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  • Mathias Goeritz, La serpiente de El Eco, variant, 2010-2011. Assembled cardboard and polychrome, 11.5 x 32 x 9.5 cm. Courtesy of La Caja Negra
    12 November 2014 - 13 April 2015

    This exhibition represents an approach to the work of Mathias Goeritz (Danzig, 1915 – Mexico City, 1990), produced after he settled in Mexico in 1949.

  • Adelita Husni-Bey, Postcards from the Desert Island, 2011. Kaddist Art Foundation Collection
    29 October 2014 - 9 February 2015

    The exhibition endeavours to position the notion of critical pedagogy as a crucial element in collective struggles, and explore the tension between individual and social emancipation through education with examples that are both historical and current.

  • Richard Hamilton. My Marilyn.  1965. Oil, collage and photograph on panel. 102.5 x 122 cm. Collection Ludwig, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen
    June 27 - October 13, 2014
  • Kerry Jame Marshall. Lost boys AKA Black Johnny, 1993. Courtesy of the artist. Jack Shainman Gallery, NY, and Koplin Del Rio, CA
    June 13 - October 26, 2014

    Kerry James Marshall: painting and other stuff is the first major presentation in Europe of the work of this American artist (Birmingham, Alabama, 1955).

  • Collection Palabra e Imagen, published by the Lumen publishing house between 1961 and 1975
    28 May – October, 2014
  • Palle Nielsen, A group of activists from different organisations in Denmark cleared a backyard in Stengade 52 in the area Nørrebro in Copenhagen the 31 of March 1968 and build a playground for the children instead. This was done to create attention of the lack of playgrounds as well as an overall redevelopment of the area. © VEGAP, Madrid, 2014 © PETERSEN ERIK / Polfoto
    April 30 – September 22, 2014

    Playgrounds

    Reinventing the Square

    The exhibition uses the term playground to propose a historical-artistic look at play areas and their socializing, transgressive and political potential, from the beginning of modernity to our day.

  • March 13 – August 31, 2014
  • Wols. Composition, 1941-1942. Pen, ink with color on paper. 20 x 12,8 cm. The Menil Collection, Houston. Photographer: Paul Hester
    February 13 - May 26, 2014

    The exhibition focuses on the “abstract” ouvre by Wols produced since the Second World War and in the photographs taken shortly before the war. “The street” and “the cosmos” are an original key reading of Wols’ work, whose contribution to twentieth-century art is yet to be fully recognized.

  • Amos Gitai. Photographies of the set for the film Esther. 1984-1985
    February 5 – May 19, 2014

    The exhibition proposes a journey through the places and characters that have shaped the films and the biography of Amos Gitai. Fragments of his films and documents drawn from his personal archive, examine the way in which the filmmaker has interpreted his own genealogy.

  • “Exterminate all the Brutes”, a scene from La Nave Madre, 2013 © Tracey Rose, courtesy Dan Gunn, Berlin and Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg. Photograph by Christopher Wessels. Pictured: Tracey Rose and Javier Montero
    January 29 - May 26, 2014
    Program: Fisuras

    For her first solo exhibition in Spain, the artist Tracey Rose (Durban, South Africa, 1974) presents her new project entitled (x). It consists of a video-installation and an energy space created from two pieces that feature light, acoustic and chromatic elements.

  • Elly Strik. Hijgende Kraai (Panting Crow), 1992. Oil, lacquer on paper. 201 x 319 cm. Collection Van AbbeMuseum, Eindhoven
    January 22 - May 26, 2014

    Elly Strik

    Ghosts, Brides and other Companions

    Throughout her career Elly Strik (the Hague, Netherlands, 1961) has been particularly interested in those visionary artists that have probed the limits of human nature, such as James Ensor and Francisco de Goya.

  • Books that are photos, photos that are books
    17 diciembre, 2013 – septiembre, 2014
    Program: Biblioteca y Centro de Documentación

    Books that are photos is the first of two shows programmed by Museo Reina Sofía on photobooks. This show features a selection of about 150 photobooks published in Spain from the year 2000 onwards, especially in the last four years.

    Biblioteca y centro de documentación
  • Dorothea Tanning, Chambre 202, Hôtel du Pavot, 1970. Instalation. Musée national d'art moderne - Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Georges Meguerditchian © VEGAP, Madrid, 2013
    November 27, 2013 – March 31, 2014

    Biographical forms

    Construction and individual mythology

    The dichotomy between creative practices and life has been one of the main themes of historical-artistic reflection over the centuries.

  • Juan Navarro Baldeweg. Air Sentinels and Fire, 1983. Técnica mixta/lienzo, 216 x 260 cm. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. © VEGAP, Madrid, 2013
    November 6, 2013 - May 18, 2014

    Idea: Painting-Force

    The Hinge Between the 1970s and 1980s

    The artists of Idea: Painting-Force take a new approach to concepts such as Academia and Tradition, developing them not as weighty and repetitive dogma but rather as a source of energy from which to work contemporarily.

  • Fischli y Weiss. Minimal Resistance, 1980-1981. DVD. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. © Peter Fischli David Weiss, Zürich 2013
    October 16, 2013 - January 5, 2014

    Minimal Resistance

    Between late modernism and globalisation: artistic practices during the 80s and 90s

    With this selection of works form the Collection, the Museo Reina Sofía takes a close look at art produced in Spain and abroad during the 1980s and 1990s.

  • Chris Killip. Youth on Wall, Jarrow, Tyneside, 1976. Courtesy Museum Folkwang, Essen © Chris Killip
    October 2, 2013 – February 24, 2014

    Chris Killip

    trabajo / work

    An essential figure in post-war photography, since his debut in the 1970s Chris Killip has been forging a new path in documentary photography: the depiction of the working classes, in the midst of the dismantling of the industry that had created and maintained them since the beginning of the 19th century. 

  • Manuel Saiz. One True Art - 16 Responses to the Question What Art is
    September 28, 2013 - January 5, 2014

    Manuel Saiz

    One True Art - 16 Responses to the Question What Art is

    Program: Fisuras
    One True Art - 16 Responses to the Question What Art is is a performative artistic experiment in which the aim is to come up with a definition of art or reflect on the reasons why this definition is impossible.
  • September 25, 2013 – January 5, 2014
    Program: Fisuras

    "Poetic(s) of incompleteness" is the title that Alejandra Riera has chosen as a means to dwell on certain experiences at a greater depth than cinema, even if cinema's role is to accompany them.

  • September 25, 2013 - January 5, 2014

    Gabriel Acevedo Velarde

    Paranormal Citizen

    Program: Fisuras

    Gabriel Acevedo Velarde (Lima, Peru, 1976) presents his artistic proposal in two of the most singular exhibition spaces at Museo Reina Sofía, Espacio Uno and the Protocol Room. 

  • Maria Loboda. The beasts, 2013
    September 25, 2013 – January 5, 2014

    Maria Loboda

    The beasts

    Program: Fisuras

    Conceiving of artistic creation as a critical intervention and making use of different contributions, Loboda explores the power of attraction exercised by the fetish and the influence of the irrational, revealing how blurry the boundaries are between the real and the imagined.

  • Roman Ondák.Escena, Palacio de Cristal, Madrid, 2013
    September 19, 2013 - February 23, 2014

    With his works Roman Ondák (Žilina, Slovakia, 1966) creates temporary situations in which the presence of objects and persons, as well as modifications made to the exhibition space, may go unnoticed by viewers in their initial approach.

  • Henry Flynt delivering his lecture From Culture to Veramusement, Walter De Maria’s loft, New York, February 28, 1963. Photograph by Diane Wakoski. Courtesy Henry Flynt
    June 19 – October 28, 2013

    ± I96I

    Founding the Expanded Arts

    ± I96I presents the first detailed analysis of the decisive year in the 1960s that led to the invention of the “expansion of the arts.”

  • Cildo Meireles. Atlas, 2007. Transparency in light box. A.P. Collection of the artist. Galeria Lelong. Photography Courtesy Lofoten International Art Festival - Norway
    May 24 – September 29, 2013

    Since the end of the 1960s Cildo Meireles (Rio de Janeiro, 1948) has been developing new possibilities for the redefinition of conceptual art, based on a relationship with the viewer's sensorial experience, the critical use of ideological and economic circulation systems, and also an ethical connection with the world, which are the foundations of the artist's ongoing critical interpretation.

  • Salvador Dalí. Visage du Grand Masturbateur (Face of the Great Masturbator), 1929. Painting. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Collection, Madrid
    April 27 - September 2, 2013

    Dalí

    All of the poetic suggestions and all of the plastic possibilities

    Together, Museo Reina Sofía and the Centre Georges Pompidou have organised a large exhibition devoted to Salvador Dalí. The exhibition is conceived as a contribution to the reappraisal of Dalí as a thinker, a writer and the creator of a very particular vision of the world.

  • Azucena Vieites. Tableau vivant series, 2013. Collection of the artist
    March 20 – July 22, 2013

    Azucena Vieites

    Tableau vivant

    Program: Fisuras

    Using drawing and collage as her main work tools, Azucena Vieites (Hernani, 1967) engages in a process of appropriation and iconographic resignification of materials and references that are linked to the contemporary cultural imaginary.

  • Exhibition view. Imagined Memories, 2013
    March 14 – September 2, 2013

    Mitsuo Miura

    Imagined Memories

    Although recognised primarily as a painter, in the making of his works Mitsuo Miura goes beyond traditional pictorial media. His art can thus be situated halfway along the path towards sculpture or installation, due to its tendency to use chromatic forms in space. 

  • Cristina Iglesias. Towards the Bottom, 2009 (detail). Artist Collection
    February 6 – May 13, 2013

    Cristina Iglesias has been very interested in redefining sculpture as an expanded field that leads to a questioning of the object in its relationship with space and architecture. Her sculptures integrate with the architecture of the places they occupy, and thus play with the interweaving of reality and appearances.

  • Willys de Castro. Objeto ativo (cubo vermelho/branco), 1962. Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection
    January 23 – September 16, 2013

    Concrete Invention

    Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection

    The exhibition The concrete invention looks at the development of geometric abstraction in Latin America, and it encompasses the period spanning the 1930s through the 1970s.

  • Robert Adams. Frame for Tract House, Colorado Springs, Colorado (Armazón de una vivienda en una urbanización residencial, Colorado Springs, Colorado), 1969. Yale University Art Gallery, adquirida gracias a las donaciones de Saundra B. Lane, Trellis Fund y Janet and Simeon Braguin Fund
    January 16 - May 20, 2013

    Robert Adams: The Place We Live

    A Retrospective Selection of Photographs

    With a photographic style that is austere and direct yet also full of nuance and expressive potential, Robert Adams (Orange, New Jersey, 1937) has been widely regarded as one of the most lucid chroniclers of the profound changes taking place in the landscape of the American West in recent decades.

  • Manga Rosa. Arte ao ar livre. Intervención de Viajou Sem Passaporte Sao Paulo, 1981-1982. Courtesy Archivo Jorge Bassani
    October 26, 2012 – March 11, 2013

    Losing the Human Form

    A Seismic Image of the 1980s in Latin America

  • Heimo Zobernig. Untitled, 1998. Photography: Archive HZ.  Courtesy of the artist
    November 9, 2012 – April 15, 2013
  • Exhibition view. Jiří Kovanda. Two Golden Rings, 2012
    October 30, 2012 – February 24, 2013

    Jiří Kovanda

    Two Golden Rings

  • María Blanchard. Paisaje, ca. 1912
    October 17, 2012 - February 25, 2013
  • Exhibition view. Juan Pérez Agirregoikoa. Do you want a master? You will have it!, 2013
    October 10, 2012 - February 25, 2013
    Program: Fisuras
  • Vasily Kandinsky. Succession, 1935 © Vassily Kandinsky, VEGAP, Madrid, 2012
    October 3, 2012 - January 7, 2013
  • Mieko Shiomi. A fluxatlas: Spatial Poem, 1965 (facsimile from 1992). Poster
    September 21, 2012 - September 30, 2013
    Program: Biblioteca y Centro de Documentación

    Categories such as collective, attitude, movement and even network are of questionable value when defining Fluxus, the identity of which has been the subject of debate since its first public appearance at the Festival of Wiesbaden fifty years ago.

    Biblioteca y centro de documentación
  • Exhibition view. Especters of Artaud. Language and the Arts in the 1950s, 2012
    September 19 - December 17, 2012

    Specters of Artaud

    Language and the Arts in the 1950s

  • Exhibition view. Sharon Hayes. Habla, 2012
    May 30 - September 24, 2012

    Using methodological and conceptual strategies drawn from spheres of discourse such as theatre, dance, anthropology, archival work and journalism, the projects of Sharon Hayes (Baltimore, Maryland, 1970) explore the sometimes tense relations between history, politics and language, and they dissect the symbolic and narrative mechanisms through which the collective imaginary is built. In her performances, videos and installations, Hayes shows how the process of documenting a historical event ends up conditioning the way we see that event. She also proposes a critical reflection on topics such as the frictions arising between the public and the private – the personal and the collective – in today's media culture and the cathartic and empowering effect of the act of using one's voice and occupying urban space.

  • Rosemarie Trockel, VG Bild-Kunst Bonn. © VEGAP, Madrid, 2012
    May 23 - September 24, 2012
  • Exhibition view. Nacho Criado. Collaborating Agents, 2012
    May 5 - October 1, 2012

    Nacho Criado

    Collaborating Agents

  • James Coleman. Retake with Evidence, 2007. Video projection. Interpreted by Harvey Keitel. 35 mm Film in proportion 4:3 transferred to video HD © James Coleman
    April 25 - August 27, 2012
  • Exhibition view. Mateo Maté. Personal Universe, 2012 © VEGAP
    March 13 - June 27, 2012

    Mateo Maté

    Personal Universe

    Mateo Maté (Madrid, 1964) uses ordinary objects from daily life, in many cases even objects linked to his own domestic routine, to explore how in late modernity the spaces we inhabit are racked with tension and violence, where what is private and social, political and existential, individual and collective mix together and become blurred. Interested in the potential symbolic value of the cartographic metaphor, Maté creates sculptural and performative spaces which, although they seem familiar to us, are also profoundly unsettling, as if they were plagued with latent dangers, perturbing enigmas. In his work, the Madrid-born artist suggests that in a context such as this one, in which our most immediate surroundings have become undecipherable geographies, full of threats and uncertainties, we must rethink and reinvent the notion of living, we must be capable of surpassing our gaze and concretising once again the spaces and objects around us.

  • Exhibition view. Hans Haacke. Castles in the Air, 2012
    February 15 - July 23, 2012

    Hans Haacke

    Castles in the Air

  • Fernando Millán. Tú y yo, 1968. Unpublished. Collection of Tito Domínguez
    February 9 - September 7, 2012
    Program: Biblioteca y Centro de Documentación

    The inauguration of the Documentation Centre and Library's new exhibition area will feature an exhibition of some of the pieces of experimental art created – outside of official cultural channels – in the mid sixties. These works of art represent a renovation of poetic language and a transgression of established limits. The frontiers between genres become blurred and poets decide to apply their avant-garde spirit to painting, music and theatre.

    Biblioteca y centro de documentación