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.
6 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 - 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
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.
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 - 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.
6 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.
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.
March 11 - 12, 2011 - 10:30 a.m.and 16:30 h
Encounters with the 30
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.
March 4 and 5 - 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Fugue of Ideas: Passion, Knowledge and Memory in Aby Warburg’s Theory of the Image
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.
3 march, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
Memorias y olvidos del archivo
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.
25 february, 2011 - 7 p.m.
A conversation with Roberto Jacoby and Ana Longoni
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.
12 january, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
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.
15 december, 2010 - 7:30 p.m.
Atlas. La imagen-historia / Image-history
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.
13 december, 2010 - 7:30 p.m.
El sistema del arte en España, published by Juan Antonio Ramírez, and La historia del arte y sus enemigos
Estudios sobre Juan Antonio Ramírez.
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.
9 de diciembre de 2010 - 31 de marzo de 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
Rethinking the Spectator. Theory and Critique in Performance Practices
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.
26 november, 2010 - 7:30 p.m.
Georges Didi-Huberman. Presentation of Atlas. How to carry the world on one's back?
Georges Didi-Huberman, the curator of the exhibition Atlas. How to carry the world on one's back?, introduces the implications of narrating history based upon the "survival" of images and how the anachronism is integrated into the exhibition of art, using analysis of and references to the ideas of Aby Warburg.
October 29, 2010 - February 10, 2011
Research residencies. Public presentations
The research residencies inside the Study Centre look to integrate the Museo’s visitors and workspaces and the university, bringing research time into the museum context and the relationship capacity within the academic sphere. The results of this first edition are presented in successive presentations with diverse formats.
October 29, 2010 - 7:30 p.m.
New communities. Conversation with Yael Bartana
This conference and screening explores the changes taking place in social formations and their contexts, revolving around the work of artist Yael Bartana (Israel, 1970). His work sheds light on the various forms of new communities and redefinitions of the idea of belonging.
6 october, 2010 - 7:30 p.m.
Eugeni Bonet y Javier Ortiz-Echagüe.
Presentación de :desbordamiento de VAL DEL OMAR
This encounter looks at the research that stems from the exhibition : VAL DEL OMAR Overflow. Eugeni Bonet, curator of the exhibition, and Javier Ortiz-Echagüe, assistant curator, present the results of work linked to the exhibit that is based on the attempts to reconstruct non-existent techniques and the recovery of unreleased work by the film-maker from Granada.
23 september, 2010 - 7:30 p.m.
Guernica. Mass Media and Collective Imaginary
This presentation explores some of the themes addressed in the last issue of Archivos de la Filmoteca, a periodical published by the Generalitat Valenciana Film Institute. The aim of this publication is to examine Guernica in the light of visual culture studies and their relationship with cinema and photography as mass communication media.
June 30 - July 2, 2010 - Workshop: 10:00 h to 17:00 h. Conferences: 19:30 h
The Drift Is Ours
Drift is Ours is a workshop of experience, reflection and debate from the perspective of pedagogy and modern utopia based in Latin America, linked to the exhibition project Drifts and Derivations. Experiences, Journeys and Morphologies. The event will consist in three workshops led by activists, architects, geographers, poets and town planners.
June 9 - 24, 2010 - 7 p.m.
Action Behind The Margins
This series of conferences and screenings analyse, from the 1970s onwards, the creative use of abandoned and peripheral spaces, particularly in the Lower Manhattan area of New York. The debates delve deeper into photographic projects and performances, along with screenings of films and videos, to reveal a version of the city that greatly differs from the official one.