What is AC/E?
What is AC/E?

Acción Cultural Española is an agency
for the promotionof the Spanish
creative and cultural sectors.

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Turn the Page. An Invitation to Read
Madrid, 14.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

The exhibition takes an engaging and playful – though no less thorough – look at what reading and the pleasure of reading mean. It sets out to advocate reading, literature and book cathedrals, places whose goal is to create and encourage the enjoyment of reading. It is an exhibition designed to defend all the imaginary countries with vague borders to which books transport us.


The Power of the Past. 150 Years of Archaeology in Spain
Madrid, 10.10.2017 - 01.04.2018

The exhibition, organised by the Museo Arqueológico Nacional in Madrid and Acción Cultural Española, presents the history and development of Spanish archaeology through 150 pieces in order to show how Spain’s material past has been constructed. The works have been lent by 68 collaborating institutions and are all icons of the past which convey an overall, up-to-date and critical vision of archaeology in Spain. 

Dance in the Silver Age (1916-1936)
Madrid, 05.10.2017 - 01.04.2018

Dance was one of the artistic disciplines that attracted the most attention in the early decades of the twentieth century. Choreographers, dancers, musicians, writers, painters and designers found the stage to be a space for exchanging ideas and exploring the most modern and avant-garde aesthetics both within and outside Spain. The exhibition is divided into three parts that analyse this artistic discipline.
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Unfinished Architecture
Santo Domingo, 10.11.2017 - 20.12.2017

The exhibition ‘Unfinished’ was a project curated by Iñaqui Carnicero and Carlos Quintáns for the Spanish pavilion at the Venice International Architecture Biennale 2016. It takes a a look at unfinished architecture in order to discover virtues that can be turned into design strategies. During the past period of economic growth in Spain construction became the main driving force behind the economy. Today we find the built presence and unfinished remains of the largest constructional undertaking in history...

Towards an Expanded Architecture. Los Carpinteros
Bogotá, 28.10.2017 - 27.01.2018

Los Carpinteros present in Colombia his work "Sala de lectura" ("Reading Room"), a large-scale wooden structure that refers to the style of panoptic prisons designed by the philosopher Jeremy Bentham at the end of the seventeenth century, and implemented in Cuba in the 1920s in the Prison Modelo, a prison built on the Isla de la Juventud.

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Artistas en Residencia Casa Encendida y CA2M 2018
¡Convocatoria, 08.11.2017 - 30.11.2017

Artistas en Residencia es un programa conjunto de La Casa Encendida y del CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, cuyo fin es apoyar la creación y la investigación centradas en el trabajo con el cuerpo desde lo performativo.
Plazo para la  presentación de proyectos: 8 a 30 noviembre 2017.

L'Alternativa 2017, 24rd Barcelona Independent Film Festival
Barcelona, 13.11.2017 - 19.11.2017

L’Alternativa is a festival that provides a unique opportunity to enjoy screenings and cinema-related activities in support of filmmakers’ creative independence, diversity, innovation, commitment and reflection. It has two competition sections, as well as featuring tributes, premieres, performances, Spanish films and a programme for families. For professionals, there is the 8th professional and advisory session on which AC/E is collaborating by supporting the participation of international sector professionals.

FILIJ 2017, Feria Internacional del Libro Infantil y Juvenil
Mexico City, 10.11.2017 - 20.11.2017

La Feria es un espacio de difusión editorial y de promoción del hábito a la lectura dirigido a niños y jóvenes. AC/E apoya la participación española en esta importante feria en la que, en 2017, España es el País Invitado de Honor. Además de facilitar la asisitencia de una selección de autores y expertos españoles, España tendrá un stand. todo ello enfocado a que el público pueda conocer, de primera mano, a los protagonistas –libros y autores- de nuestra literatura infantil y juvenil más reciente.

Ciudad de Soria Short Film Competition 2017
Soria, 12.11.2017 - 26.11.2017

The festival includes a varied and entertaining program, in which different artistic disciplines are also developed, such as: theater, music, exhibitions, meetings, workshops, parallel screenings, cycles, feature films and creation laboratories. AC/E collaborates with this 19th edition of the festival through the PICE Visitor grants, facilitating that several foreign programmers attend the event and learn about the lastest short films produced in Spain.

GIBCA 2017, 9 Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art
Göteborg, 09.09.2017 - 19.11.2017

GIBCA 2017 animates public discourse on a subject of urgent social and political significance, that of secularity and will revolve around the question "what role should secularity have in society today?".  GIBCA 2017 presents the works of approx. 30 artists in established exhibition arenas and in the public and semi-public space in Gothenburg.  AC/E supports the participacion of  Francesc Ruiz with his project "The Street" and Pedro G. Romero with the project The Archivo F.X.

Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennial International Art Exhibition 2017
Venice, 13.05.2017 - 26.11.2017

"Viva, arte, viva" is the title chosen by Chrisine Macel for this edition of the Biennial with the aim of giving artists a leading role in the invention of their own universes and the injection of vitality in the world in which we live. AC/E supports AECID in the organization and production of the Pavilion of Spain at the Biennial whose guest artist is Jordi Colomer with the project ¡Únete! Join us!  AC/E also supports other Spanish artists that participate in the Biennial International Pavilion.
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International Baroque Organ Festival  2017
Mexico City, 12.11.2017 - 21.11.2017

The 24rd International Baroque Organ Festival (25 October–6 December) features 20 concerts and 5 master classes on organs of Mexico City, Puebla, Tlaxcala and Oaxaca.With the support of AC/E, Spanish organists  José Luis González Uriol, Javier Artigas, Pedro Alberto Sánchez and Daniel Oyarzabal will give several concerts at the Centro del Órgano AMMAO-San Agustín.

Granados, from Paris to Goya
Barcelona, 21.09.2017 - 20.05.2018

The exhibition, curated by Joaquim Rabaseda, commemorates the 150th anniversary of the birth of the composer and pianist Enric Granados (Lleida, 1867 - Canal de la Mancha, 1916) through the musician's life and work, from the capital of France as a young scholar to the last compositions inspired by Goya. The focus of the exhibition reinforces the need to overcome a consolidated discourse that reduces Granados to a brilliant pianist and to the founder of a school of interpretation.

La Biennale de Lyon 2017. Art / Floating Worlds. 14 edición
Lyon, 20.09.2017 - 07.01.2018

The 2017 Biennale continues its quest for the Modern with a new chapter that Emma Lavigne has chosen to call Floating worlds. It tries to present the relevant issues in art today. AC/E supports the participation of Lara Almarcegui with a new work that will relate closely to the city of Saint Fons and its area named “Clochettes”, Daniel Steegman Mangrané will present a new work which consists in a sort of vivarium for blue butterflies and Dario Villaba will present a set of 6 artworks from his series "Encapsulados".

Cisneros: Man of the Church, Statesman
Alcalá de Henares, 17.10.2017 - 17.12.2017

To mark the fifth centenary of the death of Cardinal Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros, the University of Alcalá de Henares, in collaboration with Acción Cultural Española, is paying tribute to its founder with an exhibition designed to commemorate and disseminate this great figure in the history of Spain.  The exhibition shows the main milestones in the life of the cardinal, who was closely involved in important nationwide undertakings which ended in the shaping of a modern state

Intervals. Performing Arts Culture in the First Third of Twentieth Century Spain
Granada, 15.12.2017 - 04.03.2018

Between 1900 and 1936 the performing arts in Spain exchanged spaces and languages with other disciplines and art forms, creating curious subgenres that arose from the blend of complex and many-sided stage, literary and theatre-related expressions. This fascinating environment and period is the subject of a broad-ranging, open exhibition project.
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Ilustrísimos. Audiovisual de 'Pasa Página'

Este audiovisual de la exposición 'Pasa página. Una invitación a la lectura' repasa el trabajo de algunos de los ilustradores españoles con mayor proyección, a la vez que muestra cómo crean y cuáles son sus principales metodologías de trabajo.

A visit to the exhibition

The curator, Gonzalo Ruiz Zapatero, explains the exhibition and stops at some of its most emblematic pieces.

Tour 360
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The exhibition, organised by the Museo Arqueológico Nacional in Madrid and Acción Cultural Española, presents the history and development of Spanish archaeology through 150 pieces in order to show how Spain’s material past has been constructed.

Tour 360
360  Tour of 'Pity and Terror. Picasso’s Path to Guernica'

¡Únete! Join Us! (eBook)
Inspirational Nature. Drawings and Prints from the Van Berkhey Collection (eBook)
100 años en femenino. Una historia de las mujeres en España (eBook)
AC/E Digital Culture Annual Report 2017 (eBook)