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COVER BY MARTA CERDÀ Marta Cerdà (Barcelona, 1980) got involved in design after a sudden turn in her initial plans. She was going to be a psychiatrist, but midway through her studies she realized her true vocation was somewhere else. Hence she decided to study graphic design at Elisava. In 2004 she joined the Toormix studio, where she spent two years working until she joined Vasava. When she won the ADC Young Guns in 2008, she chose to start her own studio. From there on she has worked in several artistic, cultural and advertising projects which combined art direction, custom typography, illustration and graphic design. She has worked for well-known companies like Ray Ban, Coca Cola, Kleenex and Corona, music groups like Dave Matthews Band or MF Doom, several magazines and publishing houses (Penguin Books, Chicken House, The Guardian, Businessweek Magazine, Wired) and some of the most important advertising agencies (Mother London, AMV BBDO, Shackleton, SCPF, Grey, Leo Burnett, Villarrosas and Ogilvy). For the SPAIN arts & culture Spring/Summer catalog, Marta wanted to show the creative instant in which an idea bursts into light. As a result, she presents a work with a surrealist flavor that speaks about creativity and develops a dialogue between man and nature, rationality and emotion, functionality and absurdity. Marta Cerdà (www.martacerda.com) works in Barcelona.


There is an unforgettable scene in the classic surrealist film by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí, ‘Un chien andalou’, when a razor blade suddenly slits an eye that is wide open. Eight years later, this cinematographic moment still remains as striking as the first day it was shown on film. This is just an example, but a revealing one. For centuries, Spanish artists of all disciplines have excelled in creating precisely this kind of unique and iconic images.

It comes as no surprise that young emerging artists would use new technologies to display their bold visual imagination. SPAIN arts & culture is particularly proud of presenting ‘We Made This’, a brand new book that was conceived and curated specifically for the U.S. market, featuring the dazzling work of a whole new generation of Spanish postdigital creators. Moving freely between all sorts of media- ranging from the most traditional to the most contemporary, and from commercial work to personal art projects- these artists represent Spanish creativity at its best. This same visual power extends to most of our Spring-Summer 2012 program that includes among many others, our ongoing collaboration with the Berklee College of Music, the ‘Flamenco Soul’ project (on tour in the U.S. very soon), as well as a series of fascinating exhibits displaying paintings by Spanish masters such as Picasso, Miró, El Greco, and Goya. Many great concerts, films and lectures make up this comprehensive 2012 Spring/Summer program. We sincerely hope that you will find it attractive and decide to join us for a warm season of exciting shows.


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Articles ////// • Spanish POST-DIGITAL CREATION CULTURE • FLAMENCO SOUL PROJECT

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Highlights //// • DESIGN • Architecture • Sketching the future • Fashion • Visual Arts • Performing Arts • Music • FILM • Literature

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City Agenda /// • ALBUQUERQUE • AUSTIN • Boston • CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA • Chicago • Dallas • Houston • Los Angeles • Miami • New York • Puerto Rico • San Francisco • Seattle • Washington DC

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Racalmuto, Sicilia, 1979 © Jordi Socías


Urban Culture, DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE, VISUAL ARTS, FILM, HERITAGE, MUSIC, LITERATURE, SKETCHING THE FUTURE, PERFORMING ARTS From Spain


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Spanish POST-DIGITAL CREATION CULTURE THIS IS OUR MOMENTO BY Héctor ayuso OFFF Festival Director These are rough times to live in. Good news are scarce, economists spill theories and omens in the TV and bankers squander, as now, more than ever, the word ‘regulation’ is thrown around as a formula to avoid the panic that is usually associated with that other dreadful word ‘crisis’.

However, these are also privileged times to live in. Yes. Not only back in the year 2000, when Spain was filled with excitement as online and offline design-oriented enterprises were blooming in every corner of the country; not only then but also now, more than a decade later, when the general feel is that things have to slow down and common sense dictates that every step should be carefully planned and every action carefully reasoned.


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Good times are not only made up of good years. Though it may not look like it at first glance, something needs to go

wrong first in order for any real adventure to begin. What else would explain why a phrase like ‘you never want a serious crisis to go to waste’ strikes a chord in anyone who’s ever lived long enough? Words uttered by President Obama’s chief of staff mimicking the older ‘a mind is a terrible thing to waste’ (credited to Forest Long from Young & Rubicam). A couple of quotes that sum up marvelously to better understand the current situation of the post-digital creation culture in Spain, and the motives behind the title of this text: ‘This Is Our Momento’. A respectful rip-off of a phrase coined by the Mingarro Brothers’ (a.k.a. Brosmind) that could not have come in a more appropriate context. A ‘momento’ which has been entirely witnessed by the OFFF Festival, given its position as an international event born just under 12 years ago in Barcelona with the sole purpose of acting as a window into everything surrounding the movements of the Post-Digital Culture. It’s a gathering to celebrate contemporary creation through an elaborate program of conferences, workshops, performances, and interactive installations, with the involvement of a worldwide array of the best artists out there. Little by little this festival also became the place were a shinning generation of Spanish artists took shape and grew stronger and better.

That’s why it is no coincidence that the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain in Washington knocked at the doors of OFFF to ask for a curatorship and develop a book intended to showcase the best Digital Culture manifestations Spain has to offer. The goal is to let the world know about the powerful drive behind its arts and artists.

The making of these projects brought with it the confirmation that Spanish people have a ‘survival capacity’ embedded deep within their DNA, and that artists understood better than anyone that the way to relate to technology is changing. They know what technology can do for them. They know that making it a part of their life has allowed them to look beyond and reach originality with a unique style.

Putting this capacity to good use, Spaniards have faced today’s challenges head on. For years, the brilliant work of some already well-known artists has been the best testimony of this fact. The excellence and care that Alex Trochut puts into every illustration he makes, the mind-bogglingly rich worlds and trips thought up in the brains behind Dvein, the professionalism, versatility and curiosity proper of Vasava, the characteristic elegance of Andreu Balius, the clean and yet

multilayered graphic identities Eduardo del Fraile comes up

© Brosmind


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with, the simple and weirdly perfect looking work of Toormix, and the playful energy evidenced in the imagery of Boolab, all of them are established entities that happen to be just the tip of the iceberg.

Spain has become a force filled with new talents that make up a body of creative minds with portfolios and potential no less impressive than that of the artists previously mentioned. Each of them has an approach that sets them apart. From the intelligent and brilliant concepts cooked in Carlitos y Patricia’s minds, to the freshness of Atipo, or the particular and often awarded universe of Canada. It is possible to find a team such as Base that consider themselves to be specialists in not specializing in anything, and next to them Brosmind, a studio of a couple of special people with a knack for vitality and bold and sassy talent.

The spectrum of styles is overwhelming. The fun personality of Cocoe, the taste for analogies of Folch Studio, the craft and resilience of director Iván Córdoba, the risky yet brave graphics of Kike Besada, the sophisticated and at the same time rebellious essence of La Camorra, the artisan ways of Losiento, the colors and curvy shapes of Marta Cerdà, the still-life manners of Mr. Oso, the diabolic symmetries of Pablo Abad, the coolness, passion and inquisitiveness of Physalia Studio, the exquisite and optimistic nerve of Popcranc, the perfect compositions of Ritxi Ostáriz, the livelihood within the a-temporal sculptures of Serial Cut, the three-dimensional dreams of Toch Studio, the developed classicism of Two Points. All of them proof of the range of Spanish artists, again, willing to tackle any challenge; willing and committed to create new and unconventional ways to tell stories; willing and eager to take advantage of that mindset and focus every effort into becoming exactly that which they have always wanted to be. So yes, these are good years to live in. It is a moment of true clarity for Spanish creation. A privileged time in a privileged place that was reached only after many years of wondering and searching. A path made slowly but surely, and a process that has contributed greatly to develop a variety of qualities that should be essential to set the course that will grant victory over the ‘crisis’ without being ‘regulated’. Because one thing is certain: this era deserves to be engaged by the bold and the daring, and Spain has plenty of that to spare.

© Losiento

© Toch Studio


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DESIGN WASHINGTON, D.C. & NEW YORK June

WEMADETHIS Spanish Post-Digital Creation Culture A presentation of the book WEMADETHIS.ES and discussions by American digital artist Joshua Davis, experts Ellen Lupton and Héctor Ayuso, and Spanish designers Marta Cerdà and Brosmind. © Canada

© Atipo © Dvein

WASHINGTON DC When

June

Where

© Serial Cut

For the release of the book WEMADETHIS.ES, about contemporary Spanish post-digital creation, a series of presentations will be held at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. and the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York City by curator of Contemporary Design at the Cooper Hewitt and writer, Ellen Lupton, Director of the festival OFFF and author of the book, Héctor Ayuso, and Spanish designers Marta Cerdà and Brosmind, and American digital artist Joshua Davis.

Hirshhorn Museum Independence Ave at 7 th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. MAP

tinyurl.com/HirshhornDC

NEW YORK When

June

Where

Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum 2 East 91st Street, New York, NY MAP Info

tinyurl.com/cooperhewittNY

www.spainculture.us


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BRAVOS

Groundbreaking Spanish Design

A major exhibition about the great new generation of 21st century Spanish designers.

Diego Ramos studio design in Gracia, Barcelona © Rafael Vargas

San francisco When

January 5–17 Where

Fort Mason Center Landmark Building D (Fleet Room) Marina Blvd. at Laguna St. San Fransisco MAP INFO

tinyurl.com/FortMSF www.fortmason.org

PUERTO RICO When

February 3 – April 1 Where

Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico Avenida De Diego 299, Santurce, Puerto Rico MAP INFO

tinyurl.com/MuseoArtePR www.mapr.org

Héctor Serrano’s Lamps Waterproof © Rafael Vargas

BRAVOS features internationally renowned Spanish designers Jaime Hayón and Patricia Urquiola, experimental and cutting edge designers Curro Claret and Nacho Carbonell, and well-established designers Martín Azúa, Martí Guixé and Antoni Arola, among others. The works of these twenty-one designers, from all over Spain portray a remarkable diversity of styles and techniques and represent the best product of the Spanish Design Boom. This important exhibition is curated by Spanish design expert, Juli Capella. Lectures and workshops by designer Nacho Carbonell in collaboration with San Francisco MoMA A+D Forum.

Lectures and workshops by curator Juli Capella and other local designers in Puerto Rico.


ARCHITECTURE SEVERAL CITIES April

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Fran Silvestre Lecture

KANSAS CITY When

March, 29

Spotlight on Design

Where

Kansas City Design Center INFO studio.kcdesigncenter.org TENNESSEE When

April, 2 House on the Mountainside overlooked by Castle © Juan Rodríguez

Distinguished architect Fran Silvestre will discuss his works in different universities and institutions in the U.S.

Fran Silvestre worked as a close collaborator for the Pritzker Prize Winner architect Álvaro Siza, founding his own studio in 2007 where María José Sáez became an associate architect in 2010.

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos has been awarded the MHK Prize (Berlín) in 2010 for the project Casa del Atrio (Atrium House).

YAS. Young Architects of Spain

Where

University of Tennessee / College of Architecture + Design / INFO www.arch.utk.edu BLACKSBURG When

April, 4 Where

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) INFO www.vt.edu/

ARCHITECTURE HOUSTON January-April

Pedro Pablo Arroyo

The exhibition discovers a generation of Spanish architects under 40 years of age with similar concerns but different approaches. When

January 26 – April 1 Where

Luis Urculo © Miguel De Guzmán

The exhibition shows that architectural excellence is found not only in the work of internationally renowned Spanish maestros, but also in the unknown work carried out in the studios of a new generation of professionals that ensures a promising future for Spanish architecture. The works were selected by means of a public competition open to all young Spanish architects. The more than 700 projects underwent an individual selection process by the members of an international jury composed of prestigious architects such as Alberto Campo Baeza and Manuel Blanco, and the architecture critics Kenneth Frampton and Juhani Pallasma. Curated by Jesús Aparicio and Jesús Donaire.

Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture. University of Houston 122 College of Architecture Bldg, Houston, TX INFO www.spainculture.us Conference Ensamble ‘Stressed Mass’ by Antón García Abril WHEN

February 21 – 6 p.m. Where

Cornell University. College of Architecture, Art and Planning 129 Sibley Dome, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


ARCHITECTURE New York, NY Februrary – March

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FÉLIX CANDELA 1910-2010 Candela’s work based on hyperbolic paraboloid geometry broke barriers between architecture and engineering, opening a new way of architecture. When

February 11- March 31 Where

Wallach Art Gallery / Columbia University 826 Schermerhorn Hall
1190 Amsterdam Ave.
/ New York, NY 10027 MAP tinyurl.com/WallachArt INFO www.columbia.edu

A century

Félix Candela is regarded as one of the greatest Spanish architects of the 20th century. As an exile of the Spanish Civil War in 1939, Candela moved to Mexico. The success of his work in Mexico led to commissions throughout Latin America and Europe becoming an important figure in modern architecture. The exhibition will be presented at Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University in collaboration with Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library after it has been presented in Mexico and Spain. Organized by Acción Cultural Española.

SKETCHING THE FUTURE New york April

100 Reflections Out of Sorrow The literary-photographic exhibition takes a look at the suffering and dignity of victims of Spanish terrorism through the work of photographers and intellectuals from all over the world. When

April 2 – 14 Where

Instituto Cervantes New York 211 East 49 th Street, New York, NY INFO tinyurl.com/cervantesNYC www.fmiguelangelblanco.es

© Fundación Miguel Ángel Blanco

National and international intellectuals reflect on images which show the horror of terrorism, the isolation of the victims, and their suffering, as well as the solidarity and hopes for truth and justice and the recognition of their sacrifice for a free and peaceful world.

100 Reflections Out of Sorrow condemns all terrorist acts as a crime against humanity and the fanatical and totalitarian ideologies sustaining terrorism as enemies of open societies and calls for democratic responses to terrorism.


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FASHION NEW YORK February / March

Joaquín Sorolla and the glory of the Spanish An exhibition conceived Dress by Oscar de la Renta and curated by Vogue’s André Leon Talley.

For the first time, Sorolla’s vivid depiction of the Spanish life will be shown side by side with the types of costumes they portrayed. The show features more than ten paintings and over thirty rare examples of men’s and women’s clothing and accessories. In partnership with the Ministry of Culture of Spain, the exhibition will highlight costumes and artwork never before exhibited in the United States. In addition, a selection of pieces from important contemporary designers will showcase Spain’s enduring influence on fashion.

When

Through March 10 Where

Queen Sofia Spanish Institute 684 Park Avenue at 68 th Street, New York, NY MAP tinyurl.com/QueenSofia INFO queensofiaspanishinstitute.org


FASHION NEW YORK April

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Almodóvar and Fashion Lecture by Spanish designer David Delfín and scholar Paul Julian Smith

The Skin I Live In, © Sony Classics.

When

April 26 Where

Fashion Institute of Technology Katie Murphy Amphitheatre Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center Seventh Avenue at 27th Street New York, NY MAP tinyurl.com/FITnyc INFO www.spainculturenewyork.org

Join renowned Spanish designer David Delfín and CUNY professor Paul Julian Smith as they discuss fashion in the films of Pedro Almódovar. David Delfín will speak as one of Almodóvar’s close friends, while Smith, author of the book Desire Unlimited: The Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar, will contextualize the director’s work.


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VISUAL ARTS WASHINGTON, D.C. January

Picasso’s Drawings, 1890–1921: Reinventing Tradition Pablo Picasso, Pierrot and Harlequin, Juan-les-Pins, 1920 / National Gallery of Art, Gift of Mrs. Gilbert W. Chapman

Pablo Picasso, Self-Portrait, Paris, late 1901 / early 1902 National Gallery of Art, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection, 1970

Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) is generally acknowledged as the greatest draftsman of the 20th century. Through some sixty-five works, the exhibition presents the dazzling development of Picasso’s drawings over a 30-year period— from the precocious academic exercises of his youth in the 1890s to the virtuoso works of the early 1920s, including the radical innovations of cubism and collage. Drawing served as an essential means of invention and discovery in Picasso’s multifaceted art, connecting him with the grand tradition of drawing by European masters of the near and distant past.

Organized by The Frick Collection, New York, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

With the support of The Hearst Foundation, Inc., The Exhibition Circle of the National Gallery of Art, and by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

When

January 29 – May 6 Where

National Gallery of Art. West Building Ground Floor 4 th Street and Constitution Ave, N.W., Washington, D.C. MAP tinyurl.com/NGAWashington INFO www.nga.gov


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Draw What You Think

Social and political satire in the cartoons by El Roto. The first exhibition of the contemporary cartoonist Andrés Rábago (known as El Roto) in USA. When

January 13 – February 15 Where

Instituto Cervantes New York 211 East 49 th Street, New York, NY MAP tinyurl.com/cervantesNYC INFO nyork.cervantes.es

‘we shall not, we shall not be moved....’ © El Roto

VISUAL ARTS NEW YORK January

After its exhibition at the Lincoln Center, Instituto Cervantes New York presents a collection of twenty-four drawings, the work of cartoonist Andrés Rábago, also known as El Roto, known for his satirical cartoon contributions to the Spanish newspaper El País.

The exhibition will start with a roundtable discussion in which Andrés Rábago will be joined by Jeff Danziger, a political cartoonist syndicated by The New York Times worldwide to talk about the use of satire in Spain and the United States, and later open up the discussion to the audience.

visual arts miami January-February

From where there is no return Alberto García-Alix (Spain, 1956) is one of the most important figures in contemporary European Photography. When

Through the end of February Where

Cultural Center of Spain in Miami 1400 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami MAP tinyurl.com/ccemiami INFO www.ccemiami.org

© Alberto García-Alix

Alberto García-Alix for the first time in U.S.

The Spanish award winner photographer Alberto GarcíaAlix makes a journey between present and past of his work, and therefore of his life. The focus of the project is based on the forty-minute audiovisual work, accompanied by eight photographs. Through his own voice, García-Alix provides a subjective reflection about his past and the photography. The exhibition was shown at the National Art Museum Reina Sofía (Madrid, Spain), UCCA, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing, China), Moscow House of Photography (Moscow, Russia), and the International Film Festival Estoril (Estoril, Portugal).


VISUAL ARTS WASHINGTON, D.C. January

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Gabarrón’s Roots When

The sculptures and paintings of Cristóbal Gabarrón have been seen in hundreds of exhibitions around the world, but never in Washington, D.C. From January 28 to April 15, the Katzen Arts Center will showcase Gabarron’s vibrantlycolored sculptures, larger than life, yet human in scale and effect, as well as his painted tondos evoking archaeological and zoological mysteries. Cristóbal Gabarrón, Veritas XX, 2001. Oil and pigment, rusted steel (acids and resins). 106 x 39 x 41 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Indelible Fables

January 28 – April 15 Gallery Talk with Cristóbal Gabarrón: March 3, 4 p.m. Where

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center 4400 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. MAP tinyurl.com/katzenarts INFO american.edu/cas/museum/

visual arts SAN FRANCISCO January

An exhibition by Remedios Varo.

Remedios Varo (Girona, Spain 1908) was a surrealist painter and anarchist. During the Spanish Civil War she fled to Paris where she eventually moved with her second husband, the French surrealist poet Péret. In 1941, Varo was forced into exile during the Nazi occupation of France and moved to Mexico, where she developed and matured her enigmatic and instantly recognizable style. This exhibition brings to light Varo’s legacy. Although her paintings have been interpreted as more surrealist canvases and a product of her passion for mysticism and alchemy, her work carries implications far more significant.

Nearly eight years in the making, Frey Norris proudly presents this exhibition that gathers fifteen works, including oil paintings, drawings and ephemera objects. When

January 7 – February 26 Where

Frey Norris Contemporary & Modern 161 Jessie Street, San Francisco MAP tinyurl.com/FreyNorris INFO www.freynorris.c


VISUAL ARTS NEW YORK February

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Aluminiums

When

February 23 – March 24 Where

Marlborough Chelsea 545 W 25 th Street, New York MAP tinyurl.com/MarlboroughNYC INFO spainculturenewyork.org www.davidrodriguezcaballero.com

Supports - Juan García Rosell

Aluminiums-the first solo show in the United States by Spanish artist David Rodríguez Caballero.

The exhibit spotlights new artworks in aluminum and vinyl by this Spanish artist. David Rodríguez Caballero, whose work is framed within Geometric Abstraction, has lately achieved great success in the international fairs Armory Show and Art Basel Miami. Rodriguez Caballero explores the essence and performance of the mentioned materials and how light interacts with them. Marlborough Chelsea will provide the chance to see (in a privileged environment) the most recent artworks of this solid artist.

VISUAL ARTS NEW YORK March

This Side of Paradise

When

March – May Where

Andrew Freedman Home 1125 Grand Concourse, New York, NY MAP tinyurl.com/freedmanNYC INFO www.abigaillazkoz.com www.nolongerempty.org

© Abigail Lazkoz

An exhibition by No Longer Empty in the Bronx, featuring the works of local and international artists including Spanish artist Abigail Lazkoz.

While drawing on the quirky history of the Andrew Freedman Home (AFH), the exhibition This Side of Paradise encourages participating artists to reference the past in a context relevant to the present day realities of the surrounding communities. There are striking parallels between past and present: in its heyday, the Home addressed waves of hardship that would culminate in The Great Recession of the 1930s and since 2008, we find ourselves once again in an era of crippling economic impact. Basque artist Abigail Lazkoz, based in New York, will produce an on-site installation for this exhibition.


VISUAL ARTS WASHINGTON, D.C. February

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The Empire State Essays © Anton Cabaleir o

Ñew York The artworks selected in this exhibition are a reflection of the concepts of mobility, migration and cultural exchange, which are very important concepts in a city where all kind of ideas, experiences, and very different cultures converge and interrelate.

Ñew York is an exhibition that will present the works of Latin American and Spanish artists living in New York. When

February 16 – May 20 Where

AMA | Art Museum of the Americas 201 18 th St, Washington D.C.N.W., Washington, D.C. MAP tinyurl.com/AMAmuseum INFO www.AMAmuseum.org www.spainculture.us

This sample of Hispanic artists in New York highlights the work of this community in the United States, shows the ties and influences of an art based on multiple sources, and generates flows between Spain, Latin America and the United States. Curated by Paco Cano and Eva Mendoza.

VISUAL ARTS WASHINGTON, D.C. July

© Pepo Subiranas

Lives in 16K+

An exhibition about HIV and AIDS in Washington, D.C.

An insight vision into the daily life of people living with HIV and AIDS by Pepo Subiranas. When

In December of 2008 a total of 16,513 D.C. residents had HIV/AIDS. That is approximately 3.2% of the population of D.C.

Spanish photographer Pepo Subiranas portrays people in Washington, D.C. who have overcome social and health difficulties. This exhibition displays the individual and social challenges of people living with HIV/AIDS. On show during the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C.

July 20 – 27 Where

Carnegie Library Former building of the City Museum of Washington DC. Mt. Vernon Square MAP tinyurl.com/carnegieDC INFO www.peposubiranas.com www.aids2012.org


Visual arts new york March

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The exhibition is a selection of photographs and objects produced between 2009 and 2011.

Black Dog, 2011 ©Walter Martin & Paloma Muñoz

Starting to Sea

Recent works by Paloma Muñoz and Walter Martin.

When

March – May Where

PPOW Gallery @ Pulse Art Fair 535 West 22 nd Street, 3 rd Floor MAP tinyurl.com/PPOWGallery INFO www.spainculturenewyork.org www.martin-munoz.com

The work process involves the creation of sets or dioramas in a very small scale, HO scale to be exact, sometimes inserted in snow-globes and other times inserted in larger water tanks, which are then photographed and produced in a large format. It explores existential issues, loneliness, fear and the human challenges of dealing with the unexpected and change. The work of this artistic duo, Paloma Muñoz and Walter Martin, has been described as dark, post-apocalyptic and humorous.


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Visual arts PONCE (PUERTO RICO) March

FROM GRECO Master works from TO GOYA the Museo del Prado

Diego Velázquez (1599-1660), El bufón Don Diego de Acedo, “El Primo” © Museo Nacional del Prado.

The exhibition presents religious paintings, still lifes and portraits of royalty from the XVII century to the early XIX century by the great masters who served in the Spanish courts. The exhibit will be complemented by fifteen works by the Spanish School that are similar in subject-matter and chronology and which belong in their most part to the Museo de Arte de Ponce’s permanent collection. This group includes paintings by Luis de Morales, Jusepe de Ribera, El Greco and his school, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, and Francisco de Goya, among others.

The Museo de Arte de Ponce will present twenty-five masterpieces from the Museo Nacional del Prado.

When

March 22 – July 9 Where

Museo de Arte de Ponce 2325 Ave Las Americas, Ponce 00717, Puerto Rico MAP tinyurl.com/MAPonce INFO museoarteponce.org


visual arts dallas March

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Calatrava and SMU A Decade in Motion The exhibition highlights the deep commitment of Calatrava to Dallas. When

March 3 – April 22 Where

Meadows Museum 5900 Bishop Blvd., Dallas, TX MAP tinyurl.com/BishopDallas INFO meadowsmuseumdallas.org

This exhibition has been organized by the Meadows Museum and has been funded by a generous gift from The Meadows Foundation.

Meadows Museum entrance at night with the Irwin Overlook and Santiago Calatrava’s Wave (2002) in foreground. Photograph by Jake Dean, © 2011

Santiago Calatrava’s sculpture Wave (2002) has become one of the most recognizable symbols of both the Meadows Museum and Southern Methodist University. Timed to coincide with the opening of Calatrava’s new Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge over the Trinity River, this exhibition will commemorate the continuing symbiosis between the artist and the university.

visual arts houston March

Artifactual Reality

FOTOFEST forms the backdrop to the exhibition ‘Artifactual Reality’, presented at the Station Museum. When

March 16 – April 29 Where

Station Museum of Contemporary Art 1502 Alabama Street, Houston, TX MAP tinyurl.com/StationHouston INFO www.spainculture.us

© Linarejos Moreno

FOTOFEST

Fotofest 2012 is Fourteenth International Biennial of Photography and Photo-related Art. It is the United States’ largest and longest-running international photography festival. This exhibit features the work of 4 international women artist, the Texans Mel Chin and Celia Álvarez Muñoz, the Belgian Charif Benhelima, and the successful Spanish artist Linarejos Moreno. Graduated in Fine Arts from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, and winner of several relevant photography awards and grants, Linarejos Moreno will present a site specific installation integrating large-format photographs printed on burlap and sculptural objects which make part of the concept of the photographic works.


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Visual arts WASHINGTON, D.C. May

Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape Joan Miró, The Escape Ladder, 31 January 1940 / The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Helen Acheson Bequest, 1978

Celebrated as one of the greatest modern artists, Joan Miró (1893–1983) developed a visual language that reflected his vision and energy in a variety of styles across many medias. Through some 120 paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints from a career spanning almost a century, the exhibition reveals a politically engaged side to Miró’s work, including his passionate response to one of the most turbulent periods in European history as well as his sense of Spanish—specifically Catalonian—identity.

Organized by Tate Modern, London, in collaboration with Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, and in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington. The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the AnnaMaria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, Buffy and William Cafritz, and The Institut Ramon Llull.

When

May 6 – August 12 Where

National Gallery of Art East Building Upper Level 4 th St and Constitution Ave, N.W., Washington, D.C. MAP tinyurl.com/NGAWashington INFO www.nga.gov


PERFORMING ARTS Seattle February

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Don Quixote Ballet Premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s full-length Don Quixote. When

February 3 – 12 Where

McCaw Hall 301 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA MAP tinyurl.com/McCawSeattle INFO www.pnb.org

Pacific Northwest Ballet presents the American premiere of Alexei Ratmansky, who was the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet from 2004 to 2008, where Don Quixote first premiered in 1869. The Russian-born choreographer blends historical segments with his own fluent and inventive classical technique to produce classical ballet showcasing exciting and hot-blooded dance. ‘Don Quixote is a funny and technically spectacular ballet with some of the most beautiful costume designs I’ve seen’. Peter Boal, Artistic Director.

performing arts new york February

Dejando Huellas The personal and historic voyage of a Sephardic woman through flamenco dance. When

February 25 Where

92 and Y / Resource Center for Jewish Diversity 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY MAP tinyurl.com/92andY INFO spainculturenewyork.org

Inspired by the story of her Jewish and Persian ancestors and by her experience with the flamenco art form, acclaimed flamenco dancer Leilah Broukhim has created Dejando Huellas, an intimate and original expression of Ms. Broukhim’s roots, her personal journey and the history of her people. The result is a moving and unforgettable work of music, dance and art, which reminds us that the traces of our past define our present and our future.


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The House ‘The action occurs in and around a revolving multi-level house. The house had held the secret of the Warehouse Family for many years, but when the Undertaker on her deathbed admits to the mistakes of her past, the secret starts to unravel. Out from under the crumbling walls the rottenness slowly starts to take over, and the struggle between good and evil begins. Not even in death can a secret be kept! Welcome inside the facades and closed doors of the Warehouse Family, where the suspense hangs between comedy, thrill and unexpected twists and where The House will reveal its strange story.’ Both performances will be followed by a talk by the artists.

ENTOMO Where insects and humans come together.

Puppetry with high-tension cartoon drama for all audiences. When

March 15 Where

Hudson Opera House 327 Warren Street, Hudson, NY MAP tinyurl.com/HudsonOpera INFO www.hudsonoperahouse.org

Performing arts SAN FRANCISCO WASHINGTON D.C. & ALBUQUERQUE April

A duet where contemporary and urban dance create animal and insect movements When

‘Through a magnifying glass we observe two small creatures, and the microcosm that surrounds them. They may be humans; they may be insects. Territoriality, the conquest of spaces’. This 12-minute piece by the Spanish choreographic duet Entomo has won 1st prize at the Burgos-New York contest (Spain, 2010) and 1st prize at the Iberoamerican Dance Contest Alicia Alonso (2010, Cuba).

Entomo will be on tour in the U.S. on April and May 2012, taking part of Kennedy Center’s Look Both Ways: Street Arts Across America (Washington, DC) and SOMArts’ Night Light: A Multimedia Garden Party (San Francisco, CA). Venues in Chicago and Albuquerque TBA.

April 27 – 8 p.m. to midnight Where

SOMArts 934 Brannan St (between 8 th & 9 th), San Francisco MAP tinyurl.com/SOMArts INFO www.somarts.org OTHER LOCATIONS WASHINGTON, D.C.

May 12-13 » See on page 62 ALBUQUERQUE & CHICAGO

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FLAMENCO SOUL PROJECT BY JAVIER lIMÓN Producer, musician, and composer Javier Limón is a legend of Latin American culture. His ability to weave fairytales with the unique twists of the genre garnered him a Latin Grammy in 2004 for Producer of the Year.


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For nearly a century the grand masters of flamenco traveled to the United States of America to show their art to the American public. Artists such as Carmen Amaya, José Greco or Sábicas were always welcomed; some of them even remained in the States like the guitarist Sábicas himself, or made films like Carmen Amaya. Even Theodore Roosevelt gifted her a small jacket made of diamonds to dance at the White House. This bond continued to be present throughout the 20th century thanks to artists such as Paco de Lucía, among others.

Now, a hundred years later, flamenco comes back to this country, but in a different way, not as something exotic and foreign to the indigenous culture, but as deep, high quality music. The attitude of the American public is more versatile and receptive than ever and now they can clearly see that flamenco is possibly the most important cultural legacy Spain has to offer to the world in the coming decades.

Not only has the public changed, but also the artists. They do not want to conform themselves to only a traditional and in some way picturesque flamenco. Now young performers know all styles of music of the world: the Mediterranean, African and Arabic influence. It’s extraordinary. There are two musical languages that have influenced flamenco more than anything and in which flamenco feels free: Jazz and Latin music. It would be impossible to list the number of projects that have strengthened the flamenco-Atlantic union between these musical communities. Chick Corea and Paco de Lucía, Bebo and El Cigala, Michael Camilo and Tomatito, Ketama and Caetano Veloso…, the list is endless, but it gives us an idea of how far it is coherent to think that today Latin and African American culture will allow flamenco to land in the New continent in a strongly and solid way. Soul Flamenco offers an up-close look at flamenco. On the one hand, we have flamenco artists who know the flamenco roots and traditions very well, and who are already embedded within the flamenco community and well respected by professionals and by the grand masters in their field. On the other hand, there are young and highly skilled artists whose knowledge of avant-garde music, major music styles of the big music and the world of performing arts in general allow them to transgress and restructure a thousandyear-old art without losing a bit of essence.

In Soul Flamenco we will see a sample of the best flamenco in the world, risky but pure at the same time, in the hands, feet and throats of a group of young talents that set the tempo of the sound of today.

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The structure of the show will consist of a journey, a first glance at the oldest and most original styles looking at their distinct evolutions to finally arrive at the experimental flamenco of today. This adventure shows the two reasons why flamenco is a reference to America today:

On the first hand we will make tribute to the flamenco dancers that have kept the flame alive for one hundred years. Belén López will interpret some of the favorite pieces by Carmen Amaya, Israel Cereduela will perform a work of Sabicas, and Ariadna Castellanos will play pieces by Paco de Lucía as she usually does in her concerts. This small tribute of these three big names in flamenco in the United States will be one of the most anticipated parts of the concert.

On the second hand and as part of the final show, we will invite Latin and Jazz musicians, as well as musicians from each city that can enrich the selected repertoire and can bring the unique style of each city to the concert. A Jazz trumpeter from New York or a Latin Conga musician in Miami are some examples that allow us to imagine the magic of the famous celebrations after a flamenco performance. The Great Challenge

Until now, the success of flamenco in the United States was always due to the dance or the guitar. It is easy for an American to know and understand how to listen to flamenco guitar music and of course it is easy to enjoy the sensual turns, steps and movements of the dance, but until now what had never jelled, was the singing. Perhaps because of the language, maybe the melodies are too oriental for an Anglo-Saxon ear, the voices too broken or only by chance, the reality is that the flamenco singer, the corner stone of this art, has never found a place in the United States. There has never been an important figure that has toured the United States singing flamenco; the singer is always there, but only as an accompaniment to the flamenco group.

Now is the time to change this tradition, with singers like Sandra Carrasco and Saúl Quirós we can bring this great form of expression closer to the United States culture successfully. Musicians of the world have influenced their young, versatile and renewing voices, and thanks to this, now they can play any type of repertoire, singing flamenco melodies that touch the heart of the listener.


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Once the flamenco singing comes it will never leave. It is so pure that, as with other music, in a few years it will probably become part of the popular American sound. The objective of Flamenco Soul is precisely to bring this wonderful music made from the soul, to the souls of many people. Listening to flamenco for the first time is like seeing the ocean, you never forget it.

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FLAMENCO SOUL The Flamenco Soul Project offers an up-close look at the flamenco and Latin sounds coming from Spain and the U.S. This group of young talents, under the artistic direction of Javier Lim贸n, will present the album they recorded in collaboration with the Berklee College of Music in Boston in November 2011.

Music TBA March

A brilliant example of the best fusion of Spanish and American music coming from the soul of both countries, risky and pure at the same time. When & WHERE

Spring (TBA) INFO www.spainculture.us


performing arts NEW YORK, WASHINGTON, D.C., BOSTON, MIAMI February

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Flamenco Festival USA 2012 Niño Josele & Doug Wamble / Jazz Meets Flamenco NEW YORK When

February 24, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. February 25, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. WHERE

Jazz at Lincoln Center. The Allen Room. Columbus Circle, New York, NY

Manuela Carrasco Company. Suspiro Flamenco NEW YORK March 2, 8 p.m. NY City Center W. 55 th Street between 6th & 7th Avenue, New York, NY When

WHERE

WASHINGTON, D.C. March 3, 8 p.m. GW´s Lisner Auditorium 21 st Street & H Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. When

WHERE

Juan de Juan, Jason Samuels Smith, Prashant Shah, Nelida Tirado / Dance Under the Influence NEW YORK March 2 & 3, 7:30 p.m. Mad Museum 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY When

WHERE

INFO

www.flamencofestival.org

Sponsored by Instituto Andaluz del Flamenco, Consejería de Cultura de Andalucía; INAEM, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain


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‘One of the year’s biggest dance events in New York City’ The New York Times. USA’s annual flamenco celebration, now in its 11th year, features mesmerizing performances direct from Spain. Olga Pericet Company / Rosa, Metal, Ceniza NEW YORK March 3, 8 p.m. WHERE NY City Center W. 55 th Street between 6 th & 7 th Avenue, New York, NY When

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Words & Music: Federico García Lorca. With Gema Caballero

Rafaela Carrasco Company / Vamos al Tiroteo

NEW YORK

NEW YORK

When

March 5, 8 p.m. 92nd ST Y Lexington Avenue at 92 nd Street, New York, NY

When

WHERE

NY City Center W. 55th Street between 6 th & 7 th Avenue, New York, NY

March 2, 8 p.m. WHERE GW´s Lisner Auditorium 21 st Street & H Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Pitingo / Malecon Street

BOSTON

Manhattan Center. The Grand Ballroom. 311 West 34 th Street, New York, NY

When

March 4, 8 p.m. WHERE Cutler Majestic Theater 219 Tremont Street, Boston, MA When

Leilah Broukhim / Dejando Huellas NEW YORK February 25, 8 p.m. 92nd ST Y Lexington Avenue at 92 nd Street, New York, NY When

WHERE

NEW YORK When

March 9, 8 p.m.

WHERE

Gala Flamenca: Carmen Cortés, Rafaela Carrasco, Olga Pericet NEW YORK March 1, 8 p.m. NY City Center W. 55 th Street between 6 th & 7 th Avenue, New York, NY When

WHERE

WASHINGTON, D.C. February 29, 8 p.m. GW´s Lisner Auditorium 21 st Street & H Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. When

WHERE

MIAMI March 9, 10 & 11, 8 p.m. Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL When

WHERE

Additional support by the Tourist Office of Spain in New York, the Instituto Cervantes in New York and the Consulate General of Spain in New York.

March 4, 7 p.m.

WHERE

WASHINGTON, D.C. March 7, 8 p.m. GW´s Lisner Auditorium 21 st Street & H Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. When

WHERE

BOSTON March 2 & 3, 8 p.m. Cutler Majestic Theater 219 Tremont Street, Boston, MA When

WHERE


MUSIC SEVERAL CITIES April

Iconic artist Paco de Lucía finally breaks his 5 year silence with a 16-day U.S. tour. miami When

April 5 – 8:15 p.m.

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Paco de Lucía ‘Live’ tour U.S. ‘En vivo’ Tour

Where

The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Miami Beach, Florida Boston When

April 11 – 8 p.m. Where

Boston Opera House 539 Washington Street, Boston MA NEW york When

April 13 – 8 p.m. Where

New Jersey Performing Arts Center One Center Street, 3 rd Floor, Newark, New Jersey washington, d.c. When

April 18 – 8 p.m. Where

Strathmore 5801 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, Maryland chicago When

April 20 – 8 p.m. Where

Symphony Center 220 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois LOS ANGELES When

April 28 – 8 p.m. Where

Walt Disney Concert Hall South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, California full tour schedule » INFO

www.pacodelucia.org

Known for his dazzling speed and technical dexterity, De Lucía was one of the first Spanish artists to explore a variety of musical collaborations outside the realm of flamenco. His prolific repertoire spans from traditional classics, to the ground breaking flamenco-Jazz fusion with Al DiMeola and John McLaughlin. The tour supports de Lucía’s 25th album, ‘EN VIVO: Conciertos de España’ which celebrates his live concert tour of Spain in 2010.


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MUSIC san francisco May

Omar Sosa at Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Omar Sosa. Pie de Foto, en funciĂłn de la foto elegida en el nombre del archivo.

The cutting edge of world music. When

The innovative Barcelona based Omar Sosa brings his acclaimed Afreecanos Quartet to Yerba Buena Gardens. The Afreecanos Quartet mixes Afro-Cuban musical styles with African instruments played by an international group of musicians: Marque Gilmore on drums, Childo Tomas on electric bass, Peter Apfelbaum on horns, and Omar Sosa on piano.

May 6, 1 – 2:30 p.m. Where

Yerba Buena Gardens International Festival Mission Street (btw. 3 rd & 4 th Streets), San Francisco INFO www.YBGF.org


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Spanish Indie Music on Tour

Don’t miss the opportunity to check out the best of Spanish indie rock!

Vetusta Morla Dorian

When

March 13 – 18 Where

South by Southwest (SXSW) Austin, Texas INFO www.sxsw.com www.spainculture.us OTHER LOCATIONS WASHINGTON, D.C.

TBD

MIAMI

TBD

CHICAGO

TBD

The greatest Spanish indie pop-rock bands will perform at South by Southwest, one of the most important music events of the year, and will tour the U.S.

Among the confirmed bands to play at SXSW 2012: Vetusta Morla, Dorian, L.A., Xoel López, Telephunken, Black & Gypsy / Raimundo Y Diego Amador, Canteca de Macao, Miss Cafeina, Quique González and We Are Standard.


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Sounds of Catalonia Experience the music and culture of the Spanish Mediterranean in Washington D.C. When

May / June Where

The National Gallery of Art 4 th and Constitution Ave, N.W., Washington, D.C. MAP tinyurl.com/NGAWashington The Kreeger Museum 2401 Foxhall Road, N.W., Washington, D.C. MAP tinyurl.com/Kreeger INFO www.nga.org

A concert series that will feature the works of current contemporary Spanish composers such as Ricardo Llorca, Miguel Ortega and Ernest Borras, as well as important pieces by Montsalvatge, Albeniz and Mompou. The concert will take place at the National Gallery of Art and the Kreeger Museum where paintings of the famous artist Joan Miró will be on exhibit. This concert series is designed to celebrate Miró and his influence on different artistic disciplines, especially music.

Music Seattle June

Jesús López-Cobos conducts Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Español at the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Born in Toro, Zamora (Spain); Lopez-Cobos has been General Music Director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin (1981-1990), Music Drector of the Orquesta Nacional de España (1984-1988), Principal Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (1986-2000), and Principal Conductor of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne (1990-2000).. From 2003 to 2010, he has been the Music Director of the Teatro Real in Madrid.

© Javier del Real

Capriccio Español Rimsky Korsakov

When

June 7 / 9 / 10 Where

Benaroya Hall 200 University Street, Seattle, WA. MAP tinyurl.com/Benaroya INFO www.seattlesymphony.org


Film New york February

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chico & rita Official U.S. opening Chico & Rita © Fer nad o Tru eba P.C.S.A. Est udio Mariscal S.A. Magic Lig ht Pictures

Oscar®-winning director Fernando Trueba (Belle Epoque) and one of Spain’s most famous and successful designers, Javier Mariscal, create a passionate and animated love story. NEW YORK When

February 10 Where

Angelika Film Center 18 W Houston Street, New York, NY MAP tinyurl.com/AngelikaFilm WASHINGTON, D.C. When

March 16 Where

Landmark Theatres’ E Street Cinema 555 11 th Street N.W., Washington, D.C. MAP tinyurl.com/ESCinema INFO www.gkids.tv www.landmarktheatres.com

In Chico & Rita, a gifted songwriter and beautiful singer chase their dreams - and each other - from Havana to New York and Las Vegas. Chico is a young pianist with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. With an original soundtrack by legendary Cuban pianist, bandleader and composer Bebo Valdés, Chico & Rita captures a definitive moment in the evolution of Jazz music. The film features music by Jazz legends Thelonious Monk, Cole Porter, Dizzy Gillespie and Freddy Cole (brother of Nat King Cole).


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Catalan Cinema on Lesbian and Gay Identity The universities of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, Smith, and Massachusetts University (Massachusetts) organize a showcase of eight Catalan films about gay and lesbian identity. A series of conferences will follow the films with the participation of Directors Agustí Villaronga and Ventura Pons. The program includes: Ocaña, retrato intermitente (Ventura Pons, 1978), Costa Brava (Marta Balletbó-Coll, 1995), Gracias por la propina (Francesc Bellmunt, 1997), El Mar (Agustí Villaronga, 2000), Krampack (Cesc Gay, 2000), Barcelona, un mapa (Ventura Pons, 2007), Sin límites (Paul Morrison, 2008), Pa Negre (Agustí Villaronga, 2010). February 7 – Ocaña, retrato intermitente (Ventura Pons, 1978) February 14 – Costa Brava (Marta Balletbó-Coll, 1995) February 21 – Gracias por la propina (Francesc Bellmunt, 1997) March 6 – El Mar (Agustí Villaronga, 2000)

March 27 – Krampack (Cesc Gay, 2000) April 3 – Barcelona, un mapa (Ventura Pons, 2007) April 10 – Sin límites (Paul Morrison, 2008) April 24 – Pa Negre (Agustí Villaronga, 2010)

Aral: the lost sea by Isabel Coixet

FILM AMHERST (MASSACHUSETTS) February

When

February to April Where

University of Massachusetts Herter Auditorium. 321 Herter Hall Herter 231 161 Presidents Drive Amherst, MA 01003-9312 MAP tinyurl.com/UnMassachusetts INFO spainculture.us

FIlm WASHINGTON, D.C. March

20th Annual ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL

In the early 1960s, the Aral Sea was the 4th largest sea in the world. Nowadays, it occupies half of its original surface area: 60,000 hectares have dried up, 95% of the nearby reservoirs and wetlands have become deserts. In Aral. The Lost Sea, renowned filmmaker Isabel Coixet faces one of the greatest disasters in environmental history.

The documentary film will be part of the 20th Annual Environmental Film Festival, with more than 150 films at over 60 venues, 150 filmmakers and special guests.

In collaboration with with We Are Water Foundation.

The search of the shore of the Aral sea, or what remains of it. When

March 13 – 25 Where

TBA INFO

dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org


Film New york March

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Screen Loud Festival Third edition of this short film festival featuring the work of several international filmmakers living in NYC including Spanish filmmakers. When

March Where

Anthology Film Archives 32 Second Avenue, New York, NY MAP tinyurl.com/AnthologyFilm INFO anthologyfilmarchives.org

Artists moving to New York City from all over the world must not only fight to survive in this new environment, but also create their own voice in art. Starting with the concept of the artist as a foreigner, the festival will include films and performances whose subjects also relate to the experience of being the ‘foreigner’. The central focus will be the screening of short films made in New York by artists from all over the world. Emphasizing the universality of the image over the singularity of each culture and language, the only common point in this selection of films will be New York City, as their plots will differ in race, language, and tradition.

Film Seattle May

Seattle International Film Festival 37th Edition of the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) With a highlighted Spanish film series. When

May 17 – June 10 Where

Various venues – see web page 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA INFO www.siff.net

The Seattle International Film Festival is the largest and most highly attended film festival in the United States featuring over 30 Spanish films, 250 feature/documentary films and 125 short films presented to an audience of over 155,000 annually. The Spanish film ‘Paper Birds’, featured at the 2010 SIFF edition, won the Golden Space Needle Award.


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Literature several cities in the U.S. April/May

javier cercas New Spanish Literature

Javier Cercas (Spain, 1962) is one of the most important and successful European novelists. Author of Soldier of Salamis and The Speed of Light, he is also a weekly contributor to the newspaper El PaĂ­s.

Coinciding with the release of the English translation of his latest work, The Anatomy of a Moment, Javier Cercas will tour different cities and universities discussing his work and vision of literature and the world.

Cercas will entangle in conversation with American colleagues such as Sarah Wildman, regular collaborator of the New York Times.

Author Javier Cercas will discuss his work as a fiction writer and his incursions in non-fiction literature.

When

April – May Where

TBA INFO

www.javiercercas.com


Named the country’s best Spanish restaurant in Washington, DC by Esquire magazine in 2010, Taberna del Alabardero has some of the best talent with Rammy nominated Chef Javier Romero as well as a Rammy Award winning Wine Program headed by Sommelier Gustavo Iniesta. For 22 years, Taberna has taken pride in being a company with deep Spanish roots and identity, and now brings a fresh twist of new generations with contemporary feel to an authentic tradition. Our Tapas Bar has a terrific ambiance and a friendly atmosphere where young executives meet and socialize. We provide customized catering with styled food and dÊcor to make your event memorable. You can also join us for our new Spanish Style Sunday Brunch to be transported to Spain without leaving DC.

1776 I Street NW (Entrance: 18th Street between H and I) Washington DC 20006 (202) 429 2200

www.alabardero.com facebook.com/Taberna.Alabardero.Washington twitter.com/ChefTaberna_DC


THE CITY AGENDA: CITIES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES FILLED WITH CULTURE From Spain


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ALBUQUERQUE LITERATURE

FILM

MUSIC

Cervantes’ Day

On Screen: Cinema in Progress

Diego Amador

Literature, Music and Theatre. When

May 25

WheRE

Instituto Cervantes, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center 1701 4 th Street S.W.

A series of films showed at both San Sebastián and Toulouse Film Festivals. When

One of the most famous and respected Spanish flamenco performers. When

February 11 WheRE

Every Thursday from January 19 through April 26

Journal Theatre, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center 1701 4 th Street S.W.

www.albuquerque.cervantes.es

Bank of America Theatre, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center 1701 4 th Street S.W.

www.albuquerque.cervantes.es

LITERATURE

www.albuquerque.cervantes.es

INFO

Myth Dwellers and City of Poems A series of literature workshops. When

From March 12 through March 16 WheRE

Instituto Cervantes, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center 1701 4 th Street S.W. INFO

www.albuquerque.cervantes.es

WheRE

INFO

FILM

Documentaries by Women A series of documentaries showing social and political inequalities that still remains between sexes. When

Every Thursday from March 8 through March 21 WheRE

Bank of America Center, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center 1701 4 th Street S.W. INFO

www.albuquerque.cervantes.es

INFO


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CITY AGENDA

More information and updates at: www.spainculture.us

AUSTIN

Urban Culture

MUSIC

Spanish Olive Oil: Culture, Science and Gastronomy

SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST

A conference about the nutritional values and health benefits of Spanish olive oil followed by a tasting workshop. When

Among the bands, Black & Gypsy / Raimundo Y Diego Amador, Canteca de Macao, Dorian, L.A., Xoel López, Telephunken, Vetusta Morla & We Are Standard. When

March 10 – 18

April 14

WheRE

WheRE

Instituto Cervantes, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center 1701 4 th Street S.W. INFO

South by Southwest (SXSW) INFO

www.sxsw.com

www.albuquerque.cervantes.es

Urban Culture

LITERATURE

Book-Urban A series of workshops aimed to value and celebrate the fusion of Literature and Urban Culture for International Book Day. When

April 21, 22 and 23 WheRE

Nob Hill Neighborhood INFO

www.albuquerque.cervantes.es Vetusta Morla @ South by Southwest


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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

BOSTON FILM

PERFORMING ARTS

VISUAL ARTS

Catalan Cinema on Lesbian and Gay Identity

Flamenco Festival USA 2012

DANIEL CANOGAR

A retrospective of eight Catalan films with directors Agustí Villaronga and Ventura Pons.

In its 11th year, features mesmerizing performances direct from Spain.

When

Rafaela Carrasco Company / Vamos al Tiroteo

February 7 Ocaña, retrato intermitente Ventura Pons, 1978 February 14 Costa Brava Marta Balletbó-Coll, 1995 February 21 Gracias por la propina Francesc Bellmunt, 1997

Olga Pericet Company / Rosa, Metal, Ceniza

www.secondstreetgallery.org

When

March 4, 8 p.m. WheRE

March 27 Krampack Cesc Gay, 2000

www.flamencofestival.org

April 3 Barcelona, un mapa (Ventura Pons, 2007)

MUSIC

April 10 Sin límites (Paul Morrison, 2008)

Paco de Lucía ‘Live’ tour

INFO

WheRE

‘EN VIVO’ represents an anthology of his most iconic compositions, masterfully reinterpreted by de Lucía and his acclaimed musicians.

Herter Auditorium. 321 Herter Hall. 161 President’s Drive, Amherst

April 11 – 8 p.m.

people.umass.edu/bzecchi/filmfestival

WheRE

March 2 & 3, 8 p.m.

Cutler Majestic Theater 219 Tremont Street

INFO

When

March 2- 31, 2012 (Talk with the artist March 2 at 6.30 pm) Second Street Gallery / Main and Dové Galleries 115 Second Street SE

When

March 6 El Mar Agustí Villaronga, 2000

April 24 Pan Negro Agustí Villaronga, 2010)

Renowned contemporary artist from Madrid Daniel Canogar, on view at Second Street Gallery during March 2012.

When WheRE

Boston Opera House 539 Washington Street INFO

www.pacodelucia.org

INFO

Free to the public


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CITY AGENDA

CHICAGO

More information and updates at: www.spainculture.us

VISUAL ARTS

VISUAL ARTS

PERFORMING ARTS

E.CO

Maremágnum. Jordi Socías

Chicago SXSW 2012

The real history of Spain told through the eyes of the photographer Jordi Socías. The exhibition features 78 photographs taken from 1973 to 2005.

Annual Music Festival that will showcase different Spanish indie groups during the 2012 tour.

When

March 3 – April 6

An exhibition of photographic projects by twenty Latin American and European photographic collectives aimed at conveying their definition of the environment through a visual essay. When

December 5 – January 12 WheRE

May 1 – July 5 WheRE

Instituto Cervantes Chicago 31 W. Ohio

Instituto Cervantes Chicago 31 W. Ohio

INFO

INFO

spainculture.us/calendar/383/

chicago.cervantes.es/

MUSIC

FILM

Paco de Lucía ‘Live’ tour

Chicago Flamenco Festival 2012

‘EN VIVO’ represents an anthology of his most iconic compositions, masterfully reinterpreted by de Lucía and his acclaimed musicians. When

April 20 – 8 p.m. WheRE

Symphony Center 220 South Michigan Avenue

A film festival featuring three Spanish flamenco films including ‘Flamenco, Flamenco’ by Carlos Saura, ‘Enrique Morente. Buscando Miradas’ by Onésimo Hernández, and ‘Morente’ by Enrique Barrancina. When

February 20 – March 12 WheRE

Cervantes Institute 31 W. Ohio INFO

chicago.cervantes.es/

When WheRE

Instituto Cervantes Chicago 31 W. Ohio INFO

chicago.cervantes.es/

FILM

Chicago Latin Film Festival Seven Spanish films presented in part of the IC Chicago Film Club. When

May 7 – June 11 WheRE

Landmark Theaters- Century Shopping Centre 2828 North Clark Street INFO

www.chicago.cervantes.es


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Chicago Dallas PERFORMING ARTS

VISUAL ARTS

VISUAL ARTS

Festival de Flamenco Chicago 2012

White Steel, Blue Skies: A New Icon for Dallas’ Skyline

Calatrava and SMU: A Decade in Motion

The annual celebration of Spanish art Flamenco in Chicago organized by the Cervantes institute featuring concerts and workshops

Concha Jareño When

February 10, 11

Diego amador When

February 17, 18

Raimundo amador When

February 24, 25

ROCÍO MOLINA When

March 2, 3

camarada camarón When

March 10, 11

canteca de macao When

March 17 WheRE

Seven North Texas Latino photographers aim their lens at the new addition to the Dallas skyline, the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge designed by noted Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. Photographers capture the striking landmark from various perspectives, reflecting how the bridge has forever changed the city’s fabled skyline. When

January 19 – March 2 WheRE

Latino Cultural Center, a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs 2600 Live Oak Street INFO

www.dallasculture.org/ latinoculturalcenter/ Phone: 214-671-0045

Exhibition celebrating the museum’s relationship with Santiago Calatrava, to include works from the museum’s collection, several of which were donated by Calatrava himself, and works on paper seldom on view. When

March 3 – April 22 WheRE

Meadows Museum 5900 Bishop Blvd. INFO

www.meadowsmuseumdallas.org

HERITAGE

The Invention of Glory: Afonso V and the Pastrana Tapestries Exhibition of four monumental 15thcentury tapestries from the Collegiate Church of Pastrana depicting the conquest of Asilah and Tangier by Afonso V, King of Portugal. When

TBA

February 5 – May 13

www.chicago.cervantes.es

Meadows Museum 5900 Bishop Blvd.

INFO

WheRE

INFO

www.meadowsmuseumdallas.org


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More information and updates at: www.spainculture.us

VISUAL ARTS

HERITAGE

HERITAGE

Queens of the Spanish Golden Age: Portraits of Margarita of Austria, Isabella of Bourbon and Mariana of Austria

The Portuguese Campaign in Morocco and the Pastrana Tapestries of King Afonso V: Portraits of Knightly Prowess and the Legacy of a Famed Chivalric Epic

The Pastrana Tapestries: A Celebration in Music, Image and Text

Lecture will analyze the portraits of three Spanish queens and explore how their iconography presented and defined the role of the queen in Baroque Spain. When

Lecture will address historical portraits of gallant paladins in the North African contest of arms; the courtly display of martial excellence, power and prestige; and the glory of a contemporary epic which ushered in an epoch of exploration and subsequent alteration of the medieval world picture.

April 18 WheRE

Meadows Museum 5900 Bishop Blvd. INFO

www.meadowsmuseumdallas.org

When

February 9 WheRE

Meadows Museum 5900 Bishop Blvd. INFO

www.meadowsmuseumdallas.org

The Pastrana tapestries foreshadowed a soon-to-come epoch when European explorations and conquests would go beyond the Strait of Gibraltar across the Atlantic and into the Americas. This multi-disciplinary program will present a sampling of the visual images, literary texts and music that defined a period which forever changed cultures, countries and continents. When

February 16 WheRE

Meadows Museum 5900 Bishop Blvd. INFO

www.meadowsmuseumdallas.org

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Houston

More information and updates at: www.spainculture.us

HERITAGE

ARCHITECTURE

VISUAL ARTS

El Camino Real de los Tejas: Past & Present

YAS » Young Architects of Spain

The exhibition and seminar seek to increase public awareness of a long important period in the history of Texas — the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, when Spain and later Mexico were intertwined with the Lone Star State.

Exhibition of a new generation of Spanish architecture.

E-CO. Exhibition of IberoAmerican & European Photography Collectives.

When

February – May WheRE

Fort. St. Jean Baptiste SHS 155 Rue Jefferson, Natchitoches, Louisiana

When

January 26 – April 1 WheRE

Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture. University of Houston 122 College of Architecture Bldg

Conference by Antón García Abril When

February 21, 6 p.m. HERITAGE

El Camino Real de los Tejas: Past & Present The exhibition and seminar seek to increase public awareness of a long important period in the history of Texas — the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, when Spain and later Mexico were intertwined with the Lone Star State. When

FILM

Festival of New Spanish Cinema Join the festival of Spanish New Cimena for award-winning comedies, romances and dramatic masterpieces. When

E·CO presents photographic projects by twenty Latin American and European photographic collectives about the environment. When

July 7 – September 30 WheRE

[Artspace] at Untitled 1 NE 3 rd Street, Oklahoma City INFO

www.artspaceatuntitled.org

VISUAL ARTS

FOTOFEST FOTOFEST 2012 BIENNIAL is the Fourteenth International Biennial of Photography and Photo-related Art. It is the United States’ largest and longestrunning international photography festival When

January 27 – February 17

January 20 – 29

March 16 - April 29

Doherty Library, Saint Thomas’s University 3800 Montrose Boulevard, Houston

Rice Cinema 6100 Main Street

Station Museum of Contemporary Art 1502 Alabama Street, Houston

WheRE

WheRE

INFO

www.pragda.com/new-spanishcinema/2011/fnsc-at-houstons-ricecinema

WheRE


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LOS MIAMI ANGELES MUSIC

VISUAL ARTS

VISUAL ARTS

Paco de Lucía ‘Live’ tour

Archimobile

From where there is not return

‘EN VIVO’ represents an anthology of his most iconic compositions, masterfully reinterpreted by de Lucía and his acclaimed musicians. When

April 28 – 8 p.m. WheRE

Walt Disney Concert Hall South Grand Avenue INFO

www.pacodelucia.org

Archimobile is a billboard, a documentation center and a work of art in itself. Hosed inside is the work of 100 artists of 16 different nationalities, all somehow connected to the city of Madrid. Curated by Gean Moreno. Artist invited: Maya Watanabe When

A project of the Spanish award winner photographer Alberto García-Alix in which the artist makes a journey between present and past of his work. When

Through the end of January

Through the end of February

Cultural Center of Spain in Miami 1400 Biscayne Boulevard

Cultural Center of Spain in Miami 1400 Biscayne Boulevard

WheRE

INFO

www.ccemiami.org

WheRE

INFO

www.ccemiami.org

VISUAL ARTS

Isabel Muñoz ‘The beast’ Photography exhibition by Isabel Muñoz. When

February 11 to the end of March WheRE

Cultural Center of Spain in Miami 1400 Biscayne Boulevard INFO líx From where there is no return © Alberto García-A

www.ccemiami.org


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PERFORMING ARTS

Gala Flamenca: Carmen Cortés, Rafaela Carrasco, Olga Pericet When

March 9, 10 & 11, 8 p.m. WheRE

Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard INFO

www.flamencofestival.org

MUSIC

Paco de Lucía ‘Live’ tour ‘EN VIVO’ represents an anthology of his most iconic compositions, masterfully reinterpreted by de Lucía and his acclaimed musicians. When

April 5 – 8:15 p.m. WheRE

The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason INFO

www.pacodelucia.org

Salvador Dalí, Port Lligat, Girona, 1979. © Jordi Socías

Flamenco Festival USA 2012


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NEW YORK

More information and updates at: www.spainculture.us

VISUAL ARTS

VISUAL ARTS

VISUAL ARTS

Joaquín Sorolla and the glory of the Spanish Dress

Starting to Sea

Aluminiums by David Rodríguez Caballero

An exhibition conceived by Oscar de la Renta and curated by Vogue’s André Leon Talley. When

Through March 10

The work of this artistic duo has been described as dark, post-apocalyptic and humorous. When

March/May

The exhibit spotlights new artworks in aluminum and vinyl of this Spanish artist.

PPOW Gallery 535 West 22nd Street, 3 rd Floor

February 23 to March 24

WheRE

INFO

When WheRE

www.martin-munoz.com

Marlborough Chelsea 545 W 25 th Street

www.spainculturenewyork.org

VISUAL ARTS

www.spainculturenewyork.org www.davidrodriguezcaballero.com

VISUAL ARTS

This Side of Paradise

VISUAL ARTS

WheRE

Queen Sofia Spanish Institute 684 Park Avenue at 68 th Street

INFO

INFO

Maremagnum. Jordi socías A great retrospective of Jordi Socías, photographer and photo editor. When

February 23 – March 23 WheRE

Instituto Cervantes New York 211 East 49 th Street INFO

nyork.cervantes.es

An exhibition by No Longer Empty in the Bronx, featuring the works of local and international artists including Abigail Lazkoz. When

March

WheRE

Andrew Freedman Home 1125 Grand Concourse INFO

www.nolongerempty.org

Draw What You Think Social and political Satire in the cartoons, by El Roto When

January 13 – February 15 WheRE

Instituto Cervantes New York 211 East 49 th Street INFO

nyork.cervantes.es


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NEW YORK VISUAL ARTS

FILM

PERFORMING ARTS

Buried, My Heart

Screen Loud Festival

Dejando Huellas

Presentation of the latest novel of the writer Leah Bonnín.

Third edition of this short film festival featuring the work of several international filmmakers living in NYC

The personal and historic voyage of a Sephardic woman through flamenco dance

When

February 25

When

February 16 WheRE

Instituto Cervantes New York 211 East 49 th Street

March

WheRE

Anthology Film Archives

INFO

INFO

nyork.cervantes.es

www.spainculturenewyork.org

VISUAL ARTS

FILM

La Caja

Chico & Rita

This project is a continuation of the ‘Exploring the boundaries of the ‘nyc-nyc’ raw footage’ presented at the Bushwick Open Studios in New York in 2011.

Oscar®-winning director Fernando Trueba (Belle Epoque) and Spain’s most famous and successful designer Javier Mariscal create a passionate and animated love story.

When

TBC

WheRE

Lumen-International Video Art and Projection Festival Staten Island

When WheRE

Resource Center for Jewish Diversity at 92 and Y 1395 Lexington Avenue INFO

www.spainculturenewyork.org

PERFORMING ARTS

The House Puppetry with high-tension cartoon drama for all audiences When

When

March 15

February 10

Hudson Opera House

Angelika Film Center 18 W Houston Street

www.hudsonoperahouse.org

WheRE

INFO

INFO

www.statenislandarts.org/blog/ lumen

www.gkids.tv/

WheRE INFO


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PERFORMING ARTS

Flamenco Festival USA 2012 In its 11th year, features mesmerizing performances direct from Spain.

Olga Pericet Company / Rosa, Metal, Ceniza

Niño Josele & Doug Wamble / Jazz Meets Flamenco

March 3, 8 p.m.

When

When

February 24, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. February 25, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. WheRE

Jazz at Lincoln Center

The Allen Room / Columbus Circle Gala Flamenca: Carmen Cortés, Rafaela Carrasco, Olga Pericet When

March 1, 8 p.m.

Manuela Carrasco Company / Suspiro Flamenco When

March 2, 8 p.m.

Rafaela Carrasco Company / Vamos al Tiroteo When

March 4, 7 p.m. WheRE

NY City Center W. 55 th Street between 6 th & 7 th Avenue

Words & Music: Federico García Lorca / With Gema Caballero When

March 5, 8 p.m. WheRE

92nd ST Y Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street Pitingo Malecon Street When

March 9, 8 p.m. WheRE

Juan de Juan, Jason Samuels Smith, Prashant Shah, Nelida Tirado / Dance Under the Influence When

March 2 & 3, 7:30 p.m. WheRE

Mad Museum 2 Columbus Circle

Leilah Broukhim / Dejando Huellas When

February 25, 8 p.m.

Manhattan Center The Grand Ballroom. 311 West 34th Street


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NEW YORK DESIGN

HERITAGE

ARCHITECTURE

Almodóvar and Fashion

100 Reflections Out of Sorrow

FÉLIX CANDELA 1910-2010

Spanish designer David Delfin and scholar Paul Julian Smith discuss fashion in the films of Pedro Almódovar.

The literary-photographic exhibition takes a look at the suffering and dignity of Spanish terrorist victims through the work of photographers and intellectuals from all over the world.

Candela’s work based on hyperbolic paraboloid geometry made him a worldwide renowned architect.

When

April

WheRE

Fashion Institute of Technology Katie Murphy Amphitheatre Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center Seventh Avenue at 27th Street New York, NY INFO

www.spainculturenewyork.org

When

February 11- March 31

When

WheRE

April 2 – 14

Columbia University 826 Schermerhorn Hall
1190 Amsterdam Ave.
/ New York, NY 10027

WheRE

Instituto Cervantes New York 211 East 49 th Street

VENUE

Wallach Art Gallery

INFO

nyork.cervantes.es www.fmiguelangelblanco.es

INFO

www.columbia.edu

MUSIC

DESIGN

Paco de Lucía ‘Live’ tour

WEMADETHIS. SPANISH POSTDIGITAL CREATION CULTURE.

‘EN VIVO’ represents an anthology of his most iconic compositions, masterfully reinterpreted by de Lucía and his acclaimed musicians.

Design festival with conferences, lectures and workshop on Spanish design.

When

April 13 – 8 p.m.

When WheRE

Cooper Hewitt Museum 1 st Ave at 46 th Street INFO

www.spainculture.us

Brosmind @ We made this

June

WheRE

New Jersey Performing Arts Center One Center Street, 3 rd Floor, Newark, New Jersey INFO

www.pacodelucia.org


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PUERTO RICO

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FILM

LITERATURE

LITERATURE

European Film Fest Made in Europe

San Juan Book Arts and Fair

Presentation of the book ‘Ramón Power y Giralt y las Cortes de Cádiz’

The Festival presents European Film Premieres in Puerto Rico as well as organizes conferences and meetings between European special guests and the local film industry. When

March 14 – 28 WheRE

Theater Fine Arts Miramar 654 Ponce de León Ave. Pda. 11 Also showings at: Universidad de Puerto Rico – Universidad Sagrado Corazón – Museo de Arte de Ponce – Universidad de Mayagüez. INFO

www.afpuertorico.org

Spanish journalist and writer Alfonso S. Palomares will represent Spain in the first edition of this international Fair. When

February 7 – 12 WheRE

Different places in Old San Juan neighbourhood

In order to commemorate the Bicentenary of Cortes de Cadiz, MAPFRE and the General Consulate of Spain present the book ‘Ramón Power y Giralt, y las Cortes de Cádiz’

INFO

When

www.sanjuan.pr/forms/ FeriadelLibrodeSanJuan/

March 20 WheRE

Casa de España 9 Ponce de Leon Avenue


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PUERTO RICO VISUAL ARTS

DESIGN

El Greco to Goya: Masterpieces from Museo del Prado

BRAVOS

Exhibition of 25 masterpieces from Museo Nacional del Prado complemented by 15 works by Luis de Morales, Jusepe de Ribera, El Greco and his studio, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, and Francisco de Goya, among others. When

Groundbreakind Spanish Design. A major exhibition about the great new generation of 21st Century Spanish Designers. When

February 3 – April 1 WheRE

Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico Avenida De Diego 299, Santurce INFO

www.mapr.org

March 25 – July 9 WheRE

Museo de Arte de Ponce 2325 Ave. Las Américas, Ponce INFO

www.museoarteponce.org

MUSIC

Concert in commemoration of the Bicentenary of Cortes de Cadiz The Symphonic Orchestra of Puerto Rico will offer a concert of Puerto Rican and Spanish XIX century music repertoire. When

March 19 WheRE

Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré. Sala Sinfónica Pablo Casals Ponce de Leon Avenue, parada 22 1/2

MUSIC

Kandinsky Trio’s Concert at Casals Festival of Puerto Rico The Kandinsky Trio, Corrado Bolsi (violin), Amparo Lacruz (cello) and Emili Brugalla (piano) spread romantic literature for trios with piano, as well as enrich it with their determined commitment to modern composers. When

March 14 WheRE

Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré. Sala Sinfónica Pablo Casals Ponce de Leon Avenue, parada 22 1/2 INFO

www.festcasalspr.gobierno.pr/


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SAN FRANCISCO

CITY AGENDA

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DESIGN

PERFORMING ARTS

MUSIC

BRAVOS

Entomo. Where insects and humans come together.

Omar Sosa at Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

It is known that insects are attracted by light. This light inspired evening has attracted the contemporary dance performance by ENTOMO and the works of 20 artists around the theme.

Omar Sosa brings his acclaimed Afreecanos Quartet from Barcelona, cutting edge of world music.

Groundbreakind Spanish Design. Designer Nacho Carbonell will be at the opening sharing a panel discussion organized by SFMOMA. When

January 5 – 17 WheRE

Fort Mason Center Landmark Building D (Fleet Room) Marina Blvd. at Laguna St. San Fransisco

When

April 27 from 8:00pm to midnight. WheRE

INFO

SOMArts 934 Brannan Street (between 8 th & 9 th)

www.fortmason.org

INFO

www.somarts.org

VISUAL ARTS

Remedios Varo: Indelible Fables This exhibition brings to light Varo’s legacy. While her paintings have been interpreted as more surrealist canvases, product of her passion for mysticism and alchemy, her work carries implications far more significant. When

January 7 – February 26 WheRE

Joan Gaspar @ Bravos

Frey Norris Contemporary & Modern 161 Jessie Street INFO

www.freynorris.com

When

May 6, 1 – 2:30 p.m. WheRE

Yerba Buena Gardens International Festival Mission Street (btw. 3 rd & 4 th Streets) INFO

www.YBGF.org


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SEATTLE PERFORMING ARTS

MUSIC

Don Quixote Pacific Northwest Ballet

Kandinsky Trio’s Concert at Casals Festival of Puerto Rico

Alexei Ratmansky’s ballet Don Quixote was created to reflect the story of Spanish dreamer Don Quixote. When

February 3 – 12 WheRE

McCaw Hall 301 Mercer Street INFO

www.pnb.org

VISUAL ARTS

Jesús LópezCobos – conducts Capriccio Español Jesús López-Cobos conducts Capriccio Español by Rimsky-Korsakov in a program of the Seattle Symphony. When

June 7, 9 and 10 WheRE

The Kandinsky Trio, Corrado Bolsi (violin), Amparo Lacruz (cello) and Emili Brugalla (piano) spread romantic literature for trios with piano, as well as enrich it with their determined commitment to modern composers. When

March 14 WheRE

Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré. Sala Sinfónica Pablo Casals Ponce de Leon Avenue, parada 22 1/2 INFO

www.festcasalspr.gobierno.pr/

VISUAL ARTS

Seattle International Film Festival SIFF is the largest and most highly attended film festival in the U.S. showcasing many Spanish films. When

Benaroya Hall – Seattle Symphony 200 University St

May 17th – June 10 th

INFO

SIFF Center 305 Harrison Street Various venues – see web page for details

www.seattlesymphony.org

WheRE

INFO

www.siff.net


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WASHINGTON, D.C.

CITY AGENDA

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VISUAL ARTS

PERFORMING ARTS

PERFORMING ARTS

Picasso’s Drawings, 1890– 1921: Reinventing Tradition

The Adventures of Don Quijote de la Mancha

Flamenco Festival USA 2012

An adaptation for children of this classic by Cervantes, performed by Galita Theatre.

In its 11th year, features mesmerizing performances direct from Spain.

When

February

Gala Flamenca: Carmen Cortés, Rafaela Carrasco, Olga Pericet

WheRE

GALA Hispanic Theatre 3333 14 th St, N.W.

National Gallery of Art. West Building Ground Floor 4 th St and Constitution Ave, N.W.

February 29, 8 p.m.

www.galatheatre.org

Exhibition of Pablo Picasso through some 55 works, presenting the dazzling development of Picasso’s drawings over a 30-year period. When

January 29 – May 6

WheRE

INFO

VISUAL ARTS

Ñew York Exhibition of Iberoamerican artists living in New York, curated by Paco Cano and Eva Mendoza. When

February 16 – May 20 WheRE

Art Museum of the Americas 201 18 th St, N.W. INFO

www.museum.oas.org

Olga Pericet Company / Rosa, Metal, Ceniza When

INFO

www.nga.gov

When

March 2, 8 p.m. PERFORMING ARTS

THEATER FESTIVAL by TEATRO DE LA LUNA Presents Factoría Teatro de Madrid ‘Family in construction’ by Gonzalo Martin Sherman. When

Manuela Carrasco Company / Suspiro Flamenco When

March 3, 8 p.m.

Rafaela Carrasco Company / Vamos al Tiroteo When

March 1(8pm) & 3 (3pm & 8pm)

March 7, 8 p.m.

Teatro de la Luna 2700 South Lang St., Arlington, VA

GW´s Lisner Auditorium 21st St & H St, N.W.

WheRE

INFO

www.teatrodelaluna.org

WheRE

INFO

www.flamencofestival.org


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WASHINGTON, D.C. FILM

MUSIC

PERFORMING ARTS

20th Annual ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL

Paco de Lucía ‘Live’ tour

ENTOMO. WHERE INSECTS AND HUMANS COME TOGETHER.

Spanish documentary film ‘Aral. The Lost Sea’ by Isabel Coixet. When

March 13 – 25 WheRE

TBA INFO

www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org

‘EN VIVO’ represents an anthology of his most iconic compositions, masterfully reinterpreted by de Lucía and his acclaimed musicians. When

April 18 – 8 p.m. WheRE

Strathmore 5801 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, Maryland INFO

www.pacodelucia.org MUSIC

SPANISH INDIE MUSIC ON TOUR Spanish indie rock bands in tour as part of the SXSW Black & Gypsy / Raimundo Y Diego Amador, Canteca de Macao, Dorian, L.A., Xoel López, Telephunken, Vetusta Morla & We Are Standard. When

March/April WheRE

Washington, D.C. TBA INFO

www.spainculture.us

DESIGN

WEMADETHIS. SPANISH POSTDIGITAL CREATION CULTURE. Design festival with conferences, lectures and workshop on Spanish design. When

June

WheRE

Hirshhorn Museum 7 th St and Independence Ave., S.W. INFO

www.hirshhorn.si.edu

As part of the DC Street Festival, a duet where contemporary and urban dance mix their own technique to create an animal and insect movement. When

May 12 – 13 WheRE

Millenium Stage, Kennedy Center 2700 F Street, N.W. INFO

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KIDS

VISUAL ARTS

FILM

KIDS WORLD CINEMA 2012

Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape

2012 SILVERDOCS FILM FESTIVAL

A Spanish feature in this multinational showcase of films for children. When

April 20 – 28 WheRE

Washington, D.C. Various venues. INFO

www.spainculture.us

HERITAGE

EU OPEN HOUSE The Embassy of Spain opens its doors for a taste of Spanish culture, tourism and commerce. When

May 5

WheRE

Embassy of Spain 2375 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. INFO

www.spainculture.us

Through some 120 paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints from a career spanning almost a century, the exhibition reveals a politically engaged side to Miró’s work. When

A Spanish feature in one of the largest documentary film festivals in North America. When

June 18 – 24 WheRE

WheRE

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center 8633 Colesville Rd. Silver Spring, MD

National Gallery of Art. East Building Upper Level 4 th St and Constitution Ave, N.W.

www.silverdocs.com

May 6 – August 12

INFO

INFO

www.nga.gov

MUSIC

Sounds of Catalonia Concerts of Spanish music by contemporary composers Ricardo Llorca, Miquel Ortega and Ernest Borras, Montsalvatge, Albeniz and Mompou. When

May/June WheRE

National Gallery of Art 4 th St, and Constitution Ave., N.W. The Kreeger Museum 2401 Foxhall Road, N.W. INFO

www.nga.gov

FILM

2012 EURO ASIA SHORTS A Spanish feature in this showcase of short films from Europe, Asia and the United States. When

June 4 – 8 WheRE

Embassies and cultural centers. Washington, D.C. INFO

www.euroasiashorts.com


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FILM

New Spanish Cinema

COMING NEXT FALL From Spain

Classic retrospectives, new filmmakers and the most outstanding recent Spanish films showcased in major festivals and venues in the US.

VISUAL ARTS

Cotidiano A unique photographic reflection of the daily reality of the Hispanic community in the US, on view in several cities across the country.

PERFORMING ARTS

Next: Spain A contemporary dance presentation by Company E of Washington, DC, with special perfomance by two choreographers from Spain.

LITERATURE

Spanish Literature Anthology 2000 - 2010 A new collection of the very best Spanish and Latin American authors of the last decade to be released in the US.


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