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Seminars and conferences

Seminarios y Conferencias

Museo Reina Sofía, in its role as a vehicle of knowledge and reflection, as well as an impulse for new spaces for experimentation, creation and dissemination of contemporary art, sets in motion a number of diverse lines of thought and debate. The development of research, analysis and debate frameworks which can imbue the narrative of the Collection with an additional dimension, as well as the programming of exhibitions.The setting in motion of discussion forums on key issues of contemporary debate relevant to the museum as an institution dedicated to providing citizens with frameworks for the critical analysis of culture.The experimentation with alternative methods of mediation between the citizens and the museum's proposals, taking up as a starting point the experience of artists and of the agents with whom the museum establishes collaboration.

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  • Leon Golub. Interrogatorio I (Interrogation I), 1981. Acrílico sobre Lino. © The Estate of Leon Golub, VEGAP, Madrid, 2011
    6 may, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Encounter

    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.

  • La isla de hidrógeno
    29 april, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Book presentation

    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.

  • Programa de Prácticas Críticas
    29 april, 2011
    Seminars and conferences 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.

  • Viajes, paisajes, ciudades…
    27 april, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Encounter

    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.

  • D'ací i d´allà, Portada del número extraordinario de Invierno. Imagen cubierta Joan Miró. Barcelona, 1934
    27 april, 2011 - 11 a.m.and 16:00 h
    Seminars and conferences Seminar

    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.

  • Revista AIZ. Numero 48, 1931
    6 april, 2011 - 7 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Room conferences

    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.

  • Bruno Taut. Utopía. Dibujo, 1919
    22 march, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Book presentation

    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.

  • Encuentros con los 30
    March 11 - 12, 2011 - 10:30 a.m.and 16:30 h
    Seminars and conferences Seminar

    Encounters with the 1930s is a symposium that begins with a line of questions about a decade that has haunted historic and contemporary ideas about art and politics, artistic autonomy, and the pressure of context on artistic production.

  • Ideas en fuga. Pasión, conocimiento y memoria en la teoría de la imagen de Aby Warburg
    March 4 and 5 - 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Seminar

    This seminar is divided into four roundtables that attempt to interrogate the historical and intellectual coordinates of Warburg’s project, and then to discuss the primary questions about the nature of the image formulated in Atlas that resonate in current debates.

  • Memorias y olvidos del archivo
    3 march, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Book presentation

    This book, edited by Fernando Estévez González and Mariano de Santa Ana, seeks to broaden the debate regarding archives, taking it beyond its usual reduction to such technical and operational aspects. Derived from two seminars, this publication offers a space for critical reflection, starting with different epistemological presuppositions and theoretical orientations.

  • Roberto Jacoby. 1968, El Culo te Abrocho, 2008. Litografía
    25 february, 2011 - 7 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Encounter

    Co-occurring with the public opening of the exhibition Desire Rises from Collapse, an encounter is presented between Argentinian artist Roberto Jacoby and Ana Longoni, art historian and curator of the exhibition. The conversation looks ahead to and questions the lines and set-up of the exhibition project.

  • Dorit Margreiter. 10104 Angelo View Drive, 200416mm, 6:57min, color, silent. Filmstill
    12 january, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Encounter

    On the occasion of this exhibition, a conversation will take place between the artist Dorit Margreiter, Sabeth Buchmann, art historian and professor at the Institute for Art Theory and Cultural Studies of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, and Lynne Cooke, the curator of the exhibition and deputy director of the Museo.

  • Atlas. La imagen-historia
    15 december, 2010 - 7:30 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Book presentation

    The first Spanish-language publication of Atlas Mnemosyne, a decisive work in art historiography and the source of important trends in methodology, from Panofsky's iconology to the modern discipline of Visual Studies, serve as the framework for this debate on its author, Aby Warburg.

  • Juan Antonio Ramírez. La escena del arte.Dibujo publicado en Ecosistema y explosión de las artes.Barcelona, Anagrama, 1994
    13 december, 2010 - 7:30 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Book presentation

    El sistema del arte en España contributes to a better understanding of how the Spanish context has entered the international art system. It also contributes to forging intellectual paradigms that help describe the functioning of the new art systems appearing in other, emerging countries.

  • Repensar el espectador. Teoría y crítica de las prácticas performativas
    9 de diciembre de 2010 - 31 de marzo de 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Seminar

    A seminar aimed at reconsidering the contemporary condition of the spectator, attempting to look over parallels that have often been drawn between audiences and society, as well as reflecting on the forms of participation that have subverted the simplistic dichotomies of identification and critical distance.