The Museo Reina Sofía takes part in the 15th edition of Book Night, an initiative organised by the Community of Madrid to promote reading and grant visibility to the activities of different cultural centres and institutions inside this sphere. On this occasion, the Museo’s Library and Documentation Centre present the project The Library Opened by Munari, which spotlights output aimed at young readers by artist, designer and theorist Bruno Munari. The workshop and tour, however, are also directed at people of any age, and contribute to rethinking the Museo and its zones as public space, encouraging a more active and participatory experience for users and visitors.
Friday, 13 November 2020 – 5:30pm / Nouvel Building, Courtyard
Admission: free, until full capacity is reached
Capacity: 15 people per session, split into 3 groups of 5 people. Sessions every 20 minutes until 8:30pm
Drawing inspiration from Le macchine de Bruno Munari (Bruno Munari’s Machines), this workshop, across three stands, is for building your own useless machine that uses as much energy as possible to create the most trivial activity, using mechanisms, cogs, hammers, ramps, pendulums and any other element that comes to mind.
Saturday, 14 November 2020 – 7pm / Nouvel Building, Library and Documentation Centre
Night-time tour of the Library and Documentation Centre
A tour of the facilities of the Library and Documentation Centre building, including information on the history of the institution, its roles and the services it provides, and the presentation of a selection of highly relevant, contemporary-art-related library and document holdings —printed ephemera, photobooks, artist’s books, old collections, etc.