26 May - 3 October, 2011 - 5 to 9 p.m.
In this performance piece, Maja Bajevic uses gestures and situations to look at how ideology operates. The performance goes on for four hours a day, for two five-day periods. The tools used are also left on view to the public during the exhibition.
24 may, 2011 - 24 may, 2011 - 7:30 PM
Divisor. A Lygia Pape performance
To mark the occasion of the exhibition Lygia Pape. Espacio imantado, there will be a performance of the artist's piece Divisor, in which audience participation plays a vital role. With Divisor, Pape wanted to create a collective work that could be repeated even when she was not present.
24 may, 2011 - 29 may, 2011
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid Nuevo cine y arte contemporáneo
Los Rencontres Internationales París/Berlín/Madrid ofrecen un espacio de encuentro entre diferentes ciudades europeas, artistas y crítica, mostrando tanto ciclos como las últimas realizaciones audiovisuales de carácter experimental.
11 may, 2011 - 11 may, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
Yayoi Kusama. Frances Morris
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
Poetics of Dispossession.Proletarian documentary
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.
Leon Golub, with Jon Bird, Samm Kunce and Satish Padiyar
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
The Forgotten Space. A film essay by Allan Sekula and Noel Bürch
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.
La isla de hidrógeno (The Hydrogen Island)
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
Critical Practices Seminar
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
Dance Attacks at Museo Reina Sofía
Brief explosions of dance when least expected
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.