Annecy Cinéma Espagnol is Annecy’s film week devoted to the best Spanish films of the last two years.In 2016 the ‘Annecy Spanish film biennial’ has become ‘Annecy Cinéma Espagnol’. It will include screenings of 40 or so feature-length films (fiction and documentary), a competition section, carte blanche, a focus on Spanish fantasy films and a tribute to a male or female actor.
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 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 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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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 International Fair of Theatre and Dance in Huesca celebrates its 30th edition this year. This is one of the unmissable events for heads of programming in public and private theaters. It organizes the International Conference on performing arts.
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’.
For its 34th edition, Musica dedicates 9 events to Spanish composer Alberto Posadas: Five concerts; The composition tutor’s of the new composition academy (September 19th – October 1st); to masterclasses in collaboration with the University of Strasbourg and Strasbourg’s Conservatory and a public meeting in collaboration with the University national library of Strasbourg.
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 exhibition brings together more than 200 pieces of great archaeological and historical importance (fifteen of which have been classified by the Portuguese state as ‘National Treasures’) belonging to museums and cultural institutions – twelve in Portugal and four in Spain (Mérida, Badajoz and Cáceres) – of different types.
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The Hispania Nostra association celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2016. An exhibition that features the Spanish projects that have received a total of 186 Europe Nostra awards over the past 37 years.
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 exhibition surveys portraiture in Spain through eleven brilliant examples from the collection of the Museo del Prado which are on view at the Musée Ingres in Montauban. The show introduces visitors to this genre – one of the best represented in the museum’s collection – which followed an absolutely unique tradition unrelated to that of France, though in the nineteenth century it approached the oeuvre of Ingres, especially through Federico de Madrazo, the most ‘Ingresque’ of the Spanish painters, two of whose works are on show.
46th VBE is dedicated to reviving Spanish early music, gastronomy, tradition, horticulture etc. Music part, which is in the focus of the festival, involves concerts of great Spanish artists: Jordi Savall, Raquel Andauza & La Galania, La Ritirata, La Tercia Realidad, Le Tendre Amour etc. All of them held in ecclesiastical and other ambient venues, with a total lasting of 12 days.
La “Convención sobre el Uso del Espacio” es una exposición experimental e itinerante que consta de tres capítulos. La Convención explora las políticas urbanas en Oriente Medio y Europa a través de la práctica del arte contemporáneo y de la escritura. En septiembre de 2016 CA2M organiza una serie de reuniones públicas en diversos espacios de Madrid en los que se desarrollará el capítulo español de la Convención, para presentar una exhaustiva investigación.
Entitled ‘Todas las vidas’ (All lives), it consists of a programme of exhibitions, interventions in public areas, performances, laboratories and workshops. AC/E is supporting the participation of Jeletón with Historia política de la flores (Political history of flowers), a graphic installation and a performance. It consists of a series of drawings and performances that have been offering a new perspective on floral iconographies since 2014.
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.
The audiovisual recounts, in an educational and entertaining way, the story surrounding the tracings that form the magnificent exhibition. The illustrations follow a design based on the Prehistoric paintings, depict life in the Paleolithic of animals and humans. The caves where the first hominids began to represent their surroundings in what is known as Paleolithic art. Its discovery in the nineteenth century, and how a group of researchers in the 1920s carried out the great work of copying all those representations.
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.