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The face of literature. Writers and photographers from Romanticism to the Generation of ’14
Cuenca, 29.05.2015 - 02.08.2015

‘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.


COSMO: Give me a Pipe and I will Move/Celebrate the Earth
NewYork, 24.06.2015 - 05.09.2015

The artistic installation by Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation, has the shape of a garden that purifies water from the East River and it's at the MoMA PS1 in New York. Andrés Jaque was the winner of the 2015 del Young Architects Program del The Museum of Modern Art  and MoMA PS1 New York. More than 2 billion gallons of water circulate everyday beneath New York City. COSMO is a movable artifact, made out of customized irrigation components, to make visible and enjoyable the so-­‐far hidden urbanism of pipes we live by. 


Milán, 1 May - 31 Oct 2015

Innovation and tradition come together in The Language of Flavour, Spain Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015, which is based on three main pillars: a successful chain of food production, the quality and diversity of our diet and cuisine, and sustainable agriculture and farming as a tool to preserve the landscape, heritage and development of alternative models of tourism. The pavilion presents to the world Spain’s strengths and unique qualities, based on the main topics of Expo Milano 2015 –Feeding the planet. Energy for life–, with a creative and surprising range of activities focused on the senses.

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SATURATION New Spanish Painting
London, 14.07.2015 - 12.09.2015

‘Saturation’ looks at the role of painting in contemporary artistic production in Spain. Young artists turn to painting with an apparent renewed enthusiasm and dedication. With numerous and expanding media and technologies available, what then is the role of painting in this age of visual saturation?

Programa de residencias Tara Books 2015
Chennai, 01.07.2015 - 31.08.2015

Tara Books es una editorial independiente de libros ilustrados para adultos y niños con sede en Chennai, en el sur de la India. Fundada en 1994, funciona como un colectivo de escritores dedicados, diseñadores y artistas que se esfuerzan para producir un contenido rico y de calidad. Gita Wolf participó en el visionado de portfolios de ilustradores españoles de IlustraTour, donde conoció a Marcos Guardiola (Maguma). Gracias a ese encuentro, el creador español fue seleccionado para formar parte del proyecto de residencias de Tara Books este año.

Beaufort Beyond Borders 2015
Beaufort, 21.06.2015 - 21.09.2015

The fifth edition of Beaufort entitled ‘Beyond Borders’ continues to build upon the tradition of art in the public space from the previous editions, but also makes a firm choice for change and innovation.  The Spanish artist, Martí Anson, participates in the exhibition to be held at De Nachtegaal in De Panne with its work Catalan Pavilion - Anonymous Architect. AC/  supports this initiative through the mobility aids.

5th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art
Thessaloniki, 23.06.2015 - 30.09.2015

Money functions as a general equivalent in the exchange of commodities. Money is at the heart of the economy. Money is frequently the subject matter and material matter of Spanish artist Carlos Aires’ work. He deals with it in a physical, conceptual, metaphorical but also playful and ironic way. His work is a cutout of actual banknotes of the 30 richest countries in the world (based on 2013 Gross Domestic Product).

Cambridge Summer Music Festival 2015
Cambridge, 17.07.2015 - 01.08.2015

El Festival de Música en Verano de Cambridge se celebra anualmente y ofrece actuaciones musicales excepcionales en algunos de los edificios históricos más importantes de Cambridge. Gracias al apoyo del programa AC/E para la Internacionalización de la Cultura Española, el coro de cámara Zenobia Scholars, formado por jóvenes cantantes españoles, ofrece un concierto con piezas de algunos de los más renombrados compositores españoles del Renacimiento como Victoria, Morales, Guerrero, Ribera y Lobo.

Programa de becas danceWEB 2015
Vienna, 15.07.2015 - 19.08.2015
PQ 2015 Prague Quadrennial  Of Performance, Design and Space
Almagro, 05.07.2015 - 30.08.2015

The Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo in Almagro (spain) presents the exhibition that represented the Spain Pavilion at the Prague Quadrennial, as well as the artworks and performance by Spanish artists during this event. Prague Quadrennial is the most important stage design and theatre architecture competition in the world. Established in 1967, it presents the work of all five continents in the disciplines of costume and stage design, lighting, sound and theatre architecture. The RESAD (Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático) represented Spain at this year’s Prague Quadrennial, which is curated by the stage designer José Luis Raymond, professor at the same school. 

Archive Taz -Temporary Autonomous Zone
Luxembourg, 19.06.2015 - 06.09.2015

The project by the multidisciplinary collective with Spanish origins, Todo por la Praxis, who are invited as residents in June 2015, breathes new life into a public space which has been abandoned as such within the heart of the city of Luxembourg (where the boulevard de la Pétrusse and the Passerelle/Viaduc meet). Here, the artists are offering an alternative approach to conventional architecture by setting up a Temporary Autonomous Zone (TAZ): an ephemeral space, new constructed and made up of elements which may or may not serve their main function. 

José Guerrero. The Presence of Black 1950-1966
Barcelona, 07.05.2015 - 04.09.2015

 Scheduled in connection with the centenary of his birth, this is the first monographic exhibition that explores in depth what we might call the painter’s American years. The show features more than a hundred works, including paintings, prints and drawings from national and American collections that have never been exhibited in Spain.

DARKER AND DARKER GROWS THE LANDSCAPE (la possibilité d’une île)
Ginebra, 03.07.2015 - 02.08.2015

The exhibition, curated by Bénédicte le Pimpec & Isaline Vuille, proposes the participant artists to investigate and find those clues in order to make a proposal that fills the physical space with their artworks. Works by artists Maxime Bondu, Marcel Broodthaers, Gerard Byrne, Jasmina Cibic, collectif_fact, Aurélien Froment, Uriel Orlow, Paloma Polo y Riikka Taurianien try to show a new paradigma for a future world. AC/E collaborates in this project through the Mobility grants, supporing the Spanish artist Paloma Polo that presents her 16 mm film 'Path of Totality' together with 4 collages.

Pacific. Spain and the Adventure of the South Sea
Vigo, 16.06.2015 - 30.08.2015

AC/E is taking part in the events commemorating the 5th centenary of the discovery of the Pacific Ocean by Vasco Núñez de Balboa through this exhibition project.

Haushaltsmesse (Household Trade Fair) 2015.
Dessau, 12.06.2015 - 09.08.2015

Ten international artists and designers are invited, from the perspective of contemporary problems, to develop positions on housekeeping and budgeting in the 21st century. Their work thereby refers to different facets of household-related activity: settling in, purchasing, producing, sharing, storing, maintaining and budgeting. The garage and cellar of the Director’s House, the Kiosk and the Muche/Schlemmer duplex become artistic trade fair displays, exhibition venues and settings for arts-based debates on housekeeping and budgeting.

Spanish Pavilion. 56th Venice Biennale 2015
Venice, 09.05.2015 - 22.11.2015

The Spanish Pavilion at the Biennale is organised by the AECID with the collaboration of AC/E and is curated by Martí Manen.  Its project, entitled Los sujetos (The subjects), features works by the artists Pepo Salazar (Vitoria, 1972), Helena Cabello (Paris, 1963) & Ana Carceller (Madrid, 1964) and Francesc Ruiz (Barcelona, 1971). Los sujetos is intended to provide a very free view of Dalí through the works of the chosen creators.


Video resume of the video artwork that Antoni Miralda, one of the great figures in contemporary “food-art”, has prepared for the Spain Pavilion at Expo MIlano 2015. A poetic proposition designed to induce reflections about food. Materialised as a large, 5 by 4 metre suitcase-museum at the entrance of Spain Pavilion, this sculpture is an icon unto itself, as well as the starting point of the audiovisual exhibition inside the pavilion. After this first encounter, a series of real-sized suitcases will guide visitors towards the Pavilion, transforming the main access into a kind of airport where ideas and information about food move around constantly. 

Virtual tour
Promo 'from doodles to pixels_over 100 years of Spanish animation'

En esta edición del Festival Internacional de Animación de Annecy, España es el país invitado. Este vídeo promociona el programa "Focus on Spain” que engloba la presencia y actividades relacionadas con España en el Festival. 

Visita virtual: Tapas. Spanish Design for Food

An invitation to discover how the design finds solutions to problems that have been raising in the world of gastronomy. And particularly, how the Spanish culture has brought inventions and ingenious solutions throughout its history. This minisite, based on Tapas app, displays images and videos from an interesting selection of objects in the exhibition.

Virtual Tour

A tour through this exhibition taht traces the personal, intellectual and political biography of one of the architects of the entry of Spain into modernity: Ricardo de Orueta. His life embodies the prototype of citizens committed to democratic freedoms, applied to culture. 

Folleto (PDF)
eBook: Es capital. Cristina Lucas
Ebook: ACE Digital Culture Annual Report 2015
eBook 'El último viaje de la Fragata Mercedes'
eBook: The Subjects. 56 Bienal de Venecia