Institut Ramon Llull/ Newsletter # 79


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Literature.  USA,  28/12/2017

Third season of the "Two Month Review" is all about Mercè Rodoreda

Over the summer, Open Letter launched a new podcast, “Two Month Review” in which the hosts talk about a single book section-by-section, week-by-week. The idea is that by reading slowly and treating the book like a form of serial entertainment, the podcast can really help build out the context for enjoying and understanding it, while also counteracting the never-ending churn of lists and one-sentence reviews that have taken over a good portion of today’s literary conversation. The third season of the "Two Month Review" is all About Mercè Rodoreda and her two books, The Selected Stories and Death in Spring, both translated from the Catalan by Martha Tennent and published by Open Letter.

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Another Way to Say Catalonia/Catalunya

Join Another Way to Say at Molasses for a selection of prose, poetry and essay by contemporary Catalan writers, and insight to the Catalan experience by their translators and scholars. 

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Culture.  New York,  26/12/2017

Who Wants To Be An Impatient Gardener (!?)

The Abrons Arts Center presents Who Wants To Be An Impatient Gardener (!?), a project by artist and scientist Pep Vidal, curated by Xavier Acarín, Abrons’ 2016-17 Curator in Residency. This exhibition will be held simultaneously at the Abrons and at the ADN Gallery in Barcelona.  

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Visual Arts.  New York,  17/12/2017

Eugènia Balcells, Open Studio

Catalan artist Eugènia Balcells, based in New York for over 30 years, is presenting her multimedia pieces FREQUENCIES, ORIGIN and ALPHABETH, together with the mural HOMAGE TO THE ELEMENTS in her studio in Brooklyn.

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Literature.  California,  31/12/2017

Catalan Futurist Manifesto digitized

Last fall the UC Berkeley Library became one of three libraries outside of Spain to own an original broadside of Contra els poetes amb minúscula: primer manifest català futurista (Against the poets in lowercase: the first Futurist manifesto) published in 1920 and is now the first institution in the world to have digitized it. Salvat-Papasseit’s famous collection of poems L’irradiador del port, i les gavines (1921), now housed in The Bancroft Library, was featured in the exhibition No Legacy || Literatura Electrónica installed in Doe Library’s Brown Gallery last year.

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Visual Arts.  Boston,  30/03/2018

Culture, Technology, and Society Collide: Big Bang Data at MIT Museum

The data we generate on our phones, sensors, social networks, photographs, and purchases can be stored and processed to reveal patterns. But what are they for? And who uses them? Big Bang Data explores social and technological innovation in the face of today's political, economic, and cultural challenges. 

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Visual Arts.  San Francisco,  12/02/2018

Aída Miró: Tribute Paintings at the Roll Up Gallery

Using a combination of spraypaint, acrylics, and oil paint, Aída Miró has created portraits of Michael Jackson, James Brown, David Bowie, Jimmy Hendrix, Erikah Badu, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Mos Def, Jay Z, as well as Basquiat, Picasso and Frida Kalho. 



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