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Exhibitions

  • Room view
    27 November 2014 - 12 April 2015

    Luciano Fabro (27/11/2014)

    Palacio de Velázquez
    Exhibitions

    The work of Luciano Fabro (Turin, 1936-Milan, 2007) expands the expressive possibilities of sculpture in the second half of the 20th century. His art associates the use of simple and common materials that redefine the nature of the object and its space with a constant poetic reflection on the practice of sculpture, evident in the numerous texts in which the artist has always related thought with experimentation in new practices.

    This anthological exhibition, the first to be held since the artist's death, gathers a constellation of works that are fundamental for an understanding of the singularity of Fabro's oeuvre and features over 60 artworks from diverse private collections and international public institutions.

  • Hicham Benohoud-The class. Serie. Artist and Galerie VU courtesy.
    29 October 2014 - 9 February 2015

    Really useful knowledge (29/10/2014)

    Sabatini Building. Floor 1
    Exhibitions

    The notion of "really useful knowledge" was originated from the workers' awareness of the need for self-education in the early 19th century. In the 1820s and 1830s, workers' organizations in United Kingdom introduced this phrase to describe 'unpractical' knowledge like politics, economics and philosophy, as opposed to what factory owners proclaimed to be “useful knowledge”. Some time earlier capitalists began investing in advancement of their businesses through funding the education of workers in 'applicable' skills and disciplines such as engineering, physics, chemistry or math.

    Through this reference to the beginnings of struggle against exploitation and the early efforts towards self-organized education of workers, the exhibition “Really Useful Knowledge” looks into issues around education from contemporary perspective.

  • VV.AA. Madrid. Barcelona, Industries Graphiques Seix i Barral, 1937; 96 p.; 31 cm. Archivo fotográfico del Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 2013
    27th May 2014 – 5th Januray 2015

    photobooks. Spain 1905-1977 (27/05/2014)

    Exhibitions

    photobooks. Spain 1905-1977 is a history of Spanish photography through a selection of its best photobooks, many of them little known. The exhibition, organized by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), is the result of a line of acquisitions and research undertaken by the Museum’s Department of Collections with the collaboration of Horacio Fernández, curator of the exhibition.

  • 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

    Richard Hamilton (25/06/2014)

    Sabatini Building, Floor 3
    Exhibitions

    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 James Marshall. Better Homes, Better Gardens, 1994. Acrílico y purpurina sobre lienzo sin estirar. 254 x 360,68 cm. Denver Art Museum
    12th June — 26th October 2014

    Kerry James Marshall: painting and other stuff (12/06/2014)

    Palacio de Velázquez, Parque del Retiro
    Exhibitions

    Kerry James Marshall: painting and other stuff is the first major presentation in Europe of the work of this American artist (Birmingham, Alabama, 1955). Marshall is the author of an important body of figurative work in which he explores the themes of identity – national, gender, and especially racial identity – in an attempt to contextualize the Afro-American experience in today’s sociopolitical situation. The exhibition has been co-produced by four european museums: M HKA (Antwerp, Belgium), Kunsthal Charlottenborg (Copenhaguen, Denmark), Fundació Antoni Tàpies (Barcelona) and Museo Reina Sofía.

  • Fernand Léger, Les Loisirs - Hommage à Louis David, 1948-1949. Oil on canvas. 154 x 185 cm. Centre Pompidou, París. Musée National d'Art Moderne / Centre de création industrielle. Adquirido en 1950
    29th April — 22th September 2014

    Playgrounds. Reinventing the Square (29/04/2014)

    Main site
    Exhibitions

    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. 

  • Inside view of Hanne Darboven's studio. Courtesy: Hanne Darboven Foundation, Hamburgo. Photographer: © Felix Krebs
    25th March — 1st September 2014

    The order of time and things. The home studio of Hanne Darboven (25/03/2014)

    Main site
    Exhibitions

    The exhibition The order of time and things. The home studio of Hanne Darboven brings together a large selection of pieces from the artist’s studio, showing, for the first time in a museum, the setting in which Darboven (Munich, 1941- Hamburg, 2009) worked.

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