Exhibition. Dora García. Second Time Around

Dora García, Two Planets Have Been Colliding for Thousands of Years, 2017. © Dora García, photograph by Clémence Bellisson and Isabelle Arthuis

Dora García, Two Planets Have Been Colliding for Thousands of Years, 2017. © Dora García, photograph by Clémence Bellisson and Isabelle Arthuis

Dedicated to the artist Dora García (Valladolid, 1965), this exhibition embarking on an open journey around a broad array of her works in diverse formats and mediums — film, performance, texts, drawings — and punctuating some of the constants running through her career. The title, Second Time Around, originates from Julio Cortázar’s homonymous story, written in 1974, which recounts the climate of psychosis and uncertainty caused by the trauma of disappearances in Argentina. Second Time is also the name of García’s most recent project, which orbits the figure of Oscar Masotta, a contemporary of Cortázar’s and a pivotal theorist in the Argentinian avant-garde from the 1950s to the 1970s.

The exhibition is accompanied by a specific programme of performances by the artist. Carried out during the exhibition period, this initiative seeks to vindicate performance as a privileged medium, moving closer to the core strands in García’s work. In this vein, three main ideas will be illuminated: fiction as a construction of situations, readings understood as a collective process which redefines works and the relationships between readers, and narration as a critical exercise in terms of the roles undertaken.

Dates: From April 18 to September 3, 2018
Location: Sabatini Building, Floor 3, Protocol Room and the Vaults Gallery
Organized by: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Curated by: Manuel Borja-Villel and Teresa Velázquez
Dates of performances: see the full programme

 

Seminar and Performance. The Words of Others by León Ferrari

The staging of Operativo: “Pacem in Terris”, 1972. An adaptation of León Ferrari’s The Words of Others, directed by Pedro Asquini in the Teatro Larrañaga. The Adriana Banti archive, Buenos Aires

The staging of Operativo: “Pacem in Terris”, 1972. An adaptation of León Ferrari’s The Words of Others, directed by Pedro Asquini in the Teatro Larrañaga. The Adriana Banti archive, Buenos Aires

The Museo Reina Sofia devotes a seminar to the literary collage The Words of Others assembled by León Ferrari between 1965 and 1967, driven by the violence and extreme cruelty that appeared in news reports of the Vietnam War.

The first day in this seminar will explore the distinctiveness of The Words of Others and its importance to the development of the thought and practice of its author. Moreover, it sets out to carve this and other Ferrari works into the historical and political contexts of the 1960s, punctuating the realm of Latin America. The second day will look at how the piece resonates in the present, thereby surveying the practices of different contemporary artists that stand at that sharp-edged junction of political action.

The coda to the seminar will be a presentation of The Words of Others in its entirety for the first time in Spanish. The reading, seven hours in duration, encapsulates the history of violence meted out by and in the West as a result of the complicity of political and religious power, an issue Ferrari explored throughout his career.

Seminar:

Dates: 12 and 13 April, 2018
Location and hours: see the full programme
Organized by: Museo Reina Sofía and ARTEA, Within the framework of the project: Expanded Theatricalities (MINECO.HAR2015-63984-P)
Price: Free admission, until full capacity is reached


Presentation of The Words of the Others

Dates: Saturday, 14 April 2018
Hour: 2:30pm
Location: Nouvel Bulding, Auditorium 400
Duration: 7 hours
Organized by: Museo Reina Sofía and ARTEA
Price: Free admission, until full capacity is reached. The audience may enter and leave freely during the performance
Acknowledgements: The Words of Others was originally produced by REDCAT/CalArts, with the support of the Getty Foundation. The performance was part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, in Los Angeles. A special thank you to the Fundación Augusto y León Ferrari. Arte and Acervo (FALFAA)

 

Film series. Pessoa and Film

Julio Bresane. O Batuque dos Astros [The Drumming Beat of Stars]. Film, 2012

Julio Bresane. O Batuque dos Astros [The Drumming Beat of Stars]. Film, 2012

Fernando Pessoa (1888–1935) and the invention of the modern subject in a body of writing intersected by melancholy and the conception of multiple fictitious identities take centre stage in this series, a survey on the author of The Book of Disquiet from the perspective of film. The programme touches upon themes such as the connection between writing and life, non-literary forms of text, and the relationship between performance and narrative, and includes films by Manoel de Oliveira, João Botelho, Júlio Bressane and Paulo Rocha.


Dates: From 18 to 29 April, 2018
Location and hours: see the full programme
Organized by: Museo Reina Sofía
Price: Free admission, until full capacity is reached

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