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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The exhibition takes a look at three thematic and iconographic universes that were of crucial importance to the structure of this comic book over the years. These three areas are literature, architecture and technology, which are linked or bound together by a core idea that is political in nature: protection of the weak, aversion to tyranny (in all its varied forms) and the struggle for justice. This is an essential comic book in Spanish history.
Modern Spanish Art from the Asociación Colección Arte Contemporáneo juxtaposes the modern art collection of the Meadows Museum in Dallas with works from the Museo del Patio Herreriano in Valladolid (Spain). This exhibition has been organized to demonstrate the most important aspects of Spanish modern art, ranging from the best known examples to unknown or often overlooked artists, and is comprised of 95 works from 55 artists, drawn along a chronological arc between 1915 and 1963.
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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Occupying the whole of the lower floor of the museum, this solo exhibition by Spanish artist Cristina Lucas will explore notions concerning capitalism and globalisation at the start of the 21st century and will deal, in more general terms, with issues related to conceptions of power, territory, economics and history, elements that are central to the preoccupations of Cristina Lucas.
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the theme of this year’s biennial ‘live uncertainty’ to explore different ways of living with the unknown through ecology, the cosmology of beginnings and ends, extinction, collective knowledge, evolutionary myths and vital practices. The biennial features 90 artists and groups, among them the Spaniard Xabier Salaberría, who has the support of Acción Cultural Española.
The 2016 edition is being held under the artistic direction of Chihiro Minato in the cities of Nagoya, Toyohashi and Okazaki in the prefecture of Aichi, from 11 August to 23 October. The theme is ‘Homo Faber: A Rainbow Caravan’.
This year’s edition features Spain as the guest country, which has been invited to celebrate the tribute to Cervantes on the fourth centenary of his death. It will showcase prominent expressions of theatre, music and dance related to the author and will provide many opportunities for reflecting on and discussing his oeuvre and its relevance today. AC/E is collaborating by supporting the production of the ballet Don Quixote performed by the Compañía Nacional de Danza and concerts by the Orquesta Nacional de España.
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
The core theme of the 7th edition of Puerto Rico Festival de la Palabra is “Return to Utopia. Islands of dreams”. It will be explored in about 50 activities (roundtables, masterclasses, talks, sessions with students, music concerts, poetry readings and exhibitions) in San Juan de Puerto Rico and New York. AC/E is supporting the participation of Spanish experts and professionals, who will be involved in several activities such as meetings with students, debates, masterclasses, readings, book launches and visits to universities.
The Time 2 dance festival is an annual contemporary dance festival which takes place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The aim of the festival is to create a platform for Tanzanian, regional and international dancers to showcase their work to an East African audience. AC/E collaborates with the Spanish dancer and choreographer Aida Colmenero Diaz and her project SHE POEMS, a dance and video project created and directed by herself.
The exhibition brings together a careful selection of the collection of tracings of cave art now in the Archives of the Museo Nacionalde Ciencias Naturales. 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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In 2015 it will be a century since the establishment of the women’s counterpart of the Residencia de Estudiantes, the Residencia de Señoritas. To celebrate this anniversary, the Residencia is preparing an exhibition about a group of women who were pioneers in the exercise of science, education and the arts – fields in which some were leading figures in Spain of the first third of the twentieth century.
The seventh edition of the festival will take place in 2016. During the months of September and October, three Colombian cities will host a programme of cultural events focusing on the best creative productions in the field of graphic storytelling. The theme of this year’s festival is ‘creative drift’ and artists from 14 countries will take part in a creative dialogue in which drawing is the main focus and the basis for telling stories.
The event "Spanish artists at KUNSTHALLE São Paulo 2016" is a project in which Spanish artists David Bestué and Fran Meana are invited to take part of KUNSTHALLE São Paulo Art Residency program during the year of 2016. The program provides each artist with the possibility of spending a period of 6 weeks in São Paulo, while developing a new research, that will be displayed in the Vitrine space.
The exhibition, organised by the Instituto Cervantes, was on view at its Madrid headquarters. An adapted touring version, on which AC/E has collaborated, is travelling to San Juan in Puerto Rico to mark the VII Congreso Internacional de la Lengua Española (7th International Spanish language congress) on the 25th anniversary of its establishment. The exhibition features iconographic and film translations and adaptations for children and young readers, as well as representing the voice of the work’s readers in 30 different languages.
‘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 Teatro Miela was created on 1990 by the Bonawentura Cooperativa which is still running the space and the programing. The theatre hosts world and rock music, cinema, science labs, comedies and drama productions. The theatre hosts every year world and rock music, cinema, science labs, comedies and drama productions. AC/E supports the concert by Ultra High Flamenco, one of the best Spanish flamenco instrumental bands.
Video about the fascinating and little-known life of #MiguelENCervantes with # comics which opened yesterday 4 October at the headquarters of the Cervantes Institute in Madrid, where it will be until January 8, 2017.
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.
Visita con este tour 360 la magnífica exposición 'Lusitania romana' en el Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Un recorrido virtual por la provincia romana de Lusitania a través de más de 200 piezas arqueológicas.