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News & Activities
Literature.  Chicago,  30/04/2017

Núria Perpinyà, Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago

Núria Perpinyà is a Catalan novelist, a playwright and an essayist who works as a professor at the University of Lleida in Catalonia, Spain. Her novels deal with unusual topics and are characterized by their intellectual irony, formal rigor and experimentalism. In her books, she defends the philosophy of Perspectivism and reflects on the fact that the phenomena have multiple interpretations. ...
Visual Arts.  Nova York,  20/04/2017

Calder / Miró: Constellations

Pace Gallery and Acquavella Galleries are pleased to announce "Calder / Miró: Constellations," featuring the Constellations series of Alexander Calder and Joan Miró, respectively. The distinct yet complementary presentations illuminate the startling affinities between the two artists, who at the time the series were created, were separated by the Atlantic during World ...
Literature.  New York,  19/04/2017

An evening of Catalan poetry with Maria Cabrera

Poet Maria Cabrera’s original and unconventional poems from La ciutat cansada (Tired City) earned her the prestigious Carles Riba Poetry Prize in 2016. At this special New York appearance, Cabrera and translator Mary Ann Newman will read from their collaborations on Cabrera’s English-language debut in the April issue of Words Without Borders, followed by a discussion moderated ...
Literature.  15/04/2017

Words Without Borders feature You Will Not Be Born Again: Catalan Literature Now

The April 2017 issue of Words Without Borders includes work from seven thrilling writers from Catalonia who explore both cosmopolitan Barcelona and the less familiar Catalonia of immigrants, of sleepy towns and painful betrayals, of haphazard alleyways and marginal lives, for a nuanced portrait of this complex region. Four of the seven writers are appearing in English translation ...
Music.  Chicago,  07/04/2017

Bassist Alexis Cuadrado’s upcoming concerts

A bassist with a solid reputation, an award-winning composer and bandleader, and a renowned educator; Barcelona-born Alexis Cuadrado has become one of the most sought-after musicians in the New York jazz scene. Cuadrado's compositions show a unique voice that combines improvised and through-composed music, while drawing influences from jazz, new music and flamenco. 
Cinema.  Birmingham,  04/04/2017

Flatpack Festival: Segundo de Chomón

A selection of films from Segundo de Chomón opens Flatpack Festival on 4 April. The pioneering Spanish director began his career in Barcelona and was renowned for his camera trickery. Multi-instrumentalist Stephen Horne will provide live accompaniment to the screenings of this forgotten master of silent film. 
Thought.  New York,  04/04/2017

Panel series: Victims of Franquismo: a reparation that never comes

This series weighs the effects of violent repression during forty years of Franco’s dictatorship, even as we assess the persistence of official silence and a crisis of national memory through the last forty years of Spanish democracy. This series of conversations consider how instruments of remembering and reparation have emerged beyond state sectors, and in the absence of government policies, ...
Visual Arts.  London,  31/03/2017

SANCTUARY: An immersive visual and sound environment project by Carlos Casas at Tate Modern

Inspired by the myth of the elephants’ graveyard, Carlos Casas’ Sanctuary is an immersive live film experience taking up themes of extinction, interspecies communication and the cinematic imaginary. Tate Modern is presenting the project as part of an immersive live cinema programme in the Tanks on 31 March.  
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The Institut Ramon Llull is a consortium that comprises the Generalitat (Government of Catalonia), Balearic Islands Government and the Barcelona City Council, and its mission is the promotion of Catalan language and culture abroad.
Generalitat de Catalunya Govern de les Illes Balears Ajuntament de Barcelona
The IRL forms part of the Fundació Ramon Llull, which was established by the Government of Andorra, the Ramon Llull Institute, General Council of the Eastern Pyrenees, the city of Alghero, Balearic Islands Towns and Entities Network and the group of Valencian Cities, and has its central offices in Andorra.
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