11 may, 2011 - 11 may, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
Yayoi Kusama. Frances Morris
There is no possible separation between art and life with Yayoi Kusama (Matsumoto, 1928). She was an active member in the critical art scene during the Vietnam War in the 1960s in New York, where she was also connected to minimalism, happenings and pop art. In 1973, she returned to Japan, extending the boundaries of her work. Her heterogeneous production ranges from collage to musical compositions, design, novels and installation art. Kusama obsessively develops the idea of repetition and screentone, covering surfaces with polka dots, creating what she calls ‘infinity nets’, one of her trademarks.
11 may, 2011 - 19 may, 2011
Poetics of Dispossession.Proletarian documentary
This programme is presented in conjunction with the exhibition A Hard, Merciless Light. The Worker-Photography Movement, 1926-1939 (Museo Reina Sofía, 6 April to 22 August 2011), which analyses the history of amateur proletarian, documentary photography.
06 may, 2011 - 06 may, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
Leon Golub, with Jon Bird, Samm Kunce and Satish Padiyar
Encounters is a programme with which the Museo looks to generate debate on its scheduled exhibitions. Temporarily coinciding with the public opening of the exhibitions, a dialogue is initiated between artists, curators, critics and historians in order to look ahead to and question the lines and set-up of each exhibition project.
04 may, 2011 - 05 may, 2011
The Forgotten Space. A film essay by Allan Sekula and Noel Bürch
This film highlights the invisibility of global labour even in the process of production. The sea, writes Allan Sekula, is forgotten until disaster strikes. The sea, formerly the object of romantic imagination, is examined from a new angle, that of the transport of merchandise in times of globalisation.
29 april, 2011 - 29 april, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
La isla de hidrógeno (The Hydrogen Island)
The artistic team PSJM, a duo formed by Cynthia Viera and Pablo San José based in Berlin, presents La Isla de Hidrógeno, a book in which a well-structured bunch of solid characters comes together in different organically related stories. The authors of the book will be joined by Miguel Cereceda, José Luis Corazón and Jesús Carrillo.
29 april, 2011 - 29 april, 2011
Critical Practices Seminar
The Critical Practices Seminar aims to nurture students’ capacity for critical judgement and encourage the adoption of a standpoint through the profound knowledge of currents of contemporary thought. The seminar is structured around the reading and analysis of documents and materials submitted by each of the participating professors.
29 april, 2011 - 29 april, 2011 - please check program
Dance Attacks at Museo Reina Sofía
Brief explosions of dance when least expected
In celebration of International Dance Day, Dance Attacks is a series of dance actions held in different public spaces throughout Madrid. The performances, recorded and distributed through the social networks, create a set of brief choreographic actions and disruptions.
27 april, 2011 - 27 april, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
Journeys, landscapes, cities…
This gathering of writers and publishers is an opportunity to look at the forms of minor literature, from spaces such as Quebec, Montreal or Tangiers. Sonia García Soubriet, Jesús Egido and Madeleine Monette dialogue about landscapes of seduction and about literature as a universe of noise and silence, urban labyrinths and private refuges.
27 april, 2011 - 27 april, 2011 - 11 a.m.and 16:00 h
To/from the Second Spanish Republic. International correlates and synchronies
This seminar aims to show the variety and complexity in some of the debates on contemporary Spanish history. To this end, it compiles the latest research on aspects such as exhibitions, urbanism, magazines, photography and the relationship with totalitarian regimes and their outcome in the Spanish Civil War and Second World War.
06 april, 2011 - 06 april, 2011 - 7 p.m.
Jorge Ribalta. A look at Harsh light, without compassion. The Worker-Photography Movement, 1926-1939
Jorge Ribalta, curator of the exhibition The Worker-Photography Movement, 1926-1939, exercises a first attempt in this presentation of the historical documentation of the worker photography movement. Beyond formulating an examination of artists and unique works, his aim is to recount the constitution of public spaces through the medium of photography.
March 23 and 25, 2011 - 7:30 PM
Festival Ellas Crean
The Festival Ellas Crean 2011 is now in its seventh year. This event provides a meeting point for dialogue and expression by women creators from a wide range of disciplines, such as film, music, the visual arts, science, poetry, literature, gastronomy, comics and dance.
22 march, 2011 - 22 march, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
Expresionismo. Lenguaje y construcción de la forma arquitectónica
In his book Expresionismo. El lenguaje y construcción de la forma arquitectónica, Javier Climent argues that there is another history behind functionalism, one that reflects the legacy of the Expressionist tradition in Modernism. The book shows the less uniform side of functionalism, in which expressionism and organicism blend with rationalism.