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  • August, 2013
    Exhibitions

    All of the poetic suggestions and all of the plastic possibilities presents Dalí as an omnivorous and visionary artist who used himself as an object of study, and whose actions in the public sphere, whether they were calculated or improvised, made him an essential figure in the sphere of contemporary representation. The exhibition focuses primarily on his surrealist period. Special attention is devoted to his paranoid-critical method, which he developed as a mechanism for the transformation and subversion of reality, allowing the final interpretation of a work to depend totally on the viewer.

  • September, 2013
    Exhibitions

    In this video, the curator of the exhibition João Fernandes and the artist Roman Ondák explain this work generated specifically for the Palacio de Cristal (Parque del Retiro), characterized by its questioning of the work of art in relation to the conventions generated by the place and space in which it appears

    The artist here adds a new architectural element to the existing building that takes material form in an elevated walkway running all around it. This walkway, accessed from inside the building, offers all its visitors the opportunity of a new perception of the space, for the Palacio de Cristal can now be looked into from the outside in a way not previously permitted by its architecture.
  • November, 2013
    Activities Education

    One of Museo Reina Sofía’s objectives is to incorporate new strategies into its relationships with visitors: strategies that help visitors to understand and enjoy the content they see and also to conceive of the institution itself as a space for shared reflection. This will entail replacing the linear, one-way and exclusive narration with one that is more plural, in which the visitor’s contribution plays a decisive role and in which the art experience goes beyond mere contemplation.

    In order to move towards such a multiplicity of visions and to create this common space, the Museum has started a cultural education project. In this video, the team of cultural mediators explains the strategies, motivations, objectives and hopes of this innovative project that was launched just two years ago.

    The educational program has been made possible by the Fundación Banco Santander.

  • June 2014
    Exhibitions

    This exhibition offers a comprehensive retrospective look at the work of Richard Hamilton (London, 1922 – 2011), a key figure in Pop Art and one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. It was the last project Hamilton directly participated and includes, among more than 250 works, the recreation of a number of the exhibition installations Hamilton designed (and actively participated in) during the 50's.

  • July 2014
    Exhibitions

    This video on the set-up process of the exhibition Richard Hamilton (27 June – 13 October 2014) in the weeks prior to its opening shows the coordination between different teams in the Museo – from the curators to the conservators and assembly technicians – to install this complex and extensive exhibit. The piece by Juan Rayos, commissioned by the Museo, reflects the wide variety of mediums, genres and themes the artist used in over 250 works.

  • September, 2014
    Education

    Acting in Shadows is an activity that aims to expand the artistic experience into a field of bodywork and theatricality. Created by Teatres de la Llum, this workshop seeks to explore the elements of theatricality in selected works from the collection of the Museo Reina Sofia, incorporating elements from the theater work, such as gesture, body language, scenographic composition and the expressive potential of light.

  • July 2014
    Education

    Artist's Workshop is an initiative from the Education department conceived as a collaborative project between artists and educators with reference temporary exhibitions of the museum. The proposal for the summer of 2014 is based on Playgrounds, an exhibition focused on play and their urban and social impact. The Museum has Leonor Serrano Rivas to design an experience aimed at children aged 8 to 11 years to allow them to review the play spaces commonly used in parks and squares, and create new ones from a fun and critical point of view. During five days, the artist, children and educators, coexist three hours with the aim of developing a specific project that will eventually be visited by their parents.

  • November 2009
    Exhibitions

    I March in the Name of Liberty but As Long As I Love you I am not Free and others struggle for liberation. 

  • December 2010
    The Museum

    This video introduces an overall vision of Museo Reina Sofía, conceived as an expanded museum with different venues (Sabatini Building, Nouvel Building, Palacio de Cristal and Palacio de Velázquez), and different experiences and audiences. Along with this concept of site, the collection, exhibitions and public activities are shown as a new way of interacting with the program and function of the Museum.

  • November 2009
    The Collection

    During the Spanish Civil War hundreds of pieces of photojournalism were published on the conflict, in magazines in both Spain and abroad. The interest that the war aroused in other countries is manifested in the participation of foreign photographers such as Robert Capa or David Seymour ("Chim"). This room of the Collection also shows the work of photographers such as Agustí Centelles, Alfonso Sánchez Portela and Juan Pando.

  • November 2009
    The Collection

    This room of the Museo Reina Sofía Collection shows posters and drawings made during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), underlining the importance of the document in understanding the history of modern art. Works produced in series were, in 1930s Spain, one of the most effective weapons in communicating the effects of the war, and they influenced not just ordinary citizens but also artists such as Picasso and Miró.

  • November 2009
    The Collection

    In this work of the Museum's Collection, Juan Gris (1887-1927) plays with truth and illusion, using elements from daily life within the painting. The newspaper cuttings, for example, include messages about the socio-political context and double meanings, statements, opinions and specific allusions to the role of the artist, as interpreted by Eugenio Carmona and María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco.