Spain Pavilion at Expo Astana 2017
Spain Pavilion at Expo Astana 2017

"Energy for the Planet”
From 10 June to 10 September 2017

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Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennial International Art Exhibition 2017
Venice, 13.05.2017 - 26.11.2017

"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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Intervals. Performing Arts Culture in the First Third of Twentieth Century Spain
Valencia, 22.06.2017 - 12.11.2017

Between 1900 and 1936 the performing arts in Spain exchanged spaces and languages with other disciplines and art forms, creating curious subgenres that arose from the blend of complex and many-sided stage, literary and theatre-related expressions. This fascinating environment and period is the subject of a broad-ranging, open exhibition project.
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Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017
Edimburgh, 21.06.2017 - 02.07.2017

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (est.1947) is the longest continuously running film festival in the world showcasing UK, World and International premières from established and emerging filmmakers from all over the world. AC/E supports the UK Premiere in the Festival, with 2 screenings, of the documentary by Guillermo Garcia Lopez, 'Delicate Balance' and of Pedro Aguilera's new film, ‘Sister of Mine’. After the film there will be a Q+A with the directors for ticketholders.

Spain Pavilion at Expo Astana 2017
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Ciutat de Vacances
Palma de Mallorca, 25.05.2017 - 22.10.2017

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.

Talaiotic Architecture. The Prehistory of Menorca
Valencia, 17.05.2017 - 27.08.2017

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.
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16 Characters to Marvel at and... Miguel de Cervantes
Zaragoza, 18.05.2017 - 20.08.2017

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.
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>See video "Cervantes. Literature made Life" (in the exhibition)

Objetivo Mordzinski. Journey to the Heart of Spanish-American Literature
Managua, 24.05.2017 - 16.07.2017

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.
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Out in the Tropics 2017
Miami, 20.06.2017 - 25.06.2017

Out In The Tropics 2017 is a weeklong performing arts series featuring artists who tackle issues of gender politics, sexuality, and LGBTQ identity. Out in the Tropics will present four distinct national and international artists including concerts at the Gleason Room at the Fillmore Miami Beach. The project features Spanish artist Mayte Martin and his group of fellow musicians in concert with the support of AC/E. They will also take an active rol in workshops and conferences in the Out in the Tropics 2017 programme. 

Park Film Fest 2017 International Film Festival
Bratislava, 23.06.2017 - 26.06.2017

The Festival focuses on auteur filmmaking and on actively encourage discussions about cinematography. AC/E supports the participation of Nely Reguera, with her film "Maria y los demás". She will also participate in a masterclass and discussion panel about her film to give the audience a closer look at the matters depicted in the film and help them make a deeper connection between the Spanish and Slovak cultures. 

Documenta 14 (2017)
Kassel, 10.06.2017 - 17.09.2017

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.

Literary Geographies of José Luis Sampedro
San Lorenzo del Escorial, 26.06.2017 - 07.07.2017

The exhibition sets us to show the literary work of José Luis Sampedro (Barcelona, ​​1917 - Madrid, 2013), exploring the geographical spaces that have left a mark on his work and his life. This travelling exhibition marks the beginning a programme commemorating the first centenary of his birth. The exhibition features twelve graphic panels exploring his books, writing and his particular workshop with its index cards, diagrams, drawings, notes, tracings ... 

Platea. Los fotógrafos miran al cine
Huesca, 01.06.2017 - 03.07.2017

This exhibition for outdoor spaces has been designed to be shown chiefly in the context of the many film festivals held in Spain today. The project includes works by approximately 40 photographers selected from among the principal artists in Spain who have contributed their particular approach to the film world at some point. A talk by each of the participating photographers is planned for each of the venues, as a  complement to the exhibition. 

Cross Residences for Curators CAPC musée 2017
Bordeaux, 01.06.2017 - 31.07.2017

Andrea Rodríguez Novoa  is the Spanish curator selected for a residency at the CAPC musée de Bordeaux during the months of June and July 2017. Emile Flory is the French curator who will be welcomed as a resident in La Casa Encendida during the month of June. These cross residencies are organized by the CAPC Contemporary Art Museum in Bordeaux and La Casa Encendida in Madrid, with the collaboration of La Casa Velázquez (Madrid), Spanish Cultural Action and the cultural service of the French Embassy in Spain.

Itziar Okariz at Kunsthaus Baselland 2017
Basel, 31.03.2017 - 16.07.2017

The solo exhibition at the Kunsthaus Baselland – which is the first showing of her work in Switzerland and the first ever survey of her work – will give special insight into Itziar Okariz’ multifaceted creation, including live performances and larger sound works. The exhibition will subsequently travel to CA2M. Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo in Madrid and the Tabakalera. Itziar Okariz is an important international performance artists who engage with themes of gender and language particularly.

¡Únete! Join Us! Trailer. Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2017

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. 

Video about AC/E's Programme for the Internationalization of Spanish Culture

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.

Pity and Terror. Picasso's Path to Guernica​

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.

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360  Tour of 'Pity and Terror. Picasso’s Path to Guernica'

The exhibition commemorates the eightieth anniversary of Guernica’s first showing, has the great mural at his heart. It looks again at Picasso’s imagining of modern warfare – was 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.

¡Únete! Join Us! (eBook)
Barbieri. Música, fuego y diamantes (Ebook)
Eduardo Mendoza y la ciudad de los prodigios (eBook)
AC/E Digital Culture Annual Report 2017 (eBook)