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





  • Exhibition view. Ignasi Aballí. Desapariciones, 2002
    12 november, 2002 - 12 january, 2003

    The project Desapariciones (Disappearances) by Aballí (Barcelona, 1958) sets out from the literary and film work of the Frenchman Georges Perec (1936-1982), particularly the novel La disparition (1969), whereby Perec performs constrained writing as he leaves out the letter “e” from the text. Aballí takes this element to reflect upon the referential and the subversion of the conventions that cause a work of art to be considered in a particular way.

  • Exhibition view. Black Mountain College. Una aventura americana, 2002
    28 october, 2002 - 13 january, 2003

    Black Mountain College was an art school located in the south-west of North Carolina, United States and had its doors open between 1933 and 1956; some of the most iconic names on the American art scene at that time attended. Its liberal educational system encompassed different artistic disciplines which were taught based on experimentation. Students were divided into "Junior" who worked in small groups and "Senior", who agreed to a system of individualised tutoring. There were no loans or notes; the only assessment was an exam the student requested when they thought they were ready.

  • Carmen Calvo. Silencio, 1995. Installation. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Collection, Madrid
    24 october, 2002 - 14 january, 2003

    Carmen Calvo (Valencia, 1950) begins to stand out on the Spanish art scene during the Seventies. The influences of Pop Art, received largely through its Valencian version embodied by Rafael Solbes and Manolo Valdés, members of Equipo Crónica, are part of her beginnings.

  • Pablo Picasso. Minotauromaquia (VII estado), 1935. Graphic Art. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Collection, Madrid
    18 october, 2002 - 01 december, 2002

    Pablo Picasso (Malaga 1881 - Mougins, France, 1973) made around two thousand, two hundred prints, from eighteen years old until 1972, one year before his death. His great talent and creativity generates one of the most extensive and varied artistic productions of the twentieth century. Within the range of exhibitions on Picasso at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, some of them include his print productions, such as Picasso Grabador, held in 1993 and Picasso: las grandes series, which is held in 2001.

  • Exhibition view. Universo Gaudí, 2002
    15 october, 2002 - 06 january, 2003

    To mark Antoni Gaudí’s (Reus, 1852 - Barcelona, 1926) 150th anniversary the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and the Centro de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona are recreating in this extensive exhibition the universe of the central figure in Catalan Modernism and architect of international prestige. This exhibition is a journey through the influences, history, creative works and impact of Gaudí's work on a wide outlook built through more than four hundred works ranging from the early nineteenth century until the mid-twentieth century.

  • 08 october, 2002 - 31 december, 2002

    This exhibition compiles a selection of forty-six Spanish artists belonging to the Telefónica España Collection of Contemporary and Avant-garde Art, loaned to the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in 1997. The artists present in the exhibit work with Abstraction from 1950 to 2000 and are linked to both Informalism and geometry. The El Paso, Parpalló and Pórtico groups, Basque sculptors, and “Spaniards in New York” predominate the development of quality abstraction that, by and large, is prevalent in second half of the 20th century in Spain.

  • Vista de sala de la exposición. Jacinto Salvadó, 2002
    19 september, 2002 - 11 november, 2002

    Jacinto Salvado (Mont-Roig del Camp, 1892 - Le Castellet, 1983) is one of the Spanish painters who participated in the avant-garde movements attached to the School of Paris, however, his poor relationship with Spanish artists in the Parisian capital has caused an undeserved historiographical absence. The value of his work in the context of the trends of renewal among the European avant-garde has now been revised for this exhibition at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía exhibiting some of the most emblematic pieces of his career.

  • Exhibition view. Jean Nouvel, 2002
    16 september - 9 december, 2002

    Jean Nouvel (Fumel, France, 1945) is one of the most renowned architects worldwide. He is the winner of the prestigious Pritzker Prize in 2008 which he shares with other contemporary experts in the field of architecture such as Canadian Frank Gehry, the Briton Norman Foster, the Spaniard Rafael Moneo, the Italian Renzo Piano and the Japanese Tadao Ando among many others. Nouvel began working for architects Claude Parent and Paul Virilio until he decided to start his own firm.

  • Exhibition view. Cristino de Vera en Silos, 2002
    11 september, 2002 - 15 december, 2002

    Cristino de Vera (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 1931) began his career in Spain in the Fifties. He first exhibits his work at a group exhibition at the Xagra Gallery in Madrid in 1952, a solo exhibition does not come until 1957 when he exhibits his latest work in Sala Alfil.

  • Exhibition view. Katarzyna Kozyra. Señores de la danza, 2002
    10 september, 2002 - 03 november, 2002

    Señores de la danza (Lords of the Dance) is a video installation adapted onto two screens for this exhibition. Two films are shown in a loop, and after a succession of images in the form of a prelude two characters appear wearing helmets, dressed only in a swimming costume and painted gold.

  • Exhibition view. Edward Ruscha. Made in Los Angeles, 2002
    18 july, 2002 - 30 september, 2002

    Edward Ruscha’s (Omaha, United States, 1937) work is an obligatory reference when addressing the art scene of the Sixties on the United States West Coast. Influenced by the aesthetics and intentions of Pop Art, Ruscha follows the path woven by artists such as Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney, Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol. It was specifically the intention that was exhibited in their works -that they knew what they were going to paint before painting it- that made Ruscha interested in the work of these other artists.

  • Exhibition view. North Carolina, 1950, copy from 2002. Photography. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Collection, Madrid
    11 july, 2002 - 16 september, 2002

    Elliott Erwitt (Paris, 1928) is one of the great photographers belonging to the legendary Magnum agency founded by David Saymour, George Rodger, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa in 1947. His optimistic view on life and sense of humour reflected widely in his numerous productions distance him from the work of other photographers at the agency. His main objective is not to denounce social injustice, but it seems that Erwitt is more interested in revealing a paradoxical human nature through the contrast of situations and sarcasm.

  • Exhibition view. Francisco Pérez Mateo. Escultor 1903-1936, 2002
    21 june, 2002 - 18 august, 2002

    Francisco Pérez Mateo (Barcelona, 1903 - Madrid, 1936) is the only sculptor, known until now, whose work you can attach to the new realism or the new objectivity and one of the few who develops a sporting-themed sculpture. These features together with the fact that most of his work is missing and that his artistic career was cut short by an early death, fighting at the Carabanchel Bajo front on the 6th or 7th of November 1936, make Pérez Mateo a unique sculptor.

  • Exhibition view. Atul Dodiya. E.T. y los otros, 2002
    11 june, 2002 - 25 august, 2002

    The five works that make up this exhibition, courtesy of Atul Dodiya (Mumbai, 1959), are made from shutters, a typical security system in shops and street businesses.

  • Exhibition view. Bhupen Khakhar, 2002
    06 june, 2002 - 16 september, 2002

    Bhupen Khakhar (Bombay, 1934 - Baroda, India, 2003) is one of the most internationally renowned Indian artists and the central figure in the School of Baroda. His first solo exhibition was in 1965 at a gallery in his hometown. He continued to exhibit in Paris, Amsterdam, London, Berlin and New Delhi among other cities where his paintings received well-deserved recognition. He also produces literary work where the distinctive narrative so characteristic of his paintings stands out.