- Exhibition: Playgrounds. Reinventing the Square at the Reina Sofia museum in Madrid.
“Playgrounds. Reinventing the Square” is the name of the exhibition being held at the Reina Sofia museum, Madrid, which you can visit until 22 September. The title alone gives you an idea of the strong ties between theplayful dimension and a physical place in an urban setting: here the value of play is represented not merely as a pastime, it has gone further and is a public issue.
The exhibition therefore investigates various aspects of the “playground”, also including the actual concept of leisure and of how play is fundamental in the education and training of human beings.
This exhibition is not limited to just “Playgrounds” as specially created areas, it focuses on the spontaneous component, namely “Reinventing the Square”. Basically, it means taking back the consummate urban space – the town square – for play and therefore for the community, without being forced to invest huge sums in infrastructures.
With more than 300 different kinds of artworks – from paintings to sculpture, from photography to installations – the exhibition showcases playgrounds from the dawn of modern time to now, a must-see exhibition for anyone who still loves to play!
Dates: 30th April - 22th September 2014
Location: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid) Sabatini building. Room A1
Organisation: Exhibition organized by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Curator: Manuel Borja-Villel, Teresa Velázquez and Tamara Díaz
Scientific Comitee: Lars Bang Larsen, Beatriz Colomina, Marcelo Expósito, João Fernandes y Rodrigo Pérez de Arce, Tamara Díaz, Beatriz Jordana and Rocío Robles