November 16, 2016 - 10:30 a.m.
XVI Semana de la ciencia de Madrid 2016
Surrealist Object. Anoxia, Display Cases and Chocolate
In conjunction with the XVI Madrid Science Week, the Museo Reina Sofía is joined by the IPCE, Spain’s Cultural Heritage Institute, to organise within its programme of activities the following technical encounter: The Surrealist Object. Anoxia, Display Cases and Chocolate.
November 10, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and November 11 and 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Zines of the Zone
The second activity in the programme Documentos, which revolves around themes related to the Museo Reina Sofía Documentation Centre, is Zines of the Zone: a “nomadic library” bringing together some 1,500 fanzines, photobooks and self-edited photo-zines which all share the use of photography.
November 10, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.
Joan La Barbara
Voice Is The Original Instrument
Throughout her career as a performer and composer, Joan La Barbara, a hugely influential figure in the sphere of contemporary experimental music, has explored the human voice as a multi-faceted instrument, developing a true and signature vocabulary of experimental techniques. She uses these techniques to explore the potential range of timbres in a single pitch, circular breathing inspired by French horn playing, and multiphonics, in addition to recovering classics such as choral singing.
November 5 and 6, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.
Muntadas and Reese
Political Advertisement IX 1952–2016
Within the framework of the programme Intervalos, Museo Reina Sofía screens Political Advertisement IX 1952–2016, an audiovisual project by artists Antoni Muntadas and Marshall Reese, to be shown in the run-up to the U.S. presidential elections.
October 26, 2016 - 6:00 p.m., round-table; 7:30 p.m. workshop
Starting from Peter Weiss
A Hundred Years Since His Birth
The Museo Reina Sofía hosts the opening session of Starting from Peter Weiss, organised by the Centro de Documentación Crítica (Critical Documentation Centre) to commemorate the centenary of the German dramatist’s birth.
October 21, 2016 - 10:00 a.m.
Field and Subfield Work. Methodological Reflections on Ethnographic Research in Dance
This master lecture, in conjunction with the seminar Dance, Gender and Nation: 1930–1960, is given by Mahalia Lassibille, head professor of the Department of Dance at the University of Paris 8 and an anthropologist specialised in Africa. Lassibille has focused her research on the uses of dance categories, particularly “traditional African dance” and “contemporary African dance”, and their choreographic effects.
October 19, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.
The Formalist Resource. Art and Autonomy after 1990
Within the framework of the retrospective Txomin Badiola. Another Family Plot (until 26 February, 2017), held in the Museo Reina Sofía, this round-table discussion brings together a series of artists for whom formalism is articulated with a double meaning: gliding or camouflage.
October 13, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.
Art, Words and Memory in the Texts of Gómez de Liaño
The programme Documentos, which revolves around themes related to the Museo Reina Sofía Documentation Centre, presents its first activity: Art, Words and Memory in the Texts of Gómez de Liaño, a round-table discussion which looks at the output of Ignacio Gómez de Liaño.
October 7 - November 22, 2016
Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet
To Make the Revolution Also Means to Put Back Into Place Things that Are Very Ancient But Forgotten
Museo Reina Sofía presents, in collaboration with Filmoteca Española, a comprehensive retrospective on the film-makers Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet. The series, comprising works spanning from 1962 to the present day, reflects one of the most cohesive and relevant film projects in the 20th century, whereby cinema is both an artistic form and a way of politically bursting forth in the present. Engaging in dialogue with Jean-Marie Straub, the series includes new translations of the vast majority of the films, original format screenings, remastered copies, a significant number of premieres in Spain, and a new publication featuring essays on the film-makers.
October 5, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.
Encounter on Marcel Broodthaers
What happened to institutional critique?
Marcel Broodthaers (Brussels, 1924 - Cologne, 1976) is a key figure of contemporary art, and a reference point and driving force in many current discourses and practices. Following his initial work as a poet, journalist and photographer, in 1964 Broodthaers decided to become a visual artist, and from that moment on concerns with providing a response to the basic questions posed by visual arts can be discerned as he interrogated the idea of representation and the production of meaning through the use of existing knowledge systems. In this round-table discussion Christophe Cherix, Jean-François Chevrier, Dirk Snauwaert and Manuel Borja-Villel will debate the different readings around the founder of the fictional museum.
September 29 - October 1, 2016
Dance, Gender and Nation: 1930–1960
Dance, gender and nation, three closely bound concepts within the context of contemporary Western culture, and the thematic cornerstones of this seminar. The focal point is the period spanning the second third of the 20th century - a period of upheaval in the aftermath of the economic crisis of 1929 and the rise of the totalitarianism that would trigger the outbreak of the Second World War shortly afterwards.
September 26 - November 28, 2016
Creativity as a Space of Conflict
Inside the framework of the 2015-2016 Research Residencies, the playwright, stage director, writer and visual artist Javier Montero puts forward a project of critical research and collective production regarding the different forms of creativity, and the role they play in producing new subjectivities.
September 21 - 23, 2016
5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE YOuth in COnservation of CUltural Heritage YOCOCU 2016
The Museo Reina Sofía’s Department of Conservation-Restoration, the Geosciences Institute (CSIC-UCM), and the YOCOCU (YOuth in COnservation of CUltural Heritage) association have organized the fifth edition of the International Conference on Youth in Conservation of Cultural Heritage, celebrated from 21 to 23 September at the auditoriums of Nouvel Building.
September 21, 2016 - 11:00 a.m.
The New Art of Making Books
Ulises Carrión and expanded publishing
This seminar analyses the role of Ulises Carrión (Mexico, 1941 - Holland, 1989) in conceiving new strategies to disseminate and distribute art from the mid-seventies, and the emphasis he placed on reinventing the uses, forms and appearances of the book as a device for action.
September 19 - 20, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.
Crisis, the Construction of Hegemony, a Critique of Civilisation and New Historical Blocs
Lectures by Bob Jessop and Ngai-Ling Sum
The Interventions by Bob Jessop and Ngai-Ling Sum will analyse two interrelated problems. On one side, the production processes of hegemony in the current crisis scenario by the new social blocs emerging in Europe, and on the other, the cultural political economy related to current debates on the civilising change the human species is currently undergoing.
September 16 - 17, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.
Oleg and Strange Arts
The Intervalos (Intermissions) programme, which shows screenings of recent film work, presents a preview of Andrés Duque’s latest movie, Oleg and Strange Arts. The film moves between biography and performance, bearing witness, through moments in the life of Russian composer Oleg Karavaychuk (1927–2016), to the return of beauty that is at once eccentric, fragile and pathological.
September 5 - 7, 2016
Cultural War, Dissident Artistic Practices, Networks and Contact Zones at the Time of the Iron Curtain
The international conference Cold Atlantic will examine the artistic, cultural and aesthetic exchanges produced between the USA, Europe, Africa and Latin America during the Cold War. The aim is to highlight the axes of alignment and artistic exchange between the geopolitically minor actors that were trapped inside the huge theatrical strategy from this period.
Fridays and Saturdays from July 15 to August 20, 2016 - 10:00 p.m.
Cinema and the Leisure Class
The open-air cinema is closely linked to summer holidays: a space and time where the working class is freed from work obligations and where the chance for enjoyment and leisure presents itself. This series, screened on the outdoor terraces of the Museo, offers a journey through the history of the medium, focusing on its relationship with the conception of holidaying, leisure, travel and tourism, through which a whole range of ideas and questions that surface at this intersection are analysed.
June 30, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.
J. M. Coetzee
J. M. Coetzee is regarded as a writer of ideas. His literary work bears a distinctly philosophical imprint that is often woven around allegory, yet his stark, analytical view of racial conflict in South Africa, his country of origin, has not stood in the way of a broader horizon and an interest in other universally ethical and pressing causes, for instance the suffering and exploitation of animals, conceived as fragile and dispossessed beings, an issue which takes prominence in his intervention in the Museo.
June 16 - July 9, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.
For an Impossible Cinema. Documentary and Avant-garde in Cuba (1959-1972)
Museo Reina Sofía presents this retrospective film-program dedicated to Cuban documentary movement around the Revolution, an Avant-garde episode in Latin America usually ignored. Together with the impulse to show a new reality and rethink the public function of the image, the documentary in Cuba merges the factual record with the aesthetics of shock and agitation of the montage, producing a unique visual manifesto.
May 30 - June 1, 2016
The Workforce, Precariousness and Super-Exploitation in Global Capital Circuits
Sociologist Jan Breman, whose research focuses on labour conditions in different international contexts, will hold the upcoming session of the programme Constituent Machines: Constituent Power, Biopolitics, Democracy, organised by the Museo Reina Sofía Study Centre.
May 30 and June 10, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.
For Expanded Poetics. Readings and talks with Raúl Zurita and Cecilia Vicuña
Within the framework of the exhibition Colectivo Acciones de Arte (C.A.D.A.), 1979-1985, on display in the Museo’s Library and Documentation Centre, two readings and talks are organised with poets who were either part of or collaborated with C.A.D.A. Since it was founded, this Chilean collective set forth productive dialogue between visual art, literature and sociology, whereby poetics were conceived in both expanded and expansive terms.
May 18, 2016 - 12:00 p.m.
Guided tour around the exhibition Colectivo Acciones de Arte (C.A.D.A.), 1979-1985
With the show’s curator, Francisco Godoy Vega
The exhibition Colectivo Acciones de Arte (C.A.D.A.), 1979-1985 brings together a broad selection of materials from the Archive and work of C.A.D.A., which have been recently acquired by the Museo through dialogue with the material’s custodians, Lotty Rosenfeld and Diamela Eltit, and via research by Red de Conceptualismos del Sur. C.A.D.A. was a collective set up by visual artists Lotty Rosenfeld and Juan Castillo, the writers Diamela Eltit and Raúl Zurita, and sociologist Fernando Balcells.
May 18, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.
BookJockey session with Fosi Vegue from Blank Paper Escuela
Science and Fiction: A Journey in Which the Photographic Document Transcends an Unknown Dimension
Blank Paper Escuela puts forward BookJockey, an experimental format with which to show and enjoy photobooks. It involves a DJ session with contemporary photographic books, displaying and mixing materials to create a narrative which prompts the audience to perceive them differently.
May 18, 2016 - 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Company Carmen Fumero: …Eran casi las dos (…It Was Nearly Two O’clock)
To mark International Museum Day, the Museo Reina Sofía welcomes a piece awarded first prize in the 2015 Madrid Choreography Competition: the dance piece entitled …Eran casi las dos (…It Was Nearly Two O’clock), created by Carmen Fumero and Miguel Ballabriga.
May 18, 2016
International Museum Day 2016
On 18 May the Museo Reina Sofía will host a special programme to celebrate International Museum Day, held worldwide since 1977. The idea is to share a day of celebrations with visitors, who will be able to gain a better understanding of the lesser-known spaces and sides of the institution and feel part of its programme, exhibitions and working process.
May 18, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Niño de Elche: Animal Número
Niño de Elche ofrece en el Museo Reina Sofía un concierto cuyo título, Animal Numero, se basa en los números que portaban en sus cuerpos los presos marroquíes de Guantánamo. Cuenta para el evento con la colaboración de los músicos Raúl Cantizano y Darío del Moral, y Benito Jiménez a cargo de las luces.
May 11 - 12, 2016 - 6:00 p.m.
At the present time, Humanities have lost the Renaissance concept stemming from the linguistic, social and philosophical-historical disciplines that were at every level of the formal education still taught a few decades back. The processes of globalisation inscribed in capitalist systems have prioritised education as a field of pragmatic knowledge at the expense of those disciplines engaged in the formation of civilised social coexistence and the role of citizenship understood from responsibility.
May 10 - June 14, 2016 - 7 p.m
Fiercely Human. Cultural Studies about the 40's
The period of autocracy in Spain presents itself as an abominable decade characterised by the triumphant Francoist aesthetic and ideology on all fronts. This series of lectures, in conjunction with the exhibition Campo Cerrado. Spanish Art 1939–1953, debates and calls into question this acknowledgement through the views of six historians and theorists hailing from different fields of study and different generations.