GUIDED VISITS TO THE EXHIBITION “THE POWER OF ART”
WORKS OF THE PERMANENT COLLECTION OF REINA SOFÍA MUSEUM
On the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Spanish Constitution, the Reina Sofía Museum has been invited to exhibit some works of its permanent collection in two of the most symbolic political sites of the Spanish democracy, the Congress of the Deputies and the Senate.
Artistic interventions in places that have not been designed for them allow visitors to imagine new uses and functions, both of the art, as well as of the space occupied. They provide a reflection about the role that art plays in our society and the relation between art and sovereignty. The Congress of the Deputies and the Senate are places open to the public as they are considered the People’s house.
Every piece of art is either from seminal artists meaning to show the relations between Art and the history of the Transition years or from artists that represent the first generation growing in freedom and democracy. These artists present different reflections about subjects such as power, freedom, democracy, identity, places for memory, history, anthropology, philosophy, memory and the power and the symbols, among others. The works of Art shown are made with different techniques such as painting, sculpture, video, photography and installation, representing the diversity of artistic performances in the XXth century.
PLACE: The Congress of the Deputies and the Senate
DATES: From December 1st 2018 to March 2nd 2019
ORGANISED BY: Cortes Generales, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and Acción Cultural Española.
CURATOR: Joao Fernándes
TECHNICAL COORDINATION: Technical teams from Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Acción Cultural Española and Cortes Generales.
LIST OF ARTISTS IN THE CONGRESS OF THE DEPUTIES:
1. Ignasi Aballí Barcelona, 1958
2. Txomin Badiola Bilbao, 1957
3. Cabello / Carceller (Helena Cabello, París, 1963); Ana Carceller (Madrid, 1964)
4. Colita (Isabel Steva Hernández) Barcelona, 1940
5. Patricia Esquivias Caracas, Venezuela, 1979
6. Esther Ferrer San Sebastián,1937
7. Pedro G. Romero Aracena, Huelva, 1964
8. Daniel García Andújar Almoradí, Alicante/Alacant,1966
9. Dora García Valladolid,1965
10. Cristina Iglesias San Sebastián, 1956
11. Concha Jeréz Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1941
12. Rogelio López Cuenca Nerja, Málaga,1959
13. Juan Luis Moraza Vitoria-Gasteiz,1960
14. Ángeles Marco (Valencia, 1947-2008)
15. Juan Muñoz Madrid, 1953 - Santa Eulària des Riu, Ibiza, 2001 (+)
16. Antoni Muntadas Barcelona, 1942
17. Itziar Okariz San Sebastián, 1965
18. Sergio Prego San Sebastián, 1969
19. María Ruido Xinzo de Limia, Orense, 1967