One of the main interests of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía is to present recent acquisitions to the public. In keeping with our policy of exhibiting and rotating the permanent collection as much as possible, we have installed Opera by Öyvind Fahlström for the first time since its incorporation into the collection. Created in 1952-53, it is the first significant work by the artist. An exhibition room has been designed for the sole purpose of exhibiting this work in a manner which highlights its theatricality and its relationship with musical language.
For the purposes of the Playgrounds Exhibition, three works by Ángel Ferrant have been loaned to the Museo, corresponding to the set of wooden children's toys he produced for the Caño Roto Housing Development (1957-63). According to Antonio Vázquez de Castro, one of the architects in the aforementioned project, Ángel Ferrant took an interest in the experience of the housing developments and wanted to "make a generous contribution, charging what a carpenter or locksmith charges me" in designing these games.