¿What is AC/E?
¿What is AC/E?

 
A false horizon. Alberto García-Alix
París, 21.10.2014 - 25.01.2015

This exhibition of photos by Alberto García-Alix, on show at the Maison Européene de la Photographie (MEP) in Paris from 21 October 2014 to 25 January 2015, brings together a selection of the León-born photographer’s best work of the past five years.

 
Paloma Polo. Unrest
Naples, 11.12.2014 - 11.02.2015

This project by the artist Paloma Polo is the result of a collective effort which provides a basis for structuring and organising a fiction film that reflects on the possibilities of social change and the difficulties inherent in the exercise of imagining a better future. The artist brings together and proposes a collective and multidisciplinary effort in an attempt to think of and propose new models of social organisation.


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Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities
Nueva York, 22.11.2014 - 10.05.2015

The exhibition Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities has brought together six interdisciplinary teams of researchers and professionals who, for 14 months, have held workshops aimed at examining new architectural possibilities for six world metropolises: Hong Kong, Istanbul, Lagos, Mumbai, New York and Rio de JaneiroAC/E is collaborating by supporting the participation in the project of the Zoohaus group, which has carried out research on the city of Lagos through its project Inteligencias Colectivas (Collective intelligences).


 
XII BEAU. Spanish Architecture and Town Planning Biennial  / Live Architecture
Berlín, 05.12.2014 - 22.01.2015

The exhibition Live Architecture whose project was design by the young architects' studio Taller de Casquería,  was presented at BEAUXII and its aim is to make known the award-winning architecture in use, by showing the different stages of activity and how spaces are understood through their users. 

 
Carlos Garaicoa. Unfinished Order
Madrid, 22.11.2014 - 08.03.2015

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.

 
Romani Lives. Lungo Drom
Alicante, 19.06.2014 - 17.08.2014

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.


Next events
 
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.

 
The Partial Declatation of Human Wrongs
Londres, 20.11.2014 - 15.02.2015

The mobility grants awarded by AC/E are enabling the artists Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson to take part in an exhibition project at London’s Waterside Contemporary, for which they are developing a fragment of their project The Partial Declaration of Human Wrongs. This project consists of a series of works based on texts published in newspapers by the British philosopher Nina Power and a large installation on the façade of St. George’s Hall in Liverpool. 


 
Living in the Material World
Innsbruck, 06.12.2014 - 15.02.2015

What material does an artist select, and for what reasons? The international group exhibition Living in the Material World examines the role of materials in contemporary art. The aspect of materiality has again come to represent a key concept for a young generation of artists today. AC/E collaborates in this project supporting the parcipation of the Spanish artist Lara Almarcegui, through its PICE mobility grants Programme.

 
The Wilson Exercises
Los Angeles, 13.12.2014 - 08.02.2015

The Wilson Exercises is an exhibition project devised for the REDCAT in Los Angeles and is focused on collaboration between two artists: American Anna Craycroft and Spaniard Marc Vives. It consists of a residency in situ(autumn 2014) and an exhibition at the REDCAT gallery (December 2014). 

 
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.


 
Tapas. Spanish Design for Food
Albuquerque, 21.11.2014 - 03.01.2015

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 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...

 
Pacific. Spain and the Adventure of the South Sea
Cartagena, 9 feb - Abr 2015

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.

 
Antoni Abad - MEGAFONE.NET/2004-2014
Madrid, 31.10.2014 - 11.01.2015

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...

 
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. 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’s heritage which ended in the passing of the law of 1933 on artistic heritage – Ley del Tesoro Artístico  (1933) – one of the most advanced of its kind in Europe.


 
Generation of ‘14. Science and Modernity
Alcalá de Henares, 29.10.2014 - 26.02.2015

In 2014 it will be 100 years since the historical context that saw the emergence of a generation of writers and artists whose aim was to Europeanise Spanish culture through an aesthetic renewal of literature and art... 

 
Cristina Lucas. Es Capital
Santiago de Compostela, 17.10.2014 - 22.02.2015

Cristina Lucas comes to what was once the cold storage room of the old slaughterhouse building in Madrid’s Legazpi district with a site-specific project that analyses some of the main unknown factors, paradoxes and challenges of the current capitalist system. 

 
International Nets of the Spanish Culture 1914 – 1939
Madrid, 27.11.2014 - 08.03.2015

This exhibition is intended to show how those years were a crossroads for Spanish culture, which was rapidly undergoing internationalisation and in which the modernising project promoted since 1876 by the Institución Libre de Enseñanza played a decisive role. 

 
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).


Videos
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
E-Book
E-book: Escritura Experimental en España. 1963-1983