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‘The strange reality of contemporary art’, new cycle of conferences at the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid

Until April 17th, the Reina Sofía Museum will be holding a cycle of conferences, promoted by the Real Asociación de Amigos del Museo Reina Sofía. Through the work of renowned champions of the world of contemporary art such as Matisse, Rothko, Hopper, Dalí, Magritte and Duchamp, you will be invited to reflect upon and find answers to questions such as: To what extent has new technology made us perceive the most commonplace aspects of life in an industrial city as strange and bizarre events? How far do these changes allow us to envisage a body living beyond the limits of its human form or a soul breaking the boundaries of our awareness? Why does the contemporary world, which should be the less mysterious and most ‘obvious’ world of them all, slip through our fingers like something invisible but tangible, at once representative of itself but also a bone-chilling touch of the abstract? Why has ‘reality’ become so strange to us?

Find out more in this presentation, which summarises some of the highlights:

Schedule of conferences

The course will take place at the Museum’s Auditorio 200 at 7.30 pm:

Monday 5 March, ‘Ventanas indiscretas. Hopper y la ciudad de los extraños’.

Monday 12 March, ‘El cuerpo fuera del alma. Matisse y la fenomenología de la carne’.

Monday 19 March, ‘La interpretación de los sueños. Dalí y las cartografías del inconsciente’.

Tuesday 3 April, ‘Lo que son las cosas. Magritte y la realidad sin espesor’.

Tuesday 10 April, ‘Lo que no tiene nombre. Rothko y el ascetismo postindustrial’.

Tuesday 17 April, ‘El mundo es lo que acaece. Duchamp o el triunfo de la inmediatez’.