Institut Ramon Llull/ Newsletter # 67


New York

Literature.  Upstate NY,  30/10/2016

Anna Aguilar-Amat, poet-in-residence at Ledig House, reading in NYC

Since its founding in 1992, Writers Omi at Ledig House has hosted hundreds of authors and translators, representing more than fifty countries and welcoming published writers and translators of every type of literature. International, cultural and creative exchange is a foundation of their mission, and a wide distribution of national background is an important part of their selection process.

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Visual Arts.  USA and Canada,  01/11/2016

Antoni Muntadas & Marshall Reese: Political Advertisement IX 1952-2016

For thirty two years, Muntadas and Reese have been compiling a history of presidential campaign spots following the evolution of political advertising from its beginnings in 1952 to the present. Political Advertisement is a personal vision of how politics and politicians are presented through the medium of television.

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US,  21/10/2016

Lectures by historian Josep Maria Muñoz and Professor Margarida Casacuberta

Professor Margarida Casacuberta and historian Josep Maria Muñoz will be giving lectures at different US universities this Fall on, first, the emergence of the Catalan mountain as a literary and nation-building topic in the nineteenth-century, and, second, the current emergence of secessionism as the hegemonic political project of Catalanism.

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Performing Arts.  University of Richmond, Virginia,  10/11/2016

Catalan Playwright/Director Sergi Belbel at the University of Richmond

Sergi Belbel, internationally recognized for his work as a playwright, screenwriter, theatre director, and translator, will hold the appointment of NEH Visiting Artist in Residence at the University of Richmond during the first two weeks of November.

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Performing Arts.  New York,  11/11/2016

Paper Dreams by Mons Dansa, at The New Victory Theater in New York

How many stories are left untold on the sheets torn from a sketch pad or on pages tossed into a waste bin? These lost ideas take the stage when Mons Dansa, the creators of Minimón (New Vic 2014), returns with the world premiere of PAPER DREAMS.

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Music.  Boston,  11/11/2016

Pau: Pablo Casals’s Legacy, featuring Lluis Claret, cello

Pablo Casals: incomparable cellist, educator, champion of justice, and composer. This program weaves together the many strands of Casals's rich legacy, in the company of Lluis Claret, Casals's godson, who we are happy to be welcoming to Boston as a new faculty member of the New England Conservatory. 

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Literature.  New York,  11/11/2016

Spanish version of Marta Pessarrodona's book of poetry L'amor a Barcelona presented in New York City

Alejandro Varderi’s translation into Spanish of Marta Pessarodona’s book of poetry L’amor a Barcelona will be presented in New York City in November, with reading of poems in Spanish and in Catalan. Pessarodona will also give a lecture on her work in the field of writing and translation.

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Thought and Science.  New York,  17/11/2016

A two-day conference on Challenging National Narratives: The Catalan Question & the Spanish Crisis

Over the past few years, Spain has been going through a profound crisis, which has not only damaged the whole economic and social fabric, but also affected the entire political and institutional system. In the political debate, the notion of “crisis of the regime” established by the 1978 Constitution has often been alluded to and even the need for a “Second Transition” has been raised. Two general elections in less than half a year are proof of the political establishment’s difficulty to achieve a consensus.

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Cinema.  New York,  21/11/2016

Lycisca, directed by Gerard Ortín, screening at Anthology Film Archives in New York

Lycisca proposes a fragmented journey across the Valley of Karrantza; a catching dog breed contest, an automatized milking machine, the sound of a conch shell used by a sheppard to scare the wolf or a cave discovered after the explosion of a stone quarry are some of the elements that structure the film. 

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Literature.  US,  05/10/2016

The House of Silence by Blanca Busquets, already in the US bookstores

A breathtaking European novel of love, loss, and the mysterious connection between four people, a valuable violin, and their passion for music. Moving between Barcelona and Berlin in the 1980s, this is a profoundly moving story of loneliness and connection, music and desire, from an award-winning Catalan novelist, translated into English for the first time.

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