologies (Museo Reina Sofía, May 5 - August 23). Through a series of topics, this conversation poses a specific kind of Modernity, which is neither alternate nor central, but which shows the possibilities of playful and poetic transformation of society and cases of collective pedagogy in architectonic episodes in Latin America in the secord third of the 20th Century.

  • Video
    February 2010
    Exhibitions

    In relation to Thomas Schütte. Hindsight, this video presents a tour around the exhibition through a dialogue with the German artist, along with Julian Heynen, art historian and director of Kunstsammlung of Nordrhein-Westfalen, and Lynne Cooke, curator of the exhibition and deputy director of Museo Reina Sofía.

  • Video
    May 2010
    Seminars and conferences

    For most of its existence, the museum has done the exact opposite. Far from recognising the tension between the inscrutability of meaning and the opening to another language in the modern art work, the museum has watered it down to a contemplation that has become an auratic ritual frozen in a distant past. Dos lecturas sobre la colección (Two readings on the collection), along with La Colección Reescrita (Rewriting The Collection) represents an attempt to reintroduce the staging of diverse timeframes and heterogeneous periods involving the historical narrative and its own materiality within the museum. In so far as it is an institution that orders objects, artefacts, documents and the relationships between these things and the public in a series of narrations, the museum must consider not only which stories it is to tell, but also what devices to employ for their narration.

  • Video
    March 2010
    Exhibitions

    Itinerary of the exhibition Martín Ramírez: Reframing Confinement, held in Museo Reina Sofía from March 31 to July 12, 2010. Through a selection of works by Mexican artist, the exhibition examines the limits of the art system and the presence of the other in the space of an art institution. Martín Ramírez (1895-1963) produced his work in a confinement of more than three decades in a mental hospital, making his own painting materials and exploring a unique iconography that refers to the estrangement between two worlds, the origin of rural and indigenous Mexico and destination, a United States in the midst of a full-blown industrial development. The question posed by the exhibition is the lack of a non-reductionist vocabulary for understanding artistic categories beyond those undertaken by history of art.

  • Video
    February 2010
    Seminars and conferences

    Stricken bodies, mutant bodies: Losing the human form evokes an image of the 1980s in Latin America that draws a counterpoint between the devastating effects of violence on bodies, and the radical experiments of freedom and transformation that challenged the repressive order. Between horror and festivity, the selected materials show not only the atrocious consequences of countless disappearances and massacres occurring under the dictatorial regimes, states of siege and internal wars, but also the collective urges to create new ways of life, in continual revolution.

  • Video
    March 2010
    Exhibitions

    Tacita Dean: The Friar's Doodle (Museo Reina Sofia, Monastery of Silos March 23-June 27) is a site-specific exhibition reviewing the history of the Monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos beyond its monumentality, classifying the traces of everyday life in the scribbles and graffiti of the columns of the cloister. In this inventory, the British artist shows a varied set of uses of space, such as as a witness to the work of the stonemasons, the rudimentary medieval games or the use the monastery as a shelter, building a fragmented and collective cultural history and relating film and photography with the evocations of minor narratives.

  • Video
    March 2010
    Exhibitions

    The Season of Celebrarions/ La saison des fêtes is a site-specific installation by Pierre Huyghe at the Palacio de Cristal del Retiro (March 17 to May 31, 2010) where, from a set of plant species in different seasons planted in a circle, the artist reviews the relationship between nature and tradition, myth, and celebration, recalling how events and the perception of time are determined by fiction and storytelling. In this video, Huyghe explains this site-specific project in relation to a series of constant lines of work which question time as phenomenology and reenactment as a mechanism for representation.

  • Video
    January 2010
    Exhibitions

    Summary of Enlace - 45 (18 January 2010), in which the Argentine visual artist and author Leandro Katz presented her documentary films El día que me quieras and Exhumación, explaining her vision of the relationship between art and politics.