Thursday, 14, and Friday, 15 September 2023 - Check programme
The Social Cooperative as a Commons Machine
Collective Production Workshop with Lister Sartoria Sociale and Ombre Rosse
En el marco de la exposición maquinaciones, se lleva a cabo en el Museo un taller de sastrería en colaboración con agentes locales y un acto público de presentación del proyecto en el que se muestra algunas piezas confeccionadas en Trieste. Ambas actividades ahondan en la potencia de la cooperativa como máquina de reproducción social y sostén de la vida en común, a partir de la alianza entre colectivos que luchan por sus derechos.
Saturday, 8 July 2023 - 11am
The Knowledge Machine
A Wikipedia Workshop on Concepts from the machinations Exhibition
This workshop, drawing from the machinations exhibition, creates and improves Wikipedia entries related to the show’s focal points — War Machines, Schizo Machines, Cinema Machines of Care — and some of the concepts related to works by the artists involved: the crisis of representation, micropolitics, deep ecology, social machines and cyborgs, among others.
30 June - 16 December 2023 - Check programme
Notes for a Time Apart
Notes is a new Museo Reina Sofía project which aims to explore other formats and methodologies to accommodate devices and projects which transversally make disciplines hybrid and ensure they are capable of working on processes from erraticism as a possibility.
June - December 2023 - Check programme
Phobia: Politics of Hate and Fear in and towards LGBTIAQ+ Collectives
LGBTIAQ+ Programme 2023
This fresh edition of the LGBTIAQ+ programme looks to explore the possibility of imaginatively and politically turning around the logics of hate and fear that run through us, socially raising questions around who personifies a non-normative sex-gender or body position.
Thursday, 22, and Friday, 23 June 2023 - Check programme
Encounter around the Study Centre’s Research Fabric
The Museo’s Study Centre organises two public sessions based on the first edition of Connective Tissue, the Museo Reina Sofía’s Programme of Critical Museology, Artistic Research Practices and Cultural Studies. During the encounter, the team of mobilisers share the works developed up to this point and reflect on their predictions. Equally, the group of Resident Student Researchers present their work on posters and in installations and talks with people interested.
From 12 to 16 June 2022
Course on Handling, Packing, Transporting and Installing Cultural Heritage Artefacts
Museo Situado organises, in collaboration with the Museo Reina Sofía’s Conservation and Restoration and Artwork Registration Departments, a new edition of the Course on Handling, Packing, Transporting and Installing Cultural Heritage Artefacts. The aim is to give people with migrant life stories from Madrid’s Lavapiés neighbourhood some insight into how artworks are handled and exhibitions are installed.
Thursday, 8, and Friday, 9 June 2023 - Check programme
Forms of Thinking
Open Chair is a project which stems from a collaboration between Museo Reina Sofía and the Bachelor’s Degree in Art at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and aims to annually organise an in-person encounter to intersect and place in dialogue university with museum.
Friday, 2, Saturday, 3, and Sunday, 4 June 2023
Activating Resistance with wayang kardus
Workshop with Taring Padi
The Indonesian art collective Taring Padi organises the workshop Activating Resistance with wayang kardus with a view to sharing one of its most distinctive artistic and political unrest techniques: the creation of wayang kardus, recycled cardboard puppets inspired by the rod and shadow puppets characteristic of traditional Indonesian theatre.
Friday, 5, Saturday, 6, and Sunday, 7 May 2023 - Check programme
Utopias and Revolts
Composing Strategies from the Collective
Utopias and Revolts. Composing Strategies from the Collective is a series of encounters which, from a public round table and different work sessions, reflects upon strategies to deal with present-day challenges related to eco-social crises and sustaining life. Therefore, collectives and associations involved in social movements that include transfeminism, rights (domestic workers, housing, care, sexual rights), the struggles of migrant people, and other movements, are brought together here.
Saturday, 22 April 2023 - 10:30am
The History of the Lavapiés Neighbourhood on Wikipedia
Publishing Workshop on Wikipedia
The Museo Reina Sofía, alongside the Wikimedia España Association, seeks to incorporate Wikipedia’s philosophy of shared knowledge into different modes of making and rethinking the museum. Within the framework of this collaboration, the publishing workshop The History of the Lavapiés Neighbourhood on Wikipedia is organised with a collaborative network of neighbourhood collectives and associations from Madrid’s Lavapiés area.
Friday, 21 April 2023 - 5pm and 7pm
Spray Cocktail Party. Illustration Workshop with Olga de Dios
The Museo Reina Sofía’s Library and Documentation Centre, in collaboration with hablarenarte, put forward a family-oriented illustration workshop with Olga de Dios. Through the use of spray as a pictorial tool — combined with other more traditional tools like the paint brush — the workshop addresses issues such as creative fear, managing mistakes, the development of imagination and the experience of collective work.
20 April - 6 July 2023 - Check programme
Militant Research: Sharing Knowledge from Struggles
Situated outside academic frameworks, these investigations pick up the legacy of workers’ co-research from the 1960s, feminist epistemologies and theories of research-action. Therefore, more than establishing a method, they seek to generate devices in order for social struggles to read each other and find causes that lead to action.
Saturday, 25 March 2023 - 10:30am
Look Closely. Feminist Editathon by Women Creators
Wikipedia Publishing Workshop and the Presentation of Data Speak
Look Closely. Feminist Editathon By Women Creators is a workshop to address the substantial gender gap that exists on the platform in Spanish, both in terms of publishing and the nature of its content, as it looks to contribute to the creation of new entries by women creators.
10 March 2023 - 17 May 2023 - Check programme
From Malaise. Community Mental Health and Critical Institutionalism
In 2022, a group of people from Entrar Afuera, Nada Colectivo and Museo en Red embarked upon a research process on community mental health, critical institutionalism and the possibility of radio as a practice of collective communication. Therefore, the confluence of these three strands sets forth a hypothesis on cultural practice as a potential space for care and social transformation, inside the framework of structural forms of malaise rooted in the capitalist system.
Friday, 3, and Saturday, 4 February 2023 - Check programme
The Militarisation of Political Communication and the Alternatives Today: Beyond Culture Wars
International Congress and Workshop
This congress analyses the different levels and dynamics of confrontation employed by forms of militarised communication on their path to permeating social life and manipulating the collective experience of the present.
February – June 2023
TIZ 8. Feminist Power
In conjunction with 8M, the Museo organises a transversal programme with a focus on feminisms which, intersected by new present-day demands — the right to health and housing, climate justice — continue to call out different forms of violence that persist in today’s society as they interweave complicities and affection to make new horizons possible.
From 13 to 16 December 2022 - Check programme
Documents 23. Women Artists from Spain’s Comix Underground
Workshop and Round-table
This new edition of Documents recovers the work of female cartoonists such as Montse Clavé, Ana Miralles, Núria Pompeia and Mariel Soria, and serves as a prelude to a document-based show on the same theme, to be held in the Museo’s Library and Documentation Centre in 2023.
December 2022 - March 2023
TIZ 7. Healing Institutions
Since December 2022, via the programme Perturbable School II, seminars on political violence and institutions, the work of Margarita Azurdia, and other situated voices, this Temporary Intensity Zone raises questions around the illness and healing of the institutions that shape us and the bodies with which we traverse and make them.
From 15 to 19 November 2022 - Check programme
Documents 22. The Artist’s Novel
Workshop with David Maroto
Participants will work together to create and produce a novel written collectively — customarily an individual endeavour — addressing not only the writing process but also other tasks such as editing, correcting and disseminating a text. By the same token, and in the form of a coda, the workshop will explore the performative nature of the collective novel with a public presentation in different spaces inside the Museo.
Thursday, 20 October 2022 - 6pm
A Public Activation by the Queer Malaise Study Group
Dance, movement, transit, collision, self-perception and the eroticism of dancing are actions with the capacity to shake the system of power and, therefore, make up cuir actions. In Moving Cuirness, dynamics are put forward which are based on experiential anatomy through movement, sensorial exploration from being (in)touch, and rhythm; dynamics that work as triggers to generate, from the intimacy of present uniqueness, a collective dance where pleasure and freedom of movement take centre stage.
Saturday, 17 December 2022 - Check times
Look Closely. The Artist’s Book
Four-Colour Process Mediation Around the Library’s Collection of Artists' Books
The activity is made up of a morning workshop — split into three groups with different access — which aims to raise awareness, through four stations based on the principles of four-colour printing, of the array of possibilities within the artist’s book, from its poetic beginnings with Mallarmé and Apollinaire to its more contemporary expressions.
September – November 2022
TIZ 5. Phantasmata
This TIZ reflects on ghostly relationships, the relationships of events with history, of citizens with politics, of inhabitants with the home or of the missing with those still waiting for them. In the month of the dead, we think about mourning and lamenting, memory and forgetting, and forms of presence and disappearance from the unique spectrality which the same idea of a museum imposes upon us.
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.
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.
Sunday, 22 May 2022 - 11am
Graphic Outbreak 7. Light and Recording for Resistance
Workshop with Delight Lab and Vórtice Creativo CIMA
This seventh edition of Graphic Outbreak 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 Outbreak 6. O Corpo como Poética da Luta
Workshop with Coletivo Alvorada
Graphic Outbreak 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 - 4pm
Graphic Outbreak 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.
From 11 to 16 May 2022 - Check programme
Documents 21. 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.