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‘Art and Philosophy, Dangerous Friendships’, a cycle of conferences at the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid

Until 3rd April, the Reina Sofía Museum is hosting a cycle of conferences in which the relationship between art and philosophy in the contemporary world will be analysed.

The Real Asociación de Amigos del Museo Reina Sofía, together with the Banco Sabadell Foundation, brings you a series of conferences in which answers will be given to questions such as: what is the relationship between art and philosophy in today’s world? Can philosophy really help us to understand contemporary art? Can contemporary art help us to understand today’s philosophers? Throughout the cycle of conferences, answers will be given by a small group of pairs of artists and philosophers in which the relationship between these two groups of people will be evident.

For more details, watch this video presentation which summarises some of the main features of the conferences….

Conference schedule

The conferences will take place in the Auditorio 200 of the Museum at 19:30hrs:

Tuesday 28th February: ‘Paul Klee y Walter Benjamin. El equívoco viento del progreso’, with José Luis Pardo, Philosophy Professor at the Complutense University of Madrid and head of the course.

Monday 6th March: ‘Andy Warhol y Arthur Danto. Un brillo extraño’ with Estrella de Diego, Comtemporary Art Professor at the Complutense University of Madrid.

Monday 13th March: ‘Francis Bacon y Gilles Deleuze. La figura sin historia’, with José Luis Pardo, Philosophy Professor at the Complutense University of Madrid and head of the course.

Tuesday 21st March: ‘Vasili Kandinsky, Friedrich Hegel y Guy Debord. Representación artística y representación política’, with Tomás Pollán, Professor of Anthropology and Philosophy at the Autonomous University of Madrid.

Monday 27th March: ‘Joan Miró y Georges Bataille. El asesinato de la pintura’, with Tomàs Llorens, Art Historian.

Monday 3rd April: ‘Vincent van Gogh y Martin Heidegger. Unos zapatos para la filosofía’, with Arturo Leyte, Philosophy Professor at the University of Vigo.