List of selected artworks. Maps for the tour in the museum





  • 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.

  • Eric Andersen. Stories. Performance, 1985
    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.

  • Herbert Bayer. Things to come. Photomontage, 1939
    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

    Once again the Museum is collaborating with Mov_s, an event directed by professionals of the moving arts, dance and contemporary creation. On this occasion the Museum provides a space in which to reflect on operations in the area of dance in Latin America today, and to share lines of thinking and experiences.

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

    This seminar brings together Juan Manuel Bonet, Fernando Castro Flórez and José Díaz Cuyás, with the idea of questioning the construction of the recent narrations of the last few decades of art in Spain. The seminar engages in a critique of the interpretations of Nacho Criado as an artist focused on the idea of the collapse of language and on the idea of art.

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

    A lecture by Anne Wagner, a professor emerita in the Department of Art History at the University of California. In the conference she puts forward a guide to the cosmos of artist Rosemarie Trockel, setting out from the study of a number of recent works in relation to the exhibition Rosemarie Trockel: a cosmos.

  • Yann Moulier Boutang
    6 june, 2012 - 7 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Conference

    Presentation of the book La abeja y el economista (The Bee and the Economist), by Yann Moulier Bountang, co-editor of the magazine Multitudes and professor of political economy. He is one of the main people responsible for the design theory on the critique of the political economy of cognitive capitalism.

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

    This activity sees artist Sharon Hayes enter into dialogue with Beatriz Preciado, coordinator of the seminar Somateca, and students from the Critical Practices Programme, as well as the general public with an interest in the subject. The encounter marks the start of an individual exhibition on the artist inside the Museo, entitled Habla.

  • 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.

  • Landscape
    3 may, 2012 - 7 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Book presentation

    This event looks at the career of Raúl Zurita in a debate and then a poetry reading, both of which will take place in the Collection room dedicated to artistic activism in Latin America. This activity is also a presentation of the book Zurita, which have as a backdrop the military coup in Chile.

  • Asaltos de la danza en el Museo Reina Sofía
    29 april, 2012

    Dance Attacks at Museo Reina Sofía

    Brief explosions of dance when least expected

    Live Arts Modern dance
  • ames Coleman. Photograph (1998-1999).Proyección de diapositivas, 1999.
    April 25 - 26, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Conference

    Rachel Haidu, professor at the University of Rochester (New York), debates the importance of staging, dramatic narration and the role of the actor in James Coleman’s work and in that of other artists influenced by his slide-tape works. This conference marks the start of the individual exhibition on the artist inside the Museo.

  • Costa-Gavras. Z, 1969
    April 23 and 26, May 3, 7, 10, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31 and June 4, 2012

    The Turbulent Screen

    Histories of cinema. Collection 3 (1962-1982)

    Cinema and video Film series

    The presence of film in the successive re-readings of Museo Reina Sofía Collection alludes to the crisis in the distinction between hierarchies and artistic narrations, but it also points to the idea that a collection involves a network of stories, memories and times that are inseparable from film practice.

  • La Familia Lavapiés. Artecontradicción. Poster, 1975
    March 16 - 17, 2012 - 10:30 20:00 h
    Seminars and conferences Seminar

    This seminar comprises some of the diverse research projects that have emerged in recent years and are geared towards questioning the hegemonic narratives that envelop the complex process of Spain’s transition to democracy. It is the outcome of a collaboration between the Museo and Brumaria.

  • Hans Haacke. Germany Pavillion. Venice Biennale. Installation, 1993.
    15 april, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Encounter

    In this talk, Haacke and the art critic and historian Walter Grasskamp look at several decades of this dialectic of tension between the artist and the museums. The dialogue consists of a diachronic examination of the artist's fifty years of production, by looking at ten works commented in relation to their different institutional models and contexts.

  • Anónimo, The pope-ass, 1522.
    12 april, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Conference

    This first session of Somatheque. Biopolitical production, feminisms, queer and trans practices explores the changes in the governmental methods of body production and of sexual difference that took place after World War II, with the transformation of war techniques into techniques of somatic production and communication.

  • Eric La Casa. Planta de reciclaje. Grabación de campo, 2010
    March 22, 23 and 24, 2012
    Live Arts Workshop Seminar Concert

    Sound situation: Aural Drift is a program of activities focusing on the connection between sound and drift, psychogeography and aurality, including the anthropological level and the analysis and discussion of the influence and repercussions of situationist concepts (drift, construction of situations anddétournement) in the area of sound production.

  • Gego. Proyecto Lausanne, ca 1975. Colección Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía ©Fundación Gego, all rights reserved. Gego is a registered trademark. Total or partial reproduction of this work is prohibited.
    March 2-3, 2012 - 10:30 a.m.and 16:30 h
    Seminars and conferences Seminar

    This seminar intends to build a constellation of critical gazes regarding modern art in Latin America. It hopes to serve as the critical substratum that will help shape plans for the exhibition of the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection (CPPC) of modern art that Museo will be organizing in 2013.

  • Julie Dash. Daughters of the dust. 35 mm, 1991
    March 1, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 21, 23, 24, 26 and 28, 2012
    Cinema and video Film series

    How to give feminist film its own voice against the conventions of classic film and how to maintain the subaltern nature of this voice?

  • A survey of workers. Collective work by graduate students from the Reina Sofia Museum and Bojana Piskur, 2010-ongoing
    10 february, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Conference

    This conference presents recent examples of the work of the Radical Education collective, whose research deals with political imagination in art. The research process they put forward includes collective translations of Marx’s A Worker’s Inquiry, with the aim of questioning new modulations and regulations of work.

  • Imagen presentación del libro de Felipe Boso
    10 de febrero de 2012 - 19:30 h.

    This event marks the opening of the exhibition La escritura desbordada: Spanish and Latin American experimental poetry 1962-1982 which is intended to help the public become familiar with the documentary collection of the MNCARS Library and Documentation Centre.

    Library and documentation centre
  • Francisco Franco and Dwight D. Eisenhower in official visit, Madrid, 1959
    January 13 (Conference), January 27 (guided tour of the collection) - 7:30 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Conference

    The public presentation of the Julián Díaz Sánchez research residency. This project analyses Spanish Informalism in relation to the exhibition New Spanish Painting and Sculpture, held in New York’s MoMA in 1960.

  • Jérôme Bel. Cedric Andrieux. Performance, 2009
    January 12- March 30, 2012 - 7:30 PM


    Theatre and performative practices in contemporary art museums

    Live Arts Seminar Performance art

    Reactivate/reinterpret brings together a varied group of specialists from different fields with the idea of analysing the place of performative practices within the realm of contemporary art museums. The series is comprised of various public lectures, workshops with the students of the Study Centre and two art interventions, by Jerôme Bel and Falke Pisano.

  • Program for Advanced Studies in Critical Practices 2012
    Course 2012

    In the 2012 program, the lines of work addressed by the Program for Advanced Studies in Critical Practices are: the global metropolis as the stage for new types of cultural and political agency, which will be led by Observatorio Metropolitano, and the new knowledge of the body, which will be led by Beatriz Preciado, with the collaboration of Lucas Platero and David Berna.

  • Guy de Cointet. Espahor ledet ko Uluner y Five Sisters
    16 december, 2011 - 7:30 PM
    Live Arts Performance art

    This performance, organised in connection with the exhibition Locus Solus. Impressions of Raymond Roussel, is a unique opportunity to see the work of Guy de Cointet in the context for which it was conceived, somewhere between the theatre and the museum. Put on by the Dutch company If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, the two plays are the result of a long research process related to the complexity of re-staging.

  • Diego Lara, 1980
    15 december, 2011 - 7 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Book presentation

    This presentation by Ángel González, Eva Rivas, José Luis Gallero and José María Parreño explores the life and work - inseparable from one another - of Quico Rivas. Cómo escribir de pintura sin que se note [How to write about painting without anybody noticing] is the name of a collection of critical texts written by the critic in the final years of his life.

  • Paris Universal Exhibition, 1937. Sovietic Pavillion, on the right, opposite to the Nacional Socialist pavillion
    29 november, 2011 - 1 december, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Conference

    This activity is divided into two sessions: a conference and guided visit through the rooms devoted to the Spanish Republic Pavilion. Both endeavour to contrast and draw connections between three exhibitions presented in Munich, Paris and New York in 1936 and 1937 in order to analyse the footprints of post-war art and the Museo’s Collection.

  • Acción!MAD11. VIII Encuentro Internacional de Arte de Acción
    November 25 - 26, 2011
    Live Arts Festival
  • Image of Mario Giambattista. © Sucesión Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid, 2011
    November 23 - 24, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Lecture
  • Antoni Muntadas. Stadium, 1989
    23 november, 2011 - 11:30 a.m.
    Seminars and conferences Seminar

    At this round table, the artist, theorists and project participants debate the exhibition Entre/Between, from its narrative components up through its spatial arrangement and the way it speaks to the public.

  • Exhibition view
    18 november, 2011 - 11 a.m.and 17:00 h
    Seminars and conferences Seminar

    Guernica, a testimony and condemnation of the bombing by Franco's forces of the Basque town of the same name is considered a foundational work of 20th century art and it continues to be a universal symbol of the struggle against oppression. Its arrival in Madrid in September of 1981 was presented as the symbolic conclusion of Spain's transition to democracy following the dictatorship. The complicated diplomatic negotiations undertaken to bring about the painting's move were also the first important steps in cultural policy to be taken by the country's new government, and they highlighted the role that avant-garde art would play in the official culture of Spain's young democracy. With its arrival, it ceased to be the emblem of dissidence against the dictatorship and became the symbol of the healing of the fracture between the two historical factions in Spain: a sign of the reconciliation upon which the new democratic society would be based.

  • From silver to the sky. A look at the roots of electronic music: Morton Subotnick & Lillevan
    18 november, 2011
    Live Arts Concert Conference

    In this concert, Morton Subotnick is accompanied by the visual artist Lillevan, a frequent collaborator of musicians on the experimental music scene, who will offer a visual interpretation of Subotnick's music. The concert will feature pieces from Silver Apples Of The Moon (1967) and from another one of his pioneering albums, A Sky of Cloudless Sulfur (1978).

  • Frau Diamanda. Tr@nsversiva Post Andina Revolucionaria, 2011. Fotografía de César Delgado Wixan
    15 november, 2011 - 19 november, 2011
    Cinema and video Festival

    This series presents a number of videos and performances that have arisen out of contemporary feminist, queer/cuir and "transmarikabollo" (Spanish slang term for LGBT) practices situated within the tradition of guerrilla video: exercises in appropriation of lightweight mass media as counter-information media, but also as dissident gender and sexuality production techniques.

  • Soledad Sevilla en conversación con Santiago Olmo
    11 november, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Encounter

    The art critic and independent curator Santiago Olmo has a conversation with the artist Soledad Sevilla about the exhibition Written in the celestial bodies, a site-specific installation at Palacio de Cristal in Madrid's Parque del Retiro.

  • Spoken Exhibition
    10 november, 2011 - 7:00 PM
    Live Arts Performance art

    Spoken Exhibition is an alternative history of Polish art since 1960, a history that tells about the creation of art institutions, the major exhibitions and the art gestures that have determined the specificity of a post-communist era. It is presented as a cross between performance art and narrative that is reinterpreted and reread in every new context in which it takes place.

  • Exhibition view
    28 october, 2011 - 5:30 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Encounter

    Comprised of a guided visit to the exhibition Fragments of memory, with commentary by the artist, followed by a colloquium with the audience, this workshop seeks to articulate both languages, that of the visible and that of the verbal, that of the artist and that of the audience or that of the exhibition and that of debate, as keys to understanding Elena Asins' work.

  • Pierre Bastien: Une danse de sons para Raymond Roussel
    27 october, 2011 - rom 7 to 7:30 p.m. and from 8 to 8:30 p.m. (2 shows lasting 30 min. each)
    Live Arts Concert
  • Salvador Dalí. Endless Enigma (Enigma sin fin), 1938
    26 october, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Encounter

    The exhibition Locus Solus. Impressions of Raymond Roussel, is about the legacy of Raymond Roussel, one of the lateral histories of modern art. In this conversation, the exhibition's curators discuss the keys to understanding the poetic universe of Raymond Roussel and his significance in artistic modernism.

  • René Daniëls.Alzumeazume. Painting, 1984. Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
    21 october, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.

    René Daniëls

    Presentation of the exhibition and lecture by Dominic van den Boogerd, René Daniëls revisited

    Seminars and conferences Encounter

    In a lecture entitled René Daniëls revisited, the art critic Dominic van den Boogerd discusses some of the recurring themes found in Daniëls' oeuvre: his fascination for the picture as a "fleece" and for painting as a play of appearances and disappearances.

  • Cover of Rethinking dramaturgy
    18 october, 2011 - 7:30 PM
    Live Arts Conference

    The book Rethinking Dramaturgy. Errancy and Transformation is the product of the First International Seminar on New Dramaturgies (Centro Párraga, 2009). Its presentation in the Museo marks the beginning of the academic year in the Master’s in Performing Arts Practices and Visual Culture in the Study Centre.