Temporary Exhibitions

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Marcel Broodthaers. A Retrospective
Retrospective devoted to the Belgian artist Marcel Broodthaers (1924-1976), one of the most important artists on the international scene, reference and catalyst of many discourses and current practices. His artistic production during the 1960s and 1970s seeks to answer basic questions of the plastic arts, reflecting on the idea of representation and the production of meaning.
Date: Until January 9, 2017
Location: Sabatini Building, Floor 1

Territories and Fictions. Thinking a New Way of the World
This presentation of holdings from the Museo Reina Sofía Collection, largely made up of recent acquisitions, approaches the languages and artistic practices that defined the period between the end of the 1990s and 2007 – both in Spain and internationally - by way of a series of shared questions that heralded the start of the century and run up to the present time.
Date: Until March 13, 2017
Location: Sabatini Building, Floor 3

Anne-Marie Schneider
In the imaginary of Anne-Marie Schneider (Chauny, Francia, 1962), the line refers to gestural writing and gives shape to the enigmatic world of personages whose bodies are often taken apart and fitted back together in fragments, prolonged in domestic space and projected on to the landscape. Schneider’s fascination with everyday situations and banal objects reveals a certain degree of explicit violence in her lines.
Date: Until March 20, 2017
Location: Sabatini Building, Floor 3

Tamar Guimarães. The Uncorrupted
Tamar Guimarães (Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 1967) presents a project, designed specifically for the Fisuras (Fissures) programme, in the Museo Reina Sofía: the film The Uncorrupted. The script of the film is the result of a collective project and its cast is composed of professional and amateur actors, among them a large number of volunteers from the Reina Sofía Museum team.
Date: Until March 13, 2017
Location: Sabatini Building, Floor 1, Espacio Uno

Parque del Retiro. Palacio de Velázquez y Palacio de Cristal

Txomin Badiola. Another Family Plot
Retrospective by Basque artist Txomin Badiola (Bilbao, 1957), housed in the Palacio de Velázquez, that presents a broad selection of his output – photographic works, drawings, sculptures and multimedia installations – spanning from the 1980s to the present day.
Date: Until February 26, 2017
Location: Palacio de Velázquez. Parque del Retiro

Lothar Baumgarten. The ship is going under, the ice is breaking through
Within the transparent architectural presence of the Palacio de Cristal, Lothar Baumgarten (Rheinsberg, Germany, 1944) establishes a tonal analogy for the crashing stocks and assets of the insatiable “shark trading” of financial markets; making reference to the speculation provoked by the unlimited economic growth and the resulting impact on the dramatically changing global climate.
Date: Until April 16, 2017
Location: Palacio de Cristal, Parque del Retiro

 

Film series. This Is not a Film. The Cinema of Marcel Broodthaers

Marcel Broodthaers. Cinéma Modèle. Painted vacuum-formed plastic plate, 1970

Marcel Broodthaers. Cinéma Modèle. Painted vacuum-formed plastic plate, 1970

The films of Marcel Broodthaers play a central role in defining his work, and for this very same reason they point to an undefined element in flight which at once resembles cinema but also ceases to do so. A medium Broodthaers would continue to systematically explore over a number of decades precisely to reaffirm its brittle and post-media nature, trapped inside the margins between writing and image, film and poetry, stuck between two times: the time of the exhibition and that other time in the screening room.

The series, a continuation of the retrospective on the artist, takes place in the screening theatre and comprises a chronological program, whereby 35 mm and 16 mm films are combined with readings of some of the key writings of the artist on cinema.

Date: January 9, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Sabatini Building, Auditorium
Admission: Free until full capacity is reached
Programme: Check website

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