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Enrique Gil: a romantic in the construction of Europe

Enrique Gil: a romantic in the construction of Europe

04 August - 29 August 2020
Sala La Capilla (Villafranca del Bierzo, España)
During this year 2020, the European Parliament and the Enrique Gil and Carrasco Library organize, with the support of AC/E, an exhibition on the life and work of the poet, journalist and diplomat Enrique Gil, in which he emphasizes his clear Europeanist vocation. The Leon writer Enrique Gil y Carrasco was one of the most prominent Spanish diplomats in Europe, and perhaps the first to study in depth the Prussian customs union, the Zollverein, a direct antecedent of the European trade treaties and the current European Union.
2020 Renaissance and Baroque Music Festival of Vélez Blanco

2020 Renaissance and Baroque Music Festival of Vélez Blanco

01 August - 12 August 2020
Festival de Música Renacentista y Barroca de Vélez Blanco (Vélez Blanco, Spain)
The Vélez Blanco (Almería) Renaissance and Baroque Music Festival has been held continuously for 19 years. This year 2020, due to the circumstances derived from the COVID19, it could not be held on the date or with the planned schedule. With the aim of recovering some spaces dedicated to Renaissance and Baroque music, they have organized a series of concerts in August with their sights set on the 20th anniversary of the Festival that we will celebrate in 2021. The organization of these concerts, which have the support of AC/E, has followed the line drawn by other editions of the Festival, with a quality program in which groups and soloists of proven track record participate, and which intends to continue making known the rich Spanish musical heritage.
50 Photographs with a Story

50 Photographs with a Story

16 July - 10 September 2020
Plaza de las Mujeres, Plaza del Olivo (Soria, España)
#50FotosConHistoriaExpo |  is an exhibition that surveys the history of photography in Spain over the past eight years. It shows the history behind fifty or so pictures to provide viewers with a better grasp of the essence of the work and the photographer, as well as their importance in the evolution of this discipline. They represent fifty different gazes full of nuances: documentary photographs, portraits, photojournalism, street photography and artistic photographs come together in ‘50 Photographs with a Story’.  The writer Eduardo Galeano stated that human beings are not made up of atoms but of stories. And if storytelling is the basis of our memory and all our desires, it is also, by extension, the basis of photographic language. Photography is therefore not a universal language: photographers each use a tool – the camera – to shape their own voice, their own search, their own dialogue with the observer. And at the centre of this dialogue there is always an underlying story, which can be related to the historical context, to the technique or to the people in the photograph, but always to the photographer’s gaze. 
The Dream (1518-2018)

The Dream (1518-2018)

15 July - 13 September 2020
Festival Internacional de Teatro Clásico de Almagro (Almagro, Spain)
"The Longest Journey" is an exhibition and documentary programme that reflects on the attitude of man before a long trip into the unknown. It connects the first circumnavigation of the Earth with the individual challenges of the present and the collective challenges of the future. The project began in 2018 with this exhibition following the steps of Magallanes and the preparations of the first circumnavigation with the traveling exhibition "The Dream, 1518-2018", and continued with the celebration, in 2019, of a great exhibition in the Archivo General de Indias in Seville around the first circumnavigation of the Earth and the importance of "travel" for the evolution of mankind. The Magellan–Elcano circumnavigation was the first voyage around the world in human history. It was a Spanish expedition that sailed from Seville in 1519 under the command of Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese, in search of a maritime path from Spain to East Asia through the Americas and across the Pacific Ocean, and concluded by Spanish navigator Juan Sebastian Elcano in 1522. Elcano and the 18 survivors of the expedition were the first men to circumnavigate the globe in a single expedition. Following Magellan's death in Mactan (Philippines) in 1521, Juan Sebastián Elcano took command of the ship Victoria, sailing from Borneo, the Spice Islands and back to Spain across the Indian Ocean, round the Cape of Good Hope and north along the west coast of Africa. They arrived in Spain three years after they left, in 1522.
Graphic novel residence at the Maison des Auteurs Angouleme 2021

Graphic novel residence at the Maison des Auteurs Angouleme 2021

13 July - 07 September 2020
Call for Entry
The residence is organized by Acción Cultural Española and the Cité internationale de la bande dessinée et de l'image (International City of Comic and Image - Angoulême) with the collaboration of the French Embassy in Spain, to take place at La Maison des Auteurs de Angoulême (France) between January and June 2021. ANNOUNCEMENT Submission of applications: until September 7, 2020. Conditions to be eligible for residence: All those individuals with the ability to act, over 18 years of age and with Spanish nationality or in possession of the N.I.E. (Foreign Identity Number, granted by the Ministry of the Interior of Spain). The candidate must have an accredited career as a graphic creator and may not have already been the beneficiary of a residence at the Maison des Auteurs de Angoulême. Endowment. The selected resident will have: Travel from the city of residence in Spain to Angoulême and return (train tickets or economy class plane). Accommodation in the center of Angoulême (electricity, gas and water expenses on behalf of the residents) Availability of a workshop (personal or collective) equipped with graphic creation material at the Maison des Auteurs (The House of Authors) in Angoulême. An amount of 1,000 euros per month destined to cover their living expenses, local transportation, water, gas and electricity consumption. The eventual expenses of material or transport of works will be borne by those selected. Residence dates: January - June 2021. Requirements: To assess the awarding of aid, candidates must submit: - Request form> - A graphic novel book project, narrative in nature with an approximate timeline for completion. - Description of the project to be worked on in the residence, with a maximum length of 10,000 characters, accompanied by drawings, sketches, designs. - Three consecutive and complete pages of the project (presentation of the dossier on computer support). - Curriculum vitae, attaching some of his most representative works. - A letter of motivation. - Affidavit that the candidate is the sole author of the works presented. - Interested persons should send their application to the following email address: residenciasliteratura@accioncultural.es including in the subject: Graphic Novel Residence. In the case of heavy files (greater than 3 MB), they must be sent through the Wetransfer.com platform or similar. All applications that exceed 3MB and are not received through one of these platforms, will be rejected and will not be taken into account for the selection that is the subject of this call. Selection: A jury called by AC/E will pre-select among all the applications received. Subsequently, the jury of La Maison des Auteurs de Angoulême will select the final candidate from this shortlist and will formalize the residence conditions directly with the chosen one. The jury's decision will be final.
Gadea Burgaz - Artistic Residence at WIELS 2020

Gadea Burgaz - Artistic Residence at WIELS 2020

06 July - 21 December 2020
Wiels Contemporary Art Centre (Bruselas, Belgium)
The Spanish artist Gadea Burgaz has been unanimously selected by the Jury who has highlighted the quality - in content and in form - of her proposal, her passion and conviction, and the formidable potential offered by her diverse and varied artistic practice. Gadea Burgaz will be able to develop her residence for 6 months in Wiels (Brussels), from July to December 2020.  In response to the call published on October 26, 2019, 47 applications were received from artists of Spanish nationality and / or residents in Spain, of which this are the artists retained for a final evaluation: 1. Gadea Burgaz; 2. Jorge Suárez-Quiñones Rivas; 3. Mercedes Mangrané. The residency programme organized by WIELS forms a key part of the overall programme of this prestigious center of Brussels and an international laboratory for emerging artists from all over the world. AC/E collaborates every year supporting the call for a Spanish artist. WIELS provides a unique workspace for artists, in which they can continue their work, as well as participate in current debates and research on contemporary art practices. For six months, residents are offered an individual workspace (+/- 45 m2)and a framework designed to facilitate a durable exchange of ideas with the artistic and cultural life of Brussels. OPEN CALL Artists over 21 years of age, not students, of Spanish nationality or residents in Spain can participate. They must have contributed to the Spanish art scene in recent years. Candidates can work with any medium, but they must have developed at least two years of professional career and participated in several exhibitions. The residence is especially focused on emerging artists and those who, with a long professional career, are interested in reorienting their creative process or carrying out a research or a new project with respect to those they have developed so far. The application documents must be sent in .PDF format to residency@wiels.org before 23:59 hours on March 31, 2020.   The final decision will be communicated, before April 25, through the website www.accioncultural.es and to the person personally selected at the email address you provided. > Conditions and application form (Spanish, PDF) > Conditions and application form (Spanish, download WORD format)
World Online School Chess Tournament. Expo Dubai 2020

World Online School Chess Tournament. Expo Dubai 2020

01 July - 30 November 2020
Call for Entry
► Competitions: From 15 November 2020 ► Registration period: Until 1 November 2020. ► For more information about rules and entry forms: → Download dossier ► Registration: https://inscripcion.expospain2020.com/ ► More info: infochess@expospain2020.es | expo@chess24.com​ ► Ver vídeo (castellano) ► Watch video (English) Chess is a universal game (191 countries in the International Chess Federation) that goes back over a thousand years. It came to Europe through the Arabs, who in the 8th century brought it to the Iberian Peninsula. The chess that is played throughout the world today was created in Spain at the end of the 15th century, when the queen became the most powerful piece. From there it spread to western Europe and the Americas. Its common language allows people to communicate regardless of race, language, religion, age or gender. The Spain Pavilion in Expo Dubai 2020, in line with the theme of this universal exposition of "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future" invites all member countries to participate in an event that aims to "increase intelligence for life" and expand awareness of the potential of chess as a key educational tool, as supported by sound scientific studies. Given the unanimous opinion that education is the best tool for ensuring an intelligent future, what better than a game that consists of thinking and developing many different values? Moreover, there are also very reliable studies that consider chess the best mental gymnastics for delaying or preventing the ageing of the brain and Alzheimer's. Event organization and schedule The event we propose is unprecedented in the world of chess in terms of the potential participants involved, as it is open to all the countries (almost 200) that will participate in Expo Dubai 2020. Combined with its duration, this scope will make the competition a global model for interconnected chess via the Internet. 2.1. Age range of the school participants Any player born after  31 December 2003 can participate (any category up to Sub16 inclusive). 2.2. Participation in the Tournament All interested schools may enter, provided that they have the minimum technological requirements for participating in the competition (details below). Countries participating in Expo 2020 are asked for their support in publicizing the event; and the countries that have a team classified for the finals are asked to help by paying their teams' travel costs to Dubai and giving visibility to the presence of their teams in the Expo. 2.3. Registration and selection of the teams Each educational centre interested in participating must register by a computer application installed on the official Tournament portal. It will have to provide details on its activities related to chess. If there are more than ten applications from a single country, the application will select the ten teams to participate based on the following criteria: five of them on the basis merit (sporting results of their players, introduction of chess into the curriculum or extra-curricular activity in the school, etc.). The other five teams will be selected by lot, with no criteria of merit used. This system provides the opportunity for all the schools to take part, while also stimulating those who have incorporated chess into their activities, or want to increase its importance. When a team classifies classifies for the on-site final, the country will pay the costs of the trip and stay for its teams in Dubai, as well as ensuring the visibility of their presence in the Expo. 2.4. Participants per team Each team will be composed of: 7 first-team players 2 reserves There will also be: one captain; and an adult delegate responsible for the team during the whole competition. Section 3, the Tournament Rules, explains these requirements in more detail. Schools are urged to make their balance between male and female players as equal as possible. 2.5. Speed of the games The games will be played over 20 minutes, with 10 more seconds per move for each of the two players. The time will be controlled by an online chess clock for each game. The average duration of a game will be around 60 minutes. 2.6. Schedule and competition phases The competition will consist of three phases: • A registration period for the countries that are interested: until 15 November 2020. • Online classification phase: from 15 November 2020. • Knock-out rounds in 2020, taking into account the school calendar. The finalists will be decided in 2021. • The on-site final phase will take place in Dubai. 2.7. Number of teams in the on-site final phase in Dubai The number of teams that will reach the final phase in Dubai will be a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 12. They will have passed the elimination phases, with a total of 90-108 young people, depending on the number of teams that reach the final. 2.8. Technological requirements for entry To ensure the competition operates correctly, the participating schools will have to guarantee that the teams entered have access to certain minimum technological resources, as follows: > Fast fibre-optic or ADSL connection. > Computers with one of the latest Windows operating systems (Windows 8 or 10) >Ability to communicate with those responsible in the competition administration via email/ Skype/WhatsApp on the days when each team is playing.
Alvaro Urbano: The Awakening

Alvaro Urbano: The Awakening

01 July 2020 - 10 January 2021
La Casa Encendida (Madrid, Spain)
In this exhibition in one scene, artist Alvaro Urbano (Madrid, 1983) uses as a case study the celebrated Hexagon Pavilion, designed by architects José Antonio Corrales and Ramón Vázquez Molezún. The building, now languishing in a ruinous state in Madrid’s Casa de Campo park, was first presented as the Spanish Pavilion at the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair and is considered an important example of modern Spanish architecture. After years of abandonment, it is hard to believe what it once was and what it contained. Here—where the architecture and vegetation seem to be frozen in time, where the building itself holds a pictorial and sonic landscape that speaks of the past experiences lived within its walls, and where a pair of raccoons intermittently dwells—an endless twilight bathes the space in color and brings it to life. Like an unscripted film that captures daily existence, The Awakening constructs a parallel life for an exhausted building in order to revive seemingly dormant histories. Curator: José Esparza Chong Cuy
Insurrecta

Insurrecta

29 June 2020 - 23 April 2021
Street exhibition (Segovia, España)
#InsurrectaBorondoSG | This project by the artist Gonzalo Borondo, organized by the Segovia City Council in collaboration with Acción Cultural Española, is part of the activities that the City Council carries out in commemoration of the V centenary of the Comuneros revolt. Insurrecta aims to generate a freely accessible urban route, using the billboards of the entire city of Segovia as a support, which turn the city into an open-air museum. Borondo conceives the project as a cultural initiative available to citizens, extolling the value of the natural landscape and placing the "NoLugares" on the tourist plane. The 32 works, spread over 17 locations, are divided into 5 chapters, suggestively spinning historical events with a personal and critical reading of the artist towards contemporary times. Gonzalo Borondo (1989) Borondo returns to Segovia, the city that saw him grow, at the end of 2019, after a fruitful professional career developed outside of Spain, which has led him to exhibit in museums, festivals and other institutions around the world. His projection of contemporary art in public spaces tries to break down the barriers between art and life, questioning the limits of the cultural heritage of the context, while paying him a respectful tribute. Borondo's work is the result of a powerful dialogue between his art and the spaces in which it is located. His most recent projects include the intervention in the Temple of Chartrons, in Bordeaux, within the framework of the Liberté! 2019, his interventions at the Contemporary Museum of Rome (2018-2019), at the Musiques Interdites Festival in Marseille, in Berlin (Urban Nation Contemporary Art Museum), and at the Altrove Festival (Italy), among many others. He has starred in solo exhibitions in Madrid, Paris and London and has murals in Kiev, London or Las Vegas.
Alma Tierra

Alma Tierra

08 June - 20 September 2020
Fundación Antonio Pérez (Cuenca, Spain)
“A JOURNEY TO THE INNER SPAIN. THE DEMOGRAPHIC QUESTION: MEMORY AND OBLIVION. ” ALMA TIERRA is the result of a photographic journey that has led José Manuel Navia to explore several territories especially significant to show the demographic crisis in the inland Spain. The project is an Acción Cultural Española production that takes the form of an itinerant photography exhibition and a co-edited book with Ediciones Anómalas, with texts by Julio Llamazares. A lyrical and visual tour of that “dying world”, as Miguel Delibes called it, an inland Spain that, although hit hardly, resists to disappear completely.
Poured Architecture: Sergio Prego on Miguel Fisac

Poured Architecture: Sergio Prego on Miguel Fisac

11 February - 23 December 2020
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts (Chicago, United States)
Poured Architecture: Sergio Prego on Miguel Fisac establishes a dialogue between the work of the late architect Miguel Fisac (1913–2006) and the work of the artist Sergio Prego (b. 1969) and it is curated by Carlos Copertone, Patxi Eguíluz, and Iker Gil. Sergio Prego (b.1969) is a Basque sculptor and part of the generation that was formed in the experimental space Arteleku in San Sebastián, though for over two decades he has been based in New York City. During the five years he spent in Vito Acconci’s studio, Prego was the only artist in a group of engineers and architects who contributed to the work of the classic conceptual artist. Throughout his career he has questioned and reformulated his allegiance to that tradition, and the performativity and institutional criticism of the art of the 1960s, by means of video, space intervention, sculpture and pneumatic architecture. Along with ItziarOkariz, Sergio Prego represented Spain at the 2019 Venice Biennale. Miguel Fisac (1913–2006) was a key figure in Spanish architecture of the second half of the twentieth century and his works contributed to the modernization of architecture in Spain. He graduated from the School of Architecture of Madrid in 1942, and his first work was completed that same year: the Church of the Holy Spirit, built upon the remains of the auditorium of the historic Student Residence in Madrid. During a trip to Sweden, he encountered the work of Gunnar Asplund, which influenced Fisac’s architectural perspective. Always working with new materials, his style evolved over time: from abstract classicism he transitioned to using brick, which in turn he later abandoned for concrete— especially pre-stressed concrete, the method Fisac patented. Some of his most emblematic works are from this latter period, such as the Hydrographical Study Centre and the Jorba Laboratories. He was awarded the Gold Medal for Spanish Architecture (1994), the Antonio Camuñas Award (1997), and the National Architecture Award (2002).
On the Importance of Thriving

On the Importance of Thriving

Suspended
Centro Cultural de España en México (Mexico D.F., Mexico)
The Cultural Center of Spain in Mexico (CCEMx) in collaboration with Acción Cultural Española, AC/E and AECID presents the exhibition "La cuestión es ir tirando"(On the Importance of Thriving). A curatorship of Angel Calvo Ulloa that brings together the work of 27 essential artists within the current panorama of contemporary Spanish art. With commissioned works and specific installations for CCEMx spaces, the exhibition covers a wide range of languages: from painting to performance, through installation, video or photography. Disciplines and names that usually do not usually coexist, with the intention of seeking that dialogue between artists and works. In the words of its curator, Angel Calvo Ulloa, "27 artists will never be a generation of Spanish art. However, 27 could be a good number to assume a brief journey that defines many of the things that are happening and that can be ascribed to a geographical demarcation and others within it. By different coincidences, the 27 seduces by its obvious nod to the generation to whose ranks some of the most powerful voices of the first half of the twentieth century in Spain were assigned, driven by their noble convictions to the trauma of exile and death. 27 is also the number of the cursed age for rock'n'roll, because rock is the thing too. " Participating artists: Alain Urrutia (Bilbao, 1981), Alex Reynolds (Bilbao, 1978), Ana H. del Amo (Cáceres, 1977), Antonio Ballester Moreno (Madrid, 1977), Belén Rodríguez (Valladolid, 1981), Carlos Maciá ( Lugo, 1977), Damián Ucieda (A Coruña, 1980), Diego Delas (Aranda de Duero, 1983), Elena Alonso (Madrid, 1981), Fermín Jiménez Landa (Pamplona, ​​1979), Fernando García (Madrid, 1975), Irene Grau (Valencia, 1986), Irma Álvarez-Laviada (Gijón, 1978), José Díaz (Madrid, 1981), Juan López (Alto Maliaño - Cantabria, 1979), Julia Spínola (Madrid, 1979), Laia Estruch (Barcelona, ​​1981 ), Leonor Serrano Rivas (Málaga, 1986), Marc Vives (Barcelona, ​​1978), Miguel Ángel Tornero (Baeza, 1978), Miren Doiz (Pamplona, ​​1980), Misha Bies Golas (Lalín, Pontevedra, 1977), Nacho Martín Silva (Madrid, 1977), Nuria Fuster (Alcoi, 1978), Patricia Gómez (Valencia, 1978) & Mª Jesús González (Valencia, 1978), Taxio Ardanaz (Pamplona, ​​1978) and Víctor Jaenada (Barcelona 1977). + info: http://bit.ly/2SgP7wv
Artistic residency at Rijksakademie 2020-2021

Artistic residency at Rijksakademie 2020-2021

01 January 2020 - 31 December 2021
Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten (Ámsterdam, Netherlands)
AC/E  supports the participation of Spanish artists Marc Roig Blesa and Claudia Pagès Rabal selected by the Rijksakademie to enjoy a two-year residence (January 2020 - December 2021) in their facilities. The Rijksakademie offers residencies to around fifty artists (for one year, with year extension) with the goal of providing space for research, experiment and production. Apart from facilities such as a studio, work budget and stipend, there is a research and production infrastructure. There is no standard program, predominant style or ideology. The Rijksakademie provides time, people and possibilities.
Metal Arts in Al-Andalus

Metal Arts in Al-Andalus

17 December 2019 - 06 September 2020
Museo Arqueológico Nacional, MAN (Madrid, Spain)
Al-Andalus is a multifaceted prism that has inspired countless approaches and revisions, from its founding to the present day. The material evidence that has survived offers insight into the principal aspects of metal in Al-Andalus, from the extraction of ore in the mines to subsequent metallurgical treatments and final manufacture, producing the most diverse objects which combine the reflection of a society, technical precision and aesthetic beauty. Metal on the Iberian Peninsula before the advent of Islam The entire peninsula is dotted with metal ore extraction deposits that have been exploited over long periods of time and are still active today, even though the intensity of mining activity has fluctuated over the centuries. Mining and metallurgical techniques Although little material evidence of mining and metallurgical activity has survived, we know a great deal thanks to treatises written by scholars, which discuss everything from mining operations and metallurgical transformation processes. The value of an object: main uses of metal The objects made of different metals and alloys are an accurate expression of the Hispano-Islamic society: even the simplest pieces tell us about their everyday life and personal habits, while the rarest and most luxurious ones illustrate the lifestyle of wealthier people. Zoomorphic bronze figures Despite the ostensible aniconism of Islam, sculpted representations of animals are quite common. Each animal was believed to have certain properties, which can be interpreted from a religious and ethical perspective or in a practical way. The Splendour of Gold and Silver Gold and silversmiths flourished in Al-Andalus, as we can tell from the pieces that have survived and the accounts of contemporary chroniclers. The richness and technical virtuosity is seen in the paucity of objects that have come down to us.
CELA #2. 2019-2023

CELA #2. 2019-2023

01 September 2019 - 30 September 2023
Varias giras europeas ()
This second edition of CELA (Connecting Emerging Literaty Artists) brings together eleven European cultural institutions from ten different countries and has, once again, the support and funding of the European Union through the Creative Europe programme. AC/E supports the Spanish partner Escuela de Escritores, which in September 2019 selected the three young writers and nine translators who form the Spanish representation in this second edition of the programme. The second edition of CELA, which runs between 2019 and 2023, allows 30 writers, 80 translators and 6 professionals from the world of editing to access a training, editing and promotion program in which some of the best writing schools participate of the continent (the Scuola Holden of Turin, School of Writers), literary festivals (Krakowskie Biuro Festiwalowe (Krakow, Poland) and cultural companies led by the Dutch literary producer Wintertuin (Nijmegen, Netherlands), Huis deBuren and Passa Porta (Brussels, Belgium), Goga (Novo Mesto, Slovenia), the Association of Publishers of Romania (Bucharest, Romania), the Czech Literary Center (Prague, Czech Republic), the Municipal Chamber of Óbidos (Óbidos, Portugal) and the KROKODIL Association (Belgrade , Serbia). For more info>  
Centenary of the Death of Benito Pérez Galdós (1820 - 1920)

Centenary of the Death of Benito Pérez Galdós (1820 - 1920)

01 February 2019 - 31 December 2020
IN 2020 we celebrate Benito Pérez Galdós, (1843, Las Palmas—1920, Madrid), a writer who was regarded as the greatest Spanish novelist since Miguel de Cervantes. His enormous output of short novels chronicling the history and society of 19th-century Spain earned him comparison with Honoré de Balzac and Charles Dickens. Born into a middle-class family, Pérez Galdós went to Madrid in 1862 to study law but soon abandoned his studies and took up journalism. After the success of his first novel, La Fontana de Oro (1870; “The Fountain of Gold”), he began a series of novels retelling Spain’s history from the Battle of Trafalgar (1805) to the restoration of the Bourbons in Spain (1874). The entire cycle of 46 novels would come to be known as the Episodios Nacionales (1873–1912; “National Episodes”). In these works Galdós perfected a unique type of historical fiction that was based on meticulous research using memoirs, old newspaper articles, and eyewitness accounts. The resulting novels are vivid, realistic, and accurate accounts of historical events as they must have appeared to those participating in them. The Napoleonic occupation of Spain and the struggles between liberals and absolutists preceding the death of Ferdinand VII in 1833 are respectively treated in the first two series of 10 novels each, all composed in the 1870s. In the 1880s and ’90s Pérez Galdós wrote a long series of novels dealing with contemporary Spain, beginning with Doña Perfecta (1876). Known as the Novelas españolas contemporáneas (“Contemporary Spanish Novels”), these books were written at the height of the author’s literary maturity and include some of his finest works, notably La desheredada (1881; The Disinherited Lady) and his masterpiece, the four-volume novel Fortunata y Jacinta (1886–87), a study of two unhappily married women from different social classes. Pérez Galdós’ earlier novels in the series show a reforming liberal zeal and an intransigent opposition to Spain’s ubiquitous and powerful clergy, but after the 1880s he displayed a newly tolerant acceptance of Spain’s idiosyncracies and a greater sympathy for his country. He demonstrated a phenomenal knowledge of Madrid, of which he showed himself the supreme chronicler. He also displayed a deep understanding of madness and abnormal psychological states. Pérez Galdós gradually came to admit more elements of spirituality into his work, eventually accepting them as an integral part of reality, as evident in the important late novels Nazarín (1895) and Misericordia (1897; Compassion).
Seal of Quality for Bookstores

Seal of Quality for Bookstores

2019 - 2021
Period of validity ()
Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) collaborates with the Chambers of the Book and the Spanish Confederation of Booksellers' Associations (Cegal) in this project launched by the Ministry of Culture and Sports in 2016 that provides bookstores with a Seal quality. It is an initiative that aims to help reactivate the retail channel and provide a professional structure for bookstores to meet the demands of quality and cultural reference demanded by Spanish society. The aim of this Seal of Quality is to consolidate bookstores as spaces for meeting, reflection and discussion in the communities in which they are located, through their conversion into cultural and social spaces; to promote the diversity of bibliographic heritage through the protection of a network of bookstores that offer both fast-track books and books in the background. An initiative that also establishes a mechanism to improve the economic situation of bookstores and encourage them to continue introducing improvements in customer service while expanding their cultural offer.  
Spain Pavilion at Dubai 2020

Spain Pavilion at Dubai 2020

20 October 0001 - 31 March 2022
Expo 2020 Dubai will be the first global event held in the Middle East. Spain will be one of the leading participants at the event, which will bring together over 200 countries and international organisations in a convergence of innovation, business and culture. →Tender competitions for the Spanish Pavilion at Expo Dubai 2020 > OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE SPAIN PAVILIO FOR EXPO DUBAI 2020: https://www.expospain2020.com Connecting minds, creating the future is the theme of Expo 2o2o Dubai, a global event to showcase Spain Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) is the SOE in charge of managing Spain’s presence in world and international expos. The Spain Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai, designed by Amman-Cánovas-Maruri (Temperaturas Extremas Arquitectos S.L.P., will be a meeting and reception space available to all companies and institutions seeking to boost their presence and visibility. The concept “Intelligence for life” will be the underlying theme for showing the talent and vitality of Spanish companies so that ideas and knowledge can be shared and a vision for the future built. World Online School Chess Tournament. Expo Dubai 2020 The Spain Pavilion in Expo Dubai 2020, in line with the theme of this universal exposition of "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future" invites all member countries to participate in an event that aims to "increase intelligence for life" and expand awareness of the potential of chess as a key educational tool, as supported by sound scientific studies.​ More info → Excellent visibility for companiess For six months, Expo 2020 Dubai will be the point of convergence for the global community, a splendid opportunity to showcase the most creative image of Spain and its business landscape. More than 25 million people are expected to arrive, of which 70% are international visitors. The time of year in which the event will take place and the strategic location of the emirate guarantee a high turnout from professional visitors and extraordinary visibility for Spanish business collaborators.  An event of exceptional public interest The Spain Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai is considered to be an event of exceptional public interest. This declaration promotes the participation of the private sector and offers collaborating companies significant incentives stemming from article 27 of the law on the fiscal regime governing non-profit organisations and tax breaks for patronage (49/2002 of 23 December). Connecting minds, creating the future The general slogan is divided into three major areas: opportunity, mobility and sustainability. The challenges of humanity require innovative solutions in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). → The Expo is located in an area that is at its economic height and home to an airport, free trade zone and investment parks. → The location facilitates logistical and operational efficiency for participants as well as international visibility with maximum security measures. → The venue can accommodate the arrival and access of 60,000 visitors during peak hours.  → Al Wasl Square is the centre of the venue, a symbolic yet functional space where three districts converge.  → In addition to the pavilions, it houses indoor and outdoor spaces with capacities ranging from 120 to 15,000 people. → Once the Expo is over, the venue will be reconverted into the city’s District 2020, which will be comprised of green and residential zones with flexible and collaborative work spaces. Dossier "Become a Sponsor"↓ An opportunity for Spanish companies Expo Dubai in numbers 25 M visitors 70 % international visitors 200 Hectares of the Expo venue + 200 restaurants + 200 Participants (countries, corporations, multinational organisations and academic institutions) 12 Lineal kilometres of shade 60 Live shows every day 3000.000 maximum visitors capacity From 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021 from 10am to 2am. Pavilions will remain open until 10pm. Strategic location of the Spain Pavilion Thanks to its location, it can attract a large volume of visitors. Over 2.5 million people are expected to visit the Spain Pavilion in 173 days. The building Iconic force, sustainability and design in 6,000m2. The square is covered by impressive cones whose function is to cool down the public space. Based on the principles of a circular economy, the project plans to give the building a second life by reusing the venue or some of its components. Spatial organisation • The square offers various interconnected spaces, covered by the cones. • The atrium connects the square with the belowground level and houses a large artistic installation. • The below-ground level houses the theatre and the exhibition gallery. Visitor pathway Slogan: Spain, Intelligence for life The slogan sums up the priority communication objectives of the Pavilion: our resourcefulness, capacity for innovation and our drive to preserve a good quality of life on the planet, for us and future generations. The Pavilion will present and represent Spain at the Expo, a privileged event for boosting the country’s brand and a unique platform for scientific, technological, business and cultural diplomacy. The visit to the Spain Pavilion must be an unforgettable experience for visitors and a display for the capabilities and contributions of our creative and productive landscape. SOCIAL NETWORKS Twitter: @ExpoSpain2020 ​Instagram: @ExpoSpain2020 Facebook: @ExpoSpain2020 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXo6bWrgm7rWjuaDlIHE2Yw/featured Hashtags: #ExpoSpain202 #Expo2020   TAKE NOTE! ↓ Expo Dubai 2020 launches the dissemination, innovation and financing programs 'Global Best Practice' and 'Expo Live': ®'Global Best Practice'  ®'Expo Live'   Expo 2020 is a business opportunity for Spanish companies. Expo Dubai 2020 has set up a system of registration of suppliers open for all contracts. The web page enabled for the registration of companies and professionals interested in being service providers is https://esource.expo2020dubai.ae/ Only registered companies may participate in the contracting and bidding processes. More info > The organizers of Expo 2020 are committed to transparency and good governance to address the issue of tenders related to the Expo itself. Therefore, they have launched a shopping portal (https://esource.expo2020dubai.ae)  where companies of any size and even individuals can register regardless of which country they are established in. From this portal, users can access the different opportunities as they are published and submit their proposals. → See all tender competitions for the Spain Pavilion at Expo Dubai 2020 (in Spanish) p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica}