From 8 July to 3 September 2022 - 10pm
The World Is the Stage: Musicals!
As another summer comes around, the Museo moves its cinema outside and into the Sabatini Building. This fresh edition is centred on musical films, viewed at once as a genre which is both playful and high-spirited and also a discourse which incorporates striking ruptures in formats and narratives.
Wednesday, 6 July 2022 - 7pm
Cerdas (Sows) depicts the problems and consequences that materialise when body worship fails. By way of a series of scenes and seemingly unconnected “re-performances”, Carlos García de la Vega, Rodrigo García Marina and Rocío Simón show the violence inherent in certain regulated spaces that prevent queer corporality.
Friday, 1 July 2022 - 4pm
Cinema that Must Move Away from the Visible
A Workshop Around Alejandra Riera
French-Argentinian artist Alejandra Riera conducts, alongside artists Caroline Déodat, Andreas-Maria Fohr and Antonio Menchen, a workshop in different spaces of the Museo, setting out from notions which form the backbone of her and the participating artists’ work: communal art-making, the fragility of materials and themes and film as an open process.
From 30 June to 2 July 2022 - Check programme
The Chair of Situated Thought
De-Constituent: Practices and Imaginaries to Come
The Chair of Situated Thought sets out to articulate different experiences, stances, methods and initiatives of critical thought as it seeks to underscore the singularities of an intellectual and artistic production that converses with social and political circumstances, and which aspires to have an impact on the specific conditions of its environment.
Monday, 27 June 2022 - 7pm
Situated Voices 25
The Crime of Existing. The Situation of LGTBIQ+ Refugees in Spain
This latest edition of Situated Voices features the screening of the documentary El delito de existir (The Crime of Existing, 2022), followed by a conversation on the protagonists’ experience after arriving in Spain. These participants include: Fabiola Barranco (a journalist specialised in migration and human rights), Cristina Bermejo (director of ONG Rescate) and three LGTBIQ+ refugees living in Spain: Alex, one of the documentary’s protagonists, Fabu and Ramtin Zigorat, the session’s moderator.
Monday, 27 June 2022 - 5pm
Art and Tourism Imaginaries IV
The Tourist City. Utopia and Dystopia
This day of lectures and encounters, the fourth instalment of the series organised by the inter-university group TURICOM, endeavours to examine the relationship between tourist imaginaries and the visual arts from the 1960s onwards. By virtue of a selection of brief lectures and a final conversation, followed by a debate, it looks to reflect on mass tourism and the way in which, as the industry of experience, it is connected to the search for a lived experience that has shaped contemporary art.
Saturday, 25 June 2022
Look Closely. Photobook
Four-Colour Process Mediation Around the Library’s Photobook Collection
Look Closely is one of the action lines that shapes the mediation programme Casi libros (Almost Books). This particular line centres on training users in the artistic and documentary holdings from the Museo’s Library and disseminating manifold specialist tools designed for art research and contemporary creation by way of a series of formats comprising workshops, courses and thematic guides, to take place over the course of a year.
From 22 to 25 June 2022 - Check programme
The Aníbal Quijano Chair
Is Feminism with Patriarchal Episteme Possible?
This fourth edition, concerning the relationship between coloniality and gender, tries to reflect on certain feminist approaches which manifest a posture of moral, authoritaria and exclusivist superiority, characteristics of the patriarchal episteme. This programme, in charge of Rita Segato and Elisa Fuenzalida — the director and coordinator of the Chair, respectively —, includes a seminar in which local transfeminist activists participate.
Tuesday, 21 June 2022 - 5pm and 7pm
Free Unions. Searching for a Place
Activities on the Collection
Free Unions is a series of events, tours and activations in the rooms of Communicating Vessels. Collection 1881–2021, the new presentation of the Museo Reina Sofía Collection. This edition activates Room 104.06. Luis Camnitzer: Puerto Montt Massacre, 1969 and Room 104.07. A Map Is Not a Place. Via performers Teresa Ralli and Jorge Tadeo Baldeón, from Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani, active since 1971 in Peru, fragments of the collective’s artistic repertoire are set in relation to the memories formalised by other artists who have confronted similar political or social situations.
From 21 to 25 June 2022 - Check programme
The Expanded Theatricalities Chair
Yuyachkani (I Am Thinking, I Am Remembering), Memories in Action
This second edition presents the artistic and political pathway taken by Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani, founded in Peru in 1971, and highlights some of the key moments in their long history to spark debates that remain present in Peruvian and Latin American cultural contexts, and in Spanish and European spheres.
Saturday, 18 June 2022
The Material Conditions of Our Music
For the sixth year running, the Archipelago concert series invites the public to delve into the complex nature of the contemporary world through listening. This year, certain material questions are addressed which influence musical mutations, with the aim of providing a recap of what is learned on the common history of tradition and contemporary culture to reinterpret and update this discourse through forced migration, the transport of wood, metals and minerals and the importance of ports and old maritime routes in our listening.
Thursday, 16 June 2022 - 7pm
Situated Voices 24
Between Dreams and Deceits: Trafficking as a Form of Slavery in the 21st Century
After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the forced migration of millions of people, particularly women and girls, has once again become a pressing issue that reignites the debate around human trafficking and the situations that cause it. This edition of Situated Voices looks to reflect on the different problems people being trafficked face, exploring the causes and consequences and stressing the urgent need to create public policies to support and protect them.
Saturday, 4 June 2022 - Check programme
Walking Together to Make a Commons
The Neighbourhood Picnic constitutes an annual opportunity to create a space where Lavapiés (Madrid) residents can come together in the Museo’s Garden. A place for everyone and part of the daily life of the neighbourhood in which it is situated.
Friday, 3 June 2022 - 7pm
’92 Ends it All
On this occasion, experimental duo Los Voluble put forward an audiovisual and sound exploration which reflects on 1992 and its implications in the cultural, social and political sphere of the country, drawing from archive material, electronic music and live cinema.
TIZ 4. Slumil K’ajxemk’op (Rebel Land)
Slumil K’ajxemk’op — which means “rebel land” in Tzotzil, a Mayan dialect — is how the Zapatista delegation renamed Europe during its visit to the continent in 2021. A gift for being aware of and recognising ourselves as part of another Europe “abducted” from itself, and which invites us to reinvent our ties to the past in an emancipatory mode of expression, to the point of returning our otherness to us: the non-suppressed condition.
June - November 2022 - Check programme
What’s Happening to Us? How Are We? Diagnosing the Queer Condition in the Post-Pandemic Period
The 2022 LGTBIQ+ Programme
This programme, coinciding with the celebration of LGTBIQ+ Pride, does not look to “thematise” a pathological situation. Rather, it sets out to demonstrate the power of admitting we ourselves are fragile and vulnerable, together with other lives shaken by persecution and exile. Nor does it seek to moralise on the positions and practices outside the norm, vindicating a greater capacity for agency of and over our bodies and sexual impulses, developed here through plastic, poetic, written and performative devices.
23 May - 25 June 2022 - Check programme
Stop Prohibiting Because I Can’t Disobey Everything
The Films of Gonzalo García-Pelayo
Museo Reina Sofía and Documenta Madrid, an international film festival promoted by Madrid City Council, organise a retrospective on the films made by Gonzalo García-Pelayo (Madrid, 1947) between 1976 and 1986.
Sunday, 22 May 2022 - 11am
Graphic Bursts 7. Light and Recording for Resistance
Workshop with Delight Lab and Vórtice Creativo CIMA
This seventh edition of Graphic Bursts witnesses Delight Lab, in collaboration with Vórtice Creativo CIMA, seeking to create a space of reflection to collectively build slogans that can be projected in public space using the video mapping technique and which help to stress social problems such as health exclusion in the Spanish State. Following the passing of Royal Decree-Law 16/2012, of 20 April, access to the National Health System (SNS) in Spain is linked to people’s administrative situation, making it increasingly less accessible and universal. Above all, this situation afflicts undocumented migrant people, who experience long waits and unpayable bills, putting their life at risk.
Saturday, 21 May 2022 - 4pm
Graphic Bursts 6. O Corpo como Poética da Luta
Workshop with Coletivo Alvorada
Graphic Bursts 6. O Corpo como Poética da Luta is a workshop organised by Coletivo Alvorada and shines a light on the body, flash mobs and textiles as strategies to burst into public space.
Friday, 20 May 2022 - 5pm
Polyphonic Tour Around Graphic Turn
This guided tour around the exhibition Graphic Turn. Like the Ivy on a Wall is set forth as a polyphonic exercise which seeks to pool some of the research devices and quandaries that have arisen during the curatorial process of this collective project propelled by the Southern Conceptualisms Network, the result of work over a five-year period carried out by thirty researchers in different geographical coordinates.
Friday, 20 May 2022 - 4pm
Graphic Bursts 5. The Poetic Activism of Colour
Workshop with Cromoactivismo
On this occasion, work is carried out specifically with the campaign #ESenciales* #RegularizacionYa (#ESsential* #RegularisationNow), which fights to obtain the extraordinary regularisation of 500,000 people in an irregular administrative situation and who cannot exercise their rights in the Spanish State.
Friday, 20 May 2022 - 7pm
Around Iannis Xenakis
Algorithms is an evening of music based on a set of mathematical instructions describing the homonym concept. On this occasion, the Museo Reina Sofía offers a session of guided listening with two pieces for piano by Iannis Xenakis: Herma (1961) and Evryali (1973), performed by Magdalena Cerezo Falces. To make Xenakis’s method of mathematical composition legible, the performer is joined by musicologist and educator Marina Hervás and artist Marta Verdem, whose visuals are designed specifically for the event. This will be followed by Xenakis’s piece La légende d’eer (1977-1978) performed by musician Sergio Luque, with the collaboration of Juan Carlos Blancas.
Wednesday, 18, and Thursday, 19 May 2022 - Check programme
Graphic Action Art, Revolt and Anti-Fascism
International Encounter on Graphic Turn
This international encounter, setting out from Graphic Turn. Like the Ivy on a Wall, a collective exhibition stemming from a long research process driven by the Southern Conceptualisms Network, brings together researchers, artists and activists as it looks to foster exchanges to examine art and political graphic action art in Latin America, as much in its recent history as a present characterised by the return of authoritarianism and the loss of civil liberties.
Wednesday, 18 May 2022 - Check programme
International Museum Day 2022
The Power of Museums
The Museo Reina Sofía once again celebrates International Museum Day. This year the slogan put forward by ICOM is “The Power of Museums” to highlight the potential of cultural institutions in our societies.
Saturday, 14 May 2022 - 4:30pm
The Writing and Imagery of Rafael Chirbes
Bioliteratures 1 is conceived as a series of sessions in which writing forms converge around authors whose careers defy distances between subject and language, between the self and us, between the public and the private. For this first session, made up of two round-table discussions, the literary work of Rafael Chirbes, which speaks to us of disarticulated and violent nature intrinsically constituting our times, has been selected.
Friday, 13 May 2022 - 4:30pm
The Underground Atlantic Experience
Forty Years of the Rompente Collective (1975–1983)
Four decades on from the Rompente collective’s disbandment, this encounter is organised to reflect and work upon the historical significance of this community of artists, poets, musicians and likeminded figures, and upon the collective’s memory, forms of artistic production and political by-products.
Wednesday, 11 May 2022 - 7pm
Situated Voices 23
How Can We Make Room for Neighbourhood Memories?
Neighbourhood memories belong to the inhabitants — their situated experiences, relationships, celebrations, conflicts and traumas — the spaces they occupy, mutual support networks and struggles to improve both their lives and their environment.
From 11 to 16 May 2022 - Check programme
Kenneth Goldsmith: An Archive Can Be Anywhere
This Documents' latest edition welcomes poet, artist and editor Kenneth Goldsmith (New York, 1961), an archive theorist, a poet in the sphere of “uncreative writing” — a concept based on plagiarism, appropriation and the non-subjective use of literature — and the creator of the digital platform UbuWeb, a paradigm of the immaterial museum of modern and contemporary art.
Every Tuesday, from 10 May to 28 June 2022 (except for Tuesday, 7 June) - 6pm
The School of Situated Mediation
Life Journeys Around the Collection
Propelled jointly from Museo Situado and the Museo Reina Sofía’s Education Area, in collaboration with intercultural mediators Hanan Dalouh Amghar and Marlene Gildemeister, The School of Situated Mediation is a project which sets out to reflect upon the notion of “the situated” applied to cultural mediation and research into alternative practices of mediation which are mindful of the specific local context of the Museo: the Lavapiés neighbourhood.
Friday, 29 April 2022 - 7pm
Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Community of Madrid’s Cultural Institutions
This presentation will share some of the findings and proposals from the study carried out by researchers José Ariza and Yeison García, inside the framework of the programme of research residencies from the FelipaManuela platform
Tuesday, 26 April 2022 - 7pm
Free Unions: Avant-garde Gatherings
Activities on the Collection
This drift seeks to retrieve the sounds, attitudes and different forms of experiencing the city that shared time and space with this early bohemia via cuplés. The cuplé was conceived as a music genre with a double form: at once iconoclastic, transgressive and sexual and with empowered and feminist lyrics, as well as a mise en scène linked to the absurdism and nonsensicality of Dadaism and its cabaret scenes.
Friday, 22 April 2022
World Book Day 2022
This year, the Museo Reina Sofía Library and Documentation Centre bring World Book Day forward to Friday, 22 April, joining different Spanish museums and cultural centres in flooding cities with books. In this new instalment of BookCrossing, publications related to contemporary art will be freed up during the whole day.
Friday, 22 April 2022 - 5pm and 7pm
A Library for the XYZ Century
When you hear the word “library”, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Books? Full shelves? Study? Complete silence? This architecture workshop invites people to discover the nature of the Museo Reina Sofía Library, the history of its construction and the use of its space while passing through. What’s it like inside? What happens if it is explored with a set objective or from another perspective? No doubt there will be unexpected discoveries!
April - June 2022
TIZ 2. Writing With No Idea
This spring, different forms of reading, writing practices and literature gain prominence in the Museo with a second Temporary Intensity Zone (TIZ) opening under the title, aligned with the ideas of poet and historian Ángel González, Escribir sin tener ni idea (Writing With No Idea). This programme looks to explore how words, narrative, can expand beyond literature and towards new territories of artistic creation and reflection of thought in the contemporary world.
Thursday, 31 March and 7 April 2022 - 6pm
Elena Asins. There Is Nothing to Understand Here
Screenings and Talk
The Museo Reina Sofía screens There Is Nothing to Understand Here, a documentary on artist Elena Asins (Madrid, 1940 — Azpirotz, Navarra, 2015), along with two of her unreleased short digital animation films. The documentary, made by Javi Álvarez and Olga Sevillano and produced by the Museo, is shown for the first time in Madrid following its international premiere at the Punto de Vista Film Festival in Navarra and a brief online viewing in May and June 2020.
Wednesday, 30 March 2022 - 6pm
Belkis Ayón, Behind the Myth
In conjunction with the exhibition Belkis Ayón. Collographs (17 November 2021 – 18 April 2022), the Museo organises a tour through the show and a conversation with its curator Cristina Vives and Cuban artists Alexandre Arrechea and Luis Cabrera, both closely related to the figure of Ayón.
Tuesday, 29 March 2022 - 5pm
A Conversation on the Late Work of Maruja Mallo
On this occasion, different specialist voices with an interest in the work of Maruja Mallo engage in conversation about her output following her return from exile and explore a selection of her late works, made from 1975 to 1982, conserved in the Museo Reina Sofía Collection.
Tuesday, 29 March 2022 - 7pm
Situated Voices 22
Undermining Times, Suffering Bodies
With the collective Red Solidaria de Acogida (the Refuge Solidarity Network) — a member of Museo Situado’s collaboration network — this latest edition of the Situated Voices programme seeks dialogue around this issue, which primarily afflicts undocumented migrant people whose lives are drained in a constant wait that leaves them on their own to face illness.
Monday, 28 March 2022 - 6pm
Andrea Büttner, in Conversation with Isabella Lenzi
Artist Andrea Büttner and Isabella Lenzi, an independent curator and research fellow in the Museo’s Collections Department, engage in conversation about Büttner’s work, which is part of Episode 8. Exodus and Communal Life, the final chapter in the new re-hang of the Collection. This event is organised inside the framework of a series of activations of the Collection throughout the month of March, underscoring feminist artistic practices and the work of women artists.
Saturday, 26 March 2022 - 6pm
The Feminisms Container
Docu-action on Feminisms and Syndicalism
The Contenedor de feminismos (Feminisms Container) is a sculpture and mobile archive devised and activated by artist Carme Nogueira and researchers Anxela Caramés and Uqui Permui and as apart of Episode 8. Exodus and Communal Life, the final chapter in the new presentation of the Museo Reina Sofía Collection. Designed to be used in public space, it seeks to recover, document and make visible the history of women, feminisms and struggles in this sphere.
Wednesday, 23 March 2022 - 6pm
Encounter with Benjamin Buchloh and Michelle Harewood
From Posada to Isotype, from Kollwitz to Catlett
In this encounter, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh and Michelle Harewood present the key aspects of the exhibition From Posada to Isotype, from Kollwitz to Catlett, curated by both, in a survey on graphic art’s potential during historical avant-garde movements.