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Towards a Situated Museum

19 Jan 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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Manuel Borja Villel has been director of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS) since 2008. The core of his programme in the Museo is also represented in the development and reorganisation of the Collection – the systematic approach to a series of thesis exhibitions and the creation of a Public Activities area as well as, in general, the start-up of an international museum network. Moreover, under his supervision a Law for the Museo has been approved.

He also served as director of the Antoni Tàpies Foundation in Barcelona from 1990 to 1998, and from 1988 to 2008, as director of the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), presenting noteworthy exhibitions, including those devoted to Vito Acconci, El Lissitzky, Öyvind Fahlström, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Robert Frank, David Goldblatt, Luís Gordillo, Raymond Hains, Richard Hamilton, William Kentridge, Perejaume, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Gerhard Richter, Martha Rosler and Antoni Tàpies, among others. Some thesis exhibitions organised in the aforementioned exhibition included: Antagonismos. Casos de studio (Antagonisms. Case Studies); Campos de fuerzas (Force Fields); Arte y Utopía. La acción restringida (Art and Utopia. Restricted Action); Un teatro sin teatro (A Theatre without Theatre) and Bajo la bomba. El jazz de la guerra de imágenes transatlántica (Be-Bomb. The Transatlantic War of Images and All that Jazz) 1946-1956.

This event is part of the Instituto Cervantes Museum Director Lecture. To find out more, head to the link below and join the zoom event.


19 Jan
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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