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





  • Exhibition view. Salvador Cidrás. Proxectos, proyectos, projects 2000-2001, 2001
    4 december, 2001 - 6 january, 2002

    Salvador Cidrás (Vigo, 1968) is an artist who belongs to the generation that takes over the Atlantic group, formed by Antón Lamazares, Menchu Lamas and Antón Patiño amongst others. While the revival of these is produced mainly through painting, the new Galician artists use a variety of available media, as in the case of Cidrás, who incorporates photography and video art.

  • Invitation for the opening of the Galería Juana Mordó in Calle Castelló, 1975. Biblioteca y Centro de Documentación, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
    28 november, 2001 - 1 february, 2002
    Program: Biblioteca y Centro de Documentación

    This exhibition makes visible the historical documentation that keeps the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía on the Spanish gallery scene. Like previous exhibitions on the Galería Multitud and the Galería Sur this documentary exhibition is held in the Museum Library in one of the most important Spanish galleries of all time: the Galería Juana Mordó.

    Biblioteca y centro de documentación
  • Exhibition view. El espectáculo está en la calle. El cartel moderno francés: Colin, Carlu, Loupot, Cassandre, 2001
    15 november, 2001 - 21 january, 2002

    The Frenchmen Paul Colin, Jean Carlu, Charles Loupot and A. M. Cassandre are known as the "mosqueteros del cartel (poster Musketeers)" because of their contribution of iconic designs to the invention of the modern poster. Previously artists like Jules Chéret, Alphonse Mucha and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec also designed posters but unlike the artists of the exhibition they reflected the esprit nouveau in Paris in the Twenties and Thirties.

  • Exhibition view. Gerardo Rueda. Retrospective, 1941-1996, 2001
    30 october, 2001 - 14 january, 2002

    In 1997 the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía presents an exhibition of collages by Gerardo Rueda (Madrid, 1926-1996), a painter who is essential to the history of Spanish abstraction and founder with his friend and fellow-painter Fernando Zobel and Gustavo Torner of the Museum of Spanish Abstract Art in Cuenca.

  • Miquel Barceló. Lanzarote I, 1999. Graphic Art. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Collection, Madrid
    24 october, 2001 - 21 february, 2002

    Miquel Barceló (Felanitx, 1957) is one of the preeminent Spanish painters in the Eighties, though his work also includes forays into sculpture, ceramics and graphic work. Barceló receives the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas (National Prize for Plastic Arts) in 1986 and from that time on gains worldwide recognition.

  • Salvador Dalí. The Enigma of Hitler, 1939. Painting. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Collection, Madrid
    24 october, 2001 - 17 february, 2002

    Gathered under the title Picasso a Tàpies. Claves del arte español del siglo XX en las colecciones del MNCARS, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía presents in this exhibition a selection of works from its own collection. It proposes a broad view of the visual arts from 1900, when Pablo Picasso moved to Paris, and 1960, when the generation of Antoni Tàpies achieves international success.

  • Exhibition view. Pino Pascali: La reinvención del mito mediterráneo, 1961-1968, 2001
    18 october, 2001 - 7 january, 2002

    Pino Pascali (Polignano a Mare, Italy, 1935 - Rome, 1968), whose eclecticism makes him one of the great figures of the Italian art scene directly related with the Arte Povera, had a premature end in 1968 when the artist dies in a motorcycle accident, motorcyles were one of his great passions. However, in the thirty-three years he lived, Pino Pascali left a remarkable set of works that are part of important museums worldwide.

  • Martin Assig. Frau, 2011. Painting. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Collection, Madrid
    16 october, 2001 - 25 november, 2001

    In Envoltura the human body, particularly the female body, is the protagonist -by indirect reference in some cases and by absence in others- throughout the entire work in the exhibition.

  • Exhibition view. Pipilotti Rist. Apricots along the street, 2001
    3 october, 2001 - 2 january, 2002

    Elisabeth Charlotte Rist (Grabs, Switzerland, 1962) is known internationally as Pipilotti Rist, an artistic name created by fusing her surname and Pippi Longstocking, the fictional character created by author Astrid Lindgren. Rist is a standard references in the field of video-art. Her videos and installations are unmistakable, mixing pop culture, technology and sexuality. In her creations the saturated colours merge into a boundless fantasy achieving a peculiar, reflective approach to everyday experience. Rist treats femininity with the subtle subversion of inherited patterns, incorporating into her work an intensely playful dimension, full of humour.

  • Exhibition view. Esteban Vicente en Silos, 2001
    27 september, 2001 - 16 december, 2001

    Esteban Vicente (Turégano, Segovia 1903 - Bridgehampton, New York, 2001) lives somewhere between two cultures. A disciple of Francisco Bores, during his beginnings he maintains direct contact with the Class of 27, with the likes of Luis Buñuel, Federico García Lorca, Rafael Alberti and Juan Ramón Jiménez. In 1929 he moves to Paris, where he meets, among others, Pablo Picasso, who unarguably contributes to his formation as a painter. His return to Spain is interrupted by the outbreak of the Civil War and Esteban Vicente goes into exile. In 1936 he moves to New York, where he develops his artistic career and his work reaches the maturity that would establish him as an artist.

  • Julio Antonio. Minera de Puertollano (Miner Woman from Puertollano), 1909. Sculpture. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Collection, Madrid
    25 september, 2001 - 7 january, 2002

    The Catalan sculptor Julio Antonio (Mora de Ebro, Tarragona, 1889 - Madrid, 1919) is considered one of the pioneers in the renovation of Spanish sculpture. Despite his untimely death at thirty, his work brings about a true transformation in the forms, concepts and values of Spanish sculpture.

  • Guillermo Pérez Villalta. La juventud de los héroes, 1987. Painting. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Collection, Madrid
    31 july, 2001 - 23 september, 2001

    The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Buenos Aires and later the Pinacoteca del Estado de Sao Paulo in Brazil host the exhibition: De Picasso a Barceló: la colección del Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, siglo XX, which, as its title indicates, includes the beginning and end of twentieth century Spanish art with a period marked by two multi-faceted artists. Chronologically organised, the exhibition invites its Argentine and Brazilian public to participate in the wealth of the last hundred years of art in Spain.

  • Exhibition view. Gonzalo Sicre. Continental, 2001
    17 july, 2001 - 17 september, 2001

    The collection of paintings displayed in the exhibition Continental by Gonzalo Sicre (Cadiz, 1967) are forays into a particular sub-genre of painting known as the "loneliness of motel rooms," which has Edward Hopper at its most well-known representative. The work of this American artist refers to the cinematographic school, and the basis of Sicre’s seventeen paintings derives from the appropriation of their compositions to turn them into habitable scenarios.

  • Andreas Gursky. Shanghai, 2000. Photography. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Collection, Madrid
    12 july, 2001 - 23 september, 2001

    Andreas Gursky (Leipzig, Germany, 1955) is one of the most renowned German photographers today. Proof of his recognition is this exhibition at the Palacio de Velázquez which comes from the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the first retrospective in this museum of a German artist from his generation.

  • Robert Mangold. Irregular green area with a drawn ellipse, 1985-86. Painting. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Collection, Madrid
    10 july, 2001 - 8 october, 2001

    Minimalismos was the title chosen by Anatxu Zabalbeascoa and Javier Rodríguez Marcos for a small book that was published in the year 2000 by the publishing company Gustavo Gili, Barcelona. In it, his vision of the popularisation of the term "minimalism" is told as well as the story of his expansion beyond the visual arts into other areas of expression such as architecture, music and fashion. On this occasion, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía uses them as commissioners for this exhibition that traces the evolution of that historical movement started in the Sixties and which has grown to become one of the most recognisable aesthetic categories today.

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