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  • Ree Morton, Signs of Love (Detail), studio of the artist, 1976 © Estate of Ree Morton. Courtesy Alexander and Bonin, New York and Annemarie Verna, Zurich
    May 19 - September 28, 2015

    The work of Ree Morton (Ossining, NY, 1936 – Chicago, 1977) can be found in the specific art scene in the USA around 1970, characterised by a strong reaction to Abstract Expressionism, via Minimal art, on the one hand, and Conceptual art and Pop art on the other. Different hard-to-classify movements materialised and were defined by Lucy Lippard as “Eccentric Abstraction”, or, for instance, Post-minimalism and phenomenological and performative practices inclined towards ritualism, animism and the body.

  • Carl Andre. Uncarved Blocks, Vancouver, 1975. Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg. Photo: Helge Mundt, Hamburg © Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg Art © Carl Andre/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
    May 4 - October 12, 2015

    The exhibition features around 200 sculptures and works on paper of the work of Carl Andre produced over the past 50 years, ranging from his most influential works made with metallic plates, levers, ribbons and slopes, to other unique examples of his artistic practice, serving as an example with which to understand the development of his progressive concept of “sculpture as form, sculpture as structure, sculpture as place”.

  • Federico Guzmán. Tuiza, 2014-2015. The exhibition is organised jointly by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and Fundación Donostia / San Sebastián, European Capital of Culture 2016
    April 16 – August 30, 2015

    Federico Guzmán

    Tuiza. The Cultures of the Bedouin Tent

    Federico Guzmán (Sevilla, 1964) transfers part of his experience and the close ties he has formed with Western Sahara over the past six years or more to the Palacio de Cristal, using plastic possibilities to explore the relationship between art and cultural identity.

  • Paul Klee. Baldgreis, 1922. Oil on cardboard, 40.3 x 37.4 cm. Kunstmuseum Basel © Kunstmuseum Basel
    March 18 - September 14, 2015

    White Fire

    The Kunstmuseum Basel Modern Collection

    The Kunstmuseum Basel is considered one of the finest public municipal museums in the world. The two cornerstones of its collection are the works dating from the 15th and 16th centuries, on one side, and artworks from the 19th century to the 21st , on the other, with the ensemble of the latter making it one of the most significant collections of contemporary art in Europe.

  • Pablo Picasso. Buveuse d’absinthe (The Absinthe Drinker), 1901. Oil on canvas, 81 x 60 cm. Im Obersteg Foundation, permanent loan to the Kunstmuseum Basel
    March 18 - September 14, 2015

    Collectionism and Modernity

    Two Case Studies: The Im Obersteg and Rudolf Staechelin Collections

    This exhibition brings together two leading collections of early modernist art that now form part of the holdings of the Kunstmuseum Basel (Basle, Switzerland), the Staechelin Collection and the Im Obersteg Collection, offering an opportunity to enjoy works by the most reputed early modernist masters, the vast majority of which have never before been seen in Spain.

  • Exhibition view. Not Yet. On the Reinvention of Documentary and the Critique of Modernism, 2015
    February 11 - July 13, 2015

    Not Yet

    On the Reinvention of Documentary and the Critique of Modernism

    Not Yet. On the Reinvention of Documentary and the Critique of Modernism sets out from the re-discovery of the Worker-photography movement of the 1920s and 1930, but within the social and intellectual context after 1968 and the new urban struggles.

  • Daniel García Andújar. Estamos vigilando, 1994. Intervention in public space, image of La Concha beach in San Sebastián, Spain. Variable dimensions. Courtesy of the artist
    January 21 - May 4, 2015

    Daniel G. Andújar

    Operating System

    Through interventions in public space and a critical use of digital media and the communication strategies of the corporations connected to it, the theoretical and artistic work developed by Daniel G. Andújar (Almoradí, Alicante, 1966) oscillates between territories that are real (the city) and virtual (the Net). He sets out from the premise that when displaying/dissecting the connections found between both, the inequalities that generate social and power relations are envisaged in a context like the current one.

  • Exhibition view. Luciano Fabro, 2014
    November 27, 2014 — April 12, 2015

    This exhibition, the first retrospective devoted to the artist since his death, assembles over fifty works that reflect the audacity, strength and complexity of Fabro's work; a body of work that is key to gaining an understanding of the new roads contemporary sculpture has travelled down.

  • Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller. The Marionette Maker, 2014
    November 19, 2014 - March 16, 2015

    Through the critical and experimental use of sound and voices combined with diverse narrative, scenic and visual elements, Canadian artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller create engulfing, multi-sensorial installations that explore how our perception of reality is shaped and obstructed.

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

    The return of the snake

    Mathias Goeritz and the invention of emotional architecture

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

  • Patricia Gadea. Untitled. Serie Circo, 1992. Mixed media and collage on cardboard and canvas. 146 x 97 cm. Private collection
    November 5, 2014 - January 5, 2015

    Patricia Gadea

    Atomic-Circus

    Atomic-Circus is the first retrospective devoted to the work of artist Patricia Gadea (Madrid, 1960 – Palencia 2006), a key figure in the revival of Spanish painting in the 1980s and 1990s. Her painting emerged at a time of experimentation with freedom, sheltered by the movida cultural movement in Madrid and an atmosphere of euphoria brought about by democratic change.

  • Adelita Husni-Bey, Postcards from the Desert Island, 2010-2011. Kaddist Art Foundation Collection
    October 29, 2014 - February 9, 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.

  • Juan Luis Moraza. Endscape (oppenheimereinstein), 2013. Stainless steel, wood. Collection of the author
    October 15, 2014 - March 2, 2015

    republic is an exhibition by Juan Luis Moraza (Vitoria, 1960), assembling a broad selection of his works and structuring them in areas that examine the museum as a system of conventions and possibilities of citizenship.

  • Robert Filliou. Livre-étalon / Standard-book, 1982. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. © 2014 Estate of Robert Filliou
    September 23, 2014-April 2015

    It is not new, it is a book, a quotation by Jacques Louis Nyst, is the title of the first in a series of exhibitions to be presented in the Library and Documentation Centre of the Reina Sofía Museum. The aim of this series is to present every aspect of the artists’ book. Both individual and thematic exhibitions are programmed.

    Biblioteca y centro de documentación
  • Richard Hamilton. Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing?, 1956/1992. Collage. 26 x 25 cm. Private Collection. © R. Hamilton. All Rights Reserved, VEGAP, Madrid, 2014
    June 27 - October 13, 2014

    By virtue of more than 250 works produced between 1949 and 2011, this exhibition offers a comprehensive retrospective look at the work of Richard Hamilton (London, 1922 – 2011), a key figure in Pop Art and one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century.

  • 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
    May 28, 2014 – January 5, 2015

    The Exhibition photobooks. Spain 1905-1977 presents a journey through the history of the photobook in Spain, setting off at the beginning of the 20th century and ending in the mid seventies, via a selection from the Museo Reina Sofía Collection, contextualised and accompanied by an assortment of complementary material.

  • 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.

  • March 13 – October 19, 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
    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.