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3rd Istanbul Design Biennial 2016
Istanbul, 22.10.2016 - 04.12.2016

AC/E supports the participation of the Spanish curators Beatriz Colomina, Chus Martínez and Iván López Munuera, and the designers Andrés Jaque Architects, Urtzi Grau, Christina Goberna, Juan Herreros and Daniel Fernández Pascual & Alon Schwabe.


Tapas. Spanish Design for Food
Valencia, 20.10.2016 - 20.01.2017

The exhibition, organized and produced by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), shows through two hundred objects divided into four sections—Kitchen, Table, Food, and Wine—how design finds solutions to the problems posed over the years by the world of cuisine. And particularly how Spanish culture has come up with ingenious inventions and solutions throughout history. 
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Modern Spanish Art from the Asociación Colección Arte Contemporáneo
Dallas, 09.10.2016 - 29.01.2017

Modern Spanish Art from the Asociación Colección Arte Contemporáneo juxtaposes the modern art collection of the Meadows Museum in Dallas with works from the Museo del Patio Herreriano in Valladolid (Spain). This exhibition has been organized to demonstrate the most important aspects of Spanish modern art, ranging from the best known examples to unknown or often overlooked artists, and is comprised of 95 works from 55 artists, drawn along a chronological arc between 1915 and 1963.

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Venice International Architecture Biennale 2016
Venice, 28.05.2016 - 27.11.2016

The 15th Venice International Architecture Biennale is based on the theme "Reporting from the Front" and directed by Chilean architect Alejandro AravenaWith the exhibition ‘Unfinished’ the curators of the Spanish pavilion, Iñaqui Carnicero and Carlos Quintáns take a look at unfinished architecture in order to discover virtues that can be turned into design strategies. ‘Unfinished’ sets out to explore creative speculations on converting a past condition into a positive contemporary action.
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Cristina Lucas. Trading Transcendence
Luxembourg, 08.10.2016 - 14.05.2017

Occupying the whole of the lower floor of the museum, this solo exhibition by Spanish artist Cristina Lucas will explore notions concerning capitalism and globalisation at the start of the 21st century and will deal, in more general terms, with issues related to conceptions of power, territory, economics and history, elements that are central to the preoccupations of Cristina Lucas.
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São Paulo Biennial 2016
Sao Paulo, 10.09.2016 - 11.12.2016

the theme of this year’s biennial ‘live uncertainty’ to explore different ways of living with the unknown through ecology, the cosmology of beginnings and ends, extinction, collective knowledge, evolutionary myths and vital practices. The biennial features 90 artists and groups, among them the Spaniard Xabier Salaberría, who has the support of Acción Cultural Española. 

Festival de Artes Cielos del Infinito 2016
Punta Arena, 24.10.2016 - 06.11.2016

The Festival de Artes Cielos del Infinito is an event that has been held since 2008 in the world’s southernmost cities. Its main purpose is to create and extend cultural spaces to Chile’s outlying area, contributing to artistic dialogue and the dissemination of national and international creators.  The company Kamchàtka is taking part in this edition with the support of the AC/E Mobility grants, and will perform ‘Fugit’ and ‘Kamchàtka’.   

El Capitán Trueno. Tracing the Hero's Footsteps
Madrid, 10.10.2016 - 29.01.2017

The exhibition takes a look at three thematic and iconographic universes that were of crucial importance to the structure of this comic book over the years. These three areas are literature, architecture and technology, which are linked or bound together by a core idea that is political in nature: protection of the weak, aversion to tyranny (in all its varied forms) and the struggle for justice. This is an essential comic book in Spanish history.

Miguel EN Cervantes. El retablo de las maravillas
Madrid, 04.10.2016 - 08.01.2017

Miguel En Cevantes is a project designed and based around El Retablo de las Maravillas, one of the eight entremeses (interludes) written by Miguel de Cervantes and published in Ocho comedias y ocho entremeses (1615), which were never performed. 
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Miguel de Cervantes or the Wish to Live
Granada, 26.10.2016 - 08.01.2017

For this project, Navia followed in Cervantes’ footsteps, visually capturing the places and paths trodden by the great author throughout his life – a troubled and uncertain life that is also revealed to us in a veiled manner in his works. The photographs are accompanied by detailed texts and literary quotes
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16 Characters to Marvel at and... Miguel de Cervantes
Madrid, 05.10.2016 - 22.01.2017

This exhibition paints with words and literary creations a historical portrait of Cervantes, guided by the literary characters who populate and give life to his works. From Galatea to Persiles y Sigismunda.
 >See gallery of characters
>See video "Cervantes. Literature made Life" (in the exhibition)

4th Centenary of Cervantes
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Time 2 Dance festival 2016
Dar es Salaam, 03.10.2016 - 31.10.2016

The Time 2 dance festival is an annual contemporary dance festival which takes place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The aim of the festival is to create a platform for Tanzanian, regional and international dancers to showcase their work to an East African audience. AC/E collaborates with the Spanish dancer and choreographer Aida Colmenero Diaz and her project SHE POEMS, a dance and video project created and directed by herself.

Art and nature in Prehistory...
Burgos, Jun 2016 - Jan 2017

The exhibition brings together a careful selection of the collection of tracings of cave art now in the Archives of the Museo Nacionalde Ciencias Naturales. The collection consists of depictions of Palaeolithic paintings as well as of art from Spain’s eastern coastal region and even Iberian and medieval art from practically the whole of Spain. 
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Women of the Avant-Garde. The Residencia de Señoritas on its Centenary (1915-1936)
Madrid, 26.09.2016 - 04.11.2016

In 2015 it will be a century since the establishment of the women’s counterpart of the Residencia de Estudiantes, the Residencia de Señoritas. To celebrate this anniversary, the Residencia is preparing an exhibition about a group of women who were pioneers in the exercise of science, education and the arts – fields in which some were leading figures in Spain of the first third of the twentieth century. 

spaINchina Festival. Spanish Culture Month in Beijing 2016
Beijing, 24.10.2016 - 24.11.2016

AC/E is supporting a flamenco activity at the festival involving three renowned Spanish flamenco groups. The three groups from Seville are those of José Acedo, Blanca Perdiguer, Rycardo Moreno and their respective members, which enjoy the support of the Instituto Andaluz de Flamenco. Each group will give two performances during the course of culture month. 

Artistic Residency at KUNSTHALLE São Paulo 2016
Sao Paulo, 21.09.2016 - 18.12.2016

The event "Spanish artists at KUNSTHALLE São Paulo 2016" is a project in which Spanish artists David Bestué and Fran Meana are invited to take part of KUNSTHALLE São Paulo Art Residency program during the year of 2016. The program provides each artist with the possibility of spending a period of 6 weeks in São Paulo, while developing a new research, that will be displayed in the Vitrine space. 

Don Quixotes around the world
Rabat, 04.10.2016 - 31.10.2016

The exhibition, organised by the Instituto Cervantes, was on view at its Madrid headquarters. An adapted touring version, on which AC/E has collaborated, is travelling to San Juan in Puerto Rico to mark the VII Congreso Internacional de la Lengua Española (7th International Spanish language congress) on the 25th anniversary of its establishment. The exhibition features  iconographic and film translations and adaptations for children and young readers, as well as representing the voice of the work’s readers in 30 different languages.

The face of literature. Writers and photographers from Romanticism to the Generation of ’14
Pontevedra, 06.10.2016 - 27.11.2016

‘El rostro de las letras’ (The face of literature) makes an exhaustive survey of Spanish photographic portraits throughout a century and how they are reflected in the field of literature. Through more than 200 photographs, objects and documents, the exhibition’s argument sets out to reflect the evolution in Spanish photographic portraiture from the daguerreotype era to the end of the Civil War and the beginning of the Franco dictatorship.

Ultra High Flamenco at the Teatro Miela 2016
Trieste, 01.09.2016 - 31.12.2016

The Teatro Miela was created on 1990 by the Bonawentura Cooperativa which is still running the space and the programing. The theatre hosts world and rock music, cinema, science labs, comedies and drama productions. The theatre hosts every year world and rock music, cinema, science labs, comedies and drama productions. AC/E supports the concert by Ultra High Flamenco, one of the best Spanish flamenco instrumental bands. 

Vídeo about #MiguelENCervantes at Instituto Cervantes in Madrid

Video about the fascinating and little-known life of #MiguelENCervantes with # comics which opened yesterday 4 October at the headquarters of the Cervantes Institute in Madrid, where it will be until January 8, 2017.

Mujeres en vanguardia en la UAM

Dentro del programa 'Mujeres con nombre propio en la educación española' de la UAM que es un homenaje a todas y cada una de las mujeres que han contribuido a la renovación pedagógica (las conocidas y las invisibles), se inaugura la exposición de AC/E "Mujeres en vanguardia".

CERVANTES. Literature as Life

Video produced for the exhibition "Introducing 16 marvellous characters and... Miguel de Cervantes". It traces the life and literary career of  the great Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes (1547–1616): the origins of our ingenious author, his great feats , the exchange of his sword for a pen, the birth of the gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha adn where our author’s adventures end.

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Visita 360 'Lusitania romana' en el MAN

Visita con este tour 360 la magnífica exposición 'Lusitania romana' en el Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Un recorrido virtual por la provincia romana de Lusitania a través de más de 200 piezas arqueológicas.

El Capitán Trueno. Tras los pasos del héroe (eBook)
The Hispania Nostra 40 Anniversary. Re-cognising the Spanish Heritage in Europe (eBook)
El último viaje de la Fragata Mercedes (eBook)
AC/E Digital Culture Annual Report 2016 (eBook)