"Viva, arte, viva" is the title chosen by Chrisine Macel for this edition of the Biennial with the aim of giving artists a leading role in the invention of their own universes and the injection of vitality in the world in which we live. AC/E supports AECID in the organization and production of the Pavilion of Spain at the Biennial whose guest artist is Jordi Colomer with the project ¡Únete! Join us! AC/E also supports other Spanish artists that participate in the Biennial International Pavilion.
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Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) and the Toji Cultural Foundation, with the support of Residencia de Estudiantes, launch this three months open residency – between September and November 2017 – in the Seoul Toji Coultural Foundation, for writers that live and work in Spain. The deadline for submissions is 4 June 2017.
Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) and the French Embassy in Spain, with the support of la Marie de Paris, la Cité des Arts and the Residencia de Estudiantes, organised this open call for writers who live and work in Spain. The residency will take place in the Cité des Arts in París for a maximum of three months between Septembre and November 2017.
Objetivo Mordzinski is a photographic approach to Spanish-American literary creation through the gaze of artist Daniel Mordzinski, who has been making portraits of writers for more than three decades and has published many books of photographs on literature, particularly Spanish-language literature.
This travelling exhibition is designed to promote knowledge of the rich cultural heritage associated with Menorca’s prehistory. Featuring original pieces, photos and audiovisual material, it explores the archaeological landscapes of Menorca, from the monumentality of the Chalcolithic to the Bronze and Iron ages.
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.
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Centroamérica cuenta is an initiative created by the Nicaraguan writer Sergio Ramírez in 2012 to reflect on and discuss key Central American topics through art and literature. AC/E is supporting the participation of Spanish authors in panels and discussions, workshops, the cinema cycle "Literature that becomes film"; as well as visits to schools and universities, among other activities.
Ciutat de Vacances is a networking project involving cities that have undergone far-reaching urban transformations as the result of a significant development in tourism, such as Barcelona, Mallorca, Venice and Miami. The project will be exhibited in Venice during the first months of the 2017 Biennale to show the results of the proposals developed at Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca.
Barcelona-based artist Antoni Hervas' residency aims to develop a new body of work based on research into LGBTQ and subcultural histories of Los Angeles, which he will link to political histories of queer experience in Spain in an act of cultural exchange. 18SAC’s international residency programme hosts 35-45 international artists and curators annually, serving over 500 artists and art workers from 61 countries since 1998.
Braakland is an open festival on photography organized by FOMU that prioritizes the dialogue between artists and the public. FOMU programs a range of activities alongside the work of talented photographers from Belgium and abroad. Within the framework of Braakland (An Open Festival for Photography), the FOMU hosts a participative exhibition project introducing the emerging Spanish photography scene.
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art is a museum in England pursuing a civic agenda, aiming to have a social function and to repurpose art as a tool. It works with artists who explore use value, activism, community building, and citizenry. This exhibiton with Barcelona-based artist Daniela Ortiz includes new works, commissioned or produced for the occasion. Daniela Ortiz addresses in her exhibition nationality, colonialism, race and class to look at the politics of citizenship.
Interludios Remotos (Remote interludes) is a curatorial Project run by LIGA Espacio para Arquitectura in collaboration with Paula García-Masedo and with the support of AC/E’s PICE programme. For the first time, in 2017 it sets out to connect the cities of Mexico and Madrid. The project involves separating two pairs of architects by distance. Each of the teams will develop a common project simultaneously. That of Anna Puigjaner + Guillermo López will be presented on 27 April, and that of Uriel Fogué + María Jerez on 9 June.
The Documenta exhibition is one of the largest exhibitions of contemporary art in the world celebrated since 1955 every five years in the German city of Kassel. For the first time in its history, this edition of Documenta is celebrated in two venues, the second is Athens under the title Documenta 14: Learn from Athens. AC/E supports the participation of Spanish artists.
The Festival presents several Spanish works with AC/E's support. The first one is "Carmen" by Compañía Nacional de Danza of Spain on 23.05 in the prestigious Bord Gais Energy Theatre auditorium seating up to 2100 people. And Pere Faura in the Project Arts Centre on Sat 27 & Sun 28 May at 9 pm, with his solo show 'Striptease'. Pere Faura would also lead a closing night party event on Meeting House Square.
This is the 43rd year for the Seattle International Film Festival. This year, SIFF is set to run from May 18 - June 11, 2017. In 2017, the Festival will screen films and host events in eleven venues, and will screen more than 400 films from 90 different countries. There will be more than 300 members of the film industry as guests. AC/E supports the participation of Spanish film professionals to attend the screenings of their films.
LOOP Barcelona is a platform dedicated to the study and promotion of the moving image. Founded in 2003, since its creation it offers a specialised audience a curated selection of video-related contents from challenging perspectives. The Festival includes as part of the programme a series of proposals related with moving image creation in the form of exhibitions, screenings and live performances around the city.
For this project at Appleton Square in Lisbon, artists Jacobo Castellano (Jaén, Spain, 1976) and Noe Sendas (Brussels, Belgium, 1972) work together. From an idea of dual work, with four hands, which is born as an joint experiment. An adventure that arises from the interest, the admiration and the curiosity of both as artists, bringing their it to the fusion: an articulation, a meeting, a conjuncture, so precarious as absolutely admirable.
It is a "installation of installations" composed of a series of videos, sculptures and the space itself understood as a total but provisional architecture. The installation is organized from the central space with natural light, with the presence of models, prototypes, scale reproductions of these movements, which also incorporate objects used in actions recorded in video and that rhythm the ensemble of the pavilion.
In this video, the protagonists –artists and creators– give the keys to understand the main role played by AC/E's Programme for the Internationalization of Spanish Culture to promote internationally the Spanish cultural sector.
The exhibition homages Guernica’s first showing 80 years after and it has the great mural at its heart. It looks again at Picasso’s depiction of modern warfare – war from the air, death from a distance, aimed at the destruction of whole populations – and the special kinds of agony, bewilderment, and terror such warfare brings with it. In particular, the exhibition focus on the roots of Guernica’s imagery in Picasso’s previous turn, during the years following 1925, toward scenes of frenzied or ecstatic human action.
This virtual tour goes through the halls of the National Archaeological Museum of Spain to present through more than a hundred works, some of the main aspects of the life and legacy of Charles III, a substantial king to the history of Spain, and the time he lived.