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Márgenes Festival 2019

Márgenes Festival 2019

20 November - 20 December 2019
Cineteca Madrid. Matadero (Madrid, Spain)
The nineth edition of the festival is held from November 20 to December 20, 2019. AC/E supports the participation of international programmers in the professional meeting MRG // WORK. The programme also includes retrospective information shows, premieres, special passes, audiovisual literacy training activities, seminars, and other meetings. Márgenes is a film festival dedicated to new audiovisual trends in Spain, Latin America, and Portugal. It combines online and offline exhibition of the films on show. In just six editions, the Festival has become an essential, national and international reference, as independently and risky part of the Latin American film production. It is the only independent Ibero-American film festival that combines online and face-to-face exhibitions with venues spread out on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
Monkey Week 2019

Monkey Week 2019

20 November - 23 November 2019
Monkey Week (Sevilla, Spain)
Monkey Week SON Estrella Galicia is an annual meeting point where artists, audiences and professionals of the Spanish independent music scene can interact with delegates and professionals from all over Europe, Latin America and other parts of the world. In short, it is the place to discover and make visible all those musical initiatives that will eventually become part of the new European cultural industry and, by extension, of the increasingly powerful Latin American circuit. In Seville from November 20 to 23, 2019,  the festival has established showcase format in live music of our country and has consolidated in its recent editions the international interest from professionals and musicians from territories such as Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Brazil, Costa Rica, Colombia, USA, Portugal, France, England, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Australia, Japan, Korea and China have participated in recent editions.
Alma Tierra

Alma Tierra

15 November 2019 - 06 January 2020
Diputación de Huesca (Huesca, Spain)
“A JOURNEY TO THE INNER SPAIN. THE DEMOGRAPHIC QUESTION: MEMORY AND FORGOT. ” 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.
500 years of Havana. Guest work of the Museo Nacional del Prado in the National Museum of Fine Arts of Cuba

500 years of Havana. Guest work of the Museo Nacional del Prado in the National Museum of Fine Arts of Cuba

15 November - 15 December 2019
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Cuba (La Habana, Cuba)
In the framework of the celebration of the 500 years of Havana, Acción Cultural Española in collaboration with AECID and the Prado Museum, organizes the exhibition of Goya's "Self-Portrait" of 1815, emblematic work of the Prado collections, in the National Museum of Fine Arts of Cuba between November 11 and December 12, 2019, coinciding with its inauguration with the official trip of HH.MM. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain.  Goya deliberately presents himself here as vulnerable and fragile, revealing the most serene and welcoming facet of his personality. A dark background painted with rapid, energetic crossing brushstrokes adds presence to his reddish-brown frock coat, which contrasts with his very white, open-necked shirt, both of which are painted with finer brushstrokes than the background. This technique, in the Venetian manner, accentuates the soft, rosy and somewhat flaccid skin of Goya on the threshold of old age. The elaborate material, of exceptional richness, brings out the luminosity of his face, which needs very little light to stand out in the almost Velasquez-like “atmosphere” surrounding him. More info (web Museo Nacional del Prado >
Gijon International Film Festival 2019

Gijon International Film Festival 2019

15 November - 23 November 2019
Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijón (Gijón, Spain)
AC/E supports the participation of international programmers in the second edition of FICX Industry Days. It holds various industry meetings about grants for cinematographic and audiovisual productions, talks, panel discussions about programming in international festivals, development platforms and coproduction of audiovisual projects, works-in-progress and pitching sessions. The programme will also tackle two of the most highlighted titles from Spanish cinema in 2019 as a case study: El secreto de Marrowbone and Verano 1993. Gijón International Film Festival started out in 1963 as a competition for children and young people – a spirit which has remained alive over the years through the Enfants Terribles section. However, Gijón is also interested in innovation, as evidenced by sections such as FICXLab, DocuFICX, AnimaFICX and Convergencias, which complement the official section by showing the most significant independent films and seek to bring audiences films that are not released in commercial theatres. 
Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal 2019

Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal 2019

14 November - 24 November 2019
RIDM. Rencontres Internationales Du Documentaire De Montreal (Montreal, Canada)
AC/E supports the travel expenses of the Spanish delegation at One-on-One pitches, RIDM Forum. The One-on-One Pitches is full day of meetings between documentary producers, filmmakers, and decision-makers: broadcasters, distributors, sales agents, festival programmers, institutions, and funds representatives. It is a unique opportunity for creators and decision-makers alike to forge new partnerships and bring new projects to life. 84 decision-makers and experts from all around the world as well as Canada were present for the One-on-One Pitches in 2018. ​A Non-profit organization founded in 1998 by a group of Quebec documentary filmmakers, the RIDM aims to present a selection of the year’s best documentaries. Early editions showed about 40 films over five days; today the festival has grown to have a schedule of more than 150 films along with retrospectives, debates, and parallel activities. Since 2004, it has also included a documentary market, Forum RIDM.
El archivo del polvo (The Dust Archive). Elena del Rivero

El archivo del polvo (The Dust Archive). Elena del Rivero

13 November 2019 - 05 January 2020
Matadero Madrid (Madrid, Spain)
El archivo del polvo (The Dust Archive) articulates a mise-en-scène that speaks of the effects of war, pollution, the cultivation of raw materials, migrations, the transformation of architecture to help displaced peoples, the pain of loss... A material that has inspired the participation of choreographer, dancer, painter and poet Mónica Valenciano  in Elena del Rivero’s project about the terrorist attack in New York on 11 September 2001. On 11 September 2001, the Spanish artist based in New York Elena del Rivero, was in Madrid preparing her forthcoming inauguration when she saw the Twin Towers collapse on the television. While she watched the clouds of dust, she imagined that her studio (located in 125, Cedar Street, just opposite the South Tower) had been destroyed and she also collapsed.​ She flew to New York and went directly to her creative space but the police wouldn’t let her through that day. Nor the next days, either. Sometime later, the residents of Ground Zero were allowed to return to their homes. Her studio was covered in dust and papers. She cleaned the dust and contamination produced by the attack from all the objects, and then she used a video camera to document the cleaning of the area and its everyday life. She recorded more than 100 hours of footage and she gathered together some 3,000 papers that she numbered, catalogued, photographed and sewed together with silk and pearls. More info: ​https://naves.mataderomadrid.org/en/activities/el-archivo-del-polvo  
Defensive architecture in Spain

Defensive architecture in Spain

08 November - 05 December 2019
Caja del Mediterraneo de Orihuela (Orihuela, España)
Why are castles important? What are its origin and evolution? The exhibition tries to answer these questions by analyzing defensive architecture from prehistory to the middle ages, from modern to contemporary. The highly didactic percourse of this exhibition  highlights the profound significance and relevance of the castles in Spain. But the aim of this exhibition is also to raise awareness about the need to protect and preserve this important heritage. Therefore, it offers a parallel tour on the history of  specific castles, highlighting the deterioration suffered over the years, the history of its restoration and the policies of guardianship and preservation that currently protect them. At the end of the tour, the visitor can browse the inventory of all castles in Spain. The last section, The Castles of Spain and the Cinema, projects loop images with scenes in which various Spanish castles have been recorded in famous films ("El Cid", "The Kingdom of Heaven", "Bells at midnight" , "Pride and Passion", "Die Another Day", "The Lords of Steel", etc.)
El Dorado Flamenco programme 2019

El Dorado Flamenco programme 2019

06 November - 21 November 2019
El Dorado. Sociedad Flamenca Barcelonesa (Barcelona, Spain)
During 2019 AC/E is supporting the Barcelona-based flamenco society El Dorado SFB, which aims to examine in depth and disseminate flamenco culture, establish a permanent space for studying and disseminating flamenco in Barcelona, and promote musicians and other local and national flamenco artists.   Flamenco turned into the twenty-first century with a by no means negligible heritage of its own. It has withstood widespread acculturation and the replacement of popular culture with mass culture. Despite the standardisation, syncretism and homogenisation of styles imposed on the music creation sector by economic interests, flamenco has preserved its unique features and has successfully evolved by embracing the artistic proposals of its performers, who have constantly come up with new, often groundbreaking, ideas to contribute to the common artistic heritage. Ever since the genre first started out, Barcelona has played a key role in the development of flamenco culture. Flamenco was present at the opening of the Liceo opera house in 1847 and in the city’s cafés with live entertainment, especially the Villa Rosa run by the Borrull family, which hosted all the leading names of the period (Chacón, Manuel Torre, Ramón Montoya, Sabicas, Pastora Pavón...). The chronicles written by Sebastià Gasch for his column in the weekly Mirador and the atmosphere of Manquet, the bar where the Amayas used to perform with their daughter Carmen, attest to the vitality flamenco enjoyed then, as does the fact that Vicente Escudero, a close friend of Gasch and Joan Miró, made Barcelona his second home after Paris. El Dorado SFB is a cultural association that relies on the volunteer work of its members and constantly promotes and disseminates flamenco culture in Barcelona by establishing a permanent space that brings together cultural and musical activities related to flamenco in order to take part in and influence the city’s culture scene. Among other activities it organises talks, debates, exhibitions, films and above all concerts to help flamenco develop its potential, catering to the various trends and the resulting dynamics. El Dorado is based at the Centro Cívico Parc Sandaru and enjoys full use of all its facilities – concert hall, exhibition and meeting rooms, etc. – for all its events. Programme for 2019, supported by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) 1ST QUARTER 21 March: Concert by Leonor Leal, dancer, and Antonio Moreno, percussion. ‘Se prohíbe el cante’. In collaboration with the cycle ‘Danza. Quincena Metropolitana’. 28 March: Concert bringing to an end the cycle ‘El Ojo Partido’ with the participation of guitarists Alfredo Lagos, Raúl Cantizano, Marta Robles and Ekaterina Zaytseva. 2ND QUARTER 11 April: Concert comprising singing and guitar music by Manuel Gerena and Juan Ignacio González. 2 May: Concert by David Peña Dorantes (piano) y Javi Ruibal (percusión). 9 May: Performance de José Manuel Gutierrez, El Gufi​. 23 May: Concert by Carlos Benavent, Roger Mas, Aleix Tobias and Tomasito (dance). 6 June: Concierto de José Quevedo,” Bolita”, Pablo Martín Caminero, y Paquito González. 19 June: Talk by Guillermo MacGill & Pere Pons; “Flamenco – Jazz a pie de obra”​. 20 June: Concert. Mariola Membrives, Guitar Band​ 27 June: Guitar concert by José Antonio Rodríguez. 3RD QUARTER Course on ‘Flamenco, a modern popular art’ as part of the summer programme organised every year by the University of Barcelona, ‘Els Juliols de la UB’. 4ER QUARTER 3 October: CONCERT. Esperanza Fernández, cante, y Miguel Ángel Cortes, guitarra. 10 October: CONCERT Santiago Lara & Antonio González, guitarras 17 October: CONFERENCE Pepa Sánchez, Mineras y tarantos: Análisis melódico. 23 October: CONCERT José Manuel Álvarez, baile. Pepe de Pura, cante. José Almarcha, guitarra. 6 - 21 November: EXHIBITION. Noelia Iniesta & Paloma Pérez. Visiones del Flamenco. 7 November: CONCERTKiKi Morente, cante. David Carmona, guitarra. Pedro Gabarre “Popo”, percussió 21 de November: CONCERT José Valencia, cante Juan Requena, guitarra. 28 November: CONFERENCE Faustino Núñez Antonio Gades. Disciplina y Libertad. 12 December: CONCERT Isabel Bayón, baile. Miguel Ángel Soto “El Londro”, cante. Miguel Ortega, cante. Jesús Torres, guitarra
The filmmakers, Europe portrayed

The filmmakers, Europe portrayed

06 November - 01 December 2019
Metropol Parasol / Setas de la Encarnación (Sevilla, España)
​The exhibition brings together 50 portraits of European filmmakers made by photographer Óscar Fernández Orengo. Of these half, a selection of 25, correspond to Spanish filmmakers in black and white and in panoramic format, portrayed in spaces and places that they themselves have chosen. Among these are Bigas Luna, Josefina Molina, Víctor Erice, Rodrigo Sorogoyen or Belén Funes. The other 25 portraits correspond to filmmakers from other European countries, photographed in black and white, in color and in different formats with special predominance of the square. Among them Béla Tarr, Agnès Varda, Theo Angelopoulos, Roy Andersson, Pedro Costa or Mia Hansen-Løve. 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", "Cineastas en su lugar” or "Seguimos rodando", this last organized by AC/E  that brought together portraits of Spanish and Colombian filmmakers from a selection of about thirty portraits, with the aim of bringing the Colombian public Polyhedral face of both its cinema and the Spanish. 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.
In Altre Parole 2019. Rassegna Internazionale di Drammaturgia Contemporanea

In Altre Parole 2019. Rassegna Internazionale di Drammaturgia Contemporanea

06 November - 26 November 2019
Università degli Studi Roma Tre (Roma, Italy)
Since its inception, the In Altre Parole festival has maintained a very intense and fruitful relationship with contemporary Spanish dramaturgy. Within the Festival programme there is a specific segment, Tablas,  for Hispanic theater. For this edition, Tablas reaches its fifth year and several authors participate in it with the supports of AC/E: dramatized readings of "Run" by Yolanda Garcia Serrano, "Revenge" by Jordi Casanovas (Revenge) and a work by Denise Despeyroux. The four playwrights also participate in the festival programme with meetings at the theater and at the University. The translated works will be published in both editions, within contemporary theater collections existing in the Italian publishing scene. In Altre Parole, the international festival of contemporary dramaturgy, arrives this year at its 13th edition. The event is organized by the Department of Lingue, Letterature and Culture Straniere of the Rome Tre University, and with it wants to continue exploring the dramaturgies in an original and innovative way most active and interesting on the world stage. Programme: November 6, 10:30 a.m. (Royal Academy of Spain in Rome), Una nera tenerezza, by Denise Despeyroux November 7, 6:30 p.m. (Dalí Room of the Cervantes Institute of Rome), La vendetta, by Jordi Casanovas November 26, 5:30 p.m. (Royal Academy of Spain in Rome), Corri !, by Yolanda García Serrano  
Spanish pavilion at PQ19, Prague Quadrennial

Spanish pavilion at PQ19, Prague Quadrennial

04 November - 22 December 2019
Teatro Valle Inclán. Centro Dramático Nacional (Madrid, Spain)
The set designer Alejandro Andújar designed to present the exhibition "Babel", a series of artistic installations on a poetic, metaphorical and abstract contemporary Tower of Babel, in the Spanish pavilion of the Prague Quadrennial of Stage Design and Scenic Space. AC / E organizes from this initial exhibition, an itinerant exhibition so that a more extensive public can know these contents and will travel during 2019 and 2020. The 14th PQ, Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, was scheduled from 6 to 16 June 2019. It featured a Spanish pavilion organised at the initiative of INAEM in collaboration with RESAD, AC/E, AECID and the Instituto Cervantes, and the curator is stage designer Ángel Martínez Roger. The stage designer entrusted with designing the Spanish pavilion is Alejandro Andújar, design for PQ19 ‘Babel’, an installation based on the spatial concept of the minimalist tradition as an art trend and involves an installation measuring 5 x 5 metres in the shape of a cube crossed by many narrow corridors, which pay tribute to the backstage of a theatre. The corridors contain a world of sounds that reproduce various languages and, as spectators pass, convey a sound-based perception of the huge diversity of the world we live in. Visitors hear these different languages as they walk around and the whole installation thus becomes a contemporary, metaphorical, poetic and abstract Tower of Babel. Besides the main pavilion, Spain will also be represented by a Students’ Pavilion displaying works by young trainee stage designers with provocative and innovative ideas. This pavilion, entitled ‘Birds (The Fences)’, focuses on the logic of ambiguity, the logic that converts the border into a crossing, the river into a bridge, the door that closes into one that opens. The symbolic border functions as a third party, a place between another two, a game of interactions and ‘inter-views’, and a symbol of exchanges and encounters. Also on show is an installation by Juan Gómez Cornejo among the sculptures of the Lapidarium museum located in the PQ 2019’s grounds. It pays well-deserved homage to this winner of the National Theatre Prize, a leader in creative stage lighting in Spain. Gómez Cornejo’s career spans several generations of directors and stage designers and he is a unifying thread and unquestionable reference for today’s young professionals.
Benito Pérez Galdós. The Truth of Human Nature

Benito Pérez Galdós. The Truth of Human Nature

01 November 2019 - 16 February 2020
Biblioteca Nacional de España (Madrid, Spain)
The writings of Benito Pérez Galdós (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1843-Madrid, 1920) paint an extraordinary picture in words of Spanish nineteenth-century customs and history. This nineteenth-century novelist, a man imbued with the positivist philosophy, liberalism and anticlericalism of his time, depicted the world he saw and was interested in with a universally acclaimed art. The exhibition surveys the life of the Canary-born writer on the centenary of his death. It is organised chronologically and divided into the four essential periods in his life. The biographical and personal literary content is presented in the cultural, historical and political context of the period. All the components of the show are designed to be educational. Following the basic chronological arrangement of his life and work within the cultural context of the period, it explores several themes: the literary scene, the political environment, his travels around Europe, and the importance of music, the graphic arts and painting in his oeuvre.
Teresa Solar: Ride Ride Ride

Teresa Solar: Ride Ride Ride

26 October 2019 - 26 January 2020
Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation (Estocolmo, Sweden)
Teresa Solar (Spain/Egypt) offers a variety of sculptural forms in bright and playful colours not avoiding the possible critical approach on consumption and desire. The concept of the museum and the imagined idea of a storage room of an amusement park defines Teresa Solar’s exhibition at Index foundation. Objects and language, movement and situation, Meaning and poetry arise not so much from the individuality of each item but from the performative relationship and the conceptual connections to the set as a whole. A previous version of this exhibition has been produced by Matadero Centre for Cultural Creation in Madrid. — Teresa Solar has presented her work in spaces such as Sculpture Park (Koln), Kunstverein Munich, La Panera (Lleida), Het Wilde Weten (Rotterdam) or Der Tank (Basel). She has had a residency at Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart) and has been a visiting teacher at the Stuttgart Kunst Akademie. This exhibition is produced in collaboration with Matadero Madrid and with generous support from AC/E and the Spanish Embassy in Stockholm.
León Felipe. Who am I?

León Felipe. Who am I?

15 October 2019 - 15 January 2020
Instituto Cervantes de Chicago (Chicago, United States)
This exhibition is made up of about 150 documents, artworks and materials related to the great poet Leon Felipe, among which are photographs, paintings, sculpture, documents, press and books. Born in Tábara, Zamora on April 11 (1884), 2018 sees the commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of his death in Mexico, where he lived in exile until his passing in 1968. Felipe Camino Galicia de la Rosa, better known as Leon Felipe, was one of Spain's major poets. Although his style is very personal and difficult, he is usually ascribed to the poets of the Generation of '27. The exhibition covers his life and work, revealing the intense life and literary career of this apothecary, actor, lecturer, teacher, translator and outstanding Spanish poet. It is a great opportunity to get to know this influential personality of the Spanish letters who traveled and developed his academic work in Equatorial Guinea, the USA, Panama and finally Mexico, where he obtained a great recognition. His legacy, of which a part is presented here, was acquired by the City Council of Zamora in 2002 and is estimated at some 2,500 manuscripts, unpublished loose poems, plus 5 other book-length manuscripts that were never published, alongside correspondence, photographs, and other belongings of the poet of the "Verses and prayers of the traveler".
Objetivo Mordzinski. Journey to the Heart of Spanish-American Literature

Objetivo Mordzinski. Journey to the Heart of Spanish-American Literature

11 October - 30 November 2019
Casa de América (Madrid, Spain)
Objetivo Mordzinski is a photographic approach to Spanish-American literary creation through the gaze of artist Daniel Mordzinski, who has been making portraits of writers for more than three decades and has published many books of photographs on literature, particularly Spanish-language literature. The show is directly connected with the nature of the international Spanish-language conference that will host it for the first time: the VII Congreso Internacional de la Lengua Española, which is due to take place in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in March 2016.     The exhibition features approximately 220 photographs (nearly 100 of which are new). These core exhibits are accompanied by a section linked to the Puerto Rico conference, with images of writers from this country and of Mario Vargas Llosa and Emilio Lledó, who are guests of honour at this year’s edition. The exhibition is focused on attempting to convey to audiences the international and multicultural nature of the Spanish language and its magnificent role in structuring the Spanish-American community, the American continent and, in general, today’s world. The artist’s photographs show a living, dynamic and varied literary reality shaped by three generations of men and women who have built the collective imaginary from words in their countless books, poems, festivals, songs, plays and essays. Objetivo Mordzinski  is an ongoing project aimed at constructing this geography that is intangible but visible to readers and viewers from all over the world – literature in Spanish – and underlining its importance as well as that of Spanish itself as a language, industry and standard bearer in the world. 
New Education Laboratories

New Education Laboratories

09 October 2019 - 01 March 2020
Fundación Francisco Giner de los Ríos - Institución Libre de Enseñanza (Madrid, Spain)
The exhibition commemorates the centenary of the creation, by the Ampliación de Estudios e Investigaciones Científicas (JAE), of the Instituto-Escuela, the most ambitious "reform essay" of public education in the stages before the university developed until then in Spain and one of the most outstanding pedagogical experiences of interwar Europe. A journey through the history of the institution that brings together works by authors of modernity and historical avant-garde such as Darío de Regoyos, Picasso, Torres García, Barradas, Alberto Sánchez, Benjamín Palencia, Maruja Mallo, García Lorca, Francisco Bores, Alberti, Moreno Villa or Ángel Ferrant, who dialogue with current artists such as Darío Villalba, Eduardo Arroyo, Blanca Muñoz, Emilia Azcárate, Antonio Ballester or Chema Madoz. The Instituto-Escuela was part of a modernization project of Spanish society promoted by the Institución Libre de Enseñanza (ILE) from 1876, with the aim of generalizing a new education and promoting scientific and cultural progress as the only means capable of place Spain among the most advanced countries.
AC/E Grants for Translation and in Support of Illustration 2019

AC/E Grants for Translation and in Support of Illustration 2019

07 October - 10 December 2019
Call for Entry
On the occasion of Spain's participation as a Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2021, Acción Cultural Española has created these translation grants to promote Spanish literary works among foreign publishers. Application Deadline: 10 December 2019 The AC/E translation grants seeks to encourage the sale of rights to foreign publishers and to publish Spanish literary creations, thus favoring their international visibility and recognition. The accepted languages ​​for translations are German, English, French, Dutch and Italian. There are two lines of grants: 1.  AC/E Grants for Translation and in Support of Illustration for foreign publishers. 2. Grants for translation of samples for the preparation of dossiers of foreign promotion, for Spanish publishers and agents. Both types of grants have different guidelines and application forms (see below ↓). Applications can only be made for works published by Spanish publishers as a printed book and with commercial distribution in bookstores in the following modalities: - narrative (fiction, nonfiction) - essay - poetry - theater, drama - YA literature - illustrated album - graphic novel - comic In the case of illustrated works and graphic novel, additional help may be requested for the illustrator's fees. AC/E will not fund scholarly works, schoolbooks, exhibition catalogues, unpublished and self-published works, travel guides, research studies, minutes of congresses, manuals, digital-only and/or print-on-demand works, and similar categories. For more information, please write to: spainfrankfurt2021@accioncultural.es Grants for complete works and support for illustration.: ⇒ Bases obra completa e ilustración (Spanish, PDF) - ⇒ Conditions complete works and illustration (English, PDF) - → Application form  Grants for samples of books: ⇒ Bases fragmentos (Spanish, PDF) - → Application form
Guerrero / Vicente

Guerrero / Vicente

04 October 2019 - 12 January 2020
Centro José Guerrero (Granada, Spain)
The Centro José Guerrero in Granada and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, with the institutional support of Acción Cultural Española as the organiser and the collaboration of the Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias as the venue, present an exhibition project that links the work of the only two Spanish artists who were part of one of the most important art trends of the twentieth century: American Abstract Expressionism. The exhibition “Guerrero / Vicente” highlights the similarities and differences between two artists whom historiography has traditionally treated individually and separately given their powerful artistic and stylistic personalities. Their formative periods are marked by a number of similarities. Esteban Vicente was born in 1903 and José Guerrero in 1914; therefore, until the central years of their careers, Vicente was always ahead of Guerrero. But they moved in the same environments. They both studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. After completing their academic training, they both headed for Paris, then the hub of European avant-garde art. They were both particularly attracted to Matisse, but also to Cubism and the Paris school. They each married an American woman and went to live in the United States, Esteban Vicente in 1936 and José Guerrero in 1949, both as a result of wars. They had started out practising a new representational art that gradually shifted away from mimesis and towards abstraction. For both artists the turning point, the year that marked a change in their artistic language, came in 1950. The most important event in Esteban Vicente’s life was the Talent 1950 exhibition for which he was selected by Meyer Shapiro and Clement Greenberg. That year José Guerrero took up residence in Greenwich Village, where there was a large colony of artists, and began to have dealings with agents, who soon introduced him to the gallery owner Betty Parsons. Each with their particular likes and dislikes, they mixed with De Kooning, Rothko, Kline, Motherwell, Guston, Newmann and Pollock, among others, and from then onwards remained faithful to the dictates of the first generation of American Abstract Expressionism.   Despite their stylistic differences, they both shared the same concern with colour. In Guerrero’s case, it soon became a structural element of the composition. Vicente took longer: his initial concern was the structure of the painting, but in the late 1950s he began to explore how to trap or capture light and achieved this through colour, which also infuses his work with emotion. The works selected for the exhibition, which illustrate their parallel careers, focus on three significant stages in their shared journey: -Their beginnings in representational art, with a selection of their respective landscapes, the genre they most practiced: urban and rural scenes in which there are glimpses of a progressive shift towards abstraction. -The early 50s, marked by a complete, determined espousal of abstraction with no turning back. A determining factor in both cases was their explorations on paper: collage (in Vicente’s case) and printmaking (in Guerrero) were experimental laboratories that allowed them to progress until they felt confident in this new direction. -The 70s, after which they each developed a characteristic voice of their own and achieved full maturity, leading to different approaches to colour field painting. José Guerrero attached great importance to space, its limits, the boundaries between planes, and the areas where colours intermingle; to quote Juan Manuel Bonet, what interested him “was for colour to flow, for the paint to breathe, for the picture to be vibrant, luminous and full of energy”. During these years Vicente built a world of his own based on forms that float in space and give meaning to his work and in which he obsessively worked on colour gradation and saturation and, through it, light. The accompanying exhibition catalogue features a main text by Inés Vallejo, who examines the exhibition from an academic, historical and scientific approach based on the research she carried out for her doctoral thesis (Esteban Vicente y José Guerrero: dos pintores españoles en Nueva York, UCM, 2010). The publication will feature three introductory texts on each of the sections into which the show is divided, written by three important Spanish historians and critics: Juan Manuel Bonet, Guillermo Solana and José María Parreño. 
Artistic Residency at SOMA 2019 - Jordi Colomer

Artistic Residency at SOMA 2019 - Jordi Colomer

01 October - 30 November 2019
SOMA México (Ciudad de México, Mexico)
Jordi Colomer is the artist selected by the jury for a residency at SOMA (Mexico). This residency, organized by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) and SOMA, allows a Spanish artist to research and develop artistic production during two months, between October and November 2019, in Mexico. SOMA is a Mexican non-profit organization dedicated to the cultural exchange and teaching of the arts created more than a decade ago by a group of artists. It is a space for reflection where members and participants have the opportunity to critically review their proposals and where the review of the creative process is encouraged. SOMA supports residents with a program of contacts, visits to their workshop, supervision and guidance, as well as organizing their participation in one of the so-called "SOMA Wednesdays" and offering them the opportunity to participate in the educational program of the institution.   Announcement Call for applications ended on July 13, 2019. BENEFICIARIES Creators / as born or residents in Spain, with a consolidated artistic career (half career) will be able to participate in the call. DURATION The duration of the residency will be two months, October and November 2019. If the resident will be absent during the agreed dates without any relevant justification, the stay and the grants granted in each case may be canceled, including the refund of the amount of your ticket to Mexico. SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS Registration will be made by sending emails to the address: carolina.diaz@somamexico.org It is essential that in the SUBJECT of the mail it be indicated: "Call SOMA - AC/E". They must attach the following documentation in a single PDF document (maximum 10 MEGAS): 1. Personal information // - Full name // - Date of birth // - Nationality // - Passport number // - Current address // - Mobile phone number // - E-mail // - Website 2. Portfolio: Brief description of the work you have done during the last three years. It is COMPULSORY to present the portfolio in PDF format, including the images in it. 3. Curriculum Vitae. 4. A letter of motivation that summarizes the interest for which you want to make residency in SOMA and the objective of the artistic research you want to develop or complement during your residency: What would SOMA contribute to the creative process you want to develop? What kind of relationships and activities would you like to develop in SOMA with the aim of enhancing your creative process and artistic research? The applicants accredit the originality and authorship of the projects that they present and guarantee that they legitimately hold all the intellectual property rights over them, expressly exempting the institutions that call this residence from any liability for damages that may be caused in this respect. . Without prejudice to the documentation requested for participation, in the case of overcoming the selection process, the following will be requested: • Copy of D.N.I / N.I.E. • Responsible declaration of not being subject to any of the prohibitions to contract provided for in article 71 of Law 9/2017 of November 8, on Contracts of the Public Sector, by which the European Parliament Directives are transposed into Spanish law. and of the Council 2014/23 / EU, of February 26, 2014. DEADLINES Applications may be submitted until 23:59 (GMT + 1) on July 13, 2019. No application received after the deadline will be accepted. The selected candidate will be contacted directly by the program coordinator and must confirm acceptance in writing within 7 working days of notification. SELECTION The candidatures will be valued by a commission composed of a minimum of three members of the convening institutions. The decision will be unappealable. The Valuation Commission will resolve any circumstance not foreseen in these bases and may declare the call void. By the mere fact of presenting themselves to the call, the participants accept these rules. In the event that a previously awarded application must be withdrawn, the candidate must notify it in advance. ENDOWMENT The residency will be held at the SOMA facilities in Mexico City and includes the following services that will be managed directly by SOMA: - Round trip to Mexico from the place of residence in Spain, in economy class. - Accommodation provided with a workshop during the two months of your stay. - Advising (suggested by SOMA according to the artistic research project presented by the resident in his application), - Organization of a workshop and / or delivery of a "Wednesday of the SOMA" by the resident. - Medical insurance during your stay. - For the maintenance and production, an amount of 1,000 is established
Residency at En Lugar a Dudas (Colombia) 2019 - Marta Ramos-Yzquierdo

Residency at En Lugar a Dudas (Colombia) 2019 - Marta Ramos-Yzquierdo

01 October - 15 December 2019
Lugar a dudas (Cali, Colombia)
This is the third edition of these residences jointly organized by Lugar a Dudas and Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), at the jury selected the Spanish curator Marta Ramos-Yzquierdo to carry out a research work for six weeks in Cali. Lugar a dudas is an independent non-profit space which promotes and disseminates contemporary artistic creation through a process of research, production and open discussion. Its programme of residencies, started up in 2006, is aimed at artists, curators, writers and other agents in the field of art who wish to explore and examine different forms of interaction that promote collaboration between individuals, disciplines and subjectivities as a starting point for artistic practice and critical thought.   OPEN CALL ANNOUNCEMENT Finished on July 14, 2019. Beneficiaries All persons born or residing in Spain with a proven track record of research and who present a research proposal that requires their development in an institution such as Lugar a Dudas in Colombia may participate in the call. Duration The duration of the residence will be of 6 uninterrupted weeks, to choose between October and December 2019, and will be subject to the availability of Place to Doubts. In the event of absences during the agreed dates without relevant justification, it may suppose the cancellation of the stay and of the aids granted in each case, including the refund of the amount of the Spain / Colombia / Spain plane ticket. Within the proposal submitted to the selection, short stays can be contemplated in other Colombian institutions / centers in Medellín, Bogotá, etc. that are considered of interest for the development of the investigation. Lugar a Dudas may advise on which centers may be of interest for the purpose marked in the submitted research project.   Submission of applications Registration will be made by sending emails to the address: residencias@lugaradudas.org They must attach the following documentation in a single PDF document (maximum 10 MEGAS): 1. Personal information // - Full name // - Date of birth // - Nationality // - Passport number // - Current address // - Mobile phone number // - E-mail // - Website 2. Portfolio: Brief description of the work you have done during the last three years. It is recommended to include the images in the PDF document. 3. Curriculum Vitae. 4. A letter of motivation that summarizes the interest for which you want to carry out residency in Place a Question and the objective of the research you want to develop or complement during your residency: What would this context contribute to the process of your practice? What relationship would you expect to establish between one and the other? 5. It will be valued that two reference letters of qualified people who know the artistic trajectory of the participant be attached. The applicants accredit the originality and authorship of the projects that they present and guarantee that they legitimately hold all the intellectual property rights over them, expressly exempting the institutions that call this residence from any liability for damages that may be caused in this respect. . Deadlines  Applications may be submitted until 23:59 (GMT + 1) on July 14, 2019. No application received after the deadline will be accepted.  In August 2019 the name of the selected will be communicated on the conveners' websites. The selected candidate will be contacted directly by the program coordinator and must confirm acceptance in writing within 7 working days of notification.   Selection  The candidatures will be valued by a commission composed of a minimum of three members of the convening institutions. The decision will be unappealable. The Valuation Commission will resolve any circumstance not foreseen in these bases and may declare the call void.  By the mere fact of presenting themselves to the call, the participants accept these rules. In the event that a previously awarded application must be withdrawn, the candidate must notify it in advance. Endowment The residence will be developed in the facilities of Lugar a Dudas, in Cali (Colombia) and includes the following services: - Processing and payment of the round trip to Cali from the place of residence in Spain. - Accommodation for six weeks in a single room with wi-fi, fan, private bathroom and work spaces. The room is located in the house "This is not a hotel", Barrio Granada, 100 meters from Lugar a Dudas. - Medical insurance during the period of residence that must be managed and hired by the resident together with Lugar a Dudas, who will pay the amount thereof. - For maintenance, an amount of 800 euros (its equivalent in pesos) is established, which will be delivered to the resident by LUGAR A DOUBT in the following manner:                         - 550 euros (its equivalent in pesos) upon arrival in Cali.                         - 250 euros (the equivalent in pesos) at the beginning of the last week of stay. - Management and payment of transportation tickets and accommodation during internal trips in Colombia, in case the resident considers the convenience of making them for the development of their project and always having the advice and authorization of Lugar a dudas . These internal trips, their number, destination and duration, are limited, since it is considered that the primary objective is the residence in place of doubt. - It will be provided that residents who wish to visit can visit the
The Dream (1518-2018)

The Dream (1518-2018)

26 September 2019 - 25 January 2020
ARQVA, Museo Nacional de Arqueología Subacuática (Cartagena, 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 begins in 2018 with the exhibition following the steps of Magallanes and the preparations of the first circumnavigation with the traveling exhibition "The Dream, 1518-2018", and will continue 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.
OAT 2019. Oslo Arkitekturtrienale

OAT 2019. Oslo Arkitekturtrienale

26 September - 24 November 2019
National Museum - Architecture Oslo (Oslo, Norway)
OAT 2019 is a triennial of architecture that under the spell of "The Architecture of Degrowth," brings together architects, artists, and cultural agents with proposals on the topic. For the 5th edition of the Oslo Architecture Triennale, AC/E supports the participation of Spanish artists Pep Avilés and Laia Celma Adrover to present the project "Scorched Earth: Ecological Rites and the Architecture of Abandonment". Centralia was a mining town founded in 1842 in Pennsylvania. During the earlier decades, Centralia became a flourishing, thriving community thanks to the richness of the anthracite coal mines operating in the region. The town continued increasing its population sparked by railroad construction and welcomed migrants contributing to the economy of coal extraction well into the twentieth century. In the postwar years, its population reached a peak of 2000 inhabitants. In 2018, only seven of them remain. ​Given the environmental conditions in which Centralia’s degrowth took place, the project proposes an energy ritual acting as a remedial memorial as well as resource to generating new forms of social and architectural organization in abandoned mining towns. The system will claim the burning energy for the reconsideration of political and environmental post-industrial settlements. This technology is already feasible and the energy, ready for "dépense."
14ª Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporânea de Curitiba 2019

14ª Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporânea de Curitiba 2019

21 September 2019 - 23 February 2020
Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporânea de Curitiba (Curitiba, Brazil)
In this edition, the 14th, the ​Curitiba Biennial of Contemporary Art is made under the concept of "open borders", showing how the word "border" can have several meanings and how art has always been involved in that concept. With the presence of other countries artworks and its representatives, it will be possible to show the public the vastity of art in different countries, contributing with new thoughts on the construction and the process of another history. AC/E supports the traveling expenses of the artist that participate in the Spanish Exhibitions at the 1 Biennial:  Llorenç Barber: The musician presents an exceptional concert through the ringing of bells of the main churches of the city of Curitiba. Through the concept of sound landscape, the performance will have collaboration of local assistants. Daniel Canogar: Instalation made with a projector and a computer. "Xilem, 2016" in which its visuality is ruled by algorithms in real time of the financial operations that happen around the world. Juan Luis Moraza: presents the instalation of the laboral parties calendar, 2016, a work about the boundary of the time and the work that rule our era. Eduardo Scala: will make an architectural intervention at the Public Library, with a building poem and visual poetry content in the inside area. Curitiba Biennial of Contemporary Art was born in 1993. In 1997, it began its itinerary activities through different states of Brazil and countries of Latin America, work that it keeps to this day. Besides doing contemporary art exhibitions, cinema and literature, the Curitiba Biennial also organizes annual circuits and parallel programs. In 2013, when it completed 20 years of activity, it was consecrated as one of the most important contemporary art events in the global circuit.
Rosa Rubio. 'Praxis'

Rosa Rubio. 'Praxis'

21 September - 21 November 2019
Centro Cultural de Cascais (Cascais, Portugal)
The PRAXIS Project arises from seeking the concept of “conduct of good or bad action in the human being”. It is a philosophical concept that comes from the Greek term PRAXIS and responds to an aesthetic vision based on a free classification of the universal "seven deadly sins." It was developed intuitively and on the basis of an interdisciplinary work that encompasses various techniques (paint, graphite, plasters, ceramics, salt and video installation material). The seven disturbing elements: 1. Lust, 2. Gluttony, 3. Greed, 4. Laziness, 5. Anger, 6. Envy and 7. Superb, acquire in this project a great iconographic diversity, appearing in random forms in bird heads, irregular busts, infinite dots and circles ... etc. The symbol of the circle is the driving axis of the project since it takes on a divine guiding role, becoming the figure of the soul regarding the spiritual and celestial side of the seven capital sins in the human being and synthesizing their mystical relationship in the future of life and in the course of time. The circle joins the presence of the number seven "as a sign of thought, spirituality, conscience and wisdom." It is the highest representation of the sacred: Magical and Divine.
Obra convidada at the Museo Nacional de Arte Antiga 2019: Fray Pedro Machado, Zurbarán

Obra convidada at the Museo Nacional de Arte Antiga 2019: Fray Pedro Machado, Zurbarán

19 September 2019 - 12 January 2020
Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga (MNAA) (Lisboa, Portugal)
The 'obra convidada' is one of the most anticipated activities of Mostra Espanha and also the one that arouses the greatest expectation and attracts the greatest number of visitors. This programme run by the MNAA is intended to make known works by great masters of western painting from prominent museums and collections but rarely exhibited in Lisbon. On this occasion the chosen work is "Fray Pedro de Machado" by Zurbarán (oil on canvas, 1630-1634), from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando. On August 29, 1628, Zurbarán signed a contract with the friars of the Merced Calzada de Sevilla with the commission to make twenty-two paintings on the life of San Pedro Nolasco, founder of the order. The set is today scattered between the Cathedral of Seville, the Prado Museum and foreign collections. By prolonging the execution of these works, and perhaps to compensate for the delay, Zurbarán carried out in the same years another series of canvases, also with the intervention of assistants, to the library of the same convent. It consisted of twelve portraits of theologians and scholars of the order, some already deceased, whose intention was to perpetuate his memory. Five paintings of this series were confiscated by Godoy in 1802, becoming part of the collection of the Academy in 1816. The four friars preserved in the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando have a similar composition. The apparent uniformity is nuanced by the different orientation of the figures, by the variety in the arrangement of the hands and by the range of tonalities that make these paintings an authentic symphony of whites. Fray Pedro Machado carries, like the other Mercedarians, the shield of the order with the emblems granted in 1218 to the founder San Pedro Nolasco: the bars of Aragón, which Jaime I granted him, and the white cross of the cathedral of Barcelona. The essential thing was the figure and name of all of them as an example to follow in the conventual community, and the physical resemblance in these cases was a secondary matter.
15th Biennial of Contemporary Art of Lyon 2019

15th Biennial of Contemporary Art of Lyon 2019

18 September 2019 - 05 January 2020
La Biennale de Lyon (Lyon, France)
The Biennale de Lyon is an international contemporary art event taking place every two years in Lyon and its Metropolis, France. It is built around the international exhibition, an inescapable artistic event that gathers about 60 worldwide artists to show their creations at the Contemporary Art Museum of Lyon, the Fagor factories, and in other locations depending on the editions. It also welcomes Veduta, a laboratory for experiments between artists and amateurs in about 12 cities around Lyon. For this edition, in agreement with Isabelle Bertolotti, Artistic Director of the Biennale de Lyon, the curating of the international exhibition has been given to the curators of Palais de Tokyo. Together they have envisioned this biennial as a vast ecosystem where artworks and artists cultivate the art of permaculture, at the intersection of landscapes be they biological, economic and cosmogonic. AC/E supports the participation of Spanish street artist Escif in a residency in Vaulx-en-Velin, "Mas du Taureau" district Veduta.  ESCIF, born in 1980 in Valencia (Spain) is a Spanish street artist that has produced many frescoes around the world. Sometimes, these are simple illustrations that invite you to look at them and consider them: a judiciously placed watermelon, a falling rock, a sculptural bust. Sometimes, through discreet color palettes and illustrative figures, Escif warns against the hardships of the “modern life”, from police violence to gentrification and consumerism. He is known for his political images that defend the autonomy and power of ordinary people, and for his commitment to respond positively to the orders that are important for him. “A painted wall is an erased wall, it is a crack in the system, it is a message of hope that reveals the possibility of working towards a better world: open the borders.” ESCIF Accompanied by the cultural mediator of Veduta and all its partners in Vaulx-en-Velin, Escif will be immersed in the neighborhood of Mas du Taureau for several weeks to meet the inhabitants, to discuss with them about their daily environment and its transformations currently in-process, their expectations, their ideas, their anecdotes.... The practice of graffiti being particularly common to the young people of the district, the artist will be make it a priority to present his own work to them, to share methods, practices, and savoir-faire.
Romaeuropa Festival 2019

Romaeuropa Festival 2019

17 September - 24 November 2019
Romaeuropa Festival (Roma, Italy)
Since its first edition in 1986, the success of REF has grown constantly and is now recognised as the most important Italian cultural festival. Both cult and trendy at the same time, the REF has given the Rome public over three decades of exemplary contemporary creativity, building up a faithful audience which continues to grow year after year. This year edition, the 34th under the title "Landscape", can be read as a map representing a singular panorama: our world today. Nowadays, roads allow us to travel across the planet - a symbol of the intensification of exchange in a globalised world. The map is a kind of detector. Of course, the landscape of REF is imaginary, because it rests on manifestations that, however real, are less physical than ephemeral: through the theatrical, choreographic, visual and musical works the festival captures and defines a certain ‘landscape’. AC/E is covering the travel expenses of the Spanish guests invited to take part:  ​- "Gran Bolero" by Jesus Rubio Gamo. A premier in Rome an expansion of his successful Bolero, a dance show to Ravel’s Bolero that is now performed by twelve artists. In 2016, Rubio Gamo created a show for two dancers: Alberto Alonso and Clara Pampyn, of Laimperfecta, who gave life to the classical music by Ravel. The piece was shown on numerous dance festivals in Spain and was also selected for the European Aerowaves Program, Dance Across Europe 2017.But now the Madrid based choreographer expands his piece to include twelve dancers, six from Madrid and six from Barcelona, in a novel co-production of Teatro del Canal and Mercat de les Flors. After his success with minimalist pieces like Ahora que no somos tan viejos todavía and Danzas del Sur de Europa, Jesús Rubio Gamo faces his first big show where he will try to perfect his previous piece.
The Longest Voyage

The Longest Voyage

12 September 2019 - 23 February 2020
Archivo General de Indias (Sevilla, Spain)
#ElViajeMásLargo #VCentenario | "The Longest Voyage: The First Journey around the World" 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 begins in 2018 with the exhibition following the steps of Magallanes and the preparations of the first circumnavigation with the traveling exhibition "The Dream, 1518-2018", and will continue 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. EXHIBITION MAP
XII International Architecture Biennale of São Paulo 2019

XII International Architecture Biennale of São Paulo 2019

10 September - 09 December 2019
Bienal de Arquitectura de São Paulo (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
"Everyday", the curatorial proposal for the XII International Architecture Biennale of São Paulo, addresses the everyday as an opportune framework for investigating how architecture might advance as a specialized practice of environment making in the 21st century. The São Paulo Biennale constitutes, from such a vantage point, an ideal venue as the everyday there is an agent able to both impact and empower architecture, for better or worse. Everyday is structured according to three themes: Everyday Stories, Everyday Resources, and Everyday Maintenance. Each showcases pertinent architectural and urban projects, research, speculative works and installations, as well as other spatial interventions that relate to the contemporary dynamics of the everyday realm. AC/E supports the participation of the Spanish artists invited by the Biennial Andrés Jaque - Office for Political Innovation with its project "Transparencia social", Beatriz Colomina with a conference entitled "La cama dentro de Relatos de lo cotidiano", Isabel Martínez Abascal ( Launches Atelier), with its project "Pavilion - Library," and Unparelld'arquitectes with "Tales of the everyday" presented in the Ágora space.