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Introducing 16 marvellous characters and... Miguel de Cervantes
Bogotá, 21.04.2016 - 16.06.2016

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. Galatea, Persiles and Sigismunda, don Quixote, Sancho Panza, Dorotea, The Knight of the White Moon, The Duke and Duchess, Clavileño, The Licentiate Vidriera (Doctor Glass-Case), Rinconete and Cortadillo, Preciosa, Cipión and Berganza, doña Lorenzana, Chanfalla, Catalina de Oviedo and Pedro de Urdemalas. Ilustrated by Pedro Moreno, they are an invitation to read the books they feature.
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Hacia una nueva orilla
Bogotá, 14.05.2016 - 09.07.2016

Esta exposición colectiva gira en torno a cómo percibimos el universo, esa cúpula que existe sobre nosotros y a la que miramos con asombro y curiosidad. AC/E colabora en el proyecto apoyando la participación de la artista española Regina de Miguel con su obra "Voices of Vanishing Words" (2013). 

Cristina Garrido in Residence at Casa Maauad 2016
Mexico City, 30.04.2016 - 04.07.2016

Cristina Garrido is one of the six artists chosen to enjoy a residency in 2016.  With the support of the AC/E Mobility grants, Cristina Garrido is taking part in the residency at Casa Maauad with his exhibition I have the feeling that the art world is being captivated by Information Industry, an installation that alludes to the language and particular visual elements of contemporary art exhibitions.

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The Hispania Nostra 40 Anniversary. Re-cognising the Spanish Heritage in Europe
Madrid, 23.05.2016 - 30.06.2016

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. 

Photobooks: Spain 1905-1977
Puebla, 16.04.2016 - 15.08.2016

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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Miguel EN Cervantes. El retablo de las maravillas
Malabo, 28.04.2016 - 29.05.2016

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. The renowned illustrators David Rubín and Miguelantxo Prado have contributed with a comic on Cervantes's biography and this entremés.
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Miguel de Cervantes or the Wish to Live
Avilés, 11.05.2016 - 15.06.2016

The exhibition organised by AC/E and the Instituto Cervantes, shows the photographs produced by José Manuel Navia in connection with the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes in 2016. 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.  
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Miguel de Cervantes: from Life to Myth (1616-2016)
Madrid, 04.03.2016 - 29.05.2016

2016 marks the fourth centenary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes. The show (Miguel de Cervantes: from life to myth) examines the figure of Cervantes from two complementary perspectives: on the one hand, the man and his period, through documents and everyday objects of the Golden Age; and on the other hand, the myth embodied by Spanish language and identity, in close symbiosis with its most famous character, Don Quixote.
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4th Centenary of Cervantes
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Cristóbal Balenciaga in México
Mexico D.F., 28.04.2016 - 17.07.2016

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. 

Fantaspoa 2016 -  International Fantastic Film Festival
Porto Alegre, 13.05.2016 - 29.05.2016

This 12th edition will run from 13 to 29 May 2016, during which time more than 60 feature films and 45 shorts will be screened, most of them for the first time in Brazil. More than 40 Brazilian and foreign guests will take part in 40 public sessions on their films, among them the Spaniards Raúl García, Miguel Ángel Vivas, Antoni Solé, Ángel Agudo, Luis Soria de la Madrid and Luis Miguel Rosales, who enjoy the support of the AC/E Mobility grants.

Prague Spring 2016 - International Music Festival
Prague, 12.05.2016 - 04.06.2016

For its debut performance at Prague Spring, the ensemble Al Ayre Español (its name is derived from a work by the Aragonese composer Gaspar Sanz) has selected repertoire for the interpretation of which it has traditionally been the most recognized, namely Baroque music.

DEMO:POLIS The Right to Public Space
Berlin, 11.03.2016 - 29.05.2016

The public space has become a political arena; its use and design is a matter of negotiation for the future. The public continues to make new demands on the basic principles of democracy and on the design of public spaces in which these are negotiated. DEMO:POLIS introduces the scope and significance of public space for contemporary society. Exemplary works, films, models, designs, concepts by artists and architects as well as participatory models, stress the potentials of public spaces for our civil society.

Central America Meeting of Storytellers 2016. Centroamérica cuenta
Managua, 23.05.2016 - 28.05.2016

La presencia española en esta cuarta edición de Centroamérica cuenta es muy importante, al estar dedicada a Miguel de Cervantes y Rubén Darío. AC/E apoya la presencia de los autores españoles Benjamín Prado, Berna González Harbour, Carlos Pardo, José Manuel Fajardo, Carlos Zanón, Ángel de la Calle, Nuria Barrios y Santiago Roncagliolo en el encuentro.  Bajo el lema "Memoria que nos une", el encuentro tendrá como tema principal la memoria.

Festival Latinoamericano de Música 2016
Caracas, 22.05.2016 - 29.05.2016

At the Latin American music festival AC/E is supporting the premiere performance of the concert ‘Melólogos en honor de Santa Teresa de Jesús’ composed especially for the occasion by Carlos Ruiz de Castro (1941), Tomás Marco (1942), Alfredo Rugeles, Novel Sámano, Eduardo Soto MIllán and José Luis Turina. All the works have been written to commemorate the 5th Centenary of the birth of Saint Teresa of Ávila.

The 42nd Seattle International FIlm Festival 2016
Seattle, 19.05.2016 - 12.06.2016

SIFF is now the largest film festival in the United States, the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) runs for 25 days, screens over 400 films, and draws over 150,000 individuals each year. SIFF will host two or three screenings of the a wide selection of Spanish films followed by audiences with its main directors and actors with the support of AC/E's Mobility Grants.

Tapas. Spanish Design for Food
Manila, 30.03.2016 - 16.06.2016

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. 
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CERVANTES. Literature as Life

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.


The orchestra director Joshua Dos Santos conducts la Jove Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona in the Paraninfo of the University of Barcelona. The rehearsals and the concert were an enriching experience between musicians that make up the orchestra and the guest director.

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Virtual Tour 360 of the exhibition

The tour brings together a careful selection of the collection of cave art now in the Archives of the Museo Nacionalde Ciencias Naturales (AMNCN), an extensive and magnificent group of tracings and illustrations. The collection consists of depictions of Palaeolithic paintings as well as of art from Spain’s eastern coastal region and even Iberian and medieval art from practically the whole of Spain. 

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 360 Virtual tour of 'Miguel de Cervantes: From Life to Myth' at the  BNE

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 from the BNE’s own collection – the largest of its kind in the world – together with works from other Spanish and foreign institutions.

AC/E Digital Culture Annual Report 2016 (eBook)
The Future Belongs to No One Yet. Eugenio Ampudia (eBook)
Miguel de Cervantes or the Wish to Live (eBook)
Fear Nothing, She Says (eBook)