Exhibition. David Bestué ROSI AMOR

David Bestué, Motor de sangre sobre banco de arena y vasos de hueso y mármol, 2017

David Bestué, Motor de sangre sobre banco de arena y vasos de hueso y mármol, 2017

In recent years, David Bestué (Barcelona, 1980) has realised a series of sculpture projects which critically review certain historical events and aesthetic/formal developments characterising last century’s avant-garde movements in the fields of art, architecture and literature.

For the exhibition ROSI AMOR, put together specifically for the Fissures programme, the artist sets forth a material and formal investigation, drawing inspiration from the Madrid districts of Las Tablas and Vallecas, and the nearby El Escorial Monastery. Each of these places bears associations with different sculpture techniques, identified, in turn, in the aesthetics of business, the popular and the historical.

Dates: From September 13, 2017 to February 26, 2018
Location: Sabatini Building, Floor 1
Organized by: Museo Reina Sofía
As part of: Fisuras

 

Concert series. Archipelago 2017

Eliane Radigue. 1955. © Jaques Brissot. Courtesy of Fondation A.R.M.A.N

Eliane Radigue. 1955. © Jaques Brissot. Courtesy of Fondation A.R.M.A.N

Archipelago is a new series of concerts that views listening at once as a form of knowledge and aesthetic enjoyment. It invites the audience to “listen” to sound compositions and experimentations without applying any historical or geographical order, letting airtight compartments expand, allowing connections between heterogenous languages and contexts to flourish.

In this, the first edition, Archipelago is enveloped in drone and minimalist music, exploring its influences and unexpected offshoots. The programme welcomes veterans of composition to artists from younger generations.

Full programme.

Date: Saturday, September 16, 23 and 30
Hour: See full programme
Place: Sabatini Building, garden and room 102
Organization: Museo Reina Sofía
Curatorship: José Luis Espejo

 

Documentary exhibition. Violence in War and Peace

Emmett Williams, A Valentine for Noël, Stuttgart: Hansjörg Mayer, 1973. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía © The Estate of Emmett Williams

Emmett Williams, A Valentine for Noël, Stuttgart: Hansjörg Mayer, 1973. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía © The Estate of Emmett Williams

Violence in War and Peace presents the publications from roughly thirty artists that range from the book Kriegsfibel (1955) by Bertolt Brecht and its “sequel” War Primer 2 (2011) by Oliver Chanarin and Adam Broomberg, to the recent work “Oh God”, He Said, Talking to a Tree (2010) by Walid Raad. Whether the terrifying violence is represented in a brutally direct fashion or through intimate, almost poetic images, all of these works denounce the dreadful threat of terror, the effects of which are, independent of possible causes, of comparable horror for any human being.

Date: From September 21, 2017 to January 14, 2018
Place: Nouvel Building, Library, Espacio D
Organization: Museo Reina Sofía
Curatorship: Guy Schraenen
Programme: Library and Documentation Centre

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