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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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.