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Pity and Terror. Picasso’s Path to Guernica
Madrid, 05.04.2017 - 04.09.2017

The exhibition homages Guernica’s first showing 80 years after and it has the great mural at its heart.  The project is presented in Madrid between April and September 2017, bringing together about 150 masterpieces of the artist, from collections of the MNCARS and more than 30 institutions from all over the world. AC/E organizes a later touring version of the project for its international presentation, composed by some original works, as well as facsimiles and documentation around the Guernica.


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Graphic Novel Residency at the Maison des Auteurs Angouleme 2017-2018
¡ Convocatoria, 20.04.2017 - 15.05.2017

The aim of the residency is to promote creation specifically in the field of graphic novels. For this purpose it facilitates the completion of a project chosen for its artistic values and innovative nature in this field. The chosen candidate will enjoy a residency at the Maison des Auteurs in Angoulême (France) between December 2017 and May 2018. The closing date for submitting entries is 15 May 2017.entre diciembre de 2017 y finales de mayo de 2018.

Crown shyness
Lorraine, 17.03.2017 - 04.06.2017

This group exhibition, based poetically on a botanical phenomenon, brings together artistic practices that promote or give visibility to new possible scenarios for living together in the world. It is the result of the prize for young curators organised jointly by MARCO Vigo, FRAC Lorraine and SFKM Førde, the 7th edition of which was awarded to the project of curator Beatriz Alonso. AC/E is supporting the participation of the Spanish artists invited to take part in Beatriz Alonso’s exhibition: Lara Almarcegui, Marta Fernández Calvo, Dora García and Alex Reynolds.

Miguel de Cervantes or the Wish to Live
Barcelona, 26.04.2017 - 21.05.2017

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
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Tapas. Spanish Design for Food
Barcelona, 09.03.2017 - 21.05.2017

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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16 Characters to Marvel at and... Miguel de Cervantes
Gerona, 06.04.2017 - 11.05.2017

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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Art and nature in Prehistory...
Santillana del Mar, 05.04.2017 - 15.10.2017

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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Barbieri. Music, Fire and Diamonds
Madrid, 23.02.2017 - 28.05.2017

The exhibition surveys the life of this great composer as a reflection of the twentieth century. Five sections analyse his work as a lyrical composer and his major research into the history of music: The man; The struggle for a Spanish lyric theatre; The height of creativity; The activist, agent and ideologist; and Barbieri and the Biblioteca Nacional de España.

Eduardo Mendoza and the City of Marvels
Alcalá de Henares, 20.04.2017 - 25.06.2017

The exhibition is presented on the occasion of the presentation of the Cervantes 2016 award to the writer Eduardo Mendoza and is accompanied by coferences on the life and work of the writer. These activities are held at the University in Alcalá de Henares between April 23 and 27. The exhibition brings together historical photographs of the Arxiu Fotogràfic of the Ajuntament de Barcelona that cover the city's life from the Universal Exhibition of 1888 to the International Exhibition of 1929, a period of time in which the two main novels of Eduardo Mendoza, "La Truth on the case Savolta "and" The city of Marvels " take place.

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Antwerp, 17.02.2017 - 04.06.2017

Braakland is an open festival on photography organized by FOMU that prioritizes the dialogue between artists and the public. FOMU programs a range of activities alongside the work of talented photographers from Belgium and abroad. Within the framework of Braakland (An Open Festival for Photography), the FOMU hosts a participative exhibition project introducing the emerging Spanish photography scene.

Daniela Ortiz: ABC of Racist Europe
Middlesbrough, 04.03.2017 - 04.06.2017

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art is a museum in England pursuing a civic agenda, aiming to have a social function and to repurpose art as a tool. It works with artists who explore use value, activism, community building, and citizenry. This exhibiton with Barcelona-based artist Daniela Ortiz includes new works, commissioned or produced for the occasion. Daniela Ortiz addresses in her exhibition nationality, colonialism, race and class to look at the politics of citizenship.

Interludios Remotos 2017
Mexico City, 06.04.2017 - 09.06.2017

Interludios Remotos (Remote interludes) is a curatorial Project run by LIGA Espacio para Arquitectura in collaboration with Paula García-Masedo and with the support of AC/E’s PICE programme. For the first time, in 2017 it sets out to connect the cities of Mexico and Madrid. The project involves separating two pairs of architects by distance. Each of the teams will develop a common project simultaneously. That of Anna Puigjaner + Guillermo López will be presented on 27 April, and that of Uriel Fogué + María Jerez on 9 June. 

Documenta 14 (2017)
Atenas, 08.04.2017 - 16.07.2017

The Documenta exhibition is one of the largest exhibitions of contemporary art in the world celebrated since 1955 every five years in the German city of Kassel. For the first time in its history, this edition of Documenta is celebrated in two venues, the second is Athens under the title Documenta 14: Learn from Athens. AC/E supports the participation of Spanish artists.

Objetivo Mordzinski. Journey to the Heart of Spanish-American Literature
San Salvador, 30.03.2017 - 07.05.2017

Objetivo Mordzinski is a photographic approach to Spanish-American literary creation through the gaze of artist Daniel Mordzinski, who has been making portraits of writers for more than three decades and has published many books of photographs on literature, particularly Spanish-language literature.
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FILBO 2017, 30th International Book Fair of Bogota
Bogotá, 25.04.2017 - 08.05.2017

The International Book Fair of Bogota was born in 1987 to identify the need to hold a professional fair that allowed the development of a massive campaign to promote reading, through a cultural program of national and international interest and organized and quality exhibition of national and international publishing funds.

AC/E and Gasworks Residency 2017
London, 03.04.2017 - 26.06.2017

The artist Claudia Pagés has been selected for this residency in Gasworks (London) that will take place from 3 April  to 26 de junio 2017. AC/E y Gasworks organize this residency for  an aspiring artist based in the SpainGasworks’ residencies are opportunities for self-led professional development, artistic exchange and experimentation. The artist should be able to engage discursively and speculatively with Gasworks' environment and London's wider artistic and cultural context. 

The National Theater Company of Mexico: 'La hija del aire' by Calderón de la Barca
Mexico City, 15.04.2017 - 16.07.2017

The National Theater Company is an association of artists, workers, promoters and spectators of the performing arts, whose fundamental purpose is the creation and dissemination of a stable, dynamic and plural repertoire of theater. The company, made up of Mexican actors, stages an adaptation of José Gabriel López de Antuñano of the original Spanish playwright , and with the scenic direction by the also Spanish Ignacio García.

Presentación del Pabellón de España Expo Astana 2017

This is the Pavilion of Spain at EXPO 2017 Astana, which was presented on April 25 at the Palacio de Viana. With the motto 'Energy for the Planet', the pavilion invites its visitors to travel through space and time to discover how and why Spain has become a leader in the use of renewable energy in its implementation and research.

Video about AC/E's Programme for the Internationalization of Spanish Culture

In this video, the protagonists  –artists and creators–  give the keys to understand the main role played by AC/E's Programme for the Internationalization of Spanish Culture to promote internationally the Spanish cultural sector.

Virtual Reality
Pity and Terror. Picasso's Path to Guernica​

The exhibition homages Guernica’s first showing 80 years after and it has the great mural at its heart. It looks again at Picasso’s depiction of modern warfare – war from the air, death from a distance, aimed at the destruction of whole populations – and the special kinds of agony, bewilderment, and terror such warfare brings with it. In particular, the exhibition focus on the roots of Guernica’s imagery in Picasso’s previous turn, during the years following 1925, toward scenes of frenzied or ecstatic human action.

Virtual Tour
Visit 360 of the exhibition about Charles III in the MAN

This virtual tour goes through the halls of the National Archaeological Museum of Spain to present through more than a hundred works, some of the main aspects of the life and legacy of Charles III, a substantial king to the history of Spain, and the time he lived.

Eduardo Mendoza y la ciudad de los prodigios (eBook)
Carlos III. Proyección cultural y científica de un reino ilustrado (ebook)
AC/E Digital Culture Annual Report 2017 (eBook)
The face of Literature (eBook)