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Tapas. Spanish Design for Food
Madrid, 21.05.2015 - 19.07.2015

The exhibition, organized  and produced by Acci贸n Cultural Espa帽ola (AC/E), shows through two hundred objects divided into four sections鈥擪itchen, Table, Food, and Wine鈥攈ow 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. The exhibitiona is on show at the Museo Franz Mayer in M茅xico and at the Dimad (Matadero) in Madrid until 19 July.The exhibition takes a look at how Spanish culture has come up with ingenious inventions and solutions posed by the world of cuisine...Spain鈥檚 food culture crosses boundaries to compete at the highest level worldwide...


 Spain Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015
Spain Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015

Mil谩n, 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鈥檚 strengths and unique qualities, based on the main topics of Expo Milano 2015 鈥Feeding the planet. Energy for life鈥, with a creative and surprising range of activities focused on the senses.

Venice, 09.05.2015 - 22.11.2015

Invited by the Biennale and with the support of AC/E, the Spanish artist Dora Garc铆a is taking part with a performance project entitled The Sinthome Score based on a transcription of Jacques Lacan鈥檚 23rd seminar Le SinthomeOkwui Enwezor is the curator of this 56th International Art Exhibition. An art critic, writer and publisher and director of the Munich Haus der Kunst since 2011, Okwui Enwezor has proposed as this year鈥檚 title All the World麓s Futures.

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Jos茅 Guerrero. The Presence of Black 1950-1966
Madrid, 29.01.2015 - 26.04.2015

 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鈥檚 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.

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 Mart铆 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 Dal铆 through the works of the chosen creators.

Drifting in Daylight: Art in Central Park
NewYork, 15.05.2015 - 20.06.2015

On Friday, May 15th, Creative Time and Central Park Conservancy unveils Drifting in Daylight, a dreamy springtime pathway of art winding through the world鈥檚 most iconic park. Drifting in Daylight includes performative, participatory, and perceptual work by artists Spencer Finch, Alicia Framis, Nina Katchadourian, Ragnar Kjartansson, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, David Levine, Karyn Olivier, and Lauri Stallings + glo.


Fotosemana Manila 2015
Manila, 18.05.2015 - 24.05.2015

Fotosemana Manila is the first event of its kind in the Philippines: a week of activities based around the many sides and current trends in contemporary photography, both local and global. This year the festival is focusing on fine art photography and the rise of the photobook. The festival includes a masterclass workshop and an exhibition by the acclaimed Spanish artist and photographer Nicol谩s Combarro, staged with the support of Aci贸n Cultural Espa帽ola (AC/E).

Spaced 2. Future Recall
Derby, 01.08.2014 - 30.09.2014

AC/E collaborates in this project supportin the participation of the Spanish artist Rub茅n Santiago. In 2014 Madrid-based artist Ruben Santiago, traveled to Derby, Western Australia to begin his spaced 2 residency. Santiago鈥檚 project Not what it鈥檚 cracked up to be will see the artist present a collection of 60 carved boab nuts, one for each day of his time in Derby.

France鈥揝pain 2015 Creators鈥 Residency
Paris, 01.07.2015 - 31.08.2015

The France鈥揝pain Creators鈥 Residency, an activity that is part of the Programme for the Internationalisation of Spanish Culture, is a programme of residencies organised jointly by AC/E and the Institute Fran莽aise with the aim of boosting the internationalisation of their respective national artists.The chosen host institutions for 2015 are La Cit茅 Des Arts (Paris) and the Residencia De Estudiantes (Madrid) for literature, and Central de Circo in Barcelona and the French Coop茅rative de Rue et de Crique (r2c2) for the performing arts (circus).

This Is Not a Museum: Portable and Lurking
Sao Paulo, 15.04.2015 - 14.06.2015

This Is Not a Museum becomes a nomadic exhibitions as a platform for direct participation. It showcases more than 50  projects from various cities around the globe.  

Romani Lives. Lungo Drom
Miami, 07.05.2015 - 24.07.2015

Romani Lives. Lungo drom is an exhibition dealing with the least well-known gypsy reality of today, providing a modern perspective of this people and its way of life in a show that combines historical and contemporary photography, videos, interactive elements, documents, objects and cutting-edge technology.An exhibition dealing with the least well-known gypsy reality of today, providing a modern perspective of this people and its way of life.

Teresa de Jes煤s. The Proof of my Truth
Madrid, 12.03.2015 - 31.05.2015

 To mark the 5th Centenary of the birth of Saint Teresa of 脕vila, Acci贸n Cultural Espa帽ola and the Biblioteca Nacional de Espa帽a) are organising a biographical exhibition on the saint. The show examines episodes in her life and analyses her literature and influence on subsequent writers.

Beyond the Tropics
Venice, 06.05.2015 - 30.06.2015

The exhibition, open to the public until 30 June, features new works and artists in accordance with the evolution of some of the initial ideas. The artists taking part in this exhibition are N煤ria G眉ell, Avelino Sala, Isabel Rocamora, Jorge Garc铆a, Patricio Palomeque, PSJM, Daniela Ortiz, Joaquin Segura, Iv谩n Candeo, Tom谩s Ochoa, Eugenio Ampudia and Andrea M谩rmol.

FANTASPOA XI Festival Internacional de Cinema Fant谩stico de Porto Alegre 2015
Porto Alegre, 15.05.2015 - 31.05.2015

This year, the 11th, the festival will screen more than 70 feature-length and 45 short films, mostly from Brazil but also a carefully chosen selection from other countries. The more than 40 foreign guests who will take part in the sessions with commentaries, workshops, talks and other activities include Spaniards Samuel Ort铆 Mart铆, Bernat Saumell, H茅ctor Hern谩ndez Vicens and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, who received support from AC/E through the Mobility grants.

Pacific. Spain and the Adventure of the South Sea
Valencia, 03.03.2015 - 24.05.2015

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

The Recovery of Spain鈥檚 Artistic Heritage. Ricardo de Orueta (1868鈥1939)
Madrid, 26.03.2015 - 23.06.2015

The aim of this exhibition is to rescue from oblivion the discreetly silenced figure of Ricardo de Orueta and vindicate him as an essential reference in the history of twentieth-century Spanish culture. Orueta, from his post as Director General for Fine Arts in the Second Republic from 1931 to 1933 and in 1936, defined the cultural aspects of the Constitution of 1931 and established a policy for protecting and publicly disseminating Spain鈥檚 heritage which ended in the passing of the law of 1933 on artistic heritage 鈥 Ley del Tesoro Art铆stico  (1933) 鈥 one of the most advanced of its kind in Europe.


Video resume of the video artwork that Antoni Miralda, one of the great figures in contemporary 鈥渇ood-art鈥, 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 edici贸n del Festival Internacional de Animaci贸n de Annecy, Espa帽a es el pa铆s invitado. Este v铆deo promociona el programa "Focus on Spain鈥 que engloba la presencia y actividades relacionadas con Espa帽a en el Festival. 

Virtual Tour

The exhibition examines episodes in her life and analyses her literature and influence on subsequent writers. From her early years through her youth and her mature years, on show works by Zurbar谩n, Ribera and her original manuscripts, an account of Teresa鈥檚 life through her written work marks the exhibition layout.

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. 

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