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AC/E Digital Culture Annual Report 2016
Madrid, Abr 2016

The focus AC/E's Annual Report 2016 will identify and analyze the use of new technologies in the organization and promotion of cultural festivals (film, music, books, art, theater, etc.). You can present your case and tell us how you apply digital technologies in your festival (fair or professional cultural) to enrich the experience of the participants. The deadline closes on November 30, 2015.


Madrid Abierto in Lisbon: Activating the Public Space
Lisbon, 08.10.2015 - 22.11.2015

Madrid Abierto, a programme focused on the production of artistic interventions in the public space, presents in Mostra Espanha 2015 interventions by Spaniards Diana Larrea, Iñaki Larrimbe, Noaz and the Democracia y Todo Por la Praxis groups are which will be brought face-to-face with those of Portuguese artists who work in the field of public art, new cultural projects associated with the urban environment, and collaborative practices. 


Milán, 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’s strengths and unique qualities, based on the main topics of Expo Milano 2015 –Feeding the planet. Energy for life–, with a creative and surprising range of activities focused on the senses.

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Transit through the Spanish Scenography
Madrid, 16.09.2015 - 11.10.2015

The exhibition sets out to gauge the current stage scene in Spain and give visibility to performing and musical arts professionals and amateurs by bringing together a broad selection of projects grouped into eight sections – a total of nearly six hundred shows performed in Spain in the past five years. Society is alive and constantly changing. Stage design, as a vehicle for communication and artistic expression, is not unaffected by these changes. In this respect the role played by art schools has been of paramount importance in training the new generations of Spanish stage designers.

Plagiarizing the Future
Lisbon, 19.09.2015 - 31.10.2015

The Institutional Critique exhibition programme at Hangar consists of two exhibitions. The second, Plagiarizing the Future, features the Spanish artist Jordi Colomer, who is taking part with the support of the AC/E Mobility grants. Plagiarizing the Future focuses on nonconformist artistic practices in which fiction acts as a tool for future social debate. 

Spain Now! 2015
London, 20.09.2015 - 20.11.2015

Spain NOW! is the season of contemporary art and culture from Spain that is held annually in London. Prominent among this year’s activities is a programme of debates on social and political strategies for urban and territorial activation developed by architects. Architects will take part in the debate along with British and Spanish experts whose practices are centred on developing urban strategies.  Thanks to the AC/E Mobility grants, three Spanish architects are taking part in the event: Ethel Barahona Pohl, Aurora Adalid of the Zuloark group and Gonzalo Herrero Delicado.

Curtocircuito 2015. 12º Festival Internacional de Cine de Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela, 06.10.2015 - 11.10.2015

Curtocircuíto is a festival that is committed to its time. It seeks contemporaneity in a plurality of genres, experimentation and training and by involving all audiences in what it has to offer. It is a small, intense festival that is international in scope and where every short film and participating guest is necessary. This year the Danish director Jørgen Leth will be joining the previously announced Aki Kaurismäki as the filmmaker to whom the festival is paying tribute in 2015. 

3D Wire 2015. Animarion, New Games and New Media
Madrid, 05.10.2015 - 11.10.2015

3D Wire es el mercado más importante de animación, videojuegos y new media que se celebra en España y uno de los más importantes a nivel europeo. Durante 3D Wire tienen lugar conferencias, presentaciones, talleres, reuniones B2B, asesorías profesionales y proyecciones para un público mayoritariamente profesional.AC/E colabora en esta edición del festival apoyando la participación de representantes de las empresas y festivales internacionales Paramotion Films SRL, Auteur de Minuit,Turner Internacional Argentina, New York International Children's Film Festival, Magnetfilm, Canal + Francia, Cake Entertainment y Atlantyca Entertainment.

Tapas. Spanish Design for Food
Sao Paulo, 15.09.2015 - 08.11.2015

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 will open at the Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes in Lisboa, on October 22.

The Future Belongs to No One Yet. Eugenio Ampudia
Monterrey, 23.07.2015 - 25.10.2015

An interplay of paradoxes relating to the age we live in through invisible, imaginary and virtual presences is revealed in the exhibition The Future Belongs to No One Yet by the Spanish artist Eugenio Ampudia. The show presents a selection of works through which the artist and the curator Blanca de la Torre set out to reveal all the invisible layers of everyday life by inviting the spectator to experience the work as a trigger of thought and the structures and system we inhabit. 

Ignacio Zuloaga and Manuel de Falla: History of a Friendship
Madrid, 25.09.2015 - 31.01.2016

The exhibition explores in depth for the first time the shared work and the influence that Zuloaga and Falla exerted on each other and on their environment. It traces their friendship, examining the milestone events in their shared history (1913–32). Through the documentation produced by both men during those years and arranged chronologically into chapters – letters, photographs, newspaper articles, the paintings of Zuloaga and the music of Falla – the show creates a constant tension that ends with the stage design for  El retablo.

Moving Image Contours
San Sebastian, 11.09.2015 - 03.01.2015

The project examines the past 50 years of video creation in Spain. Video art and the use of video in certain types of art has witnessed a significant increase in recent decades. Apología/Antología compiles the first online and DVD anthology of these past 50 years of audio-visual creation in Spain, facilitating legibility and discussion in this field, as well as its national and international dissemination. This effort is based on the catalogue compiled by Hamaca and five curators were asked to draw up five itineraries through these materials.

Istanbul, 05.09.2015 - 01.11.2015

With the collaboration of AC/E, the Spaniard Fernando García- Dory is taking part in the event with a project entitled The Water Course. It is an educational project that involves the main actors of Turkish everyday reality – a dynamic of learning that brings into contact various organisations and social movements of Istanbul and other parts of the world.

Antoni Abad - MEGAFONE.NET/2004-2014
Sao Paulo, 01.08.2015 - 18.10.2015

Since 2004, megafone.net has been inviting groups of people on the fringes of society to express their experiences and opinions through face-to-face meetings and mobile phones,which  participants can publishe immediately on the web, amplifying the voices of communities that are often overlooked or misrepresented in the mainstream media.

Festival Les Voix Humaines 2015
La Habana, 25.09.2015 - 18.10.2015

The Festival Les Voix Humaines has been established as an extension of the Festival Leo Brouwer, which consists of various genres and types of music, to draw attention to world peace, thought, human spirituality, ecology, freedom and human rights. With the collaboration of Acción Cultural Española, singer-songwriter Mayte Martín is performing two concerts in Havana as part of the Festival Les Voix Humaines programme. One of the concerts, Por los muertos del cante, features flamenco music and the other, entitled Cosa de dos, is devoted to boleros.

Teresa de Jesús. The Proof of my Truth
Salamanca, 22.09.2015 - 12.12.2015

March 2015 marked the 5th centenary of the birth of Saint Teresa of Ávila. To celebrate this event, Acción Cultural Española organised a biographical exhibition on the saint. Based on the account of Teresa’s life through her written work, which determined the exhibition layout, AC/E has designed a travelling version of the project using graphic, interactive, audio-visual resources and facsimile versions of her most important publications. It reflects Teresa’s significance as a founder and writer.

GIBCA 2015. Goteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art
Göteborg, 12.09.2015 - 22.11.2015

After seven editions, Goteborg International Biennial has become established as one of the biggest art events in Sweden and the Nordic countries, and is aimed at a broader and global context. In collaboration with the Swedish public art agency (PAAS), Goteborg biennial has invited the Spaniard Santiago Cirugeda to develop a concept and methodology for a hybrid space that is managed by users and generates public meetings based on the concept of meeting and storytelling. 

El Greco at the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
Lisbon, 24.09.2015 - 10.01.2016

As in the previous edition, on which AC/E also collaborated, the opening ceremony will take place at the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga in Lisbon (MNAA), which in 2013 showed two paintings by Francisco de Goya (the portraits of Charles IV and Maria Luisa of Parma). This year it will be showing a work by El Greco: the Holy Family with Saint Anne belonging to the parish church of Santa Leocadia y San Román and on permanent loan to the Museo Santa Cruz in Toledo. 

Curso de desarrollo de proyectos cinematográficos iberoamericanos 2015
Madrid, 04.10.2015 - 14.11.2015

El Curso de Cine Iberoamericano consiste en una residencia de desarrollo cinematográfico para autores de Iberoamérica. Cuenta con un comité de selección formado por notables profesionales cinematográficos, presidido por Andrea Stavenhagen y Mercedes Ortiz de Solórzano. AC/E apoya la participación de los prescriptores internacionales Karim Aïnouz (guionista y director), Bernardo Bergeret (Ventana Sur, INCAA), Sonja Heinen (Berlinale, Coproduction Market & World Cinema Fund), Marit Van den Elshout (Festival de cine de Rotterdam, CineMar) y Caroline Libresco (Sundance).

Thanks AC/E! Amsterdam Spanish Film festival (ASFF) 2015

The actors Natalia de Molina, Nerea Barros and Jesús Castro, and the directors Alejo Flah and Curro Sánchez, who participated in the Spanish Film Festival Amsterdam (ASFF) 2015, acknowledge AC/E's support through the Mobility grants.

Virtual tour
PQ Prague 2015 in #Almagro38

The video runs through the narrative of the curator, José Luis Raymond, this project that was presented at the Prague Quadrennial by RESAD and AC/E, and whose exhibition in Almagro is in the programme of the Festival of Classical Theatre. The exhibition is a journey through the Spanish theatrical future as a social space.

Visita virtual: Tapas. Spanish Design for Food

An invitation to discover how the design finds solutions to problems that have been raising in the world of gastronomy. And particularly, how the Spanish culture has brought inventions and ingenious solutions throughout its history. This minisite, based on Tapas app, displays images and videos from an interesting selection of objects in the exhibition.

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 Zurbarán, Ribera and her original manuscripts, an account of Teresa’s life through her written work marks the exhibition layout.

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