Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) is adopting an up-to-date approach on the occasion of the Bicentenary of the Constitution of Cadiz with the project 1812_2012. Una Mirada Contemporánea (1812_2012. A Contemporary Approach), which covers a range of initiatives in various fields including art, illustration, music, audiovisuals and the Internet, and will be presented at various venues throughout Spain. Two hundred years after 'La Pepa', as the 1812 Constitution was commonly known, AC/E aims to create a forum for reflection involving different current artistic pursuits, beyond simply a commemorative or historical approach.
AC/E has commissioned 30 illustrators (18 from Spain and 12 from Latin America, 12 women and 18 men) to produce an original work about different aspects of the Constitution. On the Spanish side the illustrators involved in the project are Ana Juan (winner of the 2010 National Illustration Award), Arnal Ballester (winner of the 2008 National Illustration Award), Carmen Segovia, Elisa Arguilé, Miguel Calatayud (winner of the 2009 National Illustration Award), Miguel Gallardo, Fernando Vicente, Isidro Ferrer, Keko, Laura, Max, Micharmut, Noemí Villamuza, Pablo Amargo, Pablo Auladell, Paz Boïra, Sonia Pulido y Victoria Martos (Spain).
Latin America will be represented by Mexico's Alejandro Magallanes and Cintia Bolio; Ajubel from Cuba; Brazilians Anna Anjos and Flavio Morais; Venezuela's Devoner; Juan Acevedo from Peru; Argentina's Liniers and Mariana Chiesa; Ombú from Uruguay; Colombia's Powerpaola and Rodrigo Salinas from Chile.