The exhibition uses 300 artworks in very different formats (painting, sculpture, installations, video, photographie, graphic arts, film and papers) and 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. Making reference to the carnivalesque model as an irreverent and popular expression altering the established order, the exhibition explores the collective dimension of play as well as the social necessity of a space specifically for the construction of a new public sphere through artworks by Ensor, Goya, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Giacometti or Xabier Rivas.
Organization: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Curator: Manuel Borja-Villel, Teresa Velázquez and Tamara Díaz
Scientific committee: Lars Bang Larsen, Beatriz Colomina, Marcelo Expósito, João Fernandes and Rodrigo Pérez de Arce
Coordination: Tamara Díaz, Beatriz Jordana and Rocío Robles
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