Film series. Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet

A still from Le streghe – Femmes entre elles (The Witches / Women Among Themselves), Jean-Marie Straub. Film, 2009

A still from Le streghe – Femmes entre elles (The Witches / Women Among Themselves), Jean-Marie Straub. Film, 2009

Museo Reina Sofía presents, in collaboration with Filmoteca Española, To Make the Revolution Also Means to Put Back Into Place Things that Are Very Ancient But Forgotten, a comprehensive retrospective on the film-makers Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet. The series, comprising works spanning from 1962 to the present day, reflects one of the most cohesive and relevant film projects in the 20th century, whereby cinema is both an artistic form and a way of politically bursting forth in the present. Engaging in dialogue with Jean-Marie Straub, the series includes new translations of the vast majority of the films, original format screenings, remastered copies, a significant number of premieres in Spain, and a new publication featuring essays on the film-makers by authors like Jacques Rancière, Santos Zuzunegui, Serge Daney, Peter Handke, Glauber Rocha, among others, intended as a toolbox to approximate a filmic corpus as demanding as dazzling.

Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet are a key reference point in the field of cinema and contemporary art. Distantly inseparable in one part of the French Nouvelle Vague (Rivette, Godard, Moullet) and on the margins of New German Cinema, the production of their early films was divided between Germany, Italy and France, characterising a filmography shot in three countries and in different languages. This trait would not only distinguish the scope of their work in the aesthetic and political debates at the time, it would also set out a profound reflection on history, identity and European borders.

Date: until Tuesday November 22, 2016
Location: Sabatini Building, Auditorium and Filmoteca Española, Cine Doré
Admission: Free until full capacity is reached
Programme: Check website
Organised by: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
In collaboration with: Filmoteca Española

 

Round Table. Art, Words and Memory in the Texts of Gómez de Liaño

Ignacio Gómez de Liaño and Salvador Dalí in the Empordà artist’s house in Portlligat, September 12, 1978

Ignacio Gómez de Liaño and Salvador Dalí in the Empordà artist’s house in Portlligat, September 12, 1978

The programme Documentos, which revolves around themes related to the Museo Reina Sofía Documentation Centre, presents its first activity: Art, Words and Memory in the Texts of Gómez de Liaño, a round-table discussion which looks at the output of Ignacio Gómez de Liaño.

Since the 1960s, Ignacio Gómez de Liaño has written numerous texts on an array of contemporary artists, with his work reflecting the diversity of the trends and styles that distinguish these creators’ output. Equally, this quality responds to the eclectic spirit and multi-faceted personality of the author himself: a philosopher, historian, narrator, poet, translator...

This round-table discussion features the participation of Alain Arias-Misson, Selina Blasco, Ignacio Gómez de Liaño and José María Parreño, and is moderated by José Luis Gallero.

Date: Thursday October 13, 2016
Location: Nouvel Building, Auditorium 200
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Free until full capacity is reached
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Organised by: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

 

Round table. The Formalist Resource. Art and Autonomy after 1990

Txomin Badiola. When the Shit Hits the Fan. Installation, 2003

Txomin Badiola. When the Shit Hits the Fan. Installation, 2003

What does formalism mean and what are its various manifestations? Unlike previous episodes formalism does not signify mere reductionism but instead triggers a set of symptoms that reveal much broader investigations and reconsiderations on history and canon. Within the frame of the retrospective devoted to Txomin Badiola, this encounter addresses these themes, dominant in the radical reformation of formalism, via three artists that have best represented these ideas: Leonor Antunes, Txomin Badiola and Florian Pümhosl, moderated by Pedro de Llano.

Some of the exhibitions and recent acquisitions of the Museo’s Collection demonstrate this artistic standpoint: painting conceived as a stage design by Heimo Zobernig; the exploration of abstraction as a migrant cultural form by Florian Pümhosl; the relationship between the design, architecture and measurement systems of Leonor Antunes; or the dislocation of modern Basque sculpture in the multiple film and literary references made by Txomin Badiola under the concept “bad form”.

Date: Wednesday October 19, 2016
Location: Sabatini Building, Auditorium
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Admission: Free, until full capacity is reached
Programme: Check website
Organised by: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
In collaboration with: illy caffè