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Seminarios y Conferencias

Museo Reina Sofía, in its role as a vehicle of knowledge and reflection, as well as an impulse for new spaces for experimentation, creation and dissemination of contemporary art, sets in motion a number of diverse lines of thought and debate. The development of research, analysis and debate frameworks which can imbue the narrative of the Collection with an additional dimension, as well as the programming of exhibitions.The setting in motion of discussion forums on key issues of contemporary debate relevant to the museum as an institution dedicated to providing citizens with frameworks for the critical analysis of culture.The experimentation with alternative methods of mediation between the citizens and the museum's proposals, taking up as a starting point the experience of artists and of the agents with whom the museum establishes collaboration.

In the live arts, the Museum establishes a meeting point between its propositions in this realm and the proverbial white cube so often used in art exhibitions, but from which the live arts have been artificially expelled. By doing so it reveals that the genealogy of the live arts has been closely linked to that of the plastic avant-gardes since their very origins. The Museum's live arts programming, which includes theatre, music and sound art, is thus seen to bear a close connection to the Museum's theoretical discourse. Museo Reina Sofía also collaborates with the most important contemporary festivals in Spain, providing a venue for some of their performances. The Museum engages in continuous dialogue with them and plays a role in the formation of their discourses.

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  • Lucas Ospina. El agente triple. Photomontage, 2007. Made for Luis Ospina. Un tigre de papel. Film, 2007
    26, 27 February 2, 3 March, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.
    Cinema and video Film series

    Luis Ospina has directed some of the most incisive and critical films on the identity stereotypes that are still prevalent in Colombia and, by extension, Latin America. Setting out from the term “porno-misery”, his films explicitly speak out against the use of violence and poverty as representation and spectacle. This series, with the film-maker present, serves as an introduction to his work.

  • Steve Paxton. Bound. Performed by Jurij Konjar. Photograph by Nada Žgank
    Conversation: April 23; Dance: April 24 and 25, 2015
    Live Arts Workshop Performance art Modern dance Conference

    After organising activities with Merce Cunningham and Simone Forti, the Museo presents the choreographer and dancer Steve Paxton (USA, 1939), a central figure in the development of contemporary dance and the creator of contact improvisation. On this occasion Bound, a solo devised by Paxton, will be performed, for the first time in Spain, by the dancer Jurij Konjar, who will also hold a workshop.

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