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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Spain-Colombia Programme 2018-2019

This programme covers the various aspects of Spanish creation and culture in relation to each other and in fields where the culture sector is particularly strong in Colombia. Its aims include: to strengthen the presence and visibility of Spain in Colombia and to encourage cultural exchange; to help Spanish creators and cultural agents or residents gain a foothold in the country’s cultural circuits; to help familiarise creators, influencers and agents of Colombia’s various culture sectors.
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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.
#PasaPáginaExpo

 
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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Unfinished Architecture
Berlin, 10.02.2018 - 18.03.2018

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...


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Let's go on shooting! Colombian and Spanish Filmmakers
Cartagena de Indias, 01.03.2018 - 01.05.2018

Based on a selection of thirty portraits taken by photographer Óscar Fernández Orengo, who over a period of seventeen years (2000–2017) has photographed more than 450 Spanish and Ibero-American filmmakers, this exhibition traces the history of cinema in Spain and Colombia. Some of Fernández Orengo’s superb photographic work has already been shown in several travelling exhibitions both in Spain and abroad.
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FICCI 2018, Cartagena International Film Festival
Cartagena de Indias, 28.02.2018 - 05.03.2018

For this 58th edition, the festival has invited several Spanish directors, jury members and Spanish film professionals with the support of AC/E as part of the Cultural Programme Spain-Colombia 2018-2019. In addition, AC/E has organized the exhibition "Let's go on Shooting. Colombian and Spanish Filmakers" that brings together portraits of Spanish and Colombian filmmakers that the photographer Óscar Fernández Orengo has made over the last 17 years.

 
AC/E and Flora Ars+Natura Residency 2018
Bogotá, 05.02.2018 - 13.12.2018

She will be actively participating at the Flora Ars+Natura school between February 5 and December 13 2018, attending all the activities on the school's academic calendar, such as workshop visits, seminars and study groups, as well as presenting results in the Open Workshops. The programme includes seminars with local artists and curators.


 
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Madrid Design Festival 2018
Madrid, 14.02.2018 - 16.02.2018

The festival generates a high impact and gives visibility to the creative industries. It brings together leading Spanish and foreign professionals  to reflect on the sector’s present and future and to raise public awareness of the importance of design. AC/E supports the participation of international programmers to give a first hand knowledge of Spanish design. 

 
Flamenco Festival London 2018
London, 14.02.2018 - 25.02.2018

Flamenco Festival London has become one of the most important cultural events of the city. Founded in 2003, Flamenco Festival London is headquartered at the prestigious Sadler's Wells Theater, one of Europe's most iconic dance centers. This 15th edition takes place between the 14 and 25 February at the Sadler's Wells Theater. AC/E support with the Mobility Grants the participation of Compañía Isabel Bayón with the show "DJU-DJU".

 
International Poetry Festival of Granada 2018
Granada, 12.02.2018 - 18.02.2018

The International Poetry Festival of Granada is an annual event that brings together more than 100 poets of different nationalities who read their poems in squares, church atriums, schools, streets, universities and museums of the city of Granada in Nicaragua. This 14th edition of the FIPG is dedicated to two great writers Nicaraguan Fernando Silva and Honduran Roberto Sosa and AC/E collaborates  supporting the participation of the José María Velázquez and Santiago Montobbio.


 
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.

 
Platea. Photographers looking at films
Hospitalet del Llobregat, 24.01.2018 - 25.02.2018

This exhibition for outdoor spaces has been designed to be shown chiefly in the context of the many film festivals held in Spain today. The project includes works by approximately 40 photographers selected from among the principal artists in Spain who have contributed their particular approach to the film world at some point. A talk by each of the participating photographers is planned for each of the venues, as a  complement to the exhibition. 


 
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
Burgos, 06.04.2018 - 03.06.2018

‘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 - 01.04.2018

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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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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2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage

The Ministry of Culture launches a video on the European Year of Cultural Heritage and a webpage with all the information.
#EuropeForCulture

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'

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