MARCH 2015 / NY, USA
Thought and Science.  Stanford University,  03/03/2015
The logic of global capitalism is no longer cultural (as Fredric Jameson argued), but has evolved into a logic of war. Consequently, Edgar Illas, Director of Catalan Studies at Indiana University, argues that the frame of cultural recognition that became dominant during postmodernity has been superseded by a frame of survival.
Cinema.  UMass,  03/03/2015
This 7th edition of the Catalan Film Festival at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst features a selection of films directed by women and ranging from the mainstream (Isabel Coixet) to independent cinema (Neus Ballús, who will be visiting UMass on March 30st and 31st).
Cinema.  New York,  04/03/2015
A trip to Venice is the dream of thousands but for Marc, his journey is no vacation. Instead, his quest is to meet the father he never knew, a rite of passage for a young man seeking to make sense of his own life story. In the process he discovers his father's murky past as he enters into the age-old labyrinth of Venice: with its temptations, delusions, beauties and its deceits... (THE REDEMPTION OF THE FISH)
Cinema.  San Francisco,  06/03/2015
A weekend-long tribute to the internationally known filmmaker who simultaneously launched the film careers of Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, curated by Bigas Luna’s daughter, Betty Bigas.
Cinema.  San José, CA,  25/02/2015
A man and a woman meet each other. Two strangers. One apartment. They find each other, they connect, they observe each other. They intensely desire each other. They become really close and at the same time they are so far… Marta Bayarri's short film Una nit (One Night) will be featured as part of the Cinequest Film Festival that takes place from February 24th through March 8th, 2015, in San José, California.
Performing Arts.  New York,  17/03/2015
The Cimientos 2015 program at the IATI Theater in New York City brings together a selection of what contemporary playwriting has to offer in the most exhilarating of forms. Genres are bent out of shape and reborn in ways that methodically explode on the paper that will then be exposed on stage. Now in its 15th year, this play development program continues to fuel the genesis of theater: the playwright. With an array of national and cross-continental writers, Cimientos will be the host to the bravest of theatrical statements; all plays are not created equal and our avant-garde is a solemn cry into what theater can and should do today.
Music.  USA,  29/03/2015
MOURN is a very young quartet formed from the friendship of Jazz Rodríguez Bueno and Carla Pérez Vas, both born in 1996 in El Maresme, Catalonia, Spain. The duo armed themselves with inspiration from PJ Harvey, Patti Smith, Sebadoh and Sleater Kinney and began writing material, which they quickly released, raw and acoustic, on their YouTube channel. Despite being teenagers, they came out of the studio (along with a couple new recruits—drummer Antonio Postius and bassist Leia Rodríguez) with a brilliant treatise of indie rock that has stunned those who have had the opportunity to hear it.
Music.  Austin Texas,  17/03/2015
Catalan music bands El último vecino, Macaco, Ocellot and Txarango, and the DJ beGun, will showcase their music at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas, from March 17 through March 22, 2015.
Language.  New York,  01/04/2015
In October 2014, two Columbia University School of the Arts graduate students from the Writing Program traveled to Barcelona to participate in the Word for Word’s inaugural Catalan translation exchange with their Catalan translation partners at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Over the semester, these students continued to collaborate and translate each other’s work online, supported by the faculty at their respective institutions, and are now meeting again at the Columbia University School of the Arts in New York to bring the exchange to an end with a workshop led by the poet and translator Rowan Ricardo Phillips, and a public reading and panel discussion event, on April 1st, 2015.
Culture.  New York,  12/02/2015
The highly anticipated exhibition "From Ancient to Modern: Archaeology and Aesthetics" at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) features several photographs from the archives of Bonavenutra Ubach of the Montserrat Abbey in Catalonia. The exhibit was co-curated by Jennifer Chi of the ISAW and Prof. Pedro Azara, professor of architecture at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.

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