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





  • Nicolás de Lekuona. Tactos sutiles (Subtle Touches), 1936. Painting. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Collection, Madrid
    24 february, 2004 - 29 may, 2004

    Despite his short career (four years) Nicholas de Lekuona (Ordizia, 1913 - Frúniz, 1937) is known for a prolific artistic production to which the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía dedicates this exhibition.

  • Exhibition view. Pierre Le-Tan, 2004
    19 february, 2004 - 03 may, 2004

    The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía is the first museum to dedicate an exhibition to the work of Pierre Le-Tan (Paris, 1950), son of a Parisian mother and of the Indochinese painter Le-Pho Nam, who moves to Europe to see the work of the Flemish and Renaissance painters and who would eventually settle in Paris. In this way, in the drawings by Pierre Le-Tan, the Western world is seen through oriental coloured glasses with a refinement that sometimes contains a plot and a desolation that goes beyond the landscape. A great illustrator, the works of Le-Tan have been published in the last thirty years in numerous publications such as: The New Yorker, Vogue Decoration and The world of interiors, as well as in numerous literary texts, both his own and from other writers.

  • Exhibition view. Pertegaz, 2004
    17 february, 2004 - 31 may, 2004

    La Sociedad Estatal de Conmemoraciones Culturales (SECC) (The State Society for Cultural Commemorations) in collaboration with the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, honours Spanish fashion through a major exhibition dedicated to one of its references, Manuel Pertegaz (Olba, 1918). The exhibition coincides with the sixty-second anniversary of the first Pertegaz Couture House, Barcelona (1942). The exhibition includes seventy-five suits presenting creations by the designer especially from the Fifties to the mid-seventies, when Pertegaz and Cristóbal Balenciaga are the benchmark for fashion in Spain.

  • Sol LeWitt. From Derived from a Cubic Rectangle (steps), 1992. Graphic art. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Collection, Madrid
    09 february, 2004 - 07 april, 2004
    Program: Biblioteca y Centro de Documentación

    The exhibition Galería Cadaqués (1973-1997) is part of the series of exhibitions dedicated to historical art galleries -the last one was dedicated to showing the Archivo de la Galería Juana Mordó in 2001- and is organised by the Documentation Centre of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

    Biblioteca y Centro de Documentación
  • Exhibition view. Axel Hütte. Terra incognita, 2004
    05 february, 2004 - 10 may, 2004

    Disciple of Hilla and Bernd Becher, Axel Hütte (Essen, Germany, 1951) is part of the generation of photographers who emerged from the Düsseldorf school. Together with colleagues such as Thomas Ruff, Andreas Gursky and Candida Höfer, the artist presents a body of work that defines the general outline of German "New Photography".

  • Exhibition view. André Masson (1896-1987), 2004
    29 january, 2004 - 19 april, 2004

    Contributions by André Masson (Balagny sur Thérain, France, 1896 - Paris, 1987) to the art of his time constitute the main axis of the exhibition: André Masson (1896-1987). The exhibition is the first retrospective dedicated to the author in the last twenty years. It highlights, in addition to a special emphasis on the artist's painting, the links of his work to the literary world and his own role as a writer as well as his deep relationship with Spain.

  • Exhibition view. Hannah Höch, 2004
    20 january, 2004 - 11 april, 2004

    Hannah Höch (Gotha, Germany, 1889 - Berlin, 1978), artist of multiple registers to the European avant-garde and pioneer of photomontage, is the protagonist of this exhibition which reviews the work of this key figure from Dadaism. This painter, textile designer and writer, studies at various academies and at the hand of Raoul Hausmann enters into the Dadaist circles from that time.

  • Exhibition view. Maria Papadimitriou. We'll Meet Again, 2004
    15 january, 2004 - 07 march, 2004

    The artist Maria Papadimitriou (Athens, 1957) focuses her work on social and human relationships through interactive installations which combine different media: video, painting, installation, photography and performance. Standing out among her work is her participation in the 2001 and 2002 Manifesta 4 in Frankfurt and the XXV Biennial in São Paulo as the representative of Greece, with her photographs of the T.A.M.A (Temporary Autonomous Museum for All) project, located in a run-down area of Athens, a transit for nomadic Gypsies coming from Romania. It is a collective, interactive work involving these populations, where the artist offers a series of constructions that the nomads complete however they wish with their own aesthetic sense, by way of integration and improvement in their quality of life.

  • Exhibition view. Museo de museos. 25 Museos de arte contemporáneo en la España de la Constitución, 2003
    03 december, 2003 - 23 february, 2004

    The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and the Sociedad Estatal de Conmemoraciones Culturales (State Society for Cultural Commemorations) are joining together to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Spanish Constitution with an exhibition dedicated to the new generation of Spanish museums of modern and contemporary art. This exhibition provides an overview of experimental changes in Spain in terms of cultural infrastructure since 1978, the year when the Spanish Constitution was adopted. For this exhibition, twenty-five museums have been chosen and are represented by models of their buildings, pieces from their collections and information about their mission and exhibition programmes.

  • Alexander Calder. Constellation, 1944. Sculpture. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Collection, Madrid
    27 november, 2003 - 16 february, 2004

    Calder: La gravedad y la gracia, is the first retrospective exhibition that the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía dedicates to Alexander Calder (Lawnton, Pennsylvania, United States, 1898 - New York, United States, 1976). Painter, printmaker, but above all sculptor, Calder’s priority interest is the kinetic potential of art and he experiments with various materials for his pieces. The artist captures movement in a series of structures that offer radical alternatives to the languages of Abstraction and existing concepts on sculpture which, in turn, have a profound impact on the history of art in the twentieth century.

  • Exhibition view. Juan Gris, dibujante de prensa: de Madrid a Montmartre, 2003
    04 november, 2003 - 19 january, 2004

    Juan Gris, pseudonym of José Victoriano González, (Madrid, 1887 - Boulogne-sur-Seine, France, 1927) is one of the most representative Spanish artists of the twentieth century. The present exhibition shows an important facet of his most unknown work which was an essential part in his later career as a painter. Accordingly, a hundred drawings made between 1904 and 1912, mainly illustrating the initial periods of the artist's production, are exhibited together with the ninety publications that they were drawn for. Along with them, other unpublished drawings, as well as general documents related to the facet of Gris as press illustrator are also exhibited.

  • Juan Uslé. Líneas Replicantes, 1992-1993. Painting. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Collection, Madrid
    16 october, 2003 - 12 january, 2004

    John Uslé (Santander, 1954) is one of the leading protagonists of a generation of painters who, from the late eighties, accounts for much of the international critical attention. His work is recognised as one of the most evocative of his generation, with a very personal style linked to abstraction.

  • Exhibition view. Jeremy Blake. Winchester, 2003
    02 october, 2003 - 04 january, 2004

    The exhibition at the Espacio Uno at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía on digital artist Jeremy Blake (Ford Still, United States, 1971 - New York, 2007) consists of two projections from his Winchester series. The keys that underpin this series work on several levels. Technology is only one facet among others that give it the possibility to play with superimposed images of diaphanous immateriality.

  • Exhibition view. Martín Chirino. Memoria, 2003
    01 october, 2003 - 15 december, 2003

    Among numerous solo exhibitions dedicated to Martín Chirino (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1925), the retrospective the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía dedicated to him in 1991 at the Palacio de Velázquez in Madrid stands out. Now, the Abbey de Santo Domingo de Silos is hosting an exhibition comprising of five Cangrafías, etchings especially made for the occasion, entitled Viento (2003), in addition to five wrought iron sculptures made between 1968 and 2003 and entitled: Espiral (1968), Mi patria es una roca (1987), Alfaguara III (2000), Espiral la rosa (2002) y El sueño de Canarias (2003). In these works, the Canary Islands are a common leit motiv, in addition to the theme of spiral and wind, African and Atlantic, so present in Canarian life.

  • Exhibition view. Joan Rebull. Años 20 y 30, 2003
    30 september, 2003 - 19 january, 2004

    This exhibition, which focuses exclusively on the critical period of sculptor Joan Rebull’s (Reus, 1899 - Barcelona, 1981) production, shows in all its conceptual and material diversity the work of a modern sculptor, demonstrating a clear political, aesthetic and artistic commitment in tune with his time. The exhibition focuses on Rebull’s production before the Civil War and there is a section dedicated to his drawings which are of a certain Abstraction linked to Surrealism.