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Seminars and conferences

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.


  • Exhibition view. Danh Vō. Banish the Faceless / Reward your Grace, 2015
    October 2, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.

    Encounter with Danh Vō

    In conversation with Patricia Falguières

    Seminars and conferences Encounter

    Iconoclasm, desire, vulnerability, migration and cultural translation are some of the themes that impress particular intensity upon the work of Danh Vō. This encounter, also held in the Palacio de Cristal, sees the artist enter into conversation with Patricia Falguières, professor at the École des hautes etudes in social sciences in Paris, and author of essays such as Les Chambres de merveilles (Bayard, 2002).

  • Nasreen Mohamedi. Untitled, ca. 1970. Drawing. Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi
    September 23, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Encounter

    This encounter serves as an introduction to the retrospective devoted to Indian artist Nasreen Mohamedi (Karachi, 1937 – Baroda, 1990), an exhibition that looks to acknowledge the specific nature of her work, beyond the canonical accounts that have systematically placed it within minimalist abstraction.

  • Colectivo Armadillo. 66 Exercises. Stage work, 2015
    September 17 and October 1, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
    Live Arts Theatre Seminars and conferences Encounter

    The Museo marks the 55th anniversary of the OuLiPo group with two activities: The presentation of the work 66 Exercises in Style by Colectivo Armadillo, and a discussion which revolves around the group, which includes participation from illustrious specialists and certain members of this historic literary experiment.

  • Theaster Gates. The Black Monks of Mississippi. Performance, 2014
    February 17, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Conference Encounter

    This activity introduces conversations, a new series of twice-monthly dialogues and lectures that open up a new space aside from the research conducted by the Museo. In this first instalment, Thelma Golden and artists Theaster Gates and Glenn Ligon debate the recent shift in the politics of race and representation in the United States.

  • Exhibition view. If You Lived Here…, Dia Art Foundation (New York, 1989)
    February 11, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.

    Encounter with Martha Rosler

    In conversation with Jorge Ribalta

    Seminars and conferences Conference Encounter

    This encounter brings together Martha Rosler (New York, 1943) and the historian and theorist of photography Jorge Ribalta. The activity signals the start of the exhibition Not Yet. On the Reinvention of Documentary and the Critique of Modernity and looks to debate some of the question marks it raises.

  • Daniel G. Andújar. Not Found, 1000 casos de estudio, 2014. Courtesy of the artist
    January 21, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.

    Encounter with Daniel G. Andújar

    In conversation with Manuel Borja-Villel and Iris Dressler

    Seminars and conferences Conference Encounter

    This encounter sees Daniel G. Andújar engage in conversation with the curator of the exhibition, Manuel Borja-Villel, and a critic with extensive knowledge of his output, Iris Dressler, to look at some of the key aspects of the artist’s work. The role of the artist in the new cultural ecosystem and the Internet as a utopian, and also repressive, space are some of the themes touched upon.

  • Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller. The Marionette Maker, 2014
    20 November, 2014 - 5:00 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Encounter

    This encounter serves as an introduction to the site-specific installation The Marionette Maker (Palacio de Cristal, from 19 November to 16 March, 2015), and the work of Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller as a whole, with both artists engaging in conversation with João Fernandes, the curator of the project and deputy director of the Museo Reina Sofía.

  • Mathias Goeritz. Pirámide de doce cajas apiladas (Pyramid of Twelve Boxes Piled Up), 1961. Wood and metal leaf. Collection Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. D.R. © MATHIAS GOERITZ, 1961. USE UNDER LICENSE BY L.M. DANIEL GOERITZ AND GALERÍA LA CAJA NEGRA, MADRID
    November 11, 2014 - 6:30 p.m.

    Encounter centred on Mathias Goeritz

    Lecture held by Francisco Reyes Palma

    Seminars and conferences Encounter

    This lecture offers a journey through the work of Mathias Goeritz as it introduces the expansive retrospective exhibition the Museo is devoting to the artist. The creator of both syncretic and original work, after 1940 Goeritz would reformulate European geometric abstraction through ancestral pre-Hispanic tradition and a new sense of the public sphere.

  • Diego de Pozo, Whisperers, 2014
    October 28, 2014 - February 9, 2015
    Action Seminars and conferences Workshop Encounter

    A programme of actions and activities within the context of the exhibition Really Useful Knowledge, devised by the collective Subtramas (Diego del Pozo, Montse Romaní and Virginia Villaplana). These actions take place inside the galleries of the exhibition and feature participation from different social and cultural collectives.

  • Juan Luis Moraza. Paragreenberg, 2010. Nickel-plated iron, wood. Artist's collection
    October 15, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Encounter

    This encounter serves as an introduction to the Juan Luis Moraza exhibition republic in the Museo (15 October, 2014 - 2 March, 2015), bringing together the artist and João Fernandes, the curator of the exhibition and deputy director of the Museo Reina Sofía, in a public conversation. 

  • Kerry James Marshall, Better Homes, Better Gardens, 1994. Denver Art Museum Collection: Funds from Polly and Mark Addison, the Alliance for Contemporary Art, Caroline Morgan, and Colorado Contemporary Collectors: Suzanne Farver, Linda and Ken Heller, Jan and Frederick Mayer, Beverly and Bernard Rosen, Annalee and Wagner Schorr, and anonymous donors, 1995.77 © Kerry James Marshall Photograph courtesy of the Denver Art Museum
    13 June, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Encounter

    This activity introduces the artist’s first individual exhibition in Europe, Kerry James Marshall: Painting and Other Stuff (13 June – 26 October, 2014), as he presents his work as an analysis of Afro-American racial identity and the space of the black subject, both in the current social context and in official history.

  • Comba y Rico. Opening of the Philippines Exhibition. Opening Contest chaired by H.M. Queen Regent . Print, 1887. Courtesy of Biblioteca Nacional, España
    13 March, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Encounter

    Artist and writer engage in conversation, dialogue that coincides with the opening of SPLENDIDE-HOTEL, a site-specific project carried out by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster in the Palacio de Cristal. Fiction within reality, compulsive reading or literature as a tool for understanding the world, these are elements shared by both and mark an ongoing collaboration.

  • Image of 2nd Annual Conference of European and Latin American Museums
    February 18 - 20, 2014
    Seminars and conferences Encounter

    Part of the ARCOmadrid International Contemporary Art Fair, this meeting will bring together professionals from museums and private collections around the theme Private collecting and common heritage: proposals for a discussion.

  • Library and Documentation Centre, Museo Reina Sofía
    December 2, 2013 - 7:00 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Conference Encounter

    This activity brings together a group of writers and theorists representative of the return to the essay as a type of writing that is both prospective and interrogative.

  • Claire Tenu. Exhibition view. Saint-Ouen, 2011
    November 27, 2013 - 7:00 p.m.

    Conversation on Biographical Forms

    Jean-François Chevrier, Ahlam Shibli and Claire Tenu

    Seminars and conferences Encounter

    This event serves as an introduction to the exhibition Biographical forms with a lecture by its curator, Jean-François Chevrier, followed by a colloquium with two of the artists represented.