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



Live Arts

In the live arts, the Museum establishes a meeting point between its propositions in this realm and the proverbial white cube so often used in art exhibitions, but from which the live arts have been artificially expelled. By doing so it reveals that the genealogy of the live arts has been closely linked to that of the plastic avant-gardes since their very origins. The Museum's live arts programming, which includes theatre, music and sound art, is thus seen to bear a close connection to the Museum's theoretical discourse. Museo Reina Sofía also collaborates with the most important contemporary festivals in Spain, providing a venue for some of their performances. The Museum engages in continuous dialogue with them and plays a role in the formation of their discourses.


  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Acción!MAD11. VIII Encuentro Internacional de Arte de Acción
    November 25 - 26, 2011
    Live Arts Festival
  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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.

  • Espacio acústico #2
    September 14, 21 and 28 at 8 p.m.
    Live Arts Concert

    Acoustic Space is a music series featuring national and international artists that show the various facets of contemporary musical creation. Through this series, Museo Reina Sofía, in collaboration with Mahou and its program Afterwork by Mahou Premium Light, enables audiences to get to know new conceptions of jazz, electronic music derivations and the radical eclecticism that characterises today's music, as well as the points of contact between the classical music tradition and the popular tradition, the boundaries of which are becoming less and less defined.

  • Espacio acústico #1
    September 14, 21 and 28 at 8 p.m.

    Acoustic Space #1

    Afterwork by Mahou Premium Light

    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.

  • Migraciones escénicas.
    June 8 - 12, 2011

    Stage migrations

    Experimental practice research laboratory

    Live Arts Workshop Seminar

    Migraciones escénicas is the second stage of a project on research in the performing arts, organised by Artea in collaboration with international groups in Germany, Brazil, Chile, Slovenia and Turkey.

  • Maja Bajevic performance al Palacio de Cristal
    26 May - 3 October, 2011 - 5 to 9 p.m.
    Live Arts Performance art

    In this performance piece, Maja Bajevic uses gestures and situations to look at how ideology operates. The performance goes on for four hours a day, for two five-day periods. The tools used are also left on view to the public during the exhibition.