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2019 SPANISH CULTURAL PROGRAM / U.S. Spring / Summer


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Ana Bustelo Ana Bustelo is an illustrator based in Madrid (Spain), where she studied Fine Arts. After some time involved in a variety of art projects, she decided to focus on illustration, which combines two of her favorite activities: drawing and reading. She mostly does illustrations for magazines and newspapers like El País, El Malpensante, Orsai, Ronda Iberia, El Salto, AD, Sidney Herald, Virgin Airlines, Austin Monthly… but she also works creating covers, posters and communication campaigns. Her clients include Impedimenta, Edelvives, Errata Naturae, Periférica, Repsol, AECID, INJUVE... Ana works with different mediums, using digital techniques as well as traditional drawing, collage or painting.

Her work has gained international recognition by organizations like Communication Arts, Latin American Illustration, Illustrarte, Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Sharjah International Book Fair, Nami Island, Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators, and INJUVE.

Nowadays she combines her work as an illustrator with non-commercial work, where she tries to explore new techniques, formats and disciplines.

Ana Bustelo


Artists are like magicians that help us come to grips with our individual and collective challenges in a tumultuous world. Engaging with a great work of art is a visceral experience that connects us to our fellow humans. Art and culture can therefore make an immense difference by shaping our consciousness and values about pressing global issues, spurring new ideas and much needed action on the problems we face. Among them, water stands out as one of the most critical resources for human survival, prosperity and peace. This season, access to safe drinking water and sanitation as a human right will be at the core of our programming reflecting Spain´s major role and commitment to the topic and other related ones such as health and gender, through development cooperation. Together with the Cultural Institute of Mexico and key partners from Spain and the international community, we will attempt to raise awareness and create dialogues on how to address the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. 2019 marks the commemoration of the eightieth anniversary of the end of the Spanish Civil War and of the exodus of many Spaniards, some of whom chose the US as their host country. In recognition to their contributions to Spain´s democracy and to the countries they lived in, we will have a specific focus on the phenomenon of exile, memory and identity, intertwined themes, which are still very relevant today. American museums with high profile Spanish collections remain very active. Two major exhibits will showcase Spanish master artworks. “Art and Empire, the Golden Age of Spain” will show a wide range of works produced in Spain and its global territories during that period at the San Diego Museum of Art. “Visions of the Hispanic World,” will highlight at the Albuquerque Museum works from Spain and Latin America drawn from the Hispanic Society´s collections. Contemporary artists from Spain keep pushing boundaries and creating inspiring pieces for US institutions. Large scale public artworks designed by sought-after visual artists Okuda San Miguel and Jaume Plensa will be on view at Boston Seaport and Telfair Museum in Savannah respectively. In the music spectrum, a selection of cutting edge emerging bands will take part in the South by Southwest Festival with the support of Sounds from Spain. Rising flamenco star Rosalía will perform at Coachella. Guitar masters, Ricardo Gallen and Pablo Sainz Villegas are also back in the US. Flamenco lovers will be able to enjoy today´s most talented flamenco musicians and dancers in New York Flamenco Festival and Albuquerque Festival. Spanish Cinema Now at the AFI Silver Spring will once again present a selection of the latest and greatest films from Spain. To build up momentum, we will complement it with Spanish Cinema Now +, offering DC audiences an array of titles all year round.


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CITY AGENDA ARTICLES

46 ALBUQUERQUE

53 MINNEAPOLIS

46 AUSTIN

53 NASHVILLE

8 ART TRENCHES IN THE WATER WARS

47 ANN ARBOR

53 NEW ORLEANS

47 BALTIMORE

53 NEW YORK

25 EIGHTY YEARS OF SPANISH REPUBLICAN EXILES IN THE USA

47 BOSTON

56 PHILADELPHIA

48 CHARLESTON

56 PORTLAND

48 CHARLOTTESVILLE

56 SALT LAKE CITY

HIGHLIGHTS

48 CHICAGO

56 SAN ANTONIO

49 CINCINNATI

56 SAN DIEGO

49 DALLAS

57 SAN FRANCISCO

49 DAVENPORT

57 SAN JUAN

13 VISUAL ARTS

49 DENVER

58 SAVANNAH

21 DESIGN

49 DURHAM

58 ST. PETERSBURG

22 LITERATURE

49 FORT WORTH

58 SEATTLE

28 HERITAGE

50 GRAN RAPIDS

59 WASHINGTON

31 MUSIC

50 INDIO

36 FILM

50 LOS ANGELES

40 PERFORMING ARTS

51 MIAMI

12 SKETCHING THE FUTURE

64 COMING NEXT FALL/ WINTER


SKETCHING THE FUTURE, VISUAL ARTS, DESIGN, LITERATURE, HERITAGE, MUSIC, FILM & PERFORMING ARTS From Spain


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ART TRENCHES IN THE WATER WARS BLANCA DE LA TORRE Independent Curator and Writer

“Many of the wars of the 20th century were about oil but wars of the 21st century will be about water.” Ismail Serageldin, Vice President for Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development and for Special Programs at the World Bank1.

One of the most popular dystopias at the end of last century was Mad Max and its apocalyptic landscape, in which the most valuable commodities were fossil fuels and water. It is easy to sense the concerns of that time, like the oil crisis, the constant conflicts to control water resources, or the Six-Day War. The film premiered on 1979 and 40 years later its validity is still part of the agenda. By 2050, 25% of the world population will be affected by water scarcity. Although the social perception of the situation is changing, it is necessary, more than ever, to be aligned with the 2030 Agenda and its 17 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) that were adopted on September 25 of 2015 at the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York. This new framework places water at the center of specific milestones to be achieved, like the SDG6 Clean Water and Sanitation and the SDG14 Life Below Water.

1. Mentioned in Vandana Shiva. Las guerras del agua. Contaminación, privatización y negocio (2002). Barcelona: Icaria. P. 9 2. Weintraub, L. (2012). To Life! Eco Art in Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet. London, England: University of California Press. Pag 23.

Given the crosscutting nature of the goals, water becomes the unifying element in this context.

Within this bigger picture, we could think about the role of art in achieving sustainability. Authors like Linda Weintraub2 emphasize some of the reasons why is important to tackle the ecological crisis from the standpoint of contemporary art, including the communication skills of the artists to promote improvement and preservation strategies, and their capacity to instill changes in the way we take care of our planet.

Illustrations of insalubrious waters can be found in the 19th century. One example is Monster Soup by William Heath , who coexisted with the discourse of artists like William Morris, whose idea of Utopia included the eradication of pollution.

For visionary Buckminster Fuller, we were victims of the future, for we couldn’t see beyond the present. His Dymaxion House (1927-1928) was equipped with a “Fog Gun” shower that used only a cup of water and with an interior tank to collect rainwater.

Paisaje Cultural @ Bárbara Fluxá, Museo Esteban Vicente


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Paisaje Cultural Asturias @ Bárbara Fluxá

The 1960s welcomed the development of the first projects for recovering practices or restorative aesthetics. A pioneer in the field, Patricia Johanson redesigned a lagoon in order to restore its endemic flora and fauna. Fair Park Lagoon (Dallas, TX) became a sculpture installation that created paths to access the different areas surrounding the lagoon. Another founding work is Rhine Water Purification Plant (1972) by Hans Haacke, which treated water from the Rhine River during the time it was on display. A common aspect of this kind of project is interdisciplinary collaborations, for example between artists and scientists. Helen Mayer and Newton Harrison stand as trailblazers in the design of projects for ecosystem adaptation in critical regions of the world to fight climate change through the Center for the Force Majeure, founded by the collaborative team in 2007 in Santa Cruz, California.

Phy @ Juanli Carrión

Argentine artist Nicolás García Uriburu dyed the water of rivers and canals around the world, like the Canals of Venice, with a harmless pigment to protest against water pollution. He continued his work with Coloration Matanza Riachuelo, in Buenos Aires (2010) together with Greenpeace. Along the same line of work, Olafur Eliasson, in his Green River Series, poured uranine into rivers, a water-soluble dye used to test ocean currents. For three decades the artistic production of Basia Irland has been related to water, especially water scarcity, rivers, and waterborne diseases. Her work includes Water Library, rainwater-harvesting projects, producing documentaries, and writing articles for National Geographic.

Many artists focused on the topic of waste found in rivers, like Cecilia Malik, who traveled across six rivers in Cracow in a kayak to document river pollution, or Mark Dion, whose work Tate Thames Dig (1999) presents some artifacts found in the Thames as a cabinet of curiosities. These archeological reconstructions are also present in the work of Bárbara Fluxá, born in Madrid. She uses waste found in the river basins in Asturias, Castile and León, and Cantabria to create sculptures that are displayed as if organized by an archeological museum, as future reminders of our society.

Phy @ Juanli Carrión


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z Fountain @ Maider Lópe

Rivers become a common topic in art and, unfortunately, some of them are well known due to the high level of water pollution. This is the case of the Yamuna River, in India, that inspired the work of several artists including Ravi Agarwal, who has been documenting the waste in the river since the 90s, and Juanli Carrión, who used natural locally-cultivated food coloring to create pH sensitive dyes for his artwork PhY (2018). The pH sensitive dyes, which vary in color depending on the acidity of the water, impregnate pieces of wool felt that are used along the Yamuna to measure water pollution. Other artists seek to create ties between rivers and communities, like artist Ichi Ikeda. His Water Ekiden-Manosogewa River Art Project (1999) focused on the collective responsibility for the Manosegawa River, which led to the creation of “water stations”, produced in collaboration with the communities and related to the storage and transfer of rain water, spring water, purified water, and water for agricultural irrigation.

Betsy Damon also created different models of community water management through her three decades of work. In 1991 she created Keepers of the Waters, and implemented world-known projects like Living Water Garden, a public park and a model of natural water filtration.

Along the same lines we find the artwork of San Sebastian-born Maider López. Her installation Fountain (2009) built a cool drinking water fountain at the square of the Sharjah Museum when she noticed there was no similar element in the area. Another work, Fuentes (2016) combines the use of water with the memories of San Sebastian citizens by bringing back public fountains that had been taken down and kept away. All these examples show that we are dealing with problems related not only to water quality but also to water distribution. In Water Anarchy (2015), Santiago Morilla, born in Madrid, invites the audience to think about the ideologies behind the natural distribution of water resources with a drawing performance of the anarchy symbol with water hoses.

The need to protect water resources becomes a leitmotiv in most of the work of Mary Mattingly. An example of this is her work Waterpod (2006-2010), which shows how the artistic production can offer housing alternatives when creating mobile independent units that adapt to environmental changes. This approach also questions the idea of a permanent structure and visualizes other possible futures.

Other artists have depicted water-related disasters. Allan Sekkula documented in Black Tide (2002-2003) the work of volunteers who cleaned up the shores of Galicia in the aftermath of the Prestige oil spill. With Memorial Project Minamata: Neither Either nor Neither – A Love Story (2003), Jun Ngunyen-Hatsushiba honors the Japanese people of Minamata after the mercury poisoning of Minamata Bay, which claimed the lives of 1400 people and affected thousands of others with a nerve disease known as Minamata Disease.

From a more poetic perspective, Iepe Rubingh created Miracle Tree (2006), a raining tree that combined the metaphorical aspect of water, the element of surprise, and the disruption of urban landscapes. Roni Horn developed Vatnasafn/library of water (2007), a multidimensional installation in the city of Stykkishólmur, north of Reykjavik. The installation, consisting of 24 glass columns that contain water from glaciers around Iceland, is located in a former library.

Fuente s@M aider L ópez


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Water Anarchy @

Santiago Morilla

Water Anarchy @ Santiago Morilla

Some artists explore the concept of virtual water, which refers to the volume of water used to produce food and consumer products, and is a key indicator of the real environmental footprint of our society. In Hidden project (2010), Matt Costello explores the virtual water found in manufactured goods through glass vessels that contain the amount of water used to produce that bottle’s cap.

A different approach that shows the pivotal role of water since ancient and mythological times is the artwork of Madrid-born artist Juan Zamora. Cuerpos de agua (2016) takes the Muisca indigenous community of the Altiplano Cundidoyacense in Colombia as the starting point. According to the Muisca cosmogony, the origin of its people is in the water, and many gold objects that were submerged in Lake Guatavita during their rituals came to life, which led to the myth of El Dorado. Juan Zamora’s artwork compares the spiritual value of water and gold of pre-Columbian cultures. Art group Basurama from Madrid was also inspired by folklore to create Andalusi Wasserspiele, (2018). There are projects that draw the conclusion that ecological conflicts don’t affect population equally, and the most disadvantaged communities experience an increase of inequality, hunger, and diseases. This situation reflects the need to achieve SDG1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

Theorists Ramachandra Guha and Joan Martínez Alier coined the term “environmentalism of the poor” to analyze how the majority of environmental disasters disproportionally affect some groups, mainly in the Global South.

There are also many studies that show the close relationship between gender and climate change, in particular water-related problems in places like India and Africa. Philosopher and activist Vandana Shiva explains in “Women and the Vanishing Waters” how in the regions without access to rivers, water came from wells, tanks, and reservoirs, but today, due to over exploitation of monoculture crops, are completely dry. Women have to face long walks to collect water and artist Navjot Altaf Nalpar implements collaborative projects to build water pumps to tackle this problem.

In the present juncture, in which the ecosocial speech already means taking sides, art can play a fundamental role in the democratization of water and pave the way for a necessary paradigm shift.


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SKETCHING THE FUTURE WASHINGTON DC May — September

Fair Water: A Right of All

The human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, sustainability and diplomacy in the arts and beyond. WHEN

May 16 — September 9 WHERE

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC Mexican Cultural Institute 2829 16th St NW, Washington, DC

Inspired by the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Embassy of Spain in collaboration with the Mexican Embassy and its Cultural Institute, the Water and Sanitation Cooperation Fund from the Spanish Cooperation, the IDB, the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade and other institutions, present a series of events dedicated to the right to safe drinking water and sanitation in the fields of diplomacy, human rights, sustainable development, and arts and culture.

The events will include panels regarding efforts by key partners striving to make the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation a reality for all, bringing together their different experiences in a variety of fields. The program will also focus on the relation between art, the right to water, and sustainability issues featuring public installation art, film screenings, video art projections, and art workshops among others.

INFO

www.spainculture.us www.instituteofmexico.org

La Cascada @ Luz Interruptus at the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain and the Mexican Cultural Institute


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SKETCHING THE FUTURE WASHINGTON DC May — September

LA CASCADA Public art installation by the art collective from Spain Luz Interruptus When May 16 — September 9

Where Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC Mexican Cultural Institute 2829 16th St NW, Washington, DC

EXPERT PANELS ON ACCESS TO SAFE WATER AND SANITATION When May 21 — June 20

Where Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC

VISUAL ARTS ST. PETERSBURG December — May

MAGRITTE & DALÍ Showcasing carefully curated, exemplary pieces from René Magritte and Salvador Dalí’s works, this world class special exhibition pushes back the curtain to reveal the artists’ shared themes and distinctive approaches. Magritte & Dalí takes viewers on a journey from the late 1920s to the early 1940s, the period when the two artists’ lives and careers overlapped. In addition to viewing the 30+ works on display in the special exhibit, visitors are invited to contemplate (and photograph) an interactive “cloud room” and to capture images of themselves intermingled with surrealist icons & symbols.

FILM SCREENINGS AND VIDEO ART When May 28 — June 18

Where Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC Mexican Cultural Institute 2829 16th St NW, Washington, DC

WHEN

December 15, 2018 — May 19, 2019 WHERE

The Dalí Museum 1 Dalí Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL INFO Aral. The Lost Sea @ Isabel Coixet

www.thedali.org

 Magritte & Dalí Courtesy of GalaSalvador Dalí Foundation


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VISUAL ARTS SAN DIEGO May — September

Art & Empire

The Golden Age of Spain

Spain’s Golden Age may be defined as the extraordinary moment when the visual arts, architecture, literature, and music all reached unprecedented heights.

Featuring a diverse selection of more than 100 outstanding works produced by leading artists from Spain and its global territories, Art and Empire: The Golden Age of Spain is the first exhibition in the United States to expand the notion of “Golden Age” to include the Hispanic world beyond the shores of the Iberian Peninsula. Such far-flung Spanish-controlled centers as Antwerp, Naples, Mexico, Lima, and the Philippines are represented by paintings, sculpture and decorative arts of astounding quality and variety from the pivotal years of about 1660 to 1750.

WHEN

May 18 — September 2 WHERE

The San Diego Museum of Art 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA INFO

www.sdmart.org

Still life with Quince, Cabbage, Melon, and Cucumber, ca. 1602 @ Juan Sánchez Cotán


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VISUAL ARTS DALLAS February — June

VISUAL ARTS NEW ORLEANS January — June

FORTUNY: FRIENDS AND FOLLOWERS

CISLANDERUS

Mariano Fortuny y Marsal (1838–1874) was extremely popular during his lifetime and for decades beyond in both Europe and the United States. His painterly, protoImpressionist style dazzled critics, spawned imitators, and enamored collectors. Today, however, Fortuny is lesser known outside of his native Spain. “Fortuny: Friends and Followers” reconsiders the artist’s place in history, showcasing his far-reaching influence with the presentation of paintings and works on paper by William Merritt Chase, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier, John Singer Sargent, Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, James Tissot, and many more.

Photographer Aníbal Martel and researcher Thenesoya V. Martín De la Nuez are the co-creators of CISLANDERUS, a four-year cultural and artistic project dedicated to the Canary Islanders community in Louisiana. Through more than one hundred interviews and an unprecedented photographic archive, their work aims to make visible a forgotten chapter of our Spanish-American history. With an interdisciplinary focus grounded in cultural and insular studies, documentary photography, and anthropology, this exhibition shows the faces and lives of a community on the verge of disappearance. The photographic corpus showcases the entangled nature of affect and objectivity, as well as the different ways to connect history and presence.

WHEN

January 1 — June 2 WHEN

WHERE

February 3 — June 2

Louisiana State Museum, The Cabildo 701 Chartres St, New Orleans, Louisiana

WHERE

Meadows Museum 5900 Bishop Blvd, Dallas, TX INFO

www.meadowsmuseumdallas.com

 Study for “The Spanish Dancer,” 1882 @ John Singer Sargent

INFO

www.louisianastatemuseum.org www.cislanderus.com

 Cislanderus

@ Anibal Martel


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VISUAL ARTS ALBUQUERQUE November — March

Visions of the Hispanic World

Treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library

The exhibition tells a rich story of cultures settling in Spain and bringing the best and most innovative elements of their heritage to the Iberian Peninsula and the Spanish colonies. WHEN

November 10, 2018 — March 31, 2019 WHERE

Albuquerque Museum 2000 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM INFO

www.cabq.gov

Visions of the Hispanic World: Treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library includes over 200 of the most exceptional works spanning over 3,000 years from the collections of the Hispanic Society of America in New York City. A significant number of these works have not been exhibited outside of the Hispanic Society, and some have never before been exhibited. The exhibition opened at Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, Spain, and is now in Albuquerque. Curated by Mitchell A. Codding, Executive Director at the Hispanic Society, the exhibition highlights works from Spain and Latin America drawn from the Hispanic Society’s renowned Museum and Library collections, including archaeological works from the Iberian Peninsula; arts of Islamic Spain; paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, and manuscripts from Medieval, Golden Age, and 18th-century Spain; Latin American colonial and 19th-century paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, and manuscripts; and Spanish paintings of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Portrait of a Little Girl ca. 1638-42 @ Diego Velázquez After the bath, 1908 @ Joaquin de Sorolla y Bastida


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VISUAL ARTS BOSTON January — December

VISUAL ARTS CINCINNATI July — November

AIR SEA LAND WOKE BY OKUDA SAN DREAMERS BY MIGUEL BUBI CANAL The Spanish contemporary artist Okuda brings his iconic “pop-surrealist” art form to Seaport through seven monumental sculptures lining Seaport Boulevard. In form, they are vibrant and lively; in concept, they serve as a tale of life, coexistence, and environment. Okuda reflects on ancient ideas that man has wrestled with since the dawn of time: genesis and the creation of diverse animal species. The sculptures portray how animals developed— first by light and water, untouched by human influence, and then later shaped by humans. Additionally, he examines the importance of mythology in the shared history of animals and mankind. As his world continues to unfold, Okuda separated animals into two simplified categories—domestic and wild—as a reminder of the delicate, natural balance of our environment.

New York-based artist Bubi Canal uses the body as a structure upon which to hang invented stories of fantastical identity. The Spanish born and bred photographer uses a palette of primary colors and found plastic materials, as a foil for his hybrid human models placed within alien landscapes. Referencing the visual language of childhood by repurposing toys and outdated game paraphernalia as armature and props, Canal presents a personal universe that refects recurring themes of dreams and magic. Woke Dreamers is curated by Maria Seda -Reeder.

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WHEN

January 1 — December 31

July 12 — November 3

WHERE

WHERE

Boston Seaport Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA

Cincinatti Contemporary Arts Center 44 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH

INFO

www.bostonseaport.xyz www.okudart.es

 D iversity Wild @

Okuda San Miguel - Courtesy of Boston Seaport

INFO

www.contemporaryartscenter.org www.bubicanal.com

 Golden Hour

@ Bubi Canal


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VISUAL ARTS BALTIMORE & NASHVILLE February — September

Monsters & Myths

Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s

Nearly 90 Surrealist masterworks of the 1930s and 1940s by artists such as Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, and André Masson are presented through a timely lens— that of war, violence, and exile. WHEN & WHERE

February 24 — May 26 Baltimore Museum of Art 10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, MD

Featuring works by Salvador Dalí, Luis Buñuel, Max Ernst, René Magritte, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Dorothea Tanning, and more, this exhibition explores the Surrealists’ portrayals of monsters, fragmented bodies, and other depictions of the grotesque as metaphors for the destabilizing consequences of war and psychological fears. Through 79 objects, including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and periodicals drawn primarily from the collections of The Baltimore Museum of Art and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Monsters & Myths highlights the brilliance and fertility of this period, which arose in response to Hitler’s rise to power, the Spanish Civil War, and World War II—events that profoundly challenged the revolutionary hopes that had guided most Surrealist artists in the 1920s. The powerfully disturbing images produced during this period were an effort to engage with psychological forces that propelled history, and the exhibition may inspire comparisons between the turmoil of the 1930s and 1940s and the political instability of today.

June 21 — September 29 Frist Museum of Art 919 Broadway, Nahsville, TN INFO

www.artbma.org www.fristartmuseum.org

 oft Construction with Boiled Beans (Premonition of Civil War) @ Salvador Dalí - Courtesy of The Philadelphia Museum of Art & S Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation


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VISUAL ARTS ANN ARBOR March — May

VISUAL ARTS NEW YORK March — May

BLIND HOUSE

RÉPÉTITEUR BY JORGE OTERO-PAILOS

Blind House is an incisive artwork made by the duo Walter Martin & Paloma Muñoz. As opposed to the idea of thinking glass houses were beautiful, a safe harbor and an example of classic modernism, this artwork presents a series of houses without open doors and transparent windows.

WHEN

WHEN

March 14 — May 3

March 2 — 10 April 29 — May 5

WHERE

Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan 202 S. Thayer St, Ann Arbor, Michigan INFO

www.lsa.umich.edu www.martin-munoz.net

Known for his large-scale public art installations series The Ethics of Dust, Jorge Otero-Pailos displays a new body of work insitu, titled Répétiteur, in the Harkness Studio at New York City Center. One of the first-ever City Center visual art commissions, Répétiteur is a site-specific art installation consisting of custom light boxes with sound elements. Conceived as an immersive experience, it explores how dance masters — such as Merce Cunningham — pass their choreography from generation to generation. The work draws attention to the architectural traces left behind by the seemingly intangible transfer of dance heritage.

WHERE

New York City Center, Harkness Studio 131W 55th, New York, NY  lind House 29. B Slate Hill, NY 2015 @ Walter Martin & Paloma Muñoz

INFO

www.nycitycenter.org www.oteropailos.com

 épétiteur @ Jorge R Otero-Pailos, New York City Center - Harkness Studio


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VISUAL ARTS NEW YORK February — June

Joan Miró Birth of the World

Drawn from MoMA’s unrivaled collection of Miró’s work, augmented by several key loans, this exhibition situates The Birth of the World in relation to other major works by the artist.

In 1925, Miró’s intense engagement with poetry, the creative process, and material experimentation inspired him to paint The Birth of the World.

In this signature work, Miró covered the ground of the oversize canvas by applying paint in an astonishing variety of ways that recall poetic chance procedures. He would later describe this work as “a sort of genesis,” and his Surrealist poet friends titled it The Birth of the World.

Drawn from MoMA’s unrivaled collection of Miró’s work, augmented by several key loans, this exhibition situates The Birth of the World in relation to other major works by the artist.

WHEN

February 24 — June 15 WHERE

The Museum of Modern Art 11 West 53 St, New York, NY INFO

www.moma.org

The Birth of the World, 1925 @ Joan Miró - Courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art


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VISUAL ARTS SAVANNAH March — June

DESIGN NEW YORK May — June

JAUME PLENSA: READING TALKING FORM CONTINENTS Talking Continents is a floating collection of 19 cloud-like, stainless steel sculptures, by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa. Their biomorphic forms are made of die-cut letters taken from nine different languages. Presented together, they refuse to come together as words, existing instead as abstract forms, arbitrary signs, and signifiers. As such, each sculpture embodies a dissolution of meaning or breakdown in communication. At the same time, the letters comprising the works are also the components needed to reconstruct words and create meaning—the building blocks for cultural understanding. A firm believer that art has the capacity to transform our lives, Plensa has stated that Talking Continents represents the concept of globalism without judgment.

The exhibition ‘Reading Form’ curated by Nelson Hart (Antifurniture) and Miguel Leiro presents a selection of new products designed by Spanish creatives at the prestigious ‘Mast Books’ space. Each designer will produce a series of objects which provide some sort of function when reading, storing, supporting or transporting books. The object can also simply be white-noise generators, wifi-masks, ephemera boxes, ceiling-mounted mobiles, ambient lighting scheme, and anything that enhances a room defined by books and other printed material. The exhibition will include specific pieces by the following designers: Jorge Penades, Julen Ussía, Sara Regal, Pablo Alabau, Colectivo la Cosa, Miguel Leiro and Tomás Alonso.

WHEN

May 16 — June 1

WHEN

March 1 — June 9

WHERE

WHERE

Mast Books 72 Avenue A, New York, NY

Telfair Museums Jepson Center 207 W. York St, Savannah, GA INFO

www.telfair.org www.jaumeplensa.com

INFO

 Talking continents @

Jaume Plensa - Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Lelong, & Co

www.mastbooks.com www.migueleiro.com www.antifurniture.com

 Mast Books


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LITERATURE NEW YORK & CHICAGO January — May

Miguel Hernández, a plena luz

An exhibition about the remarkable life and death of the youngest member of the Generation of ‘27 WHERE & WHERE

January 24 — March 1 Instituto Cervantes 211 E 49th St, New York, NY March 14 — May 13 Instituto Cervantes 31 W Ohio St, Chicago, IL

To honor Miguel Hernández in the 75th anniversary of his death, this new exhibition offers a global portrait of the famous poet from Alicante. ‘Miguel Hernández, a plena luz” includes half a hundred original pieces from the poet’s legacy, including several handwritten letters to Pablo Neruda, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Lorca and Ramón Sijé, in addition to those he sent to his wife, Josefina Manresa, mainly during the Civil War and his time in prison. The exhibition, curated by Juan José Téllez, takes the visitor on a journey of the poet’s life, beginning with his childhood and literary influences, through his political commitment and times of the Civil War, and ending with his time in prison and literary and social heritage.

INFO

www.nyork.cervantes.es www.chicago.cervantes.es

Miguel Hernández A plena Luz


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LITERATURE WASHINGTON DC August

LITERATURE WASHINGTON DC & CHARLOTTESVILLE March

JAVIER SIERRA THE STORY OF AT NATIONAL H BY MARINA BOOK FESTIVAL PEREZAGUA Javier Sierra, whose works have been translated into thirty-five languages, is the author of The Lady in Blue, The Lost Angel and the New York Times bestseller The Secret Supper. The Spanish author will visit the 2019 National Book Festival, organized by the Library of Congress, to introduce his award-winning novel, El Fuego Invisible, to the American audience.

From an audacious new talent, The Story of H describes a searing quest by a Japanese woman and an American soldier to find a girl who goes missing in the aftermath of Hiroshima, a journey that spans the globe and travels to the darkest corners of the human mind and memory. Marina Perezagua is a Spanish novelist and short story writer known for her visual and mind-bending narratives. A graduate in art history, she is currently completing her PhD at New York University, where she also teaches at the NYU Master’s Program in Creative Writing in Spanish.

WHERE & WHERE

March 20 Kramer Books 1517 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC

WHEN

August 31 WHERE

March 22 Virginia Festival of the Book Charlottesville, VA

Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC INFO

www.loc.gov/bookfest www.javiersierra.com

INFO

 Javier Sierra

@ José M Miguel

www.kramers.com www.vabook.org

 Marina Perezagua


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LITERATURE NEW YORK April

LITERATURE DAVENPORT April

KEROUAC FESTIVAL

2019 INTERNATIONAL COMIC ARTS FORUM

The Kerouac Festival returns to New York City as one of the most exciting contemporary poetry performances. In its fourth edition, the festival functions as a poetic bridge between Spain and the United States, bringing together poets from around the world. Drawing its inspiration from the Beat Generation, the festival combines words with music, performing arts, poetic action, and more.

The International Comic Arts Forum (ICAF) is an annual academic conference dedicated to promoting the scholarly study and appreciation of comic art. The 20th annual forum will focus on Spanish, Latin American, and US Latin comics and the topic of immigration in comics and cartooning, and will invite Dr. Ana Merino, Professor of Spanish Creative Writing at the University of Iowa, as keynote speaker. Spanish comic artist Fernando Iglesias “Kohell” (Gorka, Impresiones de la Isla) will also attend the Festival as a guest artist, among other authors.

WHEN

WHEN

April 3 — 7

April 4 — 6

WHERE

WHERE

Cervantes Institute 211 E 49th St, New York, NY

St. Ambrose University 518 Locust St, Davenport,IA

INFO

www.festivalkerouac.com

 erouac Festival at K Bowery Poetry Club

INFO

www.internationalcomicartsforum.org

 istopias, A viñeta de D Schrödinger @ Kohell


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EIGHTY YEARS OF SPANISH REPUBLICAN EXILES IN THE USA: KEEPING THE STUDY OF SPAIN ALIVE IN OUR HEARTS

JOSÉ MARÍA NAHARROCALDERÓN Professor of Spanish Literature, Iberian Cultures, and Exile Studies. University of Maryland

Exile is a global, plural and protean phenomenon that has touched every people and nation at one particular juncture of their history. Contemporaneously, it is identified by political forms of exclusion that banish sine die large groups of opponents from the modern nation-states created after the liberal bourgeois revolutions. Exiles and diasporas are politically motivated, as well as humanly disastrous, and keep displacing millions of souls on every continent, coined as refugees by international conventions since 1922. But often, while sparing the expellees from home death and repression, many displacements have uniquely shaped intellectual legacies through some of the most noted global creations: Dante’s Divine Comedy, Picasso’s Guernica, or 1956 Nobel for Literature Laureate, Juan Ramón Jiménez’s poetry. In Spanish, exile, a Latin though French and Catalan latecomer in the 1930’s, began replacing pilgrimage, deportation, expatriation, emigration, immigration and destierro, unrenderable into English or outland. The latter rooted the key Medieval epic in the new Romance-Castilian language, Cantar del Mío Cid (Poem of the Cid). It gave way in 1939 to neologisms such as transtierro or cotierro, in order to acknowledge the welcoming in Latin America, particularly Mexico, which sheltered close to 40,000 Spanish Republicans.

Nevertheless, Henry Kamen has contended that Spanish culture is almost a pathological anomaly plagued by displacements systematically inflicted throughout history by Spaniards on their own compatriots: Jews, Protestants, Muslims, Liberals and Spanish Civil War intellectuals. Meanwhile, based on Edward Said’s perception, he added that the USA had thrived as a culture open to diversity and émigrés. But Kamen confused expulsions based on religious faith prior to the formation of nation-states. These had similarly and widely plagued Europe’s monarchies throughout the revocation of the Edict of Nantes (1680), and have to be differentiated from modern political banishments. These also affected liberals, ethnic minorities, etc. in democracies such as France, Germany or Italy: particularly during the rise of totalitarianisms that led, among other conflicts, to the Civil War against the democratic Second Spanish Republic and the fleeing of about half a million Spaniards (1936-39). A cataclysm where modern historiography has unveiled its local and international Italian Fascist and Nazi German plotting roots, as well as the dismal NonIntervention Society of Nations policies, and the US arms embargo. It anticipated the catastrophe that spread worldwide through 1945 and left more than 50 million refugees that failed to be resettled for three decades: among them, the mostly symbolic return to Transitional democratic Spain of a few Republican exiles.


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Contrary to Mexico, US administrations were particularly restrictive in the influx of exiles. In fact, their numbers were marginal, mostly representing a minority of intellectuals, backed by affidavits of support that could circumvent the 1920’s 259 immigration yearly quotas for Spanish citizens, while standing clear of any Communist leanings, which did not prevent many to be actively spied on by the FBI: writers Luis Cernuda, José Herrera Petere, José Rubia Barcia, Ramón J. Sender, or members of the Sociedades Federales Confederadas, etc. Meanwhile, other exiles spied among their own for the Feds, such as the Basque Government representative, jurist José de Galíndez, later kidnapped and assassinated by Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo. Other reasons justify such restrictions. The shifting of the Roosevelt administration’s arms embargo through immigration, despite the President’s later regrets when facing the Republic’s defeat. The rhetorical and active repatriation to the US of the ad hoc aid to Spain through the Abraham Lincoln Brigade surviving volunteers (1936-1938), or the North American Committee to Aid Spanish Democracy’s. Its postwar offspring, the Joint Antifascist Refugee Committee, eventually fell prey to the chasm of some of the new usurpers’ allies: the Committee for Un-American Activities and the red scare. The former had refused to surrender their records of support to Spanish survivors from the Dachau extermination camp in the Walter B. Cannon Varsovie Hospital in Toulouse. Concurrently, plenty of Spanish Republican women kept alive in exile the liberation claims they had harbored during the progressive Republican Spanish years (1931-1939) as artists, actresses, editors or writers. Most notably, journalists Constancia de la Mora (In Place of Splendor 1939) and Isabel de Palencia (Smouldering Freedom 1945), and former Deputy Victoria Kent, editor of the journal Ibérica: for a Free Spain (1954-1966). Another noted publication, the trade unionist Sociedades Españolas Confederadas’ España libre (1939-1977), edited by José Castillo Morales, gathered over 60,000 members (1940-50), and collected over $2,000,000 for the exiles and resistance in Spain. They all attempted to sway US public opinion and officials for the removal of the dictatorship, particularly, with the defeat of the Axis, and the creation of the United Nations at the April 25 1945 San Francisco Conference. Intense diplomacy brought many Spanish Republic prime ministers in exile (José Giral, Rodolfo Llopis, Álvaro de Albornoz, or Félix Gordon) to the USA to lobby at the UN General Assembly for an international solution. But the December 12, 1946 Resolution on “Relations of the UN members with Spain” failed to impose an intervention on Franco’s Fascist regime, and placed the burden of change on accords from within, weakening the Republican possibilities to force a real debunking of the dictatorship.

In fact, a parallel diplomacy was taking place in which France’s bolder moves (border closure from March of 1946 to February of 1948) were systematically countered by Great Britain’s non-intervention, and the US’ lukewarm stand. The Leader of the Free World systematically resisted intervening in a domestic matter that could not risk any Soviet influence, while eventually accepting to lend to the Franco regime, the lifting of the 1946 UN resolution, the reinstatement of an ambassador in Spain (1950), and the signing of the Madrid accords on September 26, 1953 for the establishments of four US military bases — one of them still open at Rota —. Despite their successive setbacks, culminated by the admittance of Franco’s Spain to the UN in 1955, or president Eisenhower’s visit to Madrid in 1959, the exile representatives kept requesting their democratic aspirations but faced un-surmountable stumbling blocks. Among them, the realpolitik of the Cold War (from Eastern Europe and Korea to Vietnam and Cuba), the nuclear escalation, the failure of positive lobbying to counter pro Franco’s, or the increasing international weakness of the exile institutions and meager finances that failed to move their headquarters from Paris back to Mexico and the Americas.


Finally, the continuous bickering (Communist suspicions, Socialist and Republican power struggles, or Basque and Catalan separatist agendas) among the Republic’s exiles. Consequently, the émigrés in the USA were also perceived suspiciously by other exile compatriots as compromising residents within the world power that had decisively contributed to delay the return of liberties to the homeland. For example, Pau Casals, had to soften his exile and Catalan ethics when playing at the White House.

All things considered, US institutions were able to attract a select group of exiles that upgraded, within US pan-Americanism, the prestige of the Spanish language, literature and culture, particularly, around the Golden Age, which paradoxically contributed to a sort of mimesis with Peninsular Hispanism. Among this incomplete but extraordinary list of writers, we may point out the elders, such as poets Pedro Salinas, Jorge Guillén, or Luis Cernuda. They were followed by the children’s group: Carlos Blanco Aguinaga, Manuel Durán, Juan Marichal, Roberto Ruiz, Elena Castedo, Claudio Guillén, or Víctor Fuentes. Others emigrated on the coattails of the Center for Historical Studies: Américo Castro, who would contribute his tri-cultures theory, or linguist Tomás Navarro Tomás. Meanwhile, the New School for Social Research sponsored former Ambassador to the USA Fernando de los Ríos and sociologist Alfredo Mendizábal. Some re-emigrated from Latin America, particularly from the intellectual hub at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras: sociologist and writer Francisco Ayala, Surrealist artist Eugenio F. Granell, or emigration historian Vicente Llorens. Others from the continent included etymologist Joan Corominas, Hora de España’s editor Antonio Sánchez Barbudo, or music composer Pedro Sanjuán, etc.

The prestige of this unique but non exhaustive crop of Silver Age intellectuals in exile thrived on campuses, as well as film, scientific or artistic institutions. These consistently supported them as proof of the Fascist transnational perils, besides the paradoxical official contradictions toward their democratic hopes. Juan Ramón Jiménez, back from Cuba to Florida in 1939, after having acted in 1936 as “honorary cultural attaché” in the USA, alongside his spouse Zenobia Camprubí, kept up his Political Poetics from Washington, D.C. to the University of Maryland (1942-1951), while nurturing all along a relationship with progressive US Vice President (1941-1945) Henry Wallace. Luis Buñuel worked on propaganda films for the MOMA and as a dubbing producer in Hollywood (1938-1945), while painter Luis Quintanilla’s drawings were prefaced by Ernest Hemingway. Bryn Mawr College hired José Ortega y Gasset’s disciple, José Ferrater Mora, a decisive influence for historian Jaume Vicens Vives’s theory of Catalan seny and rauxa.

J uan Ramón Jimenez y Zenobia Camprubí, Dorchester House, 2480 16th Street Washington D.C., circa 1943

 uernica @ Pablo Picasso - Courtesy of Museo G Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía


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HERITAGE NEW YORK April

Josep Lluís Sert, who designed the Republican pavilion for the 1937 Paris World Fair, where Picasso first exhibited his Guernica, became Dean of the Harvard School of Architecture. The painting brought over in 1939 by Spanish prime minister Juan Negrín, to lobby for the loyalist cause through the MOMA, eventually remained there until its 1981 final journey to Madrid, as a key symbol for the return of exile and democracy to Spain.

As a vivid example of this Republican saga, Juan Negrín’s son became a noted neurologist, and his father’s disciple, Severo Ochoa, was the 1959 Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology. Meanwhile, NYU hired historian Nicolás Sánchez-Albornoz, the son of one of Negrín’s successors at the Republican helm: Claudio Sánchez-Albornoz (1962-1971). Ironically, Nicolás had fled from the Valley of the Fallen Concentration Camp. Set up to build the standing mausoleum I have coined The Uncivil Mountain, the dictator, through his family’s conniving, defies his exhumation and the memory rightfully sought, and owed to all of these exiles and other victims: “an admirable wandering Numancia which prefers to fade away than accept defeat.”

80 ANNIVERSARY OF THE SPANISH EXILE During five days, several experts, including Professor James D. Fernández, will delve into the topic of Spanish exile in New York City. The panels will focus on the history of “Grupo Salmerón”, a group of people from Almería who settled in Brooklyn more than a century ago.

An endless flame that the undersigned and students have strived to fertilize throughout the last three decades at the University of Maryland, a shelter to this most relevant Spanish exile tradition in the US: Juan Ramón Jiménez, Graciela Nemes, José Ramón Marra López, Gonzalo Sobejano, or Américo Castro’s disciple and one of my former teachers, Russell P. Sebold. Delenda non sunt studia et memoriae Exilii Hispaniae Republicae in Mariae terrae Universitate!

WHEN

April 1 — 5 WHERE

King Juan Carlos Center 53 Washington Sq S, New York,NY

 Victoria Kent

INFO

www.kjcc.org

 he Retreat T @ Robert Capa


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HERITAGE NEW YORK June

HERITAGE WASHINGTON DC March

VISAS FOR FREEDOM

THE SPANISH CRAZE BY RICHARD KAGAN

This exhibition, organized by the General Consulate of Spain in New York and produced by House Sefarad-Israel of Madrid, is a tribute to Spanish diplomats who, during World War II and on their own initiative, helped the Jews that were being persecuted by Nazism. Thanks to their humanitarian work, thousands of Jews managed to preserve their life and freedom. The exhibit explores the conditions and difficulties faced by these people in World War II and how they managed to escape a fatal fate.

The Spanish Craze is the compelling story of the centuries-long fascination with the history, literature, art, culture, and architecture of Spain in the United States. Richard L. Kagan offers a stunningly revisionist understanding of the origins of hispanidad in America, from the Early Republic to the New Deal. Prof. Kagan specializes in the history of Spain and its empire, and will be joined by Suzanne M. Schadl, Chief of the Hispanic Division at Library of Congress for this special presentation of his latest book.

WHEN WHEN

March 7

June 12

WHERE

WHERE

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC

American Sephardi Federation 15 W 16th St, New York, NY INFO

www.americansephardi.org

J ews arrive at Auschwitz, May 1944

INFO

www.spainculture.us

Richar Kagan


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HERITAGE SAN ANTONIO June 2018 — June 2019

Designing America

Exhibition organized by US-Spain Council and hosted by San Antonio’s Historic Bexar County Courthouse. WHEN

June 19, 2018 — June 20, 2019 WHERE

Historic Bexar County Courthouse 100 Dolorosa, San Antonio, TX INFO

www.designing-america.com www.bexar.org

The exhibition Designing America: Spain’s imprint in the U.S. brings together, under the same looking glass, Spain’s ample contribution to the construction of the United States territory, landscape and cities, presenting this as a living legacy under constant renovation. Through the dialogue between historic documents and a combined narration of texts, images and audio-visual elements, visitors are enlightened to the historical, political and cultural events that have marked the course of 500 years of common history between the United States and Spain — a footprint that is still visible on North American soil. Fragmented stories, such as the 40 years of Spanish influence in New Orleans or the business success Rafael Guastavino built from coast to coast in the United States, share a space with the history of how Spain sketched out the New World or how the first settlement of freed slaves was built on Spanish soil. The exhibition is designed as an open cross-sectional tour through architecture, urban planning and the territory itself. This triad also marks how the exhibition is organized, which traces the influence that the Spaniards left behind and that remains on the other side of the Atlantic. Spanish Territories in Northamerica after the American Revolution @ Thomas Stackhouse


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MUSIC WASHINGTON DC March

MUSIC WASHINGTON DC March

MARÍA TERREMOTO

DIEGO GUERRERO

Spanish artist María Terremoto from Jerez de la Frontera: granddaughter of the genius Fernando Fernández Monje, “Terremoto of Jerez” and daughter of singer Fernando “Terremoto” Fernández Pantoja. She was the youngest artist to ever receive the Giraldillo Award for New Artist at the Seville Flamenco Biennial. Following a career full of glowing reviews, Maria has been defined as “The flag bearer for young flamenco singers”. She just released her first album, La huella de mi sentío, in which she presents the cantes (songs) that have been with her since childhood.

Spanish artist Diego Guerrero has always transcended Flamenco in his music. Diego is not only a singer, but also a prolific musical producer, arranger, composer and guitarist, and one of the top references in the world when it comes to the fusion of Flamenco with other genres, like Afro-cuban rumba or jazz.

WHEN

WHEN

March 12

March 11

WHERE

WHERE

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC

INFO

www.spainculture.us

INFO María Terremoto

www.spainculture.us

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MUSIC INDIO April

Rosalia at Coachella 2019

Rising Flamenco singer and pop star Rosalía performs at Coachella. WHEN

April 12 — 21 WHERE

Empire Polo Club 81800 Ave 51, Indio, CA INFO

www.coachella.com www.rosalia.com

Last year, Spanish artist Rosalía achieved great success with her voice and unique sound and style. Her single “Malamente” became a major step in her career and paved the way for numerous awards. Last November, a few days following the release of her sophomore album El Mal Querer, Rosalía and “Malamente” became a sales phenomenon. She has recently worked with two giants from North and South America: Pharrell Williams (content not released yet) and J. Balvin (whose song ‘Brillo’, written and performed with Rosalía, is among the best-selling songs). Now Rosalía joins other well-renowned artists to perform at Coachella, one of the biggest festivals in the world.

De Plata @ Rosalía


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MUSIC NEW YORK & MIAMI February — March

MUSIC NEW YORK May — July

JOAN MANUEL SERRAT

BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL: EUROPEAN SOUNDS SERIES

Joan Manuel Serrat is considered one of the most influential artists of modern and popular music both in Spanish and Catalan Languages. Serrat achieved great success with his album Mediterráneo (1971) and his new show “Mediterraneo da capo” —where ‘da capo’ is an Italian term that means returning to the beginning— brings back 10 classic hits of the artist, including Lucía, Aquellas pequeñas cosas, Pueblo blanco, Barquito de papel and the famous hit Mediterráneo. After almost half a century, Serrat returns to the Mediterranean that he never left, and “in times of visas, borders and barbed wire”, the artist presents himself as a citizen of the world, of Catalonia, Spain and Europe, and in particular a citizen of the Mediterranean sea.

Blue Note Jazz Festival: The European Sounds Series, in partnership with the European Union Delegation to the United Nations and nine EU Member States, will showcase European culture and jazz. Over the years, legendary jazz musicians such as Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, or Ray Charles, have all graced the Blue Note stage. In this edition, several musicians including Spanish artists Alexis Cuadrado and Chano Domínguez will show the diversity of jazz, a common language between Europe and the U.S.

WHERE & WHERE

February 28 The Beacon Theater 2124 Broadway, New York, NY

May 25 — July 1

March 2 The Fillmore Miami Beach 1700 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL

Blue Note Jazz Club 131 W 3rd St, New York, NY

INFO

www.fillmoremb.com

WHEN

WHERE

 editerraneo da Capo M @ Manuel Serrat

INFO

www.bluenotejazzfestival.com

 lexis Cuadrado A @ Sue Kwon


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MUSIC AUSTIN March

Sounds From Spain at SXSW

Sounds from Spain presents six bands at the 2019 edition of SXSW. WHEN

March 13 — 14 WHERE

Various Venues, Austin, TX INFO

www.soundsfromspain.com www.sxsw.com

Baywaves, Delaporte, Diego Guerrero, Pipo Romero, Trajano!, and Twanguero, are the six Spanish bands that will be supported by Sounds from Spain in the next edition of SXSW, that will take place in Austin, Texas, from March 11th to 17th, 2019.

This is the twelfth consecutive year in which Sounds from Spain supports Spanish music in Austin. Hinds, Macaco, Izal, Nacho Vegas, Lori Meyers, Ramirez Exposure, Supersubmarine and Bad Gyal are some of the groups that have played before in SXSW. The event brings together more than 15,000 professionals from the sector among record labels, editors, managers and journalists and hosts around 2.000 concerts. From left to right and top to bottom. Twanguero; Baywaves; Trajano @ Jordi Santos; Delaporte and Pipo Romero.


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MUSIC BOSTON June

MUSIC U.S. TOUR March — May

RICARDO GALLÉN AT BOSTON GUITARFEST

PABLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS ON TOUR

In 2019 Boston Guitar Fest enters its 14th year, offering the theme Peace and Variations as a response to a tumultuous world.

Since his debut with the New York Philharmonic under the baton of Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos at the Avery Fisher Hall of the Lincoln Center, he has played in more than 40 countries and with orchestras such as the Philharmonic of Israel, the Orquesta de Radio Televisión Española, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the National Orchestra of Spain, making him a benchmark for the current symphonic guitar.

This year’s guest artists include Joaquín Clerch and Spanish guitarist Ricardo Gallén, who will perform solo recitals in NEC’s legendary Jordan Hall. Ricardo Gallén is a distinguished guitarist with a continuously flourishing career.

WHERE & WHERE

March 2 Herbst Theatre 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA March 16 — 17 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall 1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR May 17 — 19 Bass Performance Hall 525 Commerce St, Fort Worth, TX

WHEN

June 27 WHEN

May 23 — 26 Chicago Symphony Center 220 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

New England Conservatory 290 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA INFO

www.bostonguitarfest.com www.necmusic.edu

 icardo Gallén R @ J. Cornejo

INFO

www.pablosainzvillegas.com

Pablo Sáinz Villegas


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MUSIC, FILM WASHINGTON DC April

Segundo de Chomón Live Music

Segundo de Chomón (17 October 1871 – 2 May 1929) was a pioneering Spanish film director, cinematographer and screenwriter, known for his frequent camera tricks and optical illusions.

The University of Maryland School of Music and the Embassy of Spain will bring classical music improviser and bassoonist John Falcone from Oviedo, Spain, to lead local students to create freely improvised classical music in numerous settings. This three-part program will specially highlight the work of pioneering Spanish cinematographer Segundo de Chomón (17 October 1871 – 2 May 1929), with musical accompaniments created spontaneously as his historic films are screened. In addition, the program will include a free pre-concert improve workshop, and an improvised chamber music ensemble showcase at the end.

WHEN

April 17 WHEN

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC INFO

www.spainculture.us

Segundo de Chomón Live Music - Photo by Geoff Sheil


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FILM WASHINGTON DC June

Spanish Cinema Now

AFI Silver Theatre and the Embassy of Spain co-present Spanish Cinema Now, an annual festival of outstanding new films that reflect the breadth of styles and talents at work in Spain today. Its third edition will take place June 14–16, 2019, and will feature a selection of the latest outstanding films from Spain. Some of the featured directors are established auteurs, while others have recently emerged on the international festival scene, earning top prizes and critical acclaim.

The third edition of Spanish Cinema Now comes to D.C. bringing a selection of the best recent Spanish films along with several Spanish filmmakers. WHEN

June 14 — 16 WHERE

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center 8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD INFO El Reino @ Rodrigo Sorogoyen

www.spainculture.us www.afi.com/silver


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FILM WASHINGTON DC February — May

FILM WASHINGTON DC April

SPANISH CINEMA NOW+

EL DESENCANTO

Spanish Cinema Now+ is a new initiative organized by SPAIN arts & culture, in collaboration with the Foundation of the Spanish Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences (Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España), to complement the original program of Spanish Cinema Now and give D.C. audiences the opportunity to enjoy U.S. and D.C. premieres of Spanish cinema all year round. Spanish Cinema Now+ is the perfect taste of what the festival has to offer. The first edition of Spanish Cinema Now+ includes four movies nominated for a Goya in the category of best new director: El Desconocido (Retribution) by Dani de la Torre, La Plaga (The Plague) by Neus Ballús, Todos están Muertos (They are All Dead) by Beatriz Sanchis, and Paco de Lucía: La búsqueda (Paco de Lucía: The Journey) by Francisco Sánchez Varela.

The Embassy of Spain, along with writer Aaron Shulman, will host a screening of the 1976 Spanish cult classic documentary El Desencanto (The Disenchantment), directed by Jaime Chávarri. The film explores the lives of the strange, tormented, and brilliant Panero family, whose story Shulman tells in his new book, The Age of Disenchantments: The Epic Story of Spain’s Most Notorious Literary Family and the Long Shadow of the Spanish Civil War (Ecco/HarperCollins, March 2019). A discussion will follow the screening.

WHEN

WHEN

February 28 — May 29

April 15

WHEN

WHEN

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC INFO

www.spainculture.us

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC  odos están muertos T @ Beatriz Sanchis

INFO

www.spainculture.us

 l desencanto E @ Jaime Chávarri


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FILM MIAMI March

Miami Film Festival

Since its first edition, which opened on February 3, 1984, the mission of Miami Film Festival has been to bridge cultural understanding and encourage artistic development by provoking thought through film. By bringing the best of world cinema to Miami, the Festival presents the city and the film industry with a singular platform that fosters creative and technical talent. The 2019 edition, in addition to have the official poster made by Spanish illustrator Ana Juan, will showcase a myriad of films from Spain, including the 2019 Goya Award winner Champions, the documentary The Silence of Others, and the screening of the two first episodes of the TV series Gigantes by Enrique Urbizu in the Closing Night.

The Miami International Film Festival is considered the preeminent film festival for showcasing Ibero-American cinema in the U.S. WHEN

March 1 — 10 WHERE

Various Venues, Miami, FL INFO

Champions @ Javier Fesser

www.miamifilmfestival.com


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PERFORMING ARTS WASHIGNTON DC June

Arnau Pérez

Choreographer Arnau Pérez will present a site-specific work in Washington DC and will participate in the International Choreographers Residency Program at the American Dance Festival. WHEN

Arnau Pérez is a dance artist born in Blanes, Spain. As a choreographer, his pieces have been danced around the world including tours in Southern Europe and Central America. Arnau’s work is characterized by its dynamic content in relation with his urban background that permits the staging of different qualities and movement contrasts. In his creations, the global use of the space stands out together with the meticulous composition related to the concept of the piece. His work “Young Blood” was awarded the public and the Young Jury Award in the 32nd Choreographic Contest of Madrid, which allows Arnau to travel to Washington DC in 2019 and present site-specific work. The prize also grants him the opportunity to participate in the International Choreographers Residency Program at the American Dance Festival during a six-week period in North Carolina.

June 3 — 8 WHERE

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th Street NW, Washington, DC INFO

www.spainculture.us www.arnauperez.com www.americandancefestival.com

Yomimuá @Arnau Pérez

Young Blood @Arnau Pérez


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FILM SAN JUAN January — September

PERFORMING ARTS SAN JUAN March

SPANISH CINEMA SHOWCASE

LA PIEDRA OSCURA

Spanish Cinema Showcase brings some of the best Spanish movies to Old San Juan, Ponce, and San German in this initiative that builds new cultural bridges between Spain and Puerto Rico through cinema.

Two men have been captured and imprisoned by the Spanish rebels and are destined to spend the last years of their lives together. In a room at a military hospital near Santander, these complete strangers are forced to share the terrible hours of a countdown that may end, at dawn, with the death of one of them as one name reverberates around the room, Federico García Lorca.

This award-winning play by Spanish playwright Alberto Conejero is inspired by the life of Rafael Rodríguez Rapún, a student and secretary of Lorca’s theatre group. This dark and gritty piece delves deep into the Spanish psyche and resonates with the rooted hangups still experienced today from the Civil War.

WHEN WHEN

March 15 — 24

January 23 — September 18

WHERE

WHERE

Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré 22 Av. Ponce de Leon, San Juan, PR

CinemaBar 1950 Calle Norzagaray, San Juan, PR INFO

www.cinemabar1950.com

INFO  a Novia L @ Paula Ortiz

www.cba.pr.go www.escenalatinapr.com

 a piedra oscura L @ Alberto Conejero


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PERFORMING ARTS MIAMI February — March

PERFORMING ARTS WASHINGTON DC March — May

LUCÍA MIRANDA I AM MIAMI AT AT CROSSMICROTHEATER CURRENTS MIAMI Spanish playwright and director Lucia Miranda will participate at the first edition of Cross Currents 2019. The festival will feature dynamic, socially-engaged performances from around the world and will catalyze conversations around critical topics like the global refugee crisis, climate change, and the rise of hate and polarization.

I am Miami is a new series of microtheater plays that are part of the award-winning project Macro Directors for Microtheater Miami. I am Miami, written and directed by Spanish director Lucía Miranda, brings the biography of the city to life, with an inside look at its diversity and complexity through its people.

Born in Spain, Lucía Miranda is an artistic director, playwright, teaching artist, arts manager and founder of The Cross Border Project. Miranda has worked with different groups of people in several countries, from Brazil to New York, from Argentina to Ecuador, from schools to indigenous communities. Her perspective on theater is based on the real testimonies of the people she interviewed.

WHEN

WHEN

March — May

February 14 — March 17

WHERE

WHERE

Various venues Washington, DC

Microtheater Miami at CCEMiami 1490 Biscayne Blvd., Miami FL

INFO

www.globallab.georgetown.edu

INFO Lucía Miranda

www.ccemiami.org

I am Miami @ Lucía Miranda


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PERFORMING ARTS NEW YORK March

Flamenco Festival New York 2019

Flamenco Festival New York is a combination of dance, music, tradition, flamenco, and passion. This year, the Festival features recognized flamenco artists including Sara Baras, Ismael Fernández, Sergio de Lope, Miguel Ángel Cortés, Chano Domínguez, Antonio Rey, María Terremoto, Israel Fernández, and Diego Guerrero.

The fifth edition of the Festival pays an homage to the art of Flamenco in all its disciplines, including visual arts, film, music, and dance. WHEN

March 7 — 10 WHERE

New York City Center, Joe’s Pub at the Public and the Town Hall New York, NY From left to right and top to bottom. Antonio Rey; Chano Domínguez; Sergio de Lope; Sara Baras by Sofia Wittert and Miguel Angel Cortés.

INFO

www.flamencofestival.org


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PERFORMING ARTS MIAMI March

PERFORMING ARTS ALBUQUERQUE June

FLAMENCO FESTIVAL RAVE II- NUEVO FLAMENCO FLAMENCO ALBUQUERQUE Flamenco Rave II: Nuevo Flamenco presents a challenging and innovative show featuring the newest expressions of Flamenco. Spanish artists Sergio de Lope, Diego Guerrero, María Terremoto, Miguel Ángel Cortés, Dani Bonilla and Lucía Álvarez “La Piñona”, among others, will share the sound of contemporary flamenco that is currently redefining the genre.

Festival Flamenco Albuquerque presents artists Olga Pericet, Manual Liñán, Israel Galván, Belén López, and Lucía Álvarez “La Piñona” to show the music, dance, and passion of the Flamenco art. The Festival also includes a series of 30 workshops and lectures to explore the history and development of Flamenco, its dance, and its sound patterns.

WHEN

WHEN

March 9 — 10

June 14 — 22

WHERE

WHERE

Miami Dade County Auditorium 2901 W Flagler St, Miami, FL

National Institute of Flamenco 1620 Central Ave, Albuquerque, NM

INFO

www.fundarte.us

 ucia Alvarez La L Piñona

INFO

www.ffiabq.org

Olga Pericet


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


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ALBUQUERQUE V VISUAL ARTS

H HERITAGE

H HERITAGE

VISIONS OF THE HISPANIC WORLD

CERVANTINE WEEK

RESILIENCIA!

Instituto Cervantes Albuquerque organizes the “Semana Cervantina – Cervantine week” to commemorate the “International Day of the Book” and the “Day of the Spanish Language”.

Instituto Cervantes collaborates in this week of films, music, food, exhibits, and lectures highlight the extraordinary historic and contemporary journey of the Jewish people of New Mexico.

The exhibition tells a rich story of cultures settling in Spain and bringing the best and most innovative elements of their heritage to the Iberian Peninsula and the Spanish colonies. WHEN

November 10, 2018 — March 31, 2019 WHERE

Albuquerque Museum 2000 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM

WHEN

WHEN

April 22 — 27

May 17 — 23

WHERE

WHERE

Instituto Cervantes 1701 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM

Instituto Cervantes 1701 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM

INFO

INFO

www. albuquerque.cervantes.es

www. albuquerque.cervantes.es

INFO

www.cabq.gov

P PERFORMING ARTS

FESTIVAL FLAMENCO ALBUQUERQUE Each June, the National Institute of Flamenco and the University of New Mexico host Festival Flamenco Alburquerque, bringing the finest flamenco artists in the world to Albuquerque. WHEN

June 14 — 22 WHERE

National Institute of Flamenco 1620 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM INFO

www.ffiabq.org

AUSTIN M MUSIC

H HERITAGE

SOUNDS FROM SPAIN AT SXSW

MAPPING MEMORY: SPACE AND HISTORY IN 16TH-CENTURY MEXICO

Baywaves, Delaporte, Diego Guerrero, Pipo Romero, Trajano!, and Twanguero, are the six Spanish bands that will be supported this year by Sounds From Spain at South by South West. WHEN

The exhibition features a selection of maps crafted by local artists as a commission of the King of Spain to deepen his understanding of his territories in the so-called New World.

March 13 — 14

WHEN

WHERE

June 19 — August 25

Various venues, Austin, TX INFO

www.sxsw.com

WHERE

Blanton Museum of Art 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Austin, TX INFO

www.blantonmuseum.org


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ANN ARBOR

BOSTON

V VISUAL ARTS

V VISUAL ARTS

H HERITAGE

BLIND HOUSE

AIR SEA LAND BY OKUDA SAN MIGUEL

LA MUJER CONTRA LA INQUISICIÓN

The Spanish contemporary artist Okuda brings his iconic “pop-surrealist” art form to Seaport through seven monumental sculptures lining Seaport Boulevard.

Conference by Sonia Pérez Villanueva, associate professor of Spanish studies and literature at Lesley University.

Blind House is an incisive artwork made by Walter Martin & Paloma Munoz; a metaphorical solution to the campaign against personal privacy. WHEN

March 14 — May 3 WHERE

Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan 202 S. Thayer St, Ann Arbor, MI INFO

www.lsa.umich.edu

BALTIMORE

WHEN

January 1 — December 31 WHERE

Boston Seaport Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA INFO

MONSTERS & MYTHS Nearly 90 Surrealist masterworks of the 1930s and 1940s by artists such as Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, and André Masson are presented through a timely lens—that of war, violence, and exile.

WHERE

Observatory of the Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures in the United States 2 Arrow St, Cambridge, MA INFO

www.bostonseaport.xyz www.okudart.es

www.cervantesobservatorio.fas. harvard.edu

H HERITAGE

M MUSIC

RESHAPING HISPANIC CULTURES

RICARDO GALLEN AT BOSTON GUITARFEST

Instituto Cervantes organizes this Symposium for New Researches.

Distinguised guitarist Ricardo Gallén will perform in the 14th edition of Boston GuitarFest.

WHEN

May 10 — 11

V VISUAL ARTS

WHEN

March 21

WHERE

WHEN

June 27

Observatory of the Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures in the United States 3 Arrow St, Cambridge, MA

WHERE

INFO

www.2019.bostonguitarfest.org www.ricardogallen.com

www.cervantesobservatorio.fas. harvard.edu

New England Conservatory 290 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA INFO

WHEN

February 24 — May 26 WHERE

Baltimore Museum of Art 10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, MD INFO

www.artbma.org Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana at Jabob's Pillow


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CHARLESTON

CHARLOTTESVILLE

M MUSIC

L LITERATURE

PATH OF MIRACLES AT SPOLETO FESTIVAL

THE STORY OF H BY MARINA PEREZAGUA

The Westminster Choir performes this ethereal, a cappella work that traces the inspiration, the travails, and finally the rewards of the Camino de Santiago.

Marina Perezagua presents the english edition of her award-winning novel “Yoro” at Virginia Festival of the Book.

WHEN

March 22

May 27 — 31 WHERE

Charleston Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC INFO

www.spoletousa.org

WHEN

WHERE

Central JMRL Library 201 E Market St, Charlottesville, VA INFO

www.vabook.org Pablo Sáinz Villegas @ Adriana Landaluce

CHICAGO L LITERATURE

M MUSIC

P PERFORMING ARTS

MIGUEL HERNÁNDEZ, A PLENA LUZ

PABLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS AND THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

AMERICAN SPANISH DANCE FESTIVAL

To honor the poet from Alicante in the 75th anniversary of his death, this exhibition offers a global portrait of Miguel Hernández providing the essential keys of his life and work, focusing on the young man who made poetry his creed. WHEN

Praised as “the soul of the Spanish guitar,” Pablo Sáinz Villegas has become a worldwide sensation known as this generation’s great guitarist. WHEN

May 23 — 26

March 14 — May 13

WHERE

WHERE

Chicago Symphony Center 220 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

Instituto Cervantes 31 W Ohio St, Chicago, IL INFO

www.chicago.cervantes.es

INFO

www.cso.org

Ensemble Español, a Spanish Dance Company in residence at Northeastern Illinois University, presents three days of Flamenco. WHEN

June 14 — 16 WHERE

North Shore Center for the Performing Arts 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL INFO

www.ensembleespanol.org


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CINCINNATI

DALLAS

DAVENPORT

V VISUAL ARTS

V VISUAL ARTS

L LITERATURE

WOKE DREAMERS BY BUBI CANAL

FORTUNY: FRIENDS AND FOLLOWERS

2019 INTERNATIONAL COMIC ARTS FORUM

New York-based artist Bubi Canal uses the body as a structure upon which to hang invented stories of fantastical identity.

Almost 70 works by 23 different artists explore Fortuny’s impact on contemporaries and followers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

This year International Comic Arts Forum will focus on Spanish, Latin American, and US Latin comics and the topic of immigration in comics and cartooning.

WHEN

WHEN

July 17 — November 3

February 3 — June 2

WHERE

WHERE

Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center 44 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH

Meadows Museum 5900 Bishop Blvd, Dallas, TX

WHEN

April 4 — 6 WHERE

St. Ambrose University 518 Locust St, Davenport, IA

INFO

INFO

www.contemporaryartscenter.org www.bubicanal.com

www.meadowsmuseumdallas.org

DENVER

DURHAM FORT WORTH

M MUSIC

P PERFORMING ARTS

M MUSIC

PABLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS: AMERICANO TRIO

ARNAU PÉREZ

PABLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS AND THE FORT WORTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Spanish guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas is joined by Nacho Armany and Pedro Ciraudo for this project inspired by rythms from the American Continent. WHEN

Choreographer Arnau Pérez will participate in the International Choreographers Residency Program at the American Dance Festival. WHEN

June 10 — July 12

INFO

www.internationalcomicartsforum.org

Praised as “the soul of the Spanish guitar,” Pablo Sáinz Villegas has become a worldwide sensation known as this generation’s great guitarist.

March 11

WHERE

WHEN

WHERE

American Dance Festival Various Venues, Durham, NC

May 17 — 19

INFO

Bass Performance Hall 525 Commerce St, Fort Worth, TX

Vilar Performing Arts Center 68 Avondale Ln, Beaver Creek, CO INFO

www.vilarpac.org

www.americandancefestival.org www.arnauperez.com

WHERE

INFO

www.fwsymphony.org


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GRAND RAPIDS

INDIO

LOS ANGELES

V VISUAL ARTS

M MUSIC

OR DOES IT EXPLODE

PABLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS: AMERICANO TRIO

D DESIGN V VISUAL ARTS

Spanish photojournalist César Dezfuli takes part in this multimedia group exhibition on the documentation of refugees and forced migration. WHEN

February 15 — June 16 WHERE

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts 2 Fulton West, Grand Rapids, MI INFO

www.uica.org www.cesardezfuli.com

Pablo Sáinz Villegas combines the emotions of Brazilian music, the nostalgic tango, vivid Venezuelan rhythms, and the exciting American bluegrass. WHEN

March 4 WHERE

McCallumn Theater 73000 Fred Waring Dr, Palm Dessert, CA INFO

www.mccallumtheatre.com

COLLEGE NIGHT AT THE GETTY MUSEUM Woodbury University’s Applied Computer Science - Media Arts program will exhibit an immersive interactive installation at the J. Paul Getty Museum lead by Professors Ana Herruzo and Nikita Pashenkov. WHEN

April 29 WHERE

J. Paul Getty Museum 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA INFO

M MUSIC

ROSALIA AT COACHELLA 2019 Rising Flamenco singer and pop star Rosalía performs at Coachella, one of the most important music festivals in the world. WHEN

April 12 — 21 WHERE

Empire Polo Club 81800 Ave 51, Indio, CA INFO

www.coachella.com www.rosalia.com

www.anaherruzo.com www.woodbury.edu

P PERFORMING ARTS

10TH FESTIVAL CUMBRE FLAMENCA Coming to The Broad Stage is the 10th celebration of CUMBRE FLAMENCA with soaring, gutsy, visceral flamenco dancers Adrián Santana & Águeda Saavedra. WHEN

June 9 WHERE

The Broad Stage 1310 11th St, Santa Monica, CA INFO

www.itsmyseat.com www.vidaflamenca.org

Bored of you, Bored of them, Bored of all @ Antonio Ortuño


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MIAMI M MUSIC

P PERFORMING ARTS

P PERFORMING ARTS

PABLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS AND THE PACIFIC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

SUPERSTARS OF FLAMENCO IN HOLLYWOOD!

MICROTHEATER MIAMI

Praised as “the soul of the Spanish guitar,” Pablo Sáinz Villegas has become a worldwide sensation known as this generation’s great guitarist.

Award-winning dancers Alfonso Losa and Vanesa Coloma plus singer Ismael de la Rosa ‘El Bola’ premier in Hollywood.

WHEN

May 9

May 2 — 4 WHERE

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall 615 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA INFO

www.pacificsymphony.org

WHEN

An affordable cultural experience presented inside the unique setting of 7 shipping containers and a colorful patio in the heart of downtown Miami. WHEN

January 1 — December 31 WHERE

WHERE

Barnsdall Gallery Theatre 4800 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA INFO

www.itsmyseat.com www.vidaflamenca.org

Centro Cultural Español 1490 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL INFO

www.ccemiami.org www.microtheatermiami.com

F FILM

MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL P PERFORMING ARTS

The Miami International Film Festival is considered the preeminent film festival for showcasing Ibero-American cinema in the U.S.

BRISK FESTIVAL The brisk festival is an international theater Festival that features short plays up to 10 minutes long.

WHEN

March 1 — 10 WHERE

WHEN

Various Venues Miami, FL

July 11 — August 11 WHERE

INFO

Various Venues Los Angeles, CA

www.miamifilmfestival.com

INFO

www.briskfestival.com

Woodbury University's Applied Computer Science Media Arts @ Lindsey Best


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MIAMI P PERFORMING ARTS

I AM MIAMI AT MICROTHEATER MIAMI I am Miami is a new series of microtheater plays written and directed by Spanish playwright and director Lucía Miranda, who aims to bring the biography of the city to life. WHEN

February 14 — March 17 WHERE

Microtheater Miami at CCEMiami 1490 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL INFO

www.ccemiami.org

M MUSIC

M MUSIC

JOAN MANUEL SERRAT

PECKER IN CONCERT

Joan Manuel Serrat, one of the best renowned singer-songwriters of popular music in both Spanish and Catalan Languages, brings to the US some of his classic songs.

Spanish songwriter Raúl Usieto presents his indie music project, Pecker, at Microtheater Miami's Patio.

WHEN

March 2 WHERE

The Fillmore Miami Beach 1700 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL INFO

P PERFORMING ARTS

FLAMENCO RAVE II NUEVO FLAMENCO

FLAMENGO

WHEN

March 9 — 10 WHERE

Miami Dade County Auditorium 2901 W Flagler St, Miami, FL

WHERE

Microtheater Miami 1490 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL INFO

www.ccemiami.org www.pecker.es

www.fillmoremb.com

P PERFORMING ARTS

This program features several of Spain’s most celebrated talents in the Flamenco genre including Sergio de Lope, Diego Guerrero, María Terremoto, Miguel Ángel Cortés, Dani Bonilla and Lucía Álvarez “La Piñona”.

WHEN

March 9

An homage to the art of Flamenco in all its disciplines such as visual arts, film, music and dance. WHEN

May 17 — 19 WHERE

Miami Dade County Auditorium 2901 W Flagler St, Miami, FL INFO

www.ccemiami.org

INFO

www.fundarte.us

Alfonso Losa


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MINNEAPOLIS

NASHVILLE

NEW YORK

P PERFORMING ARTS

V VISUAL ARTS

V VISUAL ARTS

ZORONGO FLAMENCO DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS “WHAT THE MOON SEES”

MONSTERS & MYTHS

BORED OF YOU, BORED OF THEM, BORED OF ALL

Unseen original contemporary flamenco works by international choreographers and the premiere of Susana di Palma’s “Casita,” a work on homeless women. WHEN

April 11 — 14 WHERE

The Lab Theater 700 North 1st St, Minneapolis, MN INFO

Nearly 90 Surrealist masterworks of the 1930s and 1940s by artists such as Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, and André Masson are presented through a timely lens—that of war, violence, and exile. WHEN

June 21 — September 29 WHERE

Frist Museum of Art 919 Broadway, Nashville, TN INFO

www.fristartmuseum.org

www.zorongo.or www.thelabtheater.org

NEW ORLEANS V VISUAL ARTS

CISLANDERUS An exhibition about a unique Spanish community in the United States, the Canary Islanders. WHEN

January 1 — February 6 WHERE

Louisiana State Museum, The Cabildo 701 Chartres St, New Orleans, Louisiana INFO

www.louisianastatemuseum.org www.cislanderus.com

Antonio Ortuño turns his attention to the feeling of boredom, continuing his line of work which explores physical sensations and feelings. WHEN

January 11 — May 31 WHERE

AAA3A 309 Alexander Ave Apartment 3A Bronx 10454, New York, NY INFO

www.behance.net

L LITERATURE

MIGUEL HERNÁNDEZ, A PLENA LUZ To honor the poet from Alicante in the 75th anniversary of his death, this exhibition offers a global portrait of Miguel Hernández providing the essential keys of his life and work, focusing on the young man who made poetry his creed. WHEN

January 24 — March 1 WHERE

Instituto Cervantes 211 E 49th St, New York, NY INFO

www.nyork.cervantes.es


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NEW YORK V VISUAL ARTS

M MUSIC

V VISUAL ARTS

JOAN MIRÓ: BIRTH OF THE WORLD

JOAN MANUEL SERRAT

RÉPÉTITEUR

Joan Manuel Serrat, one of the best renowned singer-songwriters of popular music in both Spanish and Catalan Languages, brings to the US some of his classic songs.

Répétiteur is a site-specific art installation by artist and architectural preservationist Jorge Otero-Pailos, on view at NY City Center.

WHEN

March 2 — 10 April 29 — May 5

Drawn from MoMA’s unrivaled collection of Miró’s work, augmented by several key loans, this exhibition situates The Birth of the World in relation to other major works by the artist. WHEN

February 28

February 24 — July 6

WHERE

WHERE

The Beacon Theater 2124 Broadway, New York, NY

Museum of Modern Art 11 West 53 St, New York, NY

INFO

WHEN

WHERE

New York City Center, Harkness Studio 130 W 56th St, 4th Fl, New York, NY INFO

www.beacontheatre.com

www.nycitycenter.org www.oteropailos.com

H HERITAGE

L LITERATURE

F FILM

80 ANNIVERSARY OF THE SPANISH EXILE

KEROUAC FESTIVAL

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

The third edition of the Kerouac Festival in New York brings together poets from all over the world to marry poetry with other arts.

Since its inaugural year in 2002, Tribeca FF has become a recognized outlet for independent filmmakers in all genres to release their work to a broad audience.

INFO

www.moma.org

The following activities aim to delve into the issue of the Spanish exile in New York City, especially the “Grupo Salmerón” environment. WHEN

April 1 — 5 WHERE

King Juan Carlos Center 53 Washington Sq S, New York, NY INFO

www.kjcc.org

WHEN

April 3 — 7 WHERE

Cervantes Institute 211 E 49th St, New York, NY INFO

www.festivalkerouac.com

WHEN

April 24 — May 5 WHERE

Various Venues New York, NY INFO

www.tribecafilm.com


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P PERFORMING ARTS

FLAMENCO FESTIVAL NEW YORK 2019 Flamenco Festival USA celebrates 18 years taking ‘jondo’ art to the US and promoting the culture of dialogue through the exchange. WHEN

March 7 WHERE

Various Venues New York, NY INFO

www.flamencofestival.org

H HERITAGE

P PERFORMING ARTS

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: CRISTINA MORATÓ

THE SCHOOL AT JACOB’S PILLOW RECRUITMENT TOUR FLAMENCO & SPANISH DANCE MASTER CLASSES

Journalist and author Cristina Morató presents her new book, “Lola Montes: una impostora en Nueva York”. WHEN

March 7 WHERE

Porcelanosa’s Flagship Showroom 202 Fifth Ave, New York, NY

Internationally acclaimed Pillow artists lead inspirational experiences mirroring The School’s professional classes and rehearsals. WHEN

March 17

INFO

WHERE

www.spainculture.us

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana 4 W 43rd St, New York, NY INFO

www.jacobspillow.org

D DESIGN

READING FORM This exhibition hosted at Mast Books celebrates an assemblage of works designed by Spanish creatives that question the physical condition of both books and design objects. WHEN

May 16 — June 1 WHERE

Mast Books 72 Ave A, New York, NY

M MUSIC

H HERITAGE

BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL: EUROPEAN SOUNDS SERIES

VISAS FOR FREEDOM

Blue Note Jazz Festival: The European Sounds Series, in partnership with the European Union Delegation to the United Nations and nine EU Member States, will showcase European culture and jazz. WHEN

May 27 — July 1

This exhibit is a tribute to Spanish diplomats who, during World War II and on their own initiative, helped the Jews that were being persecuted by Nazism. WHEN

June 12 WHERE

American Sephardi Federation 15 W 16th St, New York, NY

INFO

WHERE

INFO

www.mastbooks.com www.migueleiro.com www.antifurniture.com

Blue Note Jazz Club 131 W 3rd St, New York, NY

www.americansephardi.org

INFO

www.bluenotejazzfestival.com


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NEW YORK

PHILADELPHIA

PORTLAND

P PERFORMING ARTS L LITERATURE

D DESIGN

M MUSIC

FABULOUS FASHION: FROM DIOR’S NEW LOOK TO NOW

PABLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS AND THE OREGON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Known as “the soul of Spanish guitar,” the superstar returns to perform music inspired by the great Iberian composer Isaac Albéniz.

June 12 — 16

The exhibition showcases the Museum’s outstanding costume collection, featuring designs by Cristóbal Balenciaga, Oscar de la Renta, Pierre Cardin, Geoffrey Beene, and more.

WHERE

WHEN

IATI Theater 64 E. 4th St, New York, NY

October 16 — March 3

March 16 — 17

INFO

Philadelphia Museum of Art 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, NY

CIMIENTOS 2019 Cimientos 2019 brings together a curation of what contemporary playwriting has to offer in the most exhilarating of forms. WHEN

www.iatitheater.org

WHERE

INFO

WHEN

WHERE

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall 1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR INFO

www.orsymphony.org

www.philamuseum.org

SALT LAKE C.

SAN SAN ANTONIO DIEGO

M MUSIC

H HERITAGE

V VISUAL ARTS

PABLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS AND THE UTAH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

DESIGNING AMERICA

ART & EMPIRE

San Antonio’s Historic Bexar County Courthouse hosts this exhibition as its fourth stop, after Washington, D.C., Houston and Santa Barbara.

Spain’s Golden Age may be defined as the extraordinary moment when the visual arts, architecture, literature, and music all reached unprecedented heights.

Praised as “the soul of the Spanish guitar,” Pablo Sáinz Villegas has become a worldwide sensation known as this generation’s great guitarist.

WHEN

WHEN

June 19 — 20

May 18 — September 2

WHEN

WHERE

WHERE

April 25 — 27

Historic Bexar County Courthouse 100 Dolorosa, San Antonio, TX

San Diego Museum of Art 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

WHERE

Austad Auditorium at the Val A 901 University Cir, Ogden, UT INFO

www.my.usuo.org

INFO

www.designing-america.com www.bexar.org

INFO

www.sdmart.org


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SAN FRANCISCO M MUSIC

PABLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS AT THE SAN FRANCISCO PERFORMANCES Spanish artist Pablo Sáinz Villegas performs a “Tribute to Segovia” celebrating the 125th anniversary of Segovia’s birth. WHEN

March 2 WHERE

Herbst Theatre 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA INFO

www.sfperformances.org Diversity Wild @ Okuda San Miguel - Courtesy of Boston Seaport

SAN JUAN F FILM

P PERFORMING ARTS

F FILM

SPANISH CINEMA SHOWCASE

LA PIEDRA OSCURA

EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL IN PUERTO RICO

Beginning in San Juan, this series will show several Spanish movies every month in different locations of the island. WHEN

January 23 — September 18 WHERE

CinemaBar 1950 Calle Norzagaray, San Juan, PR INFO

www.cinemabar1950.com

This award-winning play by Spanish playwright Alberto Conejero is inspired by the life of Rafael Rodríguez Rapún, a student and secretary of Lorca’s theatre group. WHEN

March 15 — 24 WHERE

Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré 22 Av. Ponce de Leon, San Juan, PR INFO

www.cba.pr.gov www.escenalatinapr.com

The 10th edition of this festival will bring some of the most recent and interesting European films to the island. WHEN

April 4 — 12 WHERE

Fine Arts Miramar 907 Ave Juan Ponce de León, San Juan, PR INFO

www.new.festivaldecineeuropeo.com


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SAVANNAH

ST. PETERSBURG

V VISUAL ARTS

V VISUAL ARTS

TALKING CONTINENTS BY JAUME PLENSA

MAGRITTE & DALÍ

Jaume Plensa presents large-scale sculptures and installations that use language, history, literature and psychology to draw attention to the barriers that separate and divide humanity. WHEN

March 1 — June 9 WHERE

Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center 207 W. York St, Savannah, GA

Magritte & Dali is a first-of-its-kind special exhibition dedicated to the world’s two most celebrated surrealists, Rene Magritte and Salvador Dali. WHEN

December 15, 2018 — May 19, 2019 WHERE

The Dalí Museum 1 Dalí Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL INFO

www.thedali.org

INFO

www.telfair.org www.jaumeplensa.com

Cislanderus @ Aníbal Martel and Thenesoya V. Martín De la Nuez

SEATTLE F FILM

THE LIGHT OF HOPE BY SILVIA QUER AT SEATTLE JEWISH FF The Light of Hope is based on the true story of Elisabeth Eidenbenz, the young Red Cross nurse who became director of the Elne maternity home in the south of France through the 1930s and ’40s, during the Spanish Civil War and afterwards. WHEN

April 7 WHERE

Regal Cinebarre Issaquah 1490 11th Ave NW, Issaquah, WA INFO

www.seattlejewishfilmfestival.org

F FILM

M MUSIC

SEATTLE FILM FESTIVAL

JAMES KLINE

For more than 40 years, SIFF has been highlighting new discoveries from around the world.

Spain-educated classical guitarist and composer,James Kline is an artist who constantly renews and reinvents himself.

WHEN

WHEN

May 16 — June 9

May 18

WHERE

WHERE

Various Venues Seattle, WA

Frye Art Museum 704 Terry Ave, Seattle, WA

INFO

INFO

www.siff.net

www.seattleguitar.org


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WASHINGTON, DC P PERFORMING ARTS

F FILM

H HERITAGE

EL VIEJO, EL JOVEN Y EL MAR (THE OLD MAN, THE YOUTH, AND THE SEA)

SPANISH CINEMA NOW +

THE SPANISH CRAZE BY RICHARD KAGAN

Based on historic events, this new play by one of Spain’s rising young playwrights explores conflicting loyalties to one’s country and one’s morality in the battle for a just society. WHEN

February 7 — March 3 WHERE

GALA Hispanic Theatre 3333 14th St Northwest, Washington, DC

The first edition of Spanish Cinema Now+ includes four movies nominated for a Goya, the most important national annual film award, in the category of best new director, showing the new values of Spanish cinema. WHEN

February 28 — May 29 WHERE

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC INFO

The Spanish Craze is the compelling story of the centuries-long fascination with the history, literature, art, culture, and architecture of Spain in the United States. WHEN

March 7 WHERE

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC INFO

www.spainculture.us

www.spainculture.us

M MUSIC

M MUSIC

PICASSO FOR KIDS

DIEGO GUERRERO IN CONCERT

MARÍA TERREMOTO IN CONCERT

Bilingual show for the entire family to discover the mysteries behind the life and work of Picasso.

Diego Guerrero, provocateur of exchanges, musical agitator, has always transcended Flamenco in his music.

Spanish artist María Terremoto comes from the Terremoto legacy, from Jerez de la Frontera.

INFO

www.en.galatheatre.org

P PERFORMING ARTS K KIDS

WHEN

March 9 — 23 WHERE

WHEN

WHEN

March 11

March 12

GALA Hispanic Theatre 3333 14th St Northwest, Washington, DC

WHERE

WHERE

Former Residence of the Ambassadors 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC

Former Residence of the Ambassadors 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC

INFO

INFO

INFO

www.spainculture.us

www.spainculture.us

www.en.galatheatre.org


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WASHINGTON, DC S SKETCHING THE FUTURE

F FILM

L LITERATURE

IS SPANISH GENDER FAIR?

AACIA FILM FESTIVAL

THE STORY OF H BY MARINA PEREZAGUA

Colloquium on current issues regarding feminist language planning and genderfair language use in Spain.

The Association of Ibero-American Cultural Attachés presents this IberoAmerican film showcase. WHEN

Marina Perezagua presents the english edition of her award-winning novel “Yoro” at Kramer Books

WHEN

March 19 — April 12

WHEN

March 19

WHERE

March 20

WHERE

Various Venues Washington, DC

George Mason University 4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA INFO

INFO

www.spainculture.us

INFO

www.mcl.gmu.edu

F FILM

EL DESENCANTO The screening of the 1976 Spanish cult classic documentary El Desencanto, directed by Jaime Chávarri, will be followed by a presentation by Writer Aaron Shulman.

www. kramers.com

M MUSIC F FILM

WASHINGTON, DC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 33rd Annual Washington, DC International Film Festival screening films from around the globe.

WHEN

April 15

WHEN

WHERE

April 17

INFO

www.spainculture.us

F FILM

SEGUNDO DE CHOMÓN LIVE MUSIC This three-part program will specially highlight the work of pioneering Spanish cinematographer Segundo de Chomón (17 October 1871 – 2 May 1929).

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC

WHERE

Kramer Books 1517 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC

WHERE

Former Residence of the Ambassadors 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC INFO

www.spainculture.us

WHEN

April 24 — May 5 WHERE

AMC Mazza Gallery Cinemas PO Box 21396, Washington, DC INFO

www.filmfestdc.org


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M MUSIC

P PERFORMING ARTS

P PERFORMING ARTS

SEBASTIAN CHAMES IN CONCERT

LA PALOMA AT THE WALL

LUCÍA MIRANDA AT CROSSCURRENTS 2019

Sebastian Chames’ style combines the influence of the jazz tradition with a modern and contemporary sound. WHEN

March 21

La Verbena de la Paloma, the famous and beloved Spanish zarzuela, is given new life in this bold reimagining set at Friendship Park, on the Tijuana side of the border between Mexico and the United States. WHEN

WHERE

March 23 — 31

Former Residence of the Ambassadors 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC

WHERE

INFO

www.spainculture.us www.sebastianchames.com

GALA Hispanic Theatre 333 14th St NW, Washington, DC INFO

www.inseries.org www.galatheatre.org

CrossCurrents, a DC-wide biennial festival that highlights innovative artists who are harnessing the power of performance to humanize global politics WHEN

March — May WHERE

Various Venues Washington, DC INFO

www.globallab.georgetown.edu

S SKETCHING THE FUTURE

F FILM

P PERFORMING ARTS

FAIR WATER: A RIGHT OF ALL

EUROASIA SHORTS

ARNAU PÉREZ

A selection of short films from Europe, Asia, and the United States will be screened at Embassies and Cultural Centers throughout Washington, D.C.

Choreographer Arnau Pérez will present a site-specific work in Washington DC.

FAIR WATER focus on the right to safe drinking water and sanitation, and includes a public art installation by art collective Luz Interruptus, expert panels, film screenings and video art. WHEN

May 16 — September 9 WHERE

Former Residence of the Ambassadors 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC

WHEN

June 3 — 7 WHERE

Various Venues Washington, DC INFO

www.spainculture.us

WHEN

June 3 — 8 WHERE

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain, 2801 16th St NW, Washington DC INFO

www.spainculture.us www.arnauperez.com

INFO

www.spainculture.us

Blind House # 24, Middleton, NY, 2015 @ Walter Martin & Paloma Munoz


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WASHINGTON, DC F FILM

L LITERATURE

L LITERATURE

SPANISH CINEMA NOW

MARATÓN DE LA POESÍA

AFI Silver Theatre and SPAIN arts & culture co-present Spanish Cinema Now, an annual festival of outstanding new films that reflect the breadth of styles and talents at work in Spain today.

Teatro de la Luna presents its 26th Poetry Marathon in Spanish, “La Pluma y la Palabra,” with the participation of Spanish-speaker poets.

JAVIER SIERRA AT NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL

WHEN

June 7 — 9

June 14 — 16 WHERE

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center 8633 Colesville Rd, Washington, DC INFO

www.spainculture.us www.afi.com/silver

WHEN

WHERE

Casa de la Luna 4020 Georgia Ave, NW Washington, DC INFO

www.teatrodelaluna.org

Author Javier Sierra will present his award-winning novel, El Fuego Invisible, at the National Book Festival. WHEN

August 31 WHERE

Washington Convention Center 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC INFO

www.loc.gov/bookfest www.javiersierra.com

Saavedra Agueda


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El Viejo, el Joven y el Mar @ Gala Theatre


V VISUAL ARTS

ALONSO BERRUGUETE: FIRST SCULPTOR OF RENAISSANCE SPAIN

FALL/ WINTER

Alonso Berruguete: First Sculptor of Renaissance Spain will be the first major exhibition held outside Spain to celebrate the expressive art of the most important sculptor active on the Iberian Peninsula during the first half of the 16th century. More than 40 works from across his career will be shown at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC from October 13 to February 17, 2020. systematically studied or exhibited as a cohesive group.

V VISUAL ARTS

DAVID DE LA MANO David de la Mano is a Spanish artist known for his large dystopian murals characterized by monochromatic composition and accumulation of human figures, as well as their strong poetic character. De la Mano will present a site especific work at the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain, in Washington, DC.

H HERITAGE

CONGRESO EXILIOS DE LAS ESPAĂ‘AS EN LAS AMERICAS The Embassy of Spain and the University of Maryland, in partnership with the Library of Congress and the Embassies of Mexico and France, will host this congress in October to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Spanish exile.


Spanish Artists-in Residence ACROSS THE USA

I’m not a kid anymore @ Arnau Pérez

Arnau Pérez — American Dance Festival (Durham, NC) — Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain (Washington, DC) Mauro Gil-Fournier — Art Omi Architecture (Ghent, NY)

Daniel Doña & Cristian Martin, Mercedes Ruíz & Santiago Lara, Lucia Alvarez “La Piñona” & Eva Ruiz, Marco Flores and Rafael Estévez & Valeriano Paños — Festival Flamenco Albuquerque (Albuquerque, NM)

Mauro Gil-Fournier

Ana María Álvarez & Jesús Carmona — Flamenco Festival (Miami, FL)

Visit www.spainculture.us/professional-opportunities for more information about professional opportunities for Spanish artists in the USA.

Mercedes Ruiz

Jesús Carmona Daniel Doña & Cristian Martin


Website

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@spainculture.us @spainculture.us @spaincultureus

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SPAIN arts & culture's Spring / Summer 2019 Program  

The 2019 Spring / Summer season of SPAIN arts & culture offers a wide range of cultural activities around the United States.

SPAIN arts & culture's Spring / Summer 2019 Program  

The 2019 Spring / Summer season of SPAIN arts & culture offers a wide range of cultural activities around the United States.

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