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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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  • Daniel García Andújar. Not Found, 1000 casos de estudio, 2014. Courtesy of the artist
    March 26 - 27, 2015 - 6:00 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Workshop Seminar

    The Internet has produced new behaviours, subjectivities and institutions linked to another way of being and doing. This seminar debates how these changes throw established categories of art, the author and the circulation of unique work off balance, whilst also forming profound contradictions – from creativity as an economic value to indistinct work time. Is considering another artistic ecosystem possible from these ambiguities?

     

  • 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.

  • View of the Nouvel Building, Auditorium 200, Museo Reina Sofía
    February 25-26, 2015

    4th Meeting of European and Latin American Museums

    Travelling Exhibitions: The Production of Circuits, Routes and Collaborative Networks

    Seminars and conferences Seminar

    Organize with the occasion of ARCOmadrid, this meeting aims to provide a space for reflection where art professionals working in museums and contemporary art centres can exchange ideas about the possibilities that this exhibition format offers to their institutions.

  • 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.

  • Gregory J. Markopoulos. The Illiac Passion. Film still, 1964-1967
    February 6-10, 2015
    Cinema and video Film series

    This film series presents a selection of work by Gregory J. Markopoulos (1928-1992), who made some of the most subjective and allegorical film poetics in post-war experimental cinema. With four sessions screened in both La Casa Encendida and the Museo Reina Sofía, Film as Film explores the keys to a sensual and excessive body of work, in which homosexual identity, initiation rites and allegory circle around complex editing techniques.

  • 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.

  • Núria Güell and Levi Orta, Arte político degenerado, 2014. Photograph courtesy of Eva Carol
    November 27, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Conference

    Can strategies of capital be replicated to build horizontal social dynamics? As part of an action in the Really Useful Knowledge exhibition, artists Núria Güell and Levi Orta donate bank accounts in tax havens to a group of activists, who will use this route to attack the system that produces it. The project culminates in this seminar, which is organised by both artists.

  • 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.

  • Arto Lindsay at the Moers Festival, 2010
    November 18, 2014 - 8:00 p.m.
    Live Arts Concert

    Eclectic, poppy, sophisticated, the music of Arto Lindsay evokes reverse trajectories and unexpected influences. Educated in Brazil during the emergence of Tropicália in the 1970s, Lindsay added the references and characteristics of this broad cultural movement in Brazil, focused on diluting art in a multifarious and impalpable experience, to the No Wave scene in the USA.

  • Vincent Meessen. Vita Nova. Film, 2009. Image courtesy of the artist and Argos Centre for Art and Media
    12 November - 10 December, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.
    Cinema and video Film series

    Specters: A Ciné-politics of Haunting gathers a selection of recent international film and video that conjures the hauntings of our collective cultural imaginary. Some phantoms arise from past injustices and political traumas, some apparitions, of catastrophic times to come.

  • 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.

  • Trevor Plagen and Jacob Appelbaum. Transmediale Festival
    October 27, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Conference

    Within the framework of the exhibition Really Useful Knowledge, artist Trevor Paglen and journalist and programmer Jacob Appelbaum debate the increase of government surveillance and the way in which this affects people’s freedom and their ability to act.

  • 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.