Exhibition. Txomin Badiola. Another Family Plot

Txomin Badiola. Bañiland 6, 1990-1992. Painting, wood, construction, plastic and serigraphy. A. Trullenque Collection

Txomin Badiola. Bañiland 6, 1990-1992. Painting, wood, construction, plastic and serigraphy. A. Trullenque Collection

The retrospective by Basque artist Txomin Badiola (Bilbao, 1957), housed in the Palacio de Velázquez, will present a broad selection of his output – photographic works, drawings, sculptures and multimedia installations – spanning from the 1980s to the present day.

Curated by the Museo’s Deputy Director of Art, João Fernandes, the show will centre on the problem of form as both the particular way of understanding artistic creation and a process that assimilates its own transgression. The museum device, conceived from a curatorial process which has involved seven other close artists, gives shape to a kind of text-exhibition that enables at once simultaneity and a certain linearity, developing dialogue relations and references that cross through different works. Furthermore, a chronological reading becomes complex by dint of structural meta-comments and leaps in time that put forward possible developments or invoke forgotten origins.

Date: 22 September, 2016 - 26 February, 2017
Location: Palacio de Velázquez. Parque del Retiro
Curatorship: João Fernandes
Organized by: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

 

Film and Dance. Andrés Duque. Oleg and Strange Arts

A still from Oleg and Strange Arts, Andrés Duque. Film, 2016

A still from Oleg and Strange Arts, Andrés Duque. Film, 2016

The Intervalos (Intermissions) programme, which shows screenings of recent film work, presents a preview of Andrés Duque’s latest movie, Oleg and Strange Arts. The film moves between biography and performance, bearing witness, through moments in the life of Russian composer Oleg Karavaychuk (1927–2016), to the return of beauty that is at once eccentric, fragile and pathological.

Andrés Duque will present both showings of the film. Furthermore, the screening on Friday 16 September will be accompanied by the dance piece Epilogue. Tribute to Oleg Karavaychuk (28.12.1927 – 13.06.2016), conceived and performed by the dancer and choreographer Javier Martín through an extended dialogue with Oleg Karavaychuk.

Date: Friday, 16 and Saturday 17 of September, 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

 

Documentary Exhibitions. I Am Also not a Book

Daniel Buren, Les Écrits (1965-1990), Bourdeaux: CAPC musée d’art contemporain, 1991. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Photo: Centre for Artists’ Publications, Weserburg, Bremen. © DB – VEGAP, Madrid, 2016

Daniel Buren, Les Écrits (1965-1990), Bourdeaux: CAPC musée d’art contemporain, 1991. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Photo: Centre for Artists’ Publications, Weserburg, Bremen. © DB – VEGAP, Madrid, 2016

I Am Also not a Book is the title of the last part of a trilogy of exhibitions which includes It is not new, it is a book (from September, 2014 to May, 2015) and I call them simply books (from May to October, 2015). On this occasion, the title refers to the 1973 work by John M. Belis, I Am Also not a Book, which consists of a card with the sentence “Attach this card to any book-type object and it will become a genuine John M. Belis,” and which can indeed be affixed to any book-shaped object.

Altogether, the three parts, curated by Guy Schraenen, provide an overview of the main investigative fields within the universe of artists’ books. While part one dealt with the tautological notion of the artist’s book, and part two reflected on the artist’s book as an artwork in its own right, equivalent to a painting or a sculpture, part three focuses on works that exist at the interface between a book and an object.

Date: 21 September, 2016 - 22 May, 2017
Location: Nouvel Building, Library, Space D
Curatorship: João Fernandes
Organized by: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

 

Conference. The New Art of Making Books. Ulises Carrión and expanded publishing

Ulises Carrión, Flyer of Other Book and So, s.f.

Ulises Carrión, Flyer of Other Book and So, s.f.

In conjunction with the Ulises Carrión exhibition Dear reader. Don’t read, a conference will be held around the artist’s publishing work and his project Other Books and So. The book was the linchpin of a large part of Ulises Carrión’s work, and through it he experimented with new strategies of dissemination and distribution, reinventing its uses and formats in the process. In 1975 in Amsterdam he founded Other Books and So, conceived not solely as a bookshop but as an experimental and experiential centre which he turned into an archive in 1979. Via this initiative he presented publishing as a relational practice and archive as a set of performance protocols from which to reorder, or at least shake up, the art system. The exhibition’s curator will also be joined by Luigi Amara, Mario Bellatin, Mela Dávila, Felipe Ehrenberg, Javier Maderuelo, Raúl Marroquín and Heriberto Yépez.

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Location: Nouvel Building, Protocol Room
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Admission: Free, until full capacity is reached
Programme: Check website
Organised by: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
In collaboration with: Instituto de México

 

Restoration. 5th International Conference. YOCOCU 2016

YOCOCU 2016

YOCOCU 2016

The Museo Reina Sofía’s Department of Conservation-Restoration and the YOCOCU (YOuth in COnservation of CUltural Heritage) association organize the fifth edition of the International Conference on Youth in Conservation of Cultural Heritage, to be held from 21 to 23 September. The call has been a success: 360 attendees from 36 countries.

This international congress aims to form a meeting point for young professionals and experts with a broad background in the sphere of the restoration and conservation of cultural heritage, securing a platform for them to disseminate their research and share experiences.

Date: September 21 to 23, 2016
Location: Nouvel Building, Auditorium 400
Programme: Check website

 

RRS. Museo Reina Sofía Radio. Sound Experimentation, Humour and Pre-Happening Acts in the Years Following the Spanish Civil War (1940–1952)

Coinciding with the final weeks of the exhibition Campo Cerrado. Spanish Art 1939–1953 (until 26 September), RRS – Museo Reina Sofía Radio presents a playlist put together by Miguel Molina, a researcher in the historical avant-garde and sound art and a professor in the Sculpture Department at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. The selection will traverse examples of sound experimentation, humour and actions in the years that followed the Spanish Civil War, between 1940 and 1952, stressing the formal and contextual relations between avant-garde art, literature and comedy in the mass media.

 

Lectures. Crisis, the Construction of Hegemony, a Critique of Civilisation and New Historical Blocs

The Interventions by Bob Jessop and Ngai-Ling Sum will analyse two interrelated problems. On one side, the production processes of hegemony in the current crisis scenario by the new social blocs emerging in Europe, and on the other, the cultural political economy related to current debates on the civilising change the human species is currently undergoing, and, as a result, on the meanings and contents of the very concept of civilisation, considered from the standpoint of the struggles around the present and future of the neoliberal empire. Both issues are deeply linked to one another, since the current crisis goes beyond the socio-economic sphere to affect the set of parameters around social reproduction.

Date: September 19 to 20, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Nouvel Building, Auditorium 200 and Sabatini Building, Auditorium
Programme: Check website

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