• De la República al exilio: las redes del arte español


    • Educational
    • Contemporary

    Dates and Opening hours

    APR 08 to MAY 14, 2013

    Event Location

    Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía MNCARS

    52 Santa Isabel Street

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    This post-graduate course, associated with the research project "After the Republic: networks and two-way paths in Spanish art from 1931 to 1981" (National Plan for Research, Development and Innovation HAR2011-25864), is conceived as an introduction to the evolution, creation, promotion and historiographic fate of Spanish art, in times of peace and war and both within and outside the country, over a period of five decades. The period examined spans the Republic, the Civil War and dictatorship-exile.

    Starting with the milestone of the Second Spanish Republic, the course explores, using an interdisciplinary and global perspective, the networks and the creative, social and political structures that gave rise to different contacts at the national and international levels. These networks and two-way paths facilitated both the circulation of artists, works and ideas, and also multiple contacts between creators, intellectuals and disciplines, all of which determined the directions that art would follow in Spain.

    The course seeks to recover that creative memory that began with the Second Spanish Republic, became polarized during the Civil War, and diverged, generating two disjointed, and seemingly differently, currents—one inside the country and another in the life of exile. Therefore, the course is divided into four large blocks – the Republic, the Civil War, the Exile and the Franco dictatorship – which will be used to explain some of the lines of research currently in progress, while focusing on both theoretical and practical and critical aspects. In order to broaden historiographic, investigative and critical horizons concerning Spanish art and foment debate, this course is organized into three theoretical sessions, with a guided practical session in the Museum's galleries, and a round table discussion for each of the blocks within the course. The goal is to encourage reflection about a historical period that, while deemed gloomy in comparison to its margins –the Republic, on the one hand, and the transition to democracy on the other –is nonetheless closely connected to the present.


    1. The Republic

    8 April, 7 - 9 p.m.
    Nouvel Building, Auditorium 200
    Miguel Cabañas Bravo. Art policy in the 1930s: the activity of the Spanish Bureau of Fine Arts

    9 April, 7 - 9 p.m.
    Nouvel Building, Auditorium 200
    Idoia Murga Castro. The plastic and performing arts in the cultural networks of the Silver Age

    10 April, 7 - 9 p.m.
    Museo Reina Sofía Collection. Room 206
    Lidia Mateo Leivas: Divergent utopias

    11 April, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
    Round table. Art and the Spanish Republic
    Participants: Javier Pérez Segura (moderator), María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco, Idoia Murga Castro and Miguel Cabañas Bravo

    2. The Civil War

    15 April, 7 - 9 p.m.
    Joan Robledo Palop. Perceptions of political violence, shown in art and image networks

    16 April, 7 - 9 p.m.
    Mónica Carabias Álvaro. "Fighting" photographers

    17 April, 7 - 9 p.m.
    Museo Reina Sofía Collection. Room 206
    Joan Robledo Palop. Guernica in context

    18 April, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
    Round table. Art and the Civil War
    Participants: Jesús Carrillo (moderator), Isabel García García, Mónica Carabias Álvaro and Joan Robledo Palop

    3. Exile

    29 April, 7 - 9 p.m.
    Miguel Cabañas Bravo.The artists of the 1939 diaspora and their arrival in Mexico

    30 April, 7 - 9 p.m.
    Idoia Murga Castro. New cartographies: interdisciplinarity in the scenarios of exile

    7 May, 7 - 9 p.m.
    Museo Reina Sofía Collection. Room 206
    Carmen Gaitán Salinas. From the Civil War to exile: the various destinations, as seen through the Museo Reina Sofía Collection

    8 May, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
    Round table. Art and exile
    Participants: Dolores Fernández Martínez (moderator), Juan Ignacio del Cueto Ruiz Funes, Miguel Cabañas Bravo and Idoia Murga Castro.

    4. The Franco dictatorship

    9 May, 7 - 9 p.m., Room 402
    Paula Barreiro López. Militant critique and avant-garde: between experimentation and engagement

    10 May, 7 - 9 p.m., Rooms 404, 405, 406 and 407
    Noemi de Haro García. Modernised dissidence, tolerated dissidence.

    13 May, 7 - 9 p.m.
    Museo Reina Sofía Collection. Room 411
    Paula Barreiro López. Art during the Franco dictatorship

    14 May, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Room 414
    Round table. Art and the dictatorship
    Participants: Julián Díaz Sánchez (moderator), José Luis de la Nuez, Paula Barreiro López and Noemí de Haro García.


    Paula Barreiro López, History Institute, CCHS-CSIC.
    Miguel Cabañas Bravo, History Institute, CCHS-CSIC.
    Mónica Carabias Alonso, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
    Juan Ignacio del Cueto Ruiz-Funes, Department of Architecture, UNAM (Mexico City).
    Jesús Carrillo, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid-Museo Reina Sofía.
    Julián Díaz Sánchez, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha.
    Dolores Fernández Martínez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
    Carmen Gaitán Salinas, History Institute, CCHS-CSIC.
    Isabel García García, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
    Noemi de Haro García, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
    María Dolores Jiménez- Blanco Carrillo de Albornoz, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
    Lidia Mateo Leivas, History Institute, CCHS-CSIC.
    Idoia Murga Castro, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
    José Luis de la Nuez Santana, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
    Javier Pérez Segura, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
    Joan Robledo Palop, History Institute, CCHS-CSIC.

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