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Art Omi, NY 
31/10/2020 Literature

Max Besora and Monika Zgustova, writers in residence at Art Omi

Since its founding in 1992, Art Omi Writers (previously known as Ledig House) has hosted hundreds of authors and translators, representing more than fifty countries. The colony's strong international emphasis reflects the spirit of cultural exchange that is part of Ledig's enduring legacy. The collaboration between Institut Ramon Llull and Art Omi started back in 2010. Since then, Art Omi has hosted at least one Catalan author per year. Some of the Catalan writers in residence ...
Chicago 
13/06/2020 Language

Medievalist Roser Salicrú i Lluch, visiting professor at the University of Chicago in Spring 2020 - POSTPONED TO SPRING 2021

Prof. Roser Salicrú is Senior Researcher in Medieval Studies at the Institució Milà i Fontanals of the Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas) in Barcelona. She received her PhD from the University of Barcelona in 1996, and is the author of several books on the relationships between Christianity and Islam across the Mediterranean, the history of maritime communications, slavery, and travel in the Middle Ages. Prof. ...
New York 
15/05/2020 Arts

Side to Side, Three Ways, featuring artist Manel Lledós - POSTPONED TO FALL 2020

For Manel Lledós, painting is a rapprochement between the tangible and the abstract, the permanent and the transformative, the certain and the unexpected. His painting develops slowly towards an organic geometry which reflects on place, time and belonging.
New York 
30/04/2020 Arts

Esteve Prat Paz, solo show at Montserrat Contemporary Art Gallery in New York - CANCELLED

Oil paintings by Catalan artist Esteve Prat Paz on view at Montserrat Contemporary Art Gallery in Chelsea, New York, show a great sense of color, movement and composition.
USA 
30/04/2020 Language

Back to school... and to Cafè català! - CANCELLED

As someone said, the Catalan language may have a small global footprint with approximately 10 million speakers. But when you learn Catalan, a whole new world opens up to you! Come and join Cafè català at your university to mingle and practice your Catalan! Free and open to everyone!
USA 
30/04/2020

ALTA Emerging Translator Mentorships 2020 in Catalan awarded to Tiago Miller

The ALTA Emerging Translator Mentorship Program was founded by former ALTA board member Allison M. Charette and is designed to establish and facilitate a close working relationship between an experienced translator and an emerging translator on a project selected by the emerging translator. The mentorship duration is nine months. The emerging translator is expected to choose a project that can be completed in that time, and they will only be advised on that particular project. ALTA's ...
USA 
24/04/2020 Literature

Translator Peter Bush on tour promoting Catalan literature in the US - CANCELLED

Peter Bush is an award-winning translator who lives in Barcelona. His translations from the Catalan include Josep Pla’s Life Embitters (Archipelago) and The Gray Notebook (NYRB Classics), Emili Teixidor’s Black Bread (Biblioasis), Teresa Solana's A Shortcut to Paradise (Bitter Lemon Press),  Prudenci Bertrana’s Josafat (Francis Boutle Books) and Joan Sales’ Uncertain Glory and Winds of the Night (NYRB Classics), among ...
New York 
24/04/2020 Culture

Dr. Javier Krauel of the University of Colorado Boulder, the Mercè Rodoreda Chair Visiting Professor at the Graduate Center - CUNY

The seminar taught by Dr. Krauel will investigate how consensus and conflict have played out in Catalan culture from 1898 to 1978. By focusing on momentous events in twentieth-century Catalan history, students will explore how cultural works (essay, narrative, poetry, and photography) respond to, and engage, social antagonisms. By paying special attention to social categorizations of class and nation, they will discuss works that will help them understand how some of Catalonia’s ...
St. Petersburg, FL 
09/04/2020 Arts

Midnight in Paris: Surrealism at the Crossroads, 1929 - MUSEUM TEMPORARILY CLOSED

When Salvador Dalí & Luis Buñuel’s film Un chien Andalou premiered in the City of Light, Paris was an avant-garde hothouse rife with artistic conflict and friendly rivalry. Midnight in Paris: Surrealism at the Crossroads, 1929 immerses visitors in this particularly rich and vital creative era by examining the works, friendships and clashes of Jean Arp, André Breton, Luis Buñuel, Alexander Calder, Giorgio de Chirico, Salvador Dalí, ...
Tàrrega 
05/04/2020 Performing

The International Success of Ungovernable Street Performance

Catalonia is one of the world’s biggest exporters of street performance and arts in public spaces. But why? What are the reasons behind this success and international recognition? Anna Giribet, artistic director of FiraTàrrega, tells us about it. 
New York 
31/03/2020 Music

Vela featuring Serena Domínguez Albero at Zinc Bar in NYC - CANCELLED

Vela is a new band with a fresh sound of the minds of Xavier Lecouturier, Dylan Hayes and Serena Dominguez. It features songs created in collaboration with all members, in search of a new sound that pushes the boundaries of genre. Born in Seattle, Vela brings jazz, pop, folk and hip hop together in an unforgettable music experience. 
New York, Boston 
31/03/2020 Music

Los Aurora bring flamenco to New York and Boston as part of the Flamenco Festival New York - CANCELLED

Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain) is a city at the forefront of exciting artistic movements like Catalan rumba and nuevo flamenco. It’s also home to the band Los Aurora, a name that refers to “the rosy light that immediately precedes the sunrise”. “Aurora, the flamenco that makes you cry and recites Dante.” – Silvia Cruz Lapeña (Vanity Fair)
Texas 
27/03/2020 Literature

Translator Cyrus Cassells's distinguished with the Souerette Diehl Fraser Award for a book of poems of Francesc Parcerisas

Cyrus Cassells’ vibrant translations grow on the page as though the essence of Francesc Parcerisas’ work has also moved forward in a Janus-like fashion. These translations are not simply the same poems in a different language; Cassells has crafted new poetry. The gentle and delicate rhythms of Parcerisas have been contracted into shorter lines that explore sharper cadences whilst Cassells carefully maintains a sensitive continuity in the opening feet. This is poetry for the ear first ...
New York 
23/03/2020 Knowledge

Ramon López de Mántaras Badia of the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA) on Artificial Intelligence - CANCELLED

The unstoppable advances in technology affect the automation of processes of industrial production and the global economy in many ways. The final goal of artificial intelligence (AI)—that a machine can have a type of general intelligence similar to a human’s—is one of the most ambitious ever proposed by science. In terms of difficulty, it is comparable to other great scientific goals, such as explaining the origin of life or the Universe, or discovering the structure ...
Barcelona 
22/03/2020 Literature

Mercè Rodoreda: creating the world again

Mercè Rodoreda is one of the most internationally renowned Catalan authors and the most influential contemporary Catalan-language woman writer, with translations of her work available in over thirty languages. But what makes her so special, so unique, so widely read and admired? Literary critic and essayist Marina Porras explains in this article.
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