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

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GUIDED VISITS ARE IN SPANISH, FREE OF CHARGE, AND PRIOR RESERVATION IS NECESSARY.
WITHIN THE CONGRESS BUILDINGS PHOTOGRAPHY AND RECORDING ARE PROHIBITED.

OPENING HOURS:

Mondays from 10.00 a.m. to 13.30 p.m. and from 16.00 p.m. to 17.30 p.m., and Saturdays from 10.00 a.m. to 13.30 p.m., subject to official activity and excluding bank holidays.

Reservations are available through the following link: Visits to the Exhibition “The Power of Art” on Mondays and Saturdays.


  • Before accessing the building, a personal identity document with photograph must be shown before proceeding to the security check.
  • Groups are restricted to 30 people maximum.
  • The visit takes approximately 45 minutes and is not completely accessible for people with reduced mobility.
  • Only those with a valid reservation for the day may access the exhibition. The dead line for registration for both Saturdays and Mondays is at 9.00 a.m. on the Friday of the previous week.
  • For security reasons and in order to preserve National Heritage, all sharp objects will be retained and given back after the visit.
  • You are not allowed to leave your group during the visit.
  • Please do not touch the works of Art, as they are fragile.
  • Drinks or food are not allowed during the visit.

 

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