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





  • Exhibition view. Cristino de Vera en Silos, 2002
    11 september, 2002 - 15 december, 2002

    Cristino de Vera (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 1931) began his career in Spain in the Fifties. He first exhibits his work at a group exhibition at the Xagra Gallery in Madrid in 1952, a solo exhibition does not come until 1957 when he exhibits his latest work in Sala Alfil.

  • Exhibition view. Katarzyna Kozyra. Señores de la danza, 2002
    10 september, 2002 - 3 november, 2002

    Señores de la danza (Lords of the Dance) is a video installation adapted onto two screens for this exhibition. Two films are shown in a loop, and after a succession of images in the form of a prelude two characters appear wearing helmets, dressed only in a swimming costume and painted gold.

  • Exhibition view. Edward Ruscha. Made in Los Angeles, 2002
    18 july, 2002 - 30 september, 2002

    Edward Ruscha’s (Omaha, United States, 1937) work is an obligatory reference when addressing the art scene of the Sixties on the United States West Coast. Influenced by the aesthetics and intentions of Pop Art, Ruscha follows the path woven by artists such as Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney, Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol. It was specifically the intention that was exhibited in their works -that they knew what they were going to paint before painting it- that made Ruscha interested in the work of these other artists.

  • Exhibition view. North Carolina, 1950, copy from 2002. Photography. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Collection, Madrid
    11 july, 2002 - 16 september, 2002

    Elliott Erwitt (Paris, 1928) is one of the great photographers belonging to the legendary Magnum agency founded by David Saymour, George Rodger, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa in 1947. His optimistic view on life and sense of humour reflected widely in his numerous productions distance him from the work of other photographers at the agency. His main objective is not to denounce social injustice, but it seems that Erwitt is more interested in revealing a paradoxical human nature through the contrast of situations and sarcasm.

  • Exhibition view. Francisco Pérez Mateo. Escultor 1903-1936, 2002
    21 june, 2002 - 18 august, 2002

    Francisco Pérez Mateo (Barcelona, 1903 - Madrid, 1936) is the only sculptor, known until now, whose work you can attach to the new realism or the new objectivity and one of the few who develops a sporting-themed sculpture. These features together with the fact that most of his work is missing and that his artistic career was cut short by an early death, fighting at the Carabanchel Bajo front on the 6th or 7th of November 1936, make Pérez Mateo a unique sculptor.

  • Exhibition view. Atul Dodiya. E.T. y los otros, 2002
    11 june, 2002 - 25 august, 2002

    The five works that make up this exhibition, courtesy of Atul Dodiya (Mumbai, 1959), are made from shutters, a typical security system in shops and street businesses.

  • Exhibition view. Bhupen Khakhar, 2002
    6 june, 2002 - 16 september, 2002

    Bhupen Khakhar (Bombay, 1934 - Baroda, India, 2003) is one of the most internationally renowned Indian artists and the central figure in the School of Baroda. His first solo exhibition was in 1965 at a gallery in his hometown. He continued to exhibit in Paris, Amsterdam, London, Berlin and New Delhi among other cities where his paintings received well-deserved recognition. He also produces literary work where the distinctive narrative so characteristic of his paintings stands out.

  • Exhibition view. Los ismos de Ramón Gómez de la Serna y un apéndice circense, 2002
    5 june, 2002 - 25 august, 2002

    Ramón Gomez de la Serna (Madrid, 1988 - Buenos Aires, 1963) is one of the artists who introduce the avant-garde to Spain. At the same time he is a pioneer of a trend characterised by humour, which the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía pays tribute to in Los humoristas del 27. This exhibition is held a few months before this one, which presents the character of this prolific writer, inventor of the universal greguerías.

  • Exhibition view. Eva Lootz. La lengua de los pájaros, 2002
    31 may, 2002 - 28 july, 2002

    Eva Lootz (Vienna, 1940) has developed her artistic career in Spain since the Seventies. In her beginnings the use of materials such as canvas, felt, wax, paraffin and other humble materials led her practice to the field of sculpture, drawing and installation. Her pieces have a strong poetic and symbolic load, a defining characteristic of her personal style.

  • Luis Feito. Pintura (Painting), 1955. Painting. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Collection, Madrid
    28 may, 2002 - 26 august, 2002

    The artist Luis Feito (Madrid, 1929) is a pioneer of abstraction in the early Fifties, a time when he is member of the group El Paso and lays the foundations of his work. Following exhibitions held previously by Antonio Saura, Gerardo Rueda, Lucio Muñoz, Rafael Canogar and Antoni Tàpies, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía presents another extensive and critical tour of Spanish art in the second half of the twentieth century. This major retrospective of Feito gathers ninety-four canvasses and a hundred works on paper in eight chronological blocks, which gives visitors an overview of the contribution by the artist from Madrid.

  • Joaquín Sunyer. Primavera (Spring), 1929. Painting. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Collection, Madrid
    27 may, 2002 - 20 june, 2002

    This exhibition comes from a group of exhibitions collected under the title Arte para un siglo, a selection of Spanish art from the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía that has travelled through more than a dozen Autonomous regions in Spain. This project, organised by the Spanish Confederation of Savings Banks, is divided into three exhibitions whose chronological limits are marked by artistic or historical changes determined by Spanish art in the twentieth century.

  • Exhibition view. Isamu Noguchi, 2002
    21 may, 2002 - 26 august, 2002

    Unlike other sculptors, Isamu Noguchi (Los Angeles, United States, 1904 - New York, United States, 1988) has not revolutionised sculpture from itself, but has extended its field to include architecture and design in his own development. In disagreement with the concept that discriminates art from functionality, the sculptor with an American mother and Japanese father turns his creative efforts towards applying sculptural design principles to the point of considering both disciplines as interchangeable.

  • 20 may, 2002 - 15 july, 2002

    Miquel Barceló (Felanitx, 1957) is one of the most internationally renowned Spanish painters. His participation in the Biennale of Sao Paulo in 1981 and in Kassel Documenta VII the following year marks the beginning of an artistic path which rapidly consolidates during this decade, especially when he is awarded the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas en 1986. Barceló starts from the Art Brut and Action Painting of artists like Jackson Pollock and finds himself under the influence of Spaniards like Antoni Tàpies and Joan Miró or foreigners such as Lucio Fontana and Mark Rothko. However, Barceló defines a unique style rooted in the organic: terrestrial textures and marine inspiration from his homeland.

  • Cover of the catalogue of Archivos 1971-2002
    1 may, 2002 - 1 june, 2002

    The Archivos de la Literatura Latinoamericana collection is a literary dissemination project on the masters of Latin American literature. More than fifty titles in Spanish, Portuguese, but also in French and English Caribbean review the panorama of literature on the American continent. The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía celebrates this exhibition, which overlaps with the general repertoire of Archivos, where all published titles are displayed and the great diversity of Latin American literature can be admired as a whole. The first author to become part of the Archivos is the Guatemalan Miguel Ángel Asturias; he is also the writer who has published the most books in this collection, a total of nine works.

  • Exhibition view. Nan Goldin. El patio del diablo, 2002
    25 april, 2002 - 30 june, 2002

    Nan Goldin (Washington DC, 1953) is one of the most renowned contemporary photographers internationally. Her work forms the centrepiece of many large exhibitions, for instance the one entitled I'll Be Your Mirror held in the Whitney Museum in New York, confirmation of her work as a reference point in the current art scene.