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FIL Lima 2018

FIL Lima 2018

20 July - 05 August 2018
Feria Internacional del Libro de Lima (Lima, Peru)
España es el país invitado de honr en esta edición de la Feria del Libro Internacional de Lima. Para ello contará con un pabellón de 300 metros cuadrados especialmente diseñado por Acción Cultural Española. En él se exhibirá una amplia panorámica de cerca de 500 títulos de diversos géneros literarios de las obras editadas en España en sus dos últimos años, así como las obras más representativas de los más de 25 autores españoles invitados al evento. El pabellón contará con un espacio polivalente y en él estarán representadas más de 35 editoriales españolas, así como la Federación de Gremios de Editores de España (FGEE). A través de la colaboración entre el Ministerio y la Cámara Peruana del Libro, participan en las actividades proyectadas por la feria una delegación de 47 autores y profesionales del libro. Entre ellos habrá ilustradores, blogueros, escritores, poetas y editores. Además de la exhibición bibliográfica y el programa de actividades dirigidas a profesionales, el Centro Cultural de España en Lima presenta la exposición “Objetos con historia(s)”, una propuesta, en palabras de su comisario Julio Villanueva Chang, que trasciende lo literario para explorar el universo íntimo y creativo de los autores: una selección de sus objetos en maletas viajeras que conectarán a España y Perú. La muestra reunirá los objetos más importantes en la vida de catorce escritores y creadores españoles y peruanos contemporáneos. Tanto en el recinto ferial como en el Centro Cultural de España en Lima, se ofrecerá una amplia y variada programación de actividades, con presencia española, para adultos, jóvenes y niños. Dicha programación incluye espectáculos teatrales, cuentacuentos, performances; murales artísticos, ciclos de cine y documental literario, talleres, conciertos y conversaciones con autores y autoras. Además de la muestra Objetos con Historia (s) en el pabellón de la Feria, se presenta en el Centro Cultural la exposición Un cierto panorama, recorrido por la mejor fotografía española de autor novel de la última década; y se celebrán los 70 años de la revista Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos con una exhibición de dosieres especiales de escritores latinoamericanos.
GIFF 2018, Guanajuato International Film Festival

GIFF 2018, Guanajuato International Film Festival

20 July - 29 July 2018
GIFF. Guanajuato International Film Festival (Guanajuato, Mexico)
With 21 years’ experience under its belt, Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF) has become established as the most important platform for young Latin American filmmakers and invites talented newcomers as well as renowned experts from the film industry to take part each year. Every summer thousands of people travel to the cities of San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato capital to attend this event, which is unprecedented in the film world. This year it pays homage to the Swedish director, Ingmar Bergman, and for that they have paraphrased what was his first masterpiece "A summer with Monica" ('Sommaren med Monika', 1953), to make a retrospective of his work. And not only that, in his image and likeness, they have chosen as image an idyllic representation of that film to dress Guanajuato with his spirit. AC/E is supporting the presence of Spanish filmmakers in the official section. In addition to presenting their films and taking part in Q&A sessions with the general audience, during their stay they will hold a press conference and grant personal interviews to the media. They will also have the chance to receive private advice from prominent people in the industry, especially about their projects in the pipeline with the INCUBATOR programme. AC/E also supports the presence of Lucas Fernández in the programme Carambola, a Touring Cinema for children between 3 and 12 years old. The programme is made up of independent animation films.
Summer School of Art, Palermo 2018

Summer School of Art, Palermo 2018

16 July - 28 July 2018
Il Caffé Internazionale Palermo (Palermo, Italy)
Summer School of Art is held annually in Palermo and aims to create synergies between young Italian and international artists. It creates the possibility of bringing together different practices and contemporary thoughts. For this third edition that takes place in the summer of 2018, it brings together Cesare Viel, an Italian artist based in Genoa, and Dora García, a Spanish artist who lives and works between Barcelona and Brussels. The latter has the support of AC/E through the PICE mobility grants. Summer School of Art allows to create synergies between young Italian and international artists, and the possibility to meet to discuss different practices and contemporary thoughts. It allows young Italian and international artists, and national and international organizations, to collaborate and try different practices and thoughts in a very stimulating group context. This project has the character of a workshop, individual and collective, a residence in which to share knowledge and an assessment that ends in an exhibition. In addition to the two invited artists, the course will feature 15 emerging artists from all over Europe. The presence of Cesare Viel and Dora García, will help to direct and organize the collective discussions and facilitate and stimulate the production of a final project in an exhibition mode that will be shown in "Il Caffè Intenazionale".  
New Spain. Curtas Metragens

New Spain. Curtas Metragens

14 July - 01 September 2018
Solar Galeria de Arte Cinemática (Curtas Vila do Conde, Portugal)
This project co-curated by José Manuel López, aims to explore the notions of landscape and innerness in contemporary art, through photography, installation, and film. This project unfolds an exhibition that also echoes in two film screening programmes, a publication and artist talks with art critics and other specialists from Spain. AC/E supports the participation of the Spanish invited artists to this project.
Semana Negra Uruguay 2018

Semana Negra Uruguay 2018

13 July - 28 July 2018
Semana Negra Uruguay (Montevideo, Uruguay)
Black Week Uruguay is an event that brings together writers, journalists, forensic scientists, psychiatrists, draughtsmen and storytellers to reflect on reality and fiction through detective fiction. This festival on crime fiction also features other cultural activities such as films, painting, photography, cuisine, touches of music, plays, artistic interventions and activities for children. Throughout the event gatherings, roundtables and debates are also held to discuss various aspects of this popular literary genre and reflect on real-life crime and its links with literature, art and the press. Writers are the focus of activity and in addition to presenting their work they give talks and take part in roundtables. AC/E supported the participation of Spanish writers  Carlos Bassas del Rey and Juan Bolea in this year's edition.
Filgua 2018 – Feria internacional del libro de Guatemala

Filgua 2018 – Feria internacional del libro de Guatemala

12 July - 22 July 2018
Forum Majadas (Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala)
AC/E apoya la participación en esta 15 edición de la Filgua, Feria Internacional del Libro en Guatemala, de los cuatro autores españoles invitados Clara Obligado, José Ovejero, Javier Fernández Panadero y Paul Viejo. La Filgua busca en esta edición acercar la cultura española y la guatemalteca a través de sus autores literarios. Los cuatro autores españoles participan en presentaciones de libros, conferencias, lecturas y talleres para mostrar la amplia diversidad de la escritura y sus manifestaciones en España. Clara Obligado es una de las primeras talleristas de escritura creativa de España, además de autora de libros de relatos fundadores. Presenta en el festival su libro más reciente "La muerte juega a los dados" y ofrece un taller de escritura al público. José Ovejero es un importante autor español. Además de novelista (y en ese ámbito ganador del Premio Alfaguara de Novela), es cuentista  y presenta en el festival "Mundo extraño", su publicación más reciente, así como su espectáculo teatral "Qué raros son los hombres", y su documental "Vida y ficción". Javier Fernandez Panadero es un extraordinario divulgador científico para el público juvenil. Presenta en el festival sus libros y comparte experiencias en talleres con chicos de áreas desfavorecidas de los alrededores de Ciudad de Guatemala. Paul Viejo es autor de "Los Ensimismados",  un libro de cuentos que presenta en el festival. Es además, un poderoso traductor de autores clásicos, eminentemente de Antón Chéjov y ofrece también un taller para traductores dentro de las actividades de Filgua.
WIELS Artistic Residency Programme 2018

WIELS Artistic Residency Programme 2018

11 July - 21 December 2018
Wiels Contemporary Art Centre (Bruselas, Belgium)
The artist selected for the Wiels residence is Oier Iruretagoiena  (Errenteria, 1988) whose work develops between sculpture, sound and text. He graduated in Fine Arts from the UPV-EHU, and has individually exhibited the Carreras Múgica de Bilbao gallery (2015), the Halfhouse space in Barcelona (2014), the Egia Culture House (2013) and the Montehermoso cultural center in Vitoria. -Gasteiz (2011).  The WIELS Residency Programme is an international laboratory for emerging artists from all over the world. It forms a key part of the overall programme of WIELS and is one of its core activities. WIELS provides a unique working environment for artists, so that they can pursue their work and participate in current debates and research regarding contemporary art practices. During six months, the residents are offered an individual workspace (+/- 45m2) and a framework designed to facilitate a durable exchange of ideas with the artistic and cultural life of Brussels. The Residency Programme offers 1. Nine furnished workspaces, available seven days a week and twenty-four hours a day, equipped with running water and Internet access. 2. Weekly collective meetings and individual feedback from artistic mentors Willem Oorebeek, Sylvie Eyberg and Simon Thompson. 3. Logistic, technical and curatorial guidance for the creation and development of projects. 4. Visits to exhibitions and other sites of interest in Belgium and the neighbouring countries. 5. Online presentation of current and former residents and a digital archive of all residency projects. 6. Presentation and production of a project during or shortly after the residency.   Open Call 30 March - 1st April 2018 Residence Period 11 July - 21 December 2018 Documents: See open call>   For more info: residency@wiels.org
Un compás. IMF Summer Festivities of Early Music 2018

Un compás. IMF Summer Festivities of Early Music 2018

10 July - 08 August 2018
Troja Chateau (Praga, Czech Republic)
Un compás: A Voyage from Spain to the Orient (D. Cantemir, G. Sanz, G. Kapsberger, A. Mudarra, M. Pérez de Albéniz). The Euskal Barrokensemble with Baroque guitar virtuoso Enrike Solinís, will appear as part of the 19th IMF Summer Festivities of Early Music, in a programme revealing rich cultural heritage of the highly inspiring region of Mediteranean sea with a special focus on Spanish coast. The performance will take place at the Troja Chateau, one of most beautiful Baroque villas in Prague. Summer Festivities of Early Music 2018 will through the overall theme "MEDITERRANEO" pay exclusive attention to the region of Mediterranean Europe. Baroque music is one of the greatest sources of knowledge about the scope of influence and artistic inspiration that this region and its cultural traditions once had elsewhere in Europe. Festival programming will offer a survey of a large scale of local inspirations sources - both thematic and formal, including elements of local musical traditions.  Un compás A Voyage from Spain to the Orient (Dimitrie Cantemir, Gaspar Sanz, Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger, Alonso Mudarra, Mateo Pérez de Albéniz) The Euskal Barrokensemble with Baroque guitar virtuoso Enrike Solinís, will appear as part of the 19th IMF Summer Festivities of Early Music, in a programme revealing rich cultural heritage of the highly inspiring region of Mediterannean sea with a special focus on Spanish coast. The performance will take place at the Troja Chateau, one of most beautiful Baroque villas in Prague. PROGRAMME (selection): Bestenigar - Dimitrie Cantemir (1673-1723) Koumis-Ezpatadantza - Traditional Basque/ Iranian Marionas - Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710) Jota - Manuscrito de Cortabarría (XVII. C.) Sonata en Re M - Mateo Pérez de Albéniz (1755-1831) Fandango-Porrue - Traditional Basque Pavana-Gallarda - A. Mudarra (1510-1580) Fantasia X - A. Mudarra (1510-1580) Romanesca - Luis de Narváez (1500-1549) Colassione - G. Kapsberger (1580-1651) Kurdi Pesrev - Cantemir´s collection Canarios - Gaspar Sanz Danza ritual del Fuego - M. De Falla Euskal Barrokensemble: Miren Zeberio – baroque violin Kiya Tabassian – setar (Persian lute) Pablo Martin Caminero – double bass Daniel Garay – percussion Enrike Solinís – Baroque guitar, lavta and artistic director  
Let's go on shooting! Colombian and Spanish Filmmakers

Let's go on shooting! Colombian and Spanish Filmmakers

09 July - 09 August 2018
Gimnasio Moderno de Bogotá (Bogotá, Colombia)
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, such as "A través de mis ojos", "Cineastas contados","Cineastas contados... de ambos lados" and "Cineastas en su lugar”. The photographer, who usually works with a Hasselblad X-Pan and who believes in black-and-white photography because "it gives versatility in all light conditions, as opposed to colour, which is more plastic", also takes as his inspiration other artists who have worked mainly in black and white, such as Eugène Atget, Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Robert Frank, David Goldblatt or Cartier-Bresson. He confesses that his series are "a life project that started fifteen years ago, aimed at creating an exhaustive and unique photographic archive of Spanish and Latin American filmmakers of different generations". The idea of the unconventional panoramic format is taken from another one of Fernández Orengo’s references, Arnold Newman, who "portrayed personalities in their environment”.