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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Las ayudas a Visitanes del Programa AC/E para la Internacionalización de la Cultura Española se conceden a prescriptores extranjeros para que asistan y participen en eventos profesionales del sector creativo-cultural español, con el objetivo de que conozcan y creen lazos de intercambio con los creadores y profesionales españoles. El solicitante de la ayuda podrá ser únicamente una entidad española que actúe como anfitriona del visitante internacional.
El período para la presentación de solicitudes termina el 31 de enero.

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Turn the Page. An Invitation to Read
Madrid, 14.11.2017 - 20.05.2018

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.
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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. 


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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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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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Alexander Apóstol Acciones, palabras, imágenes, redes
Buenos Aires, 01.12.2017 - 19.02.2018

Malba presenta este proyecto expositivo a partir de "Tucumán arde" del artista venezolano, residente en España, Alexander Apóstol (Barquisimeto, 1969), especialmente desarrollado para el museo y coproducido con la Bienalsur. El proyecto propone una discusión abierta y colectiva sobre las relaciones entre arte y política, a partir de una reelaboración contemporánea del manifiesto Tucumán arde: ¿puede plantearse hoy una discusión a partir de estrategias de producción y difusión similares a las de aquel momento?

 
Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp
New Orleans, 18.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

A/CE supports the participation of Spanish artist Maider Lopez who will feature her work as a critical component of the triennial's curatorial exploration.
Maider Lopez's "Under the Walls. That Unseen Also Matters" is a public art installation for inclusion in Prospect New Orleans' 4th international contemporary art triennial, Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp. It replaces advertising on the walls of houses being constructed with colored surfaces throughout the City. 

 
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2018
Palm Springs, 02.01.2018 - 15.01.2018

The Palm Springs International Film Festival is one of the most highly respected and one of best attended festivals in the U.S., annually welcoming an audience of 135,000+. Its artistically rich and culturally diverse programming includes 190± live action, documentary and animated films from 65+ countries, including the greatest number of Best Foreign Language Oscar® submissions of any festival in the world.


 
The Biennale d’Architecture d’Orléans 2017
Orléans, 13.10.2017 - 01.04.2018

The Biennale d’Architecture d’Orléans is a “biennial of collections” constructed as a confluence of memory: the memories of the works in the collection and those of the guest architects and artists. The idea is to question them regarding the ways in which they wander through our dreams and fears, in order to come back and tell us our story. The Biennale programme is deployed throughout the city of Orléans but also throughout the region. #BAO1 ​#fraccentre

 
The Cage: Visualising the Housing Crisis
Bristol, 09.01.2018 - 28.02.2018

This is a collaborative project between IC-Visual Lab, an independent non-profit organization based in Bristol (UK) and the Spanish artist Julian Barón. The project includes a workshop where participants will visually interpret different aspects of the housing crisis currently taking place in the United Kingdom. The participants of this four days workshop will be using archive materials, pictograms and text to create a series of art works to be installed in the public space. 

 
Estudos do Labirinto
Belem, 01.01.2018 - 30.06.2018

This is an artistic residence that seeks to establish dialogues with museological spaces with the aim of creating an exhibition, conferences, educational activities, a publication and an online platform. The field of action is Belém (Lisbon, Portugal) and the artists that make up the residence are Ana Santos, Armanda Duarte, Belén Uriel, Francisco Tropa, Nuno Vicente, Teresa Carepo, and Pedro Paiva + João M. Gusmão.

 
Residency of La Ribot in NAVE 2018: Happy Island
Santiago de Chile, 03.01.2018 - 21.01.2018

AC/E supports through the Mobility grants the Residence of the Spanish company La Ribot in NAVE  to develop the first stage of theoretical and practical research of the "Happy Island" project, in collaboration with Dançando com a Diferença (Portugal), Henrique Amoedo (Brazil), and dancers with Trisomy 21: Bárbara Matos, Joana Caetano and Sofia Marote. Also collaborates in the project the Spanish artist Josep María Martin as assistant director. The final production will be show in Portugal in 2018.


 
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.

 
The Sunshine
Copenhagen, 01.01.2018 - 30.06.2018

Peryton is a new exhibition space in central Copenhagen and the home to Oberon, an international contemporary art journal. It was conceived as a way to develop the themes and content of the journal within an exhibition program, and as a way to locate the conversations of the magazine within the various communities of Copenhagen and its visitors. The first series of exhibitions at Peryton is called The Sunshine.

 
The face of literature. Writers and photographers from Romanticism to the Generation of ’14
Tudela, 12.01.2018 - 18.02.2018

‘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.

 
Intervals. Performing Arts Culture in the First Third of Twentieth Century Spain
Granada, 14.12.2017 - 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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We visit

Writer Jesús Marchamalo, curator of the exhibition 'Pasa Página. Una invitación a la lectura' explains this great exhibition that 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. #PasaPáginaExpo

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A visit to the exhibition

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

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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.

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

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AC/E Digital Culture Annual Report 2017 (eBook)