Museo Reina Sofía, in its role as a vehicle of knowledge and reflection, as well as an impulse for new spaces for experimentation, creation and dissemination of contemporary art, sets in motion a number of diverse lines of thought and debate. The development of research, analysis and debate frameworks which can imbue the narrative of the Collection with an additional dimension, as well as the programming of exhibitions.The setting in motion of discussion forums on key issues of contemporary debate relevant to the museum as an institution dedicated to providing citizens with frameworks for the critical analysis of culture.The experimentation with alternative methods of mediation between the citizens and the museum's proposals, taking up as a starting point the experience of artists and of the agents with whom the museum establishes collaboration.
Friday, 13 and Saturday, 14 November 2020 - (Check programme)
Plaza Munari and a night-time tour of the Library
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.
November 2020 – April 2021
A Project of Transversal Mediation Around Sound and Aural Culture
The Museo’s Education Area sets in motion a series of actions, listening journeys, encounters and mediation projects to accompany and amplify these exhibitions, inviting participation for anyone interested in absorbing and reflecting on sounds to form a diverse group of hearers and listeners that can, at the same time, transmit back their experiences and impressions.
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 - 7pm
Encounter centred on Jörg Immendorff
This encounter/guided tour sees Ulrich Wilmes, art historian and curator of the exhibition Jörg Immendorff. The Task of the Painter (Museo Reina Sofía, 30 October 2019 – 13 April 2020), shine a light on the career of the German artist from multiple perspectives and with a direct connection to the works on display.
Monday, 28 October and Tuesday, 5, 12 and 19 November 2019 - 5pm
Art, Nature and Degrowth
Tours around the work of Mario Merz
This series of tours around the exhibition Mario Merz. Time is Mute takes a closer look at the relationship between the ideas underpinning the work of the Italian artist and contemporary thought on nature.
From 17 October to 4 December 2019
Return to the Future?
Eighty Years on from the End of the Spanish Civil War
The 1936 coup d’état and the ensuing civil war splintered reality, the pieces scattering across complex [in]exiles, disappearances, silences… faltering and inconclusive narratives, fertile, multifocal and widespread memories that pulse and throb today, cross-examining the present and managing to distort a univocal, hegemonic gaze.
Tuesday, 24 September 2019 - 6pm
Exhibition tour by Babette Mangolte, Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez and Giovanna Zapperi
Via a guided tour prior to the exhibition’s Defiant Muses. Delphine Seyrig and the Feminist Video Collectives in France in the 1970s and 1980s unveiling, the photographer and experimental filmmaker Babette Mangolte and the show’s curators, Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez and Giovanna Zapperi, will underscore the complex network of alliances between writers, artists and film-makers, of which Seyrig was a part, along with other activists
19 and 21 February and 22 April 2019 - 7pm
Art and Difference in Latin America (1919–1979–2019)
Inside the framework of the exhibition The Avant-Garde Networks of Amauta: Argentina, Mexico, and Peru in the 1920s (Museo Reina Sofía, 20 February – 27 May 2019), this session of activities seeks to examine relationships between indigenous identity, art, visual culture and the politics of representation on the continent, extending across three chronological landmarks: historical avant-garde movements (1919), neo-avant-garde movements and the crisis of the modern paradigm (1989) and contemporaneity (2019).
31 October 2018 (Laboratory), 4 April, 2019 (Performance lecture) - 11am, 4pm and 7pm (check programme)
Performance lecture: The Living Museum and Laboratory
The transdisciplinary collective Mapa Teatro explores the mechanisms that build history, myth and fiction. Their theatre pieces, halfway between installations and new dramaturgies, dissect the violence which has so dominated Colombian society in recent years and dismantle the imaginaries created by colonial reason. In conjunction with the unveiling of the exhibition Of Lunatics, or Those Lacking Sanity, inside the Fissures Programme framework, Mapa Teatro will present a twofold laboratory comprising a guided tour around the show in the morning and an encounter later in the day with José Antonio Sánchez, an Art History lecturer from the Fine Arts Faculty at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Cuenca) and theorist whose work centres on the relationship between performing and visual arts. The program will be completed with the performance lecture The Living Museum on 4 April 2019.
20, 25, 26 and 27 March 2019 - (check programme)
The Politics and Aesthetics of Memory
A Survey of Transitions in Latin America and Spain
On this occasion, the programme shines a light on cases in Spain and the Southern Cone of South America, starting, firstly, with the unveiling of the exhibition Incomplete Times. Chile, the First Neoliberal Laboratory, in the Museo’s Library and Documentation Centre (from 21 March to 24 May 2019), and the guided tour by its curator, Nelly Richard.
Tuesday, 2 October 2018 - 7pm
Encounter with Dorothea Tanning
Alyce Mahon, curator of the exhibition Dorothea Tanning. Behind the Door, Another Invisible Door (Museo Reina Sofía, 3 October 2018 – 7 January 2019), will conduct a pre-opening guided tour of this retrospective, which explores the seventy-year-long career of the American artist.
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - 7pm
Encounter on Luigi Ghirri
James Lingwood, curator of the exhibition Luigi Ghirri. The Map and the Territory (Museo Reina Sofía 26 September 2018 – 7 January 2019), will lead a guided visit to the exhibit just before the opening with the aim of introducing the main ideas supporting Ghirri’s artistic practice. Ghirri is a key author for understanding postmodern photography and some of its fundamental theses, such as the blurring of reality with fiction and the extreme codification of representation in today’s world.
26 November, 2017 - 5:00 p.m.
Guided tour of the exhibition NSK from Kapital to Capital. Neue Slowenische Kunst. An Event of the Final Decade of Yugoslavia, with Ivan Novak
In conjunction with the historical re-enactment of the performance We Forge The Future, by the industrial rock band Laibach — a member of the Slovenian collective NSK (Neue Slowenische Kunst) — in the Museo Reina Sofía, one of the band’s members, Ivan Novak, will lead a guided tour of the exhibition NSK from Kapital to Capital. Neue Slowenische Kunst. An Event of the Final Decade of Yugoslavia.