Autumn at the Queen Sofia Museum

Autumn at the Queen Sofia Museum
bonart madrid - 25/08/22

The Reina Sofia Museum has prepared an exhibition program for this autumn in which they highlight the specific project that Leonor Serrano Rivas from Málaga has created for the Reina Sofia; an exhibition on the figure of the Catalan psychiatrist and theorist Francesc Tosquelles; the first monographic exhibition in Europe of the Guatemalan artist Margarita Azurdia and an anthology of the Sevillian Manolo Quejido.

The program is completed with other proposals such as an exhibition on the documentary nature of photography between 1848 and 1917 and the joint exhibition of the artists Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz. As for the rest of the activities that have a place in the Museum's regular programming, in September the second part and closing of the retrospective that the Reina Sofía Museum and Cineteca Madrid have dedicated to the cinema of Gonzalo García-Pelayo (Madrid, 1947) at which one of the most ambitious projects in contemporary cinema will premiere internationally: The Year of the 10+1 Films.

As for Arts en vivo, on October 13 and 14, the fourth edition of the dance and choreography program Estudi with the subtitle Segunda piel will be held. Subcutaneous; And on the 11th, 12th and 13th of November, and in collaboration with the Autumn Festival of the Community of Madrid, a cycle of dance will take place which, under the title Duelo colectivo y duelo planetario, presents the work of two international choreographers: Eszter Salamon and Alex Baczyński-Jenkins.

Among the upcoming activities that will take place in September, from September 21 to February 27, you can visit the Natural Magic exhibition by Leonor Serrano Rivas. In his work, Serrano Rivas uses the installation as a means to generate spaces where the viewer ceases to be a mere passive agent to take on a capital function. His work oscillates, in this way, between the performative and the theatrical, understanding the public as an indispensable element for the artistic experience to take place, and specifying the piece to be complete.

On the other hand, from September 28 to March 27, the museum hosts the exhibition organized by the Contemporary Culture Center of Barcelona (CCCB) and the Reina Sofia Museum, Francesc Tosquelles. Like a sewing machine in a wheat field. The exhibition is part of the research project The forgotten legacy of Francesc Tosquelles (1912-1994), Catalan psychiatrist and theorist, whose main objective is to recover the importance it had for the transfer of knowledge within the imaginary collective about psychiatry, the history of psychopathology and medical experimentation around the visual arts. The exhibition collects the biographical trajectory and the political, cultural and professional context of Tosquelles through documents, photographs and recordings where his conception of psychiatric practice is exposed.

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