A fita de Moebius. Image from Suely Rolnik's book The Spheres of Insurrection, Madrid, 2019. Photograph: Rodrigo Araujo, São Paulo, 2014
The Museo Reina Sofía works in dialogue and building a sustainable collaboration with national and international collectives, both in the artistic and activisms and though fields. This way, the Museo seeks, on one hand, to make its limits more porous opening up spaces for contact, generating common projects and calling for unexpected audiences; and, on the other hand, to raise a net of relationships through which generating critical ideas and actions, as well as new forms of institutionality. In doing so, the Museo positions and affirms itself as a place for collective learning, representation and enunciation, as an open and interpellable archive; in short, as a questioned place, which is always on the move, in permanent crisis. In front of the patrimonial canon, it positions itself towards other institutional models arising from the notion of the commons.
Museo en Red operates in a relational framework, from the active listening of the different realities and socio-historical processes in which the institution is inscribed (neighborhood-city-State-world), which, in turn, permeate and challenge the museum in a dialectical way, questioning and affecting its ways of doing. The objective of these networking processes is to promote collaborative methods going beyond the dynamics of co-programming, outlining the notion of institutionality as a place for reflecting, creating and proposing based on a common framework of co-responsibility. Also, it is about highlighting the differences and singularities - of scale, scope or geopolitical dimension- of the different organizations that participate. In this sense, the concept of Museo en Red goes beyond the logic of geographical proximity and proposes an institutionality situated socially, politically and affectively in the nowadays context, recognizing itself as part of a broad cultural and social ecosystem.