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

    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.

  • Wilhelm Körner. Exhibition of the magazine Arbeiterfotografie, ca. 1979. Photograph, 18 x 24 cm. Donated by the artist. Research Centre and Library, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
    February 11 - July 13, 2015

    Not Yet. On the Reinvention of Documentary and the Critique of Modernism, 1968-1989 sets out from the discovery of the working class photographic experience in the 1920s and 1930, but within the social and intellectual context of 1968 and is of a predominantly urban nature.

  • 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 García Andújar (Almoradí, 1966) is a visual artist, theorist and activist that is difficult to classify, and is considered one of the most pre-eminent representatives of so-called Net.art in Spain. With an interest in constructing a cultural discourse through digital media and IT and communication technologies, the artist operates from public space, making use of the city and the Network as territories from which to conduct his work.

  • Luciano Fabro. Italia d’oro 1971 e manifesto mostra gall. De Nieubourg 1969. © Silvia Fabro (Archivio Luciano e Carla Fabro) ph Giancarlo Baghetti, 1973
    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.
  • 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.