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  • 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.

  • Exhibition view. Time and Things. The Home Studio of Hanne Darboven, 2014
    March 26 – September 1, 2014

    Hanne Darboven’s home studio forms the starting and arrival point of her work, both materially and conceptually; a key part of her legacy and essential to her oeuvre.

  • 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
    December 17 , 2013 – September, 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.