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Tapas. Spanish Design for Food
Liubliana, 06.10.2014 - 06.11.2014

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.The exhibition takes a look at how Spanish culture has come up with ingenious inventions and solutions posed by the world of cuisine...Spain’s food culture crosses boundaries to compete at the highest level worldwide...

The face of literature. Writers and photographers from Romanticism to the Generation of ’14
Madrid, 24.09.2014 - 11.01.2015

‘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.

Experimental writing in Spain, 1965-1983
Madrid, 15.10.2014 - 11.01.2015

This exhibition brings together a group of significant works that span a broad variety of themes and techniques. Despite the parallels in the lives of their authors, the latter never formed a group, school or trend. However, their legacy conveys the feeling of an era, a conceptual coherence and a certain familiar air that shed new light on this chapter of the history of art in Spain.


Pellejo y Los Carpinteros
Toronto, 02.10.2014 - 22.11.2014

El Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art en colaboración con AC/E presenta en Toronto la exposición Pellejo, mostrando por primera vez la videoinstalación de Los Carpinteros en América del Norte, que incluye dos esculturas complementarias de nueva creación. Pellejo es una proyección en blanco y negro que muestra el paso del tiempo a partir de un solo acto sexual entre dos únicos actores. Un análisis de la vida y la esencia de la existencia humana.

Mostra Internacional de Cinema de São Paulo 2014
Sao Paulo, 16.10.2014 - 29.10.2014

La Muestra Internacional de Cine de São Paulo es el festival internacional con más tradición de Brasil y uno de los más importantes de América Latina. La Muestra tiene un reconocimiento internacional por su excelente programación y por ser uno de los grandes reveladores de nuevos talentos. AC/E participa con la Muestra, facilitando la presencia de creadores y artistas de cine durante las proyecciones de sus películas y en actividades paralelas.

The Last Voyage of the Frigate Mercedes. A Cultural Treasure recovered
Madrid, 12.06.2014 - 30.11.2014

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...

Next events
Utopian Pulse. Flares in the Darkroom
Viena, 11.09.2014 - 02.11.2014

The exhibition at the Secession will be divided into seven salons and brings together cultural producers with substantial artistic and curatorial experience.  AC/E is collaborating in the project by supporting the participation of the Spanish artist Pedro G. Romero, whose work takes a critical look at the history of gypsies and flamenco in general and in the city of Vienna in particular. 

The Recovery of Spain’s Artistic Heritage. Ricardo de Orueta (1868–1939)
Valladolid, 16.09.2014 - 30.11.2014

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.

Mexico photographed by Luis Buñuel
Sao Paulo, 14.10.2014 - 01.11.2014

This exhibition, produced by the Filmoteca Española in collaboration with the Centro Buñuel in Calanda, pays tribute to Buñuel on the twenty-fifth anniversary of his death by making known an unpublished part of his work. AC/E is supporting the showing of the exhibition during the Sao Paulo International Film Festival, the 38th edition of which is devoted to Spanish films. 

Víctor Grippo. Transformation
México DF, 28.06.2014 - 19.10.2014

This exhibition, curated by Spaniard Alicia Chillida, is intended to provide a broad-ranging view of the work of Víctor Grippo from his earliest artistic output of the 1960s to that of 2002, taking as a reference the idea of transformation.

Visual arts
Manifesta 10
San Petersburgo, 28.06.2014 - 31.10.2014

The curator of this year’s event, German Kasper König, has made a very small selection of artists in comparison to previous years, including two Spanish artists: the deceased Juan Muñoz and Jordi Colomer. AC/E is collaborating in the project to exhibit the works of both.

Imagining La Florida
Saint Petersburg, 15.09.2014 - 03.01.2015

The exhibition offers visitors a new perspective on the rich, yet long forgotten history of colonial Florida, one of the most intriguing periods in US history...

Photobooks: Spain 1905-1977
Madrid, 28.05.2014 - 05.01.2015

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.

Visual arts
Gwangju Biennale 2014
Gwangjiu, 03.09.2014 - 10.11.2014

This year Spain is represented by the design studio El Último Grito formed by Rosario Hurtado and Roberto Feo, who explore our relationship between object and culture through different disciplines and a broad variety of projects.

Pacific. Spain and the Adventure of the South Sea
Cartagena, 09.10.2014 - 15.12.2014

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.

Beyond the Supersquare
Nueva York, 01.05.2014 - 11.01.2015

AC/E collaborates, through the mobility programme of the PICE, with The Bronx Museum of the Arts in this exhibition supporting the participation of the Spanish artist Jordi Colomer with two works:  Avenida Ixtapaluca, 2009 (video 6:10 min.) y Co-Op City, 2010 (video 8:13 min).

Galería de audiovisuales de la exposición TAPAS. Spanish Design for Food
Virtual tour
Visita virtual: Viaje al cine español
Photo album
Fotogalería obras: El rostro de las letras
eBook: En el frente del arte. Ricardo de Orueta 1868 – 1939