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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.

Results

  • Image of 2nd Annual Conference of European and Latin American Museums
    February 13 and 14, 2013 - Roundtable debates, 12 noon - 1:30 p.m. and 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., February 13th Conclusions, 12 noon - 3:00 p.m., February 14th
    Seminars and conferences Encounter

    Museum curators and international specialists gather to discuss the challenges faced by cultural institutions in their endeavour to activate and disseminate contemporary art. The seminar, designed to stimulate dialogue between Europe and Latin America, centers on the search for effective means of cooperation regarding production, research, memory and education.

  • Subtramas. Diagram. Drawing, 2012
    January 11-12, 2013
    Seminars and conferences Seminar

    This seminar studies audiovisual works that use methodologies and processes of a collective nature at different levels. This seminar juxtaposes three fundamental lines of work related to the politics of collaborative practices in the field of images: the audiovisual production of new imaginaries, the participatory experiences they undergo upon reception and a pedagogy of the collective image.

    Study center
  • María Blanchard. Woman with fan, 1916. Oil on canvas Museo Reina Sofía Collection
    19 december, 2012 - 18:00 h

    About María Blanchard

    Avant-garde and identity

    Seminars and conferences Seminar

    Overshadowed by the orthodox histories of the avant-garde, the figure of María Blanchard has several aspects that have resulted in her being relegated to a secondary, and decidedly minor, position. These aspects include her condition as a woman and her distance from the prevailing cubist grammars. At this seminar Eugenio Carmona, Carmen Bernárdez, María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco, Xon de Ros and María José Salazar present some new frameworks for better understanding the artist and, at the same time, the historical avant-gardes.

  • Installation view
    20 november, 2012 - 19:00 h
    Seminars and conferences Conference

    The Horizons of Contemporary Art in Spain is a research initiative by Museo Reina Sofía, Fundación Banco Santander and YGBArt (Rosina Gómez-Baeza and Lucia Ybarra). Conceived as a plural space for reflection and debate, its purpose is to engage in a critical diagnosis of the Spanish art scene, viewed from a variety of standpoints and bringing together many different voices.

  • Ral Veroni. La Muestra Nómade, 1990-1991. Afiche
    26 - 27 October 2012

    Losing the human form

    Conversations about the 80s in Latin America

    Seminars and conferences Encounter

    One of the primary aims of this seminar is to facilitate testimony and oral discourse as a stimulant and as a counterpoint to exhibition discourse and, at the same time, to produce a debate between the artists and agents that were involved and a new generation of historians and critics that are rewriting Latin American art practices as they overflow toward a context that has more social and political activism, but that is also more subjective, identitary and sexual.

  • 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.

  • 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
  • Los nombres del pueblo
    21, 22 and 23 June 2012 - Time: 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Saturday
    Seminars and conferences Seminar

    This seminar aims to reflect on new emerging political coordinates and their meaning in a globalised world. Jorge Alemán, Germán Cano and Ignacio Castro address these questions through different critical and diagnostic notions developed in recent political philosophy.

    Associated project
  • 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.

  • Miniature, s. XI.
    8 june, 2012 - 10 a.m. to 14:30 p.m. and 14 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Seminar

    This symposium brings together a group of art historians whose work is known for its interdisciplinary approach, its innovative methodology and its relevance in meditating on the way we think about, write about and imagine art history today.

    Associated project
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ames Coleman. Photograph (1998-1999).Proyección de diapositivas, 1999.
    26 april, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Room conferences

    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.

  • ames Coleman. Photograph (1998-1999).Proyección de diapositivas, 1999.
    25 april, 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.

  • La Familia Lavapiés. Artecontradicción. Poster, 1975
    March 16 - 17, 2012 - 10:30 a.m.to 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    Restoration
  • Is it possible to (re)think Latin America?
    14 november, 2011 - 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Seminar

    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.

    Associated project
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Alighiero e Boetti. Aerei (Blue), 1989. Carmignac Gestion Foundation
    5 october, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.

    alighiero boetti. game plan

    Lynne Cooke, Robert Lumley and Christian Rattemeyer in conversation

    Seminars and conferences Encounter

    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.

  • View ofSin título #223, sound installation by Francisco López at Museo Reina Sofía, 2010
    2 - 6 July 2011

    The museum as aural space

    JIEM 2011. 18th Conference on Computer and Electronic Music

    Seminars and conferences Festival

    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.

  • Georgy Zelma.Se fotografía a los mejores mineros, 1930. Detail
    15, 17, 22 and 24 June 2011 - 7 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Room conferences
  • PAD/D: Political Art Documentation & Distribution, 1980-1988
    14-15 June 2011 - 6 p.m.

    Seminar with Gregory Sholette

    The boundaries of the artistic sphere

    Seminars and conferences Seminar
  • Yayoi Kusama. Alice in Wonderland, 1968. Happening
    11 may, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
    Seminars and conferences Encounter

    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.

  • 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.