The power of art #ElPoderdelArteExpo | 'Manifestación pro-amnistía', Barcelona, 1976. © Colita. MNCARS.

The power of art

#ElPoderdelArteExpo | As part of the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Spanish Constitution, the  Museo Reina Sofía, the Cortes Generales and Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) are organising this exhibition of holdings from the MNCARS’s collection in two venues, the Congress and Senate buildings.  relating to the main themes will be held in connection with the exhibition

The part of the exhibition on view in the lower house focuses on the Transition period and features works by Spanish artists who explored themes such as power, freedom, democracy, memory and history. They include  Cristina Iglesias, Concha Jerez, Antoni Muntadas, Juan Muñoz and Esther Ferrer, to name just a few.

The display in the Senate shows the evolution of the visual arts in Spain over the past 40 years through the creations of Elena Asins, Patricia Gadea, Alberto García Alix, Luis Gordillo and Juan Muñoz, among many others.
Ignasi Aballí, Daniel G. Andújar, Txomin Badiola, Helena Cabello / Ana Carceller, Colita (Isabel Steva Hernández), Patricia Esquivias, Esther Ferrer, Dora García, Cristina Iglesias, Concha Jerez, Rogelio López Cuenca, Juan Luis Moraza, Antoni Muntadas, Juan Muñoz, Itziar Okariz, Sergio Prego, Pedro G. Romero, María Ruido.
Elena Asins, Miquel Barceló, Miguel Ángel Campano, Victoria Civera, Jon Mikel Euba, María Luisa Fernández, Patricia Gadea, Alberto García Alix, Juan Genovés Candel, Luis Gordillo, Menchu Lamas, Antón Lamazares, Francisco Leiro, Eva Lootz, Fina Miralles, Paz Muro, Juan Navarro Baldeweg, Elena Del Rivero, Soledad Sevilla, José María Sicilia, Miguel Trillo, Juan Uslé.

In connection with these shows, from 5 December 2018 to 25 November 2019, the exhibition Poéticas de la democracia. Imágenes y contraimágenes de la Transición /The Poetics of Democracy. Images and Counter-Images from the Spanish Transition will  be on view at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. It sets out to highlight the artistic experiences excluded from the institutional discourse of Spanish art history of the 1970s.

Prior registration is needed at:
Congress of Deputies Tel: 91 390 65 25/26
Senate: Tel: 91 583 13 75/19 11/19 38
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Tour 360 "The Power of Art"

“The Power of Art” is on display in the two Chambers, the Congress  and  the Senate, featuring significant works of art because of their historical context belonging to the MNCARS collection by Spanish artists whose careers spanned the middle of the 70’s to the middle of the  80's .




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