Institut Ramon Llull/ Newsletter # 97

JUNE 2019 / NY, USA

New York

Literature.  New York,  31/05/2019

Catalan poets in New York: two readings

Imagine a book of hours condensed into a book of minutes: that is the project of the compact lyrical prose poems found in Gemma Gorga's Book of Minutes, the first English-language translation of this emerging poet, widely known and loved in her native Catalonia yet little known outside it. Sharon Dolin, translator and an award winning poet herself, and Ernest Farrés will join Gemma Gorga for the readings. 

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Cinema.  Seattle,  08/06/2019

SIFF - Seattle International Film Festival features four Catalan productions

The Seattle International Film Festival (SIF)F will celebrate its 45th edition from May 16 to June 9. This year, four Catalan productions have been selected. Miriam Lies by Natalia Cabral and Oriol Estrada  (Mallerich Films Paco Poch, Faula Films, Latido Films), The Days to Come by Carlos Marqués-Marcet (Lastor Media, Avalon, Film Factory Entertainment) and Yuli by Icíar Bollaín  (Morena Films, The Match Factory, Galápagos Media, Potboiler Productions), have been included in the Contemporary World Cinema section. Finally, the short-film Coda Sacra by Pol Barrós (Alter Films) has been selected to compete in the Short Film Packages-Dark Delicacies section. Carlos Rodríguez Ríos, director of Barcelona’s D’A Festival, will be part of the official shorts selection jury. The Days to Come will be represented by director Carlos Marqués-Marcet in the official Ibero-American feature films selection jury.

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Performing.  Miami, New York,  29/06/2019

Guillem Clua’s comedy “Smiley”, performances in Miami and NYC

A Japanese legend says that when two people are destined to be together, an invisible red thread tied to the little finger of the hand binds them from the day they are born. Alex and Bruno, make up a strange couple in which they only have in common that they are two men and that they have fallen in love. Their differences seem insurmountable, and their antagonistic personalities, whether they want it or not, are united by that red thread, however often they want to break it.


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Literature.  New York,  03/06/2019

Francesc Peirón presents his book Me llamo Nueva York

Francesc Peirón, La Vanguardia's press correspondent, in conversation with Ana Nieto, will be presenting his book Me llamo Nueva York (My name is New York, 2019), a walk through some of the most picturesque neighborhoods of the Bigg Apple.

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Visual Arts.  New York,  07/06/2019

Homage to the Elements by Eugènia Balcells on view in NYC

This stunning, large scale mural by artist Eugenia Balcells represents the periodic table using each element’s signature light code. The mural is now on display in the lobby of The Martin Luther King High School Campus located at 122 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10023.

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Music.  Chicago,  21/06/2019

Dorian in Chicago!

Dorian is a music band from Barcelona which was formed in 2004. Its sound is a mixture of styles such as new wave, electronic music and indie rock. Dorian is considered one of the most nationally-renowned artists in the Spanish music scene.

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Visual Arts.  Buffalo, NY,  21/07/2019

Oriol Vilanova: Anything, Everything at the Albright-Knox Gallery

Every week, artist Oriol Vilanova (1980) scours flea markets for second-hand postcards. He organizes his collection, which contains more than 75,000 postcards, into works of art that address how images shape our knowledge of the world. More than 4,500 museum postcards of dramatically different objects make up Anything, Everything, the centerpiece of Vilanova’s presentation at the Albright-Knox, which is the first museum exhibition of his work in the United States. By organizing the postcards according to their colored backgrounds, the artist proposes that the circulation of objects through reproductions can “color,” or influence, their meanings. 


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Visual Arts.  New York,  22/06/2019

Miralda’s Multiple Marianne(s): Unpacking the Archive

Catalan artist Antoni Miralda is obsessed with food. Not in the way of a gourmand, but in the culture, politics and ritual of what we eat. Since the 1970s, he has expressed his views in avant-garde installations, happenings and performances all over Europe and the US, where his experiential restaurant El Internacional (created with partner Montse Guillén) became a celebrated New York hot spot. The couple divide their time between Miami and Barcelona. In his native city, Miralda maintains a large locale in the newly gentrified Poblenou district, surrounded by the objects and ephemera that have made his work materialise. He prefers to call the space – encompassing living and working areas – an ‘archive’.

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Cinema.  Seattle,  05/06/2019

Chef’s Diaries: Scotland: the Roca brothers featured at SIFF

World-famous Catalan chefs the Roca brothers (stars of previous SIFF hits Cooking Up a Tribute and The Turkish Way) expand their culinary horizons with this delicious travelogue about Scottish cuisine.

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Culture.  Olot, Catalonia (Spain),  12/07/2019

Faber Residencies: Call for Applications 2019/202

FABER organizes several thematic residences throughout the year where professionals from the Arts, Sciences or Humanities can come to spend a few days (between one and three weeks) working on their projects and sharing experiences with the rest of the residents. During the stay, the residents collaborate in activities directed to students, professionals or public in general; activities in accordance with a project that will take into account previous demands and needs.

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