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Internationalisation of Spanish Playwrights in Brazil
Brasilia, 18.08.2015 - 30.08.2015

In accordance with one of its lines of action – internationalising Spain’s culture sector – AC/E has devised a specific programme for boosting the presence of Spanish playwrights in Brazil through the translation of works, in order to make them known and encourage foreign companies to stage them. The committee selected ten works by José Alberto Conejero, Lluisa Cunillé, Paco Becerra, Josep María Miro i Coromina, Juan Mayorga, José Manuel Mora, Lucía Vilanova, Gracia Morales, Angélica Liddell and Laila Ripoll.


City of Dreams Competition 2015
NewYork, 06.06.2015 - 25.09.2015

Esta competición, que va por su quinta edición, resulta cada año, entre junio y septiembre, en un pabellón que funciona como lugar de encuentro para los visitantes en el que se pueden informar sobre los programas culturales de de la isla, disfrutar de lecturas, performances o experiencias interactivas con el arte y el contexto histórico de Governors Island. Este año, el proyecto ganador pertenece al estudio español Izaskun CHINCHILLA ARQUITECTOS. Su propuesta se denomina Organic Growth y se basa en el crecimiento orgánico de las ciudades mientras mantienen un equilibrio con su entorno.


Milán, 1 May - 31 Oct 2015

Innovation and tradition come together in The Language of Flavour, Spain Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015, which is based on three main pillars: a successful chain of food production, the quality and diversity of our diet and cuisine, and sustainable agriculture and farming as a tool to preserve the landscape, heritage and development of alternative models of tourism. The pavilion presents to the world Spain’s strengths and unique qualities, based on the main topics of Expo Milano 2015 –Feeding the planet. Energy for life–, with a creative and surprising range of activities focused on the senses.

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Melbourne Writers Festival 2015
Melbourne, 20.08.2015 - 30.08.2015

Melbourne Writers Festival is part of the prestigious Word Alliance, an association of eight international literary festivals that support, showcase and disseminate the work of writers from all over the world and foster the creation of international literary projects. AC/E is collaborating with the festival for the second year running through its Mobility programme, by supporting the attendance of Spanish writer Dolores Redondo. 

Tapas. Spanish Design for Food
Lisbon, 22.10.2015 - 01.12.2015

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 exhibitiona is on show at the Museo Franz Mayer in México and at the Dimad (Matadero) in Madrid until 19 July.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...

Iceland in Iceland. Microresidencies in Skatfell 2015
Seyðisfjörður, 16.08.2015 - 30.08.2015

Iceland Nomadic Project Space is a site specific and microresidencies project by Carmen Soriano and Miguel Guzmán that has been selected for a research residency in Skaftfell during August 2015. Iceland  in Iceland is the first edition and the first time that the project focuses on space and sound. This residence has the support of AC/E.

COSMO: Give me a Pipe and I will Move/Celebrate the Earth
NewYork, 24.06.2015 - 05.09.2015

The artistic installation by Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation, has the shape of a garden that purifies water from the East River and it's at the MoMA PS1 in New York. Andrés Jaque was the winner of the 2015 del Young Architects Program del The Museum of Modern Art  and MoMA PS1 New York. More than 2 billion gallons of water circulate everyday beneath New York City. COSMO is a movable artifact, made out of customized irrigation components, to make visible and enjoyable the so-­‐far hidden urbanism of pipes we live by. 

Antoni Abad - MEGAFONE.NET/2004-2014
Sao Paulo, 01.08.2015 - 18.10.2015

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, amplifying the voices of communities that are often overlooked or misrepresented in the mainstream media.

Residencia Paulo Reis at the Atelie Fidalga 2015. Carlos Maciá
Sao Paulo, 01.08.2015 - 31.08.2015

The Residência Paulo Reis provides its guest artists with a studio-workshop where they can carry out their work and organises meetings with other artists and curators. At the end of the residency the artist’s work is exhibited at Projeto Fidalga. This year the Spanish artist Carlos Maciá has been selected to carry out a one-month residency at Ateliê Fidalga with the support of AC/E through its Programme for the Internationalisation of Spanish Culture.

El futuro no es de nadie todavía. Eugenio Ampudia
Monterrey, 23.07.2015 - 25.10.2015

An interplay of paradoxes relating to the age we live in through invisible, imaginary and virtual presences is revealed in the exhibition El futuro no es de nadie todavía by the Spanish artist Eugenio Ampudia. The show presents a selection of works through which the artist and the curator Blanca de la Torre set out to reveal all the invisible layers of everyday life by inviting the spectator to experience the work as a trigger of thought and the structures and system we inhabit. 

Translocaciones 2015. Observatorio de proyectos
Barcelona, 15.07.2015 - 13.09.2015

This exhibition brings together a series of projects already implemented in several cities by a selection of artists and creators, as well as the various phases developed in the framework of Translocaciones, and also several production projects implemented in the context of the Raval and Gothic districts. Thanks to the support of AC/E’s Programme for the Internationalisation of Spanish Culture, José Cortes Valenzuela, of the Chilean national arts council, is attending the opening and working sessions with the Idensitat team, who promoted the project, to learn about the proposals with the idea of subsequently inviting them to Chile to stage a joint long-term project.

Transversales 2015. International Conference on Contemporary Scene
San Luis de Potosí, 17.08.2015 - 30.08.2015

Transversales 18 is taking place for the second time in the city of San Luis Potosí and is inviting audiences to be part of new creative relationships that make up the contemporary scene. This year Transversales features Spanish artists Juan Domínguez Rojo and Olga de Soto, whose participation has been made possible by the AC/E Mobility grants for the internationalisation of Spanish culture. .

Transit through the Spanish Scenography
Almagro, 05.07.2015 - 30.08.2015

The exhibition was initially shown at Prague Quadrennial (PQ 2015), the most important stage design and theatre architecture competition in the world. Curated by stage designer José Luis Raymond, the exhibition is a survey of the future of Spanish theatre as a social space that is being built for the today that is going to be tomorrow. A particular funerary monument presided by the word ‘Muérete’ (Die) is erected in a space measuring 30 square metres. The idea is that ‘in today’s changing society, anyone who does not accept the reality of progress will be dead as a citizen’.

Archive Taz -Temporary Autonomous Zone
Luxembourg, 19.06.2015 - 06.09.2015

The project by the multidisciplinary collective with Spanish origins, Todo por la Praxis, who are invited as residents in June 2015, breathes new life into a public space which has been abandoned as such within the heart of the city of Luxembourg (where the boulevard de la Pétrusse and the Passerelle/Viaduc meet). Here, the artists are offering an alternative approach to conventional architecture by setting up a Temporary Autonomous Zone (TAZ): an ephemeral space, new constructed and made up of elements which may or may not serve their main function. 

Iceland in Iceland. Microresidencies in Skatfell 2015
Seyðisfjörður, 16.08.2015 - 30.08.2015

Iceland Nomadic Project Space is a site specific and microresidencies project by Carmen Soriano and Miguel Guzmán that has been selected for a research residency in Skaftfell during August 2015. Iceland  in Iceland is the first edition and the first time that the project focuses on space and sound. This residence has the support of AC/E.

SATURATION New Spanish Painting
London, 14.07.2015 - 12.09.2015

‘Saturation’ looks at the role of painting in contemporary artistic production in Spain. Young artists turn to painting with an apparent renewed enthusiasm and dedication. With numerous and expanding media and technologies available, what then is the role of painting in this age of visual saturation?

Pacific. Spain and the Adventure of the South Sea
Vigo, 16.06.2015 - 30.08.2015

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. This exhibition provides an up-to-date perspective of the Spanish legacy in the Pacific coastal nations, emphasising the areas and modes of cultural, social and economic interaction. Basically, it aims to give visitors from the Pacific communities a better insight into the historic and cultural legacy received from their past relations with Spain.

Haushaltsmesse (Household Trade Fair) 2015.
Dessau, 12.06.2015 - 09.08.2015

Ten international artists and designers are invited, from the perspective of contemporary problems, to develop positions on housekeeping and budgeting in the 21st century. Their work thereby refers to different facets of household-related activity: settling in, purchasing, producing, sharing, storing, maintaining and budgeting. The garage and cellar of the Director’s House, the Kiosk and the Muche/Schlemmer duplex become artistic trade fair displays, exhibition venues and settings for arts-based debates on housekeeping and budgeting.

Spanish Pavilion. 56th Venice Biennale 2015
Venice, 09.05.2015 - 22.11.2015

The Spanish Pavilion at the Biennale is organised by the AECID with the collaboration of AC/E and is curated by Martí Manen.  Its project, entitled Los sujetos (The subjects), features works by the artists Pepo Salazar (Vitoria, 1972), Helena Cabello (Paris, 1963) & Ana Carceller (Madrid, 1964) and Francesc Ruiz (Barcelona, 1971). Los sujetos is intended to provide a very free view of Dalí through the works of the chosen creators.


Video resume of the video artwork that Antoni Miralda, one of the great figures in contemporary “food-art”, has prepared for the Spain Pavilion at Expo MIlano 2015. A poetic proposition designed to induce reflections about food. Materialised as a large, 5 by 4 metre suitcase-museum at the entrance of Spain Pavilion, this sculpture is an icon unto itself, as well as the starting point of the audiovisual exhibition inside the pavilion. After this first encounter, a series of real-sized suitcases will guide visitors towards the Pavilion, transforming the main access into a kind of airport where ideas and information about food move around constantly. 

Virtual tour
PQ Prague 2015 in #Almagro38

The video runs through the narrative of the curator, José Luis Raymond, this project that was presented at the Prague Quadrennial by RESAD and AC/E, and whose exhibition in Almagro is in the programme of the Festival of Classical Theatre. The exhibition is a journey through the Spanish theatrical future as a social space.

Visita virtual: Tapas. Spanish Design for Food

An invitation to discover how the design finds solutions to problems that have been raising in the world of gastronomy. And particularly, how the Spanish culture has brought inventions and ingenious solutions throughout its history. This minisite, based on Tapas app, displays images and videos from an interesting selection of objects in the exhibition.

Virtual Tour

A tour through this exhibition taht traces the personal, intellectual and political biography of one of the architects of the entry of Spain into modernity: Ricardo de Orueta. His life embodies the prototype of citizens committed to democratic freedoms, applied to culture. 

Folleto (PDF)
eBook: Es capital. Cristina Lucas
Ebook: ACE Digital Culture Annual Report 2015
eBook 'El último viaje de la Fragata Mercedes'
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