Authors Manuel Borja-Villel, Dmitry Vilensky (Chto Delat), Ana Longoni, Mariana Chiesa Mateos, Marta Malo, Maggie Schmitt, Fernanda Carvajal, Kike España, Lucía Bianchi, Zdenka Badovinac, Artists in Quarantine
Under the title Carta(s), the Museo Reina Sofía seeks to broaden some of the debates that unfold in the institution and beyond. Carta(s), the result of a joint project between the Museo’s Editorial Activities and Public Activities Departments, looks to draw attention to the reverberations between initiatives driven and welcomed by the Museo’s different lines of research and artistic and critical production.
The seventh volume of Carta(s) bears witness to the molecular fabric comprising Museo en Red, an exercise in alternative institutionalism which encompasses a relational framework of neighbourhood-city-State-world. Gathering these materials constitutes an exercise of revising and self-evaluating in response to the uncertain terrain the COVID-19 pandemic has charted, where affection has been accentuated, inequalities enhanced and the need to weave collaborative networks foregrounded.