Lecture. J. M. Coetzee
J. M. Coetzee
The Reina Sofia Museum receives at this lecture one of the leading voices of contemporary literature, a "writer's writer" whom the Swedish Academy honored with the Nobel Prize in 2003.
His literary work bears a distinctly philosophical imprint that is often woven around allegory, yet his stark, analytical view of racial conflict in South Africa, his country of origin, has not stood in the way of a broader horizon and an interest in other universally ethical and pressing causes, for instance the suffering and exploitation of animals, conceived as fragile and dispossessed beings, an issue which takes prominence in his intervention in the Museo.
Date: June 6, 2016
Location: Nouvel Building, Auditorium 400
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Admission: Free tickets (a maximum of two per person) until full capacity is reached, will be available for collection at the Museo Ticket Office until June 20
Organised by: Museo Reina Sofía
Whithin the framework of: Capital Animal
Film and video. For an Impossible Cinema. Documentary and Avant-garde in Cuba (1959-1972)
Octavio Cortázar. Por primera vez. Film, 1967
Museo Reina Sofía presents this retrospective film-program dedicated to Cuban documentary movement around the Revolution, an Avant-garde episode in Latin America usually ignored. Together with the impulse to show a new reality and rethink the public function of the image, the documentary in Cuba merges the factual record with the aesthetics of shock and agitation of the montage, producing a unique visual manifesto. The program, with original cinema formats from the ICAIC, is articulated in dialogue with the exhibition dedicated to the artist Wifredo Lam (from 6th April to 15th August 2016).
With authors like Santiago Alvarez, Sara Gómez and Julio Gonzalez Espinosa, among others, the program includes a selection of films made in Cuba by filmmakers coming from abroad in the Revolution's early years. Joris Ivens eagerly accepted the ICAIC's invitation to make two films with them, while others, including Chris Marker and Agnès Varda, came and made films of their own which stand as timely testimonies of solidarity.
Date: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until July 9, 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: Cinemateca de Cuba
Video. When Something Is Possible
When Something Is Possible
When Something Is Possible puts forward a panoramic view of the actions and programmes developed by the Museo Reina Sofía Education Department, proceeding from the voices of those who are at its core: participants, educators, mediators, teachers and members of the education team. This kaleidoscope of experiences brings to light the diverse array of languages, sensibilities and knowledge that are interwoven in the education work of the Museo, in addition to the multiple subjectivities that can find a place there.