The Reina Sofía Museum (MNCARS) is showing part of its holdings, mainly recent acquisitions that approach the artistic languages and practices used in Spain and elsewhere in the period between the 1990s and 2007.
The works at the exhibition represent a series of questions that marked the start of the century and run up to the present time. Some of them, like those by Zoe Leonard and Allan Sekula, explore the effects of globalisation and new geopolitical configurations. The languages of modernity and its ties to colonial processes are examined by Leonor Antunes, Ines Doujak and Adrià Julià via historical accounts and images, which they use to make critical readings. Also, the nation-state crisis and the dramatization of history appear as ‘political fiction’ in the works of Ibon Aranberri and Peter Friedl. Finally, the transformation of the industrial outskirts of Barcelona and gentrification in cities such as Madrid are present in the works of María Ruido, Patrick Faigenbaum and Manolo Laguillo, among other artists.
A collection of essays will be published to accompany the exhibition, analysing the themes dealt with in the works of art and their historical background.
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