Mathaf Talk

6th of December 2017, at 6:00pm

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Education City

“Modern art museum collections and histories”

Manuel Borja-Villel, Director of Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS), Madrid Manuel Borja Villel, Director of Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, is known for putting knowledge connecting art and history at the center of making museums, shares his experiences and perspectives on the museum he has led since 2008. He discusses collecting modern art and curatorial methodologies and narratives in the display of the Reina Sofia’s Permanent Collection. In doing so he addresses the responsibility of the Curator and Museum in recognizing the implication of modernity in art histories and in social history in general.

The talk will be followed by a Q/A with the audience.

Mathaf Talks is an ongoing series of presentations and panel discussions by curators and scholars around art histories and current debates on art.