Institut Ramon Llull/ Newsletter # 84

MAY 2018 / NY, USA

New York

Literature.  New York,  31/05/2018

Martí Domínguez and Sebastià Portell Selected for Art Omi Writers Residency

From a pool of more than twenty candidates, writers Martí Domínguez and Sebastià Portell were selected for the two-month Art Omi residency in upstate New York. While Portell will reside at Art Omi in the fall of 2018, Domínguez will go in the spring. The public call for Catalan authors at Art Omi (Ledig House) has been ongoing since 2010, and the quality and quantity of applications made this selection-process highly rigorous.

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Music.  United States and Canada,  11/05/2018

Jordi Savall Tours Celtic Universe

The early music master Jordi Savall and Carlos Núñez, a champion of the Galician bagpipe from Celtic lands, will transport their audience in a cross-border experience between Basque and Celtic music, with Galician, Irish, Scottish, and Basque tunes with a modern twist.

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Cinema.  Seattle,  10/06/2018

Catalan Films at Seattle International Film Festival

More than 400 films from 90 countries. 25 days. 145,000+ attendees. The largest and most highly-attended film festival in the United States, now in its 44th year.

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Cinema.  New York,  12/05/2018

Blanca Esconda Agustí Presents Selling Your Script at NYC Independent Film Festival

You've got the goods and you wanna share? This panel will explore what attracts buyers to scripts, in addition to mainstream and alternative avenues for getting scripts produced. Jordan Gaches will moderate. 

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Visual Arts.  New York,  19/05/2018

Gustavo Murillo Fernández-Valdés at the Whitney's PUBLIC EVENT

The works presented in Public Event critique the ideological effects of cultural representation using a variety of means and methods, from installation and sculpture to video and painting. These projects find urgency in questioning a range of discourses, from gun ownership, big data, and education to political incarceration, ecology, and postcolonialism.

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Antoni Muntadas at Galería MPA

Antoni Muntadas will participate in a group show with other NYC-based artists at Galería MPA, including Dennis Adams, Victoria Civera, Santiago Giralda, Carlos Irijalba, Muntadas, Tony Oursler and Juan Uslé.

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LA OLA celebrates its fourth edition, including three Catalan films

LA OLA | LA will take place from May 31 to June 3 at the Egyptian Theatre, the Montalban Rooftop Cinema Club and The Echo Park Film Center, celebrating four consecutive years in the city of Los Angeles. The film showcase will continue with LA OLA | CDMX from June 8 to June 10 at the Cineteca Nacional de Mexico. The last stop of the event will be LA OLA | NYC from June 15 to June 18 at the Anthology Film Archives in New York. 

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Music.  Las Vegas,  28/05/2018

Punk Band CRIM's First Concert in the US

The punk band CRIM is going on a ten-day tour of the West Coast.

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LLUIS LLEO New Paintings and Works on Paper

The Elkon Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by artist Lluis Lleo.  Lleo's exhibition entitled New Paintings and Works on Paper encompasses his work from 2016 to present. 

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Music.  United States,  10/06/2018

Alexis Cuadrado US West Coast tour with Chano Dominguez Quintet

Jazz musician Alexis Cuadrado has announced a new project: an original live film score of the silent film Shoes (1916), directed by the American pioneer filmmaker Lois Weber.

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