This project is the first major group exhibition about the story of rave culture in Europe. Rave culture from the 1980s and 1990s was Europe’s last big youth movement. As a movement, it enacted a desire to be autonomous, with a belief in tolerance and experimental living, all built around the latent energy of electronic music.
The project results in an exhibition organized within the framework of the Hieronymus Bosch 500 year (2016), with only the work of the Spanish artist Fernando Sánchez Castillo. The installation includes objects, sculptures, drawings and films presented as connecting elements, where Sánchez Castillo analyzes in a critical manner the relationship between art, power and religion.
The 15th Venice International Architecture Biennale is based on the theme "Reporting from the Front" and directed by Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena. With the exhibition ‘Unfinished’ the curators of the Spanish pavilion, Iñaqui Carnicero and Carlos Quintáns take a look at unfinished architecture in order to discover virtues that can be turned into design strategies. ‘Unfinished’ sets out to explore creative speculations on converting a past condition into a positive contemporary action.
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Carlos Garaicoa (La Habana, 1967) is a key figure among Latin-American artists from the 90’s. He is also a reference both inside and outside of Cuba when it comes to understanding artistic discourses through the globalization of Cuban art that started that same decade. Since then, his work has continued to revolve around social, economic and political change resulting from the history of the 20th century. This change is codified in an urban territory that becomes a field of study: architecture and urbanism are the two main focus of attention.
To mark the centenary of the death of Enrique Granados, AC/E is supporting the festival’s special programme devoted to the great Spanish composer and performed by the Trío Arriaga. The group will perform Granados’s Trio op. 50, a work very much in line with the Central European Romantic aesthetic, and his famous Intermezzo de Goyescas.
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.
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For this project, Navia followed in Cervantes’ footsteps, visually capturing the places and paths trodden by the great author throughout his life – a troubled and uncertain life that is also revealed to us in a veiled manner in his works. The photographs are accompanied by detailed texts and literary quotes
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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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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The Hispania Nostra association celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2016. A prominent feature of its programme is the Europe Nostra European conference on cultural heritage, which is due to take place in Madrid from 23 to 27 May. During the conference, the exhibition Re-conociendo el patrimonio español en Europa (Revisiting Spanish heritage in Europe) will be held at the Colegio de Arquitectos, featuring the Spanish projects that have received a total of 186 Europe Nostra awards over the past 37 years.
Every year Medellín international poetry festival features some 100 poetry and art performances with 80 poets and artists from 35 countries. This year’s festival celebrates the ‘Memory of Eleusis’ as a tribute to Rimbaud – for whom ‘all ancient poetry ended in Greek poetry’. AC/E is collaborating by supporting the participation of poet Juan Carlos Mestre in five public group activities during the festival week.
AC/E is collaborating on the project by supporting the participation of Spanish artist Regina de Miguel with Voices of Vanishing Words (2013). It recreates the voyage through space of a series of occurrences related to the history of scientific knowledge, such as ecological changes, discoveries that influenced the path of our evolution, technological transformations, etc…. ever since the first television broadcasts were made.
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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From a selection of international artists, the PIGS project sets out to reflect a political landscape imbued with the cynicism that is the inevitable result of the representations that legitimate the superiority of a speech or image of the countries of the north of Europe over the countries of the south.
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.
During the summer season, WIELS organizes a thematic group exhibition to its former artists-in-residency. "Psychomagic Acts for the City" prominently features Patricia Esquivias, including seven other artists that can be seen as urban explorers, taking to the streets of the city, seeking out locations, experiences, and ways of reclaiming the increasingly disregarded couleurs locales and disparate voices of contemporary society.
Actors, directors and film professionals thank AC/E from the Amsterdam Spanish Film Fest 2016 for the Mobility Grants received.We also wnat to thanks them: Inma Cuesta, Marina Seresesky, Fele Martínez, Inés París, Dani de la Torre, Cesc Gay and Asier Etxeandia.
The Spanish Pavilion in the Biennale di Archittetura di Venezia 2016 has been awarded with the golden Lyon. The Spanish curators, Carlos Quintáns and Iñaqui Carnicero, pushed for exhibiting works of more than fifty national studies that have faced the economic crisis, and the architecture itself, altering its priorities.
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.
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.