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Cinema and Video

The audiovisual programs are intended to counteract the predominant model of the black cube, even at a time in which both film and video have become fully integrated and dissolved into contemporary art museums. Their aim is to explore the projected image using different formats and discourses: historical series that broaden – and question – the narrations told by the Collection, retrospectives that draw attention to other stories in the audiovisual history and programs that examine the close links that film and video have with contemporary artistic practices. At the same time, this programming seeks to define a space for film and video outside of the usual circuits, describing itineraries distinct from the spectacle and its derivatives.    

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  • Expanded theatricalities Gestural models and dissident repertoires
    Course 2013

    Expanded theatricalities

    Gestural models and dissident repertoires

    Live Arts Theatre Workshop Modern dance

    Over the past thirty years, the social sciences have highlighted some aspects of contemporary social life that appear to be incompatible with traditional forms of representation and theatricality: nomadism, liquidity, ongoing identity construction, virtual communication, hyperexhibition, etc. The replacement of a theatre paradigm by a performative paradigm can be understood as a sign of transformation and liberation.

    Study center
  • Rafael Saar. Homem-ave, 2010. Photograph: Angelo Zolini
    January 9 - February 15, 2013 - 7:00 p.m.

    The friction of bodies

    Film and video about the 1980s in Latin America

    Cinema and video Film series

    The friction of bodies is a film and video series that presents a broad panorama of different artistic and political manifestations from the 1980s, which arose during and co-existed with the years of repression in Latin America. Many of these videos and films, most of which have never been shown publicly outside of their original contexts, demonstrate the emergency of new political subjects and forms of subcultural participation. The program also includes recent film proposals that look back at the agitated times of the 1980s in this context, to offer different readings or to activate a memory still throbbing within us.

  • Somatheque 2013. Living and resisting in the neoliberal condition
    2013 course program

    Somatheque 2013

    Living and resisting in the neoliberal condition

    This research and teaching program intends to examine the body as a political and cultural archive, critically distancing itself from approaches that consider the body a corpus, temple, nature, seat of sovereign power, sheath, place of residence, or property. In philosophical terms, it can be said that the modern body (healthy or sick, normal or pathological) does not have an ontological status but rather, a biopolitical and performative status.

    Study center
  • Urban transformations. From the Paris Commune to the Madrid Commune
    2013 Course program

    Urban transformations

    From the Paris Commune to the Madrid Commune

    The city, the metropolis, has been presented on numerous occasions (always from the viewpoints of power and knowledge) as a living organism, a body made of physiological functions regulated according to the ideal of a harmonious composition of its parts. This course, however, sets out with the inverse hypothesis: the urban realm as an incoherent multiplicity, as a series of dynamic balances that remain unstable. 

    Study center
  • María Blanchard. Woman with fan, 1916. Oil on canvas Museo Reina Sofía Collection
    19 december, 2012 - 18:00 h

    About María Blanchard

    Avant-garde and identity

    Seminars and conferences Seminar

    Overshadowed by the orthodox histories of the avant-garde, the figure of María Blanchard has several aspects that have resulted in her being relegated to a secondary, and decidedly minor, position. These aspects include her condition as a woman and her distance from the prevailing cubist grammars. At this seminar Eugenio Carmona, Carmen Bernárdez, María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco, Xon de Ros and María José Salazar present some new frameworks for better understanding the artist and, at the same time, the historical avant-gardes.

  • Installation view
    20 november, 2012 - 19:00 h
    Seminars and conferences Conference

    The Horizons of Contemporary Art in Spain is a research initiative by Museo Reina Sofía, Fundación Banco Santander and YGBArt (Rosina Gómez-Baeza and Lucia Ybarra). Conceived as a plural space for reflection and debate, its purpose is to engage in a critical diagnosis of the Spanish art scene, viewed from a variety of standpoints and bringing together many different voices.

  • Subtramas. Diagram. drawing, 2012
    November 16, 23, 28 and 30; December 13, 14 and 21, 2012

    The Open Research Zone Subtramas is a series of activities programmed in connection with an art research project exploring the processes and methodologies involved in collaborative audiovisual creation. The program features a review of past experiences, from the 1970s up through current practices. In all of them, images take part in the formation of symbolic spaces that are conducive to the collective production of emotions, subjectivities and autonomous forms of relationality.

    Study center
  • January, 2012 or The apotheosis of Isabella the Catholic (Los Hijos)
    November 5 - December 5, 2012

    New forms of documentary in Spain

    The urgencies of contemporeneity

    Cinema and video Film series

    This collection offers a broad vision of how some of the audiovisuals now being made in Spain and produced outside of the industry are responding to today's situation of change and structural crisis. It also shows how documentary images constitute one of the most lively spheres for formal experimentation and essay film in the new systems of production and distribution.

  • Traces of El Periférico de Objetos
    October 27, 2012 - 8:00 p.m.
    Live Arts Performance art

    El Periférico de Objetos is a theatre group with a dramaturgical style capable of conjuring up the trauma, fear and collective unconscious of the Argentine dictatorship. With both the doll and its manipulator playing a prominent role, its dramatic works, in allusion to Antonin Artaud, Witold Gombrowicz or Heiner Müller, explore the return and liberation of a repressed body. This performance reflects the importance of El Periférico and engages in a dialogue with the exhibition Losing the human form.

  • Ral Veroni. La Muestra Nómade, 1990-1991. Afiche
    26 - 27 October 2012

    Losing the human form

    Conversations about the 80s in Latin America

    Seminars and conferences Encounter

    One of the primary aims of this seminar is to facilitate testimony and oral discourse as a stimulant and as a counterpoint to exhibition discourse and, at the same time, to produce a debate between the artists and agents that were involved and a new generation of historians and critics that are rewriting Latin American art practices as they overflow toward a context that has more social and political activism, but that is also more subjective, identitary and sexual.

  • Bernardo Atxaga. Poetry Reading in front of Guernica
    October 25, 2012 - 7:00 p.m.

    Bernardo Atxaga

    Poetry Reading in front of Guernica

    Live Arts Dramatized readings

    Inspired by the tragic event that took place 75 years ago, Guernica is much more than a work of art. It has become a universal statement on the massacre. This condition, a synthesis of avant-garde pursuits and political engagement, has had a great influence not only on the visual arts but also on literature. The poetry reading, given in front of the painting by the writer Bernardo Atxaga (Guipúzcoa, 1951), includes poems by Luis Cernuda and Paul Éluard and traces the impact that the mural by Pablo Picasso has had on the written word.

  • 22 october, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.

    The event in the origins of Fluxus

    Encounter with Eric Andersen

    Seminars and conferences Encounter

    Eric Andersen (Antwerp, 1940) has been linked to Fluxus from practically the very beginning. In 1962, he had the idea of organising a festival in Copenhagen's Nikolai Church. Before that he was involved in setting up art-poetry networks throughout Europe. His participation in this Festum Fluxorum, as the most public and festive qualities of Fluxus were known, was the beginning of a long collaboration in an array of Fluxus events that continue to this day.

  • Efim Dzigan. We are from Kronstadt (My iz Kronshtadta), 1936. Copy provided by Arkeion Films, France. Courtesy of Mosfilm Cinema
    October 4 - 31, 2012 - 7 p.m.
    Cinema and video Film series

    In his 1936 essay, The Artwork in the Age of Its Technical Reproducibility, Walter Benjamin uses the Blaue Blume—the romantic incarnation of unobtainable desire—to signify the artifice and perceived immediacy of film made possible through the concealment of the cinematic apparatus.

  • 2 october, 2012 - 5:30 p.m.

    Reflections on Encounters with the 1930s

    Round table with the team of curators

    Seminars and conferences Conference

    This round table brings together the team of curators behind the exhibition Encounters with the 1930s (Museo Reina Sofía, 3 October 2012 - 7 January 2013), to give the audience the chance to learn about the research process and the dialogue that have arisen from this dynamic rereading of the 1930s, which reveals the links between the temporary exhibition and a broader reinstallation project involving the Museum's Collection, undertaken to mark the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Guernica.

  • 26 september, 2012
    Seminars and conferences Film series
  • Espacio acústico #4
    September 26, October 24 and November 15, 2012 - 8:00 p.m.

    Acoustic Space #4

    Art Impressions Mahou

    Live Arts Concert

    Acoustic Space is a music series that brings together national and international proposals that reflect the various facets of contemporary musical creation.

  • Poster designed by George Maciunas for the Perpetual Fluxus Festival. Washington Square Gallery, New York, 1964/65. Courtesy of George Maciunas Foundation inc and Harry Stendhal
    September 21, 22 and 23, 2012
    Live Arts Concert Education Visit

    Fluxus to the People is a program of concerts, activities, guided tours, lectures and also a documentary exhibition, all of which explore the imagination of the collective, the idea of art as a community tool and the process of de-specialization of the artist figure that is at the heart of the Fluxus movement. This program has consciously been given the format of a festival. First of all, it defends the playful, participatory and even burlesque nature of many of the avant-garde manifestations from 1960 onwards. Secondly, it explores new ways of approaching contemporary art from public activity.

  • Tumakat en escena
    22 june, 2012 - 8:00 PM
    Live Arts Modern dance
  • Los nombres del pueblo
    21, 22 and 23 June 2012 - Time: 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Saturday
    Seminars and conferences Seminar

    What does the people mean? What is it that shapes a popular movement or the popular will? What are the limits, dangers and virtues of the new critical and emancipatory processes, sometimes misdescribed as populist? What differentiates the masses from the people or from a multitude? In other words, what are the different names of the people?

    Associated project
  • Nacho Criado. Trasvase, 1991. (Detail) Particular Collection
    14 june, 2012 - 6 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Seminar

    Ever tried? Ever fail? No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. The four-decade career of Nacho Criado (1943-2010) seems to engage in a muted dialogue with this phrase by Samuel Beckett, in which the persistence of error shows scepticism to be a revealing working method.

  • Rosemarie Trockel. Dessert. Sculpture, 2007
    13 june, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Conference

    The work of Rosemarie Trockel (Germany, 1952) is a reversal of contemporary art's exhibition techniques. Although presented in series, her objects paradoxically break with cold minimalist or pop production and instead bear the imprint of the artisan techniques with which they are manufactured, tapping into the historic imagery of women's work in a post-industrial world.

  • Miniature, s. XI.
    8 june, 2012 - 10 a.m. to 14:30 p.m. and 14 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Seminar

    This symposium brings together a group of art historians whose work is known for its interdisciplinary approach, its innovative methodology and its relevance in meditating on the way we think about, write about and imagine art history today.

    Associated project
  • Yann Moulier Boutang
    6 june, 2012 - 7 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Conference
  • CNDM. Proyecto Veinte21 (III)
    4 june, 2012 - 7:30 PM

    CNDM. Proyecto Veinte21 (III)

    Joan Cerveró, director

    Live Arts Concert

    Taking as a pretext the masterpiece The Art of Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach we enter a world in which form and constructive balance represent a large part of the seduction, while never leaving behind an expressive search through the compositional formulas, processes, repetitions, calculations, counterpoint, etc, that have such a great presence in all of these works.

    Associated project
  • CNDM. Sonor Ensemble
    21 may, 2012 - 7:30 PM

    CNDM. Sonor Ensemble

    Luis Aguirre, directorFederico Jusid, pianoKremena Gancheva, violín

    Live Arts Concert

    The Sonor Ensemble, directed by its founder Luis Aguirre, brings Auditorium 400 a program that has dance as its central axis. Six pieces by Hungarian and Spanish writers, including a new one, commissioned by the CNDM, named Danzas entrelazadas, by Madrid's José Luis Turina (1952), a piece that examines the poetics related to movement and dance.

    Associated project
  • Sharon Hayes performing
    18 may, 2012 - 12:30 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Encounter

    The Critical Practices Program at Museo Reina Sofía has organised two seminars for 2012; one focuses on the body as archive ( Somatheque ) and the other examines the city as the scenario of contemporary socio-political tensions ( Metropolis ).

  • Coreógrafos de la Compañía Nacional de danza
    18 may, 2012 - 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
    Live Arts Modern dance

    On this occasion, dance leaves the conventional setting of a stage to become an integral part of the exhibition space. In this activity, young CND choreographers make a series of proposals that work with the concepts of manipulation and the search for the unknown.

  • Image of Philippe Petit & Murcof
    May 16, June 20 and July, 2012 - 8 p.m.

    Acoustic Space #3

    Art Impressions Mahou

    Live Arts Concert

    Acoustic Space is a music series that brings together national and international proposals that show the various facets of contemporary musical creation. After the editions of 2011, in which musicians such as Peter Broderick, Bugge Wesseltoft, Cibelle, Oy, Mastretta and Lonely Drifter Karen, took part, Museo Reina Sofía once again lends its support to music, with an eclectic sample of proposals that attempt to draw a map of the array of trends making up today's diverse musical scene.

  • Ensemble L’itinéraire
    7 may, 2012 - 7:30 PM

    CNDM. Ensemble L’itinéraire

    Jean Deroyer, director

    Live Arts Concert Associated project
  • Landscape
    3 may, 2012 - 7 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Book presentation