Exhibition. An Approach to Afal. The Autric-Tamayo Donation

Gonzalo Juanes. El Álbum de Isabel (The Album of Isabel), 1956. Courtesy of Gonzalo Juanes Asensio

Gonzalo Juanes. El Álbum de Isabel (The Album of Isabel), 1956. Courtesy of Gonzalo Juanes Asensio

The point of departure of the exhibition An Approach to AFAL. The Autric-Tamayo Donation is the Autric-Tamayo family’s one-off donation to the Museo Reina Sofía’s photographic collection, also expanded in recent years with other AFAL photographers and successors, that make the Museo Reina Sofía a leading light in the study and understanding of the AFAL Group, one of the most internationally renowned photographic collectives in the second half of the twentieth century. 

The show is structured around concepts which shaped the period: the aesthetic tensions and key approaches defining the photographers from the group, framed within Formalism and Documentalism, Humanism and Experimentation, reportage and essays. The exhibition, therefore, brings together 13 artists from different coordinates in Spain whose heartland and meeting point for two decades was in Almería.

Dates: From June 13 to November 19, 2018
Location: Sabatini Building, room 430
Organized by: Museo Reina Sofía
Curated by: Laura Terré
Project Director: Rosario Peiró
Framework: PhotoEspaña 2018

 

Exhibition. Russian Dada 1914–1924

Exhibition view Russian Dada 1914–1924, Museo Reina Sofía, 2018

Exhibition view Russian Dada 1914–1924, Museo Reina Sofía, 2018

The exhibition Russian Dada 1914-1924 explores Russian avant-garde art through the perspective of the Anti-art canons associated with the international Dada movement. The anti-academic work of Kazimir Malevich to eclipse classical art and the transrational language experiments (zaum) of Velimir Khlebnikov and Aleksei Kruchenykh are just some of the early contributions which substantiate the reasoning behind this show.

The selected works reveal the intentions of many artists to take part in projects of public unrest with connotations in close proximity to Marxism and to adopt rejection, irony, the absurd and chance as the basic principles underpinning their artistic manifestations. Extravagant performances, anti-war campaigns, a rejection of classical art and an innovative way of fusing the visual and the verbal are some of the common traits between the Russian avant-garde and the international Dada movement.

Dates: From June 6 to October 22, 2018
Location: Sabatini Building, Floor 1
Organized by: Museo Reina Sofía
In collaboration with: Comunidad de Madrid and Abertis
Curated by: Margarita Tupitsyn

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