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. Galatea, Persiles and Sigismunda, don Quixote, Sancho Panza, Dorotea, The Knight of the White Moon, The Duke and Duchess, Clavileño, The Licentiate Vidriera (Doctor Glass-Case), Rinconete and Cortadillo, Preciosa, Cipión and Berganza, doña Lorenzana, Chanfalla, Catalina de Oviedo and Pedro de Urdemalas. Ilustrated by Pedro Moreno, they are an invitation to read the books they feature.
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Until 1 April 2015.
The Exhibition Photobooks: Spain 1905-1977 presents a journey through the history of the photobook in Spain, setting off at the beginning of the 20th century and ending in the mid seventies, via a selection from the Museo Reina Sofía Collection, contextualised and accompanied by an assortment of complementary material.
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En esta edición de 2016, AC/E apoya la participación del guitarrista José María Gallardo del Rey y del grupo Forma Antiqua. Con su actuación aportan sonidos del mediterráneo y su vibrante forma de hacer música en este gran evento de la cultura musical de Canberra.
The Ricochet series of exhibitions at the Villa Stuck museum presents contemporary artists with the aim of establishing a dialogue between their work and the museum’s historical spaces. The 10th edition of Ricochet, devoted to the artist Amie Siegel, has a Spanish curator, Yara Sonseca, who is taking part with the support of AC/E through its Programme for the Internationalisation of Spanish Culture. This is the American artist Amie Siegel’s first exhibition in Europe.
La Práctica is a programme run by Beta-Local, a not-for-profit organisation that supports and promotes aesthetic practice and thought. It is a research and production programme aimed at artists and other cultural agents and lasting between three and nine months. Spanish artist Julia Morandeira is taking part in this programme with the support of AC/E, with a curatorial research project on artistic and cultural practices that reflect, explore or illustrate the figure of the cannibal and cannibalism.
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. The renowned illustrators David Rubín and Miguelantxo Prado have contributed with a comic on Cervantes's biography and this entremés.
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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.
2016 marks the fourth centenary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes. The show (Miguel de Cervantes: from life to myth) examines the figure of Cervantes from two complementary perspectives: on the one hand, the man and his period, through documents and everyday objects of the Golden Age; and on the other hand, the myth embodied by Spanish language and identity, in close symbiosis with its most famous character, Don Quixote.
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The show examines the social and artistic context of fashion design as part of the identity of the twentieth century and its aesthetic milestones. It features dresses, headwear, photographs, sketches with fabric samples and documents from the Museo Cristóbal Balenciaga in Getaria, which establish a dialogue with masterpieces from the collections of the Museo de Arte Moderno.
AC/E is supporting the participation of the Spanish artist Karmelo Bermejo, who will present his new video on the social crisis. It takes a look at the boundaries between the economy and the economy of art through a recording of the firework show marking the end of Art Basel Miami.
Retrato de un monstruo (Portrait of a monster) is a bilateral artistic project produced jointly by Uruguay and Spain with the support of Germany. It is a stage piece that is being developed in collaboration with Uruguayan, Spanish and German artists. It is supported by INAE Uruguay, Festival FIDCU Montevideo, Festival Salmón Barcelona, an artist residency at CCE/ Centro cultural de España Montevideo, GRANER, and Iberescena (2014).
The public space has become a political arena; its use and design is a matter of negotiation for the future. The public continues to make new demands on the basic principles of democracy and on the design of public spaces in which these are negotiated. DEMO:POLIS introduces the scope and significance of public space for contemporary society. Exemplary works, films, models, designs, concepts by artists and architects as well as participatory models, stress the potentials of public spaces for our civil society.
Francisco Giner de los Ríos is "the first modern Spaniard” in the words of the English Hispanist John Brande Trend. Hailed as the educator par excellence of contemporary Spain, his intellectual leadership had a decisive influence on shaping the project for modernising the country. Through original documents such as photographs, letters, books, journals and paintings, among other art objects, the exhibition brings together the many expressions of his thinking.
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.
Two hundred and three years after the shipwreck of the frigate of Las Mercedes, the ‘treasure hunting’ firm Odyssey Marine Exploration located and plundered part of this frigate’s cargo, illegally. This exhibition aims to make these assets known and available to society as part of a heritage that belongs to it...
The exhibition brings together a careful selection of the collection of cave art now in the Archives of the Museo Nacionalde Ciencias Naturales (AMNCN), an extensive and magnificent group of tracings and illustrations. 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.
Este documental cuenta la historia del único español con cuatro estrellas en el Paseo de la Fama del Hollywood Boulevard, Xavier Cugat. Un biopic alegre y pleno de música que enlaza dos continentes. Del blanco y negro al color, con los extractos de películas rodadas en estudio y por los grandes estudios con un elenco de grandes estrellas.
En este documental Juan Claudio Cifuentes (Cifu), Estrella Morente, José Manuel Caballero Bonald, Javier Krahe, Jorge Pardo, Luis Eduardo Aute, Tomatito, el Gran Wyoming y otros muchos cuentan lo que ha supuesto "el Johnny" para la cultura y la música en España.
The tour brings together a careful selection of the collection of cave art now in the Archives of the Museo Nacionalde Ciencias Naturales (AMNCN), an extensive and magnificent group of tracings and illustrations. 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.
A tour into the three sections of the exhibition: The first analyses Miguel de Cervantes the man, the second displays images of his face and how it was depicted, and the third examines the myth called Miguel de Cervantes. The exhibition, held in the BNE’s Sala Recoletos, brings together the most complete set of pieces related to Cervantes and his oeuvre from the BNE’s own collection – the largest of its kind in the world – together with works from other Spanish and foreign institutions.