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Cinema //  29/09/2017
The new wave of Catalan cinema comes to the Cinespaña Festival in Toulouse
Language //  25/09/2017
The period of pre-enrolment for the examinations for certification in Catalan opens
Visual Arts //  20/09/2017
Carles Guerra, co-curator of the exhibition about Harun Farocki in Berlin
Archit. & design //  05/10/2017
The City of Barcelona, guest of honour at the Buenos Aires International Biennial of Architecture
Foreign Offices
Culture.  New York,  03/11/2017

A Celebration of Antoni Miralda’s El Internacional

El Internacional Tapas Bar & Restaurant was conceived as an artistic project carried out between 1984 and 1986 by artist Antoni Miralda (born 1942) and chef Montse Guillén (born 1946) in the TriBeCa neighborhood of New York City. One of the first restaurants to introduce Spanish tapas in the United States, El Internacional quickly became a cultural icon and a creative hub of New York’s ...
Cinema.  USA,  29/10/2017

Pere Portabella’s film Vampir-Cuadecuc, in the US movie theaters

Filmed on the set of Jesse Franco’s 1970 cult film Count Dracula starring Christopher Lee, Portabella’s Vampir-Cuadecuc mixes making-of footage with an investigation of the figure of the vampire. Both playful and deadly serious, with high-contrast black-and-white cinematography and an electronic soundtrack, the film asks us to consider the undead as a stand-in for both General Franco, ...
Literature.  USA,  26/10/2017

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 ...
Archit. & design.  New York,  23/10/2017

Visions of New York: Rafael Guastavino, the Architect of New York

New York City is known for its abstract imaginary. It is an authentic poetic myth, a city that lives between the dichotomy of the real and the unreal. To write about New York City, and especially about Manhattan, would involve myriad perspectives on the island. This program organized by Instituto Cervantes in New York focuses on the point of view of architects, writers, artists, and ...
Visual Arts.  Toronto and Los Angeles,  23/10/2017

Jordi Falgàs, PhD. Visiting Lecturer in Catalan Studies at Stanford University, lectures in Toronto and Los Angeles

Joaquim Cusí was a friend of Salvador Dalí’s father and he became an enthusiastic supporter of the young artist. Mr. Cusí was a successful pharmacist with no training in art, and yet he was the first one to purchase numerous paintings and drawings from Dalí’s earliest exhibitions. The works acquired by Mr. Cusí were not seen again on display during his ...
Cinema.  Los Angeles,  22/10/2017

Roser Corella's documentary Grab and Run, US premiere at DOC LA

Since Kyrgyzstan gained its independence in 1991, there has been a revival of the ancient practice of Ala-Kachuu, which translates roughly as “grab and run”.
Cinema.  USA and Canada,  21/10/2017

La Chana: upcoming screenings

La Chana was one of the greatest stars in the flamenco world, captivating audiences worldwide with her innovative style and breathtaking use of rhythm in the 1960s and 70s. Peter Sellers, with whom she is featured in The Bobo, invited her to Hollywood. Instead, at the peak of her career, she disappeared from the scene.
Literature.  Toronto,  21/10/2017

Mireia Calafell and Eduard Márquez at Toronto’s 38th International Festival of Authors

This year, the Catalan poet Mireia Calafell will join Toronto's International Festival of Authors (IFOA), showcasing her work at two events with the support of Institut Ramon Llull. The Catalan author Eduard Márquez will also participate at IFOA, joining Calafell for the reading Around the World.
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