18 november, 2011 - 18 november, 2011 - 11 a.m.and 17:00 h
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.
14 november, 2011 - 14 november, 2011 - 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Is it possible to (re)think Latin America?
Five hundred years into the invention of America, and two hundred years after the birth of the first Latin American republics, a question appears, like an inescapable shadow, hidden in the very name comprising these countries: Is it possible to think about a thing called Latin America? Is it even possible to think of it as a unit that can be grasped? Evidently, the answer is no. However, the main issue eludes this contradiction inasmuch as the name given to this part of the world calls for general reflections that encompass the whole and also multiple reflections that go further and take into account particular questions relevant to each geographical area.
11 november, 2011 - 11 november, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
Talk with Soledad Sevilla
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.
28 october, 2011 - 28 october, 2011 - 5:30 p.m.
Dos lenguajes (Two languages). Workshop with Elena Asins
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.
26 october, 2011 - 26 october, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
Locus Solus. A conversation between João Fernandes and François Piron
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.
21 october, 2011 - 21 october, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
Presentation of the exhibition and lecture by Dominic van den Boogerd, René Daniëls revisited
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.
05 october, 2011 - 05 october, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
alighiero boetti. game plan
Lynne Cooke, Robert Lumley and Christian Rattemeyer in conversation
This conversation serves as an introduction to the largest retrospective to be held to date on the Italian artist. alighiero boetti. game plan is co-produced by Tate Modern (London), MoMA (New York) and the Museo, and is curated by Lynne Cooke, Mark Godfrey and Christian Rattemeyer.
2 - 6 July 2011
The museum as aural space
JIEM 2011. 18th Conference on Computer and Electronic Music
Once again the Conference on Computer and Electronic Music offers a series of workshops on sound production and post-production, concerts dedicated to the aural perception of space and to live improvisation and sound projection, as well as a series of reflections, in a conversation and round table, about the artistic possibilities of radio and a fresh look at the Museum Collection from a new perspective, the auditory sphere.
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.
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.
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.