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Barcelona-born writer Luís Goytisolo (by M. Amengual)

14 November 2013 09:22 PM

Barcelonan Luís Goytisolo is awarded Spain’s National Literature Prize

Writer Luís Goytisolo, who was born in Barcelona in 1935, was awarded on Thursday the 2013 National Prize for Spanish Literature. The € 40,000 prize is awarded each year by the Spanish Ministry of Culture to...

'Erasme 1', a censored page from 'Adagiorum Chilades', by Erasmus of Rotterdam (by J. Fontcuberta / P. Cortina)

14 November 2013 02:34 PM

Photography ‘Nobel’ Joan Fontcuberta explores the aesthetics of censored texts

The 2013 winner of the prestigious Hasselblad Foundation Photography Award – which is like the Nobel Prize in this field – has been exploring the “aesthetics of censorship” in texts dating from the 16th to the...

The MNAC's Romanesque Art collection includes Antoni Tàpies' interpretation elements (by P. Cortina)

13 November 2013 02:53 PM

World’s greatest Romanesque Art collection through Antoni Tàpies’ eyes

Catalonia’s National Museum of Art (MNAC) proposes a new way to discover its Romanesque Art collection – which is the most important in the world – through the eyes of an important figure of European Contemporary Art: the...

The exhibition at the City History Museum, one of the three showing medieval Girona (by L. Casademont)

11 November 2013 09:20 PM

The splendour of medieval Girona conveyed by 3 exhibitions

Three exhibitions convey the splendour of the city of Girona (in north-eastern Catalonia) during the Middle Ages. The curators of all three exhibitions wished to break away from the notion of “darkness” which is...

The picture that won the 2013 World Press Photo taken by Swedish Paul Hansen (by P. Hansen / Wolrd Press Photo)

07 November 2013 08:24 PM

World Press Photo winners on show in Barcelona

The 143 pictures that won the last World Press Photo contest – the main photojournalism event at international level, which is held each September in Perpignan – will be on show at the Barcelona Centre of Contemporary Culture...

Visitors of the 19th edition of Barcelona's Manga Fair (by J.R. Torné)

31 October 2013 09:39 PM

The 19th Barcelona Manga Fair opens its doors on Thursday in Montjuic focusing on sports comic books

The 19th Edition of the Manga Fair opened its doors on Thursday on the grounds of Fira de Barcelona in Montjuic. The exhibition space has increased by 10% since the previous edition, with the number of exhibitors...

Lou Reed presenting 'Pass Thru Fire' in Barcelona in 2009 (by G. Sánchez)

28 October 2013 09:46 PM

Lou Reed had voiced his admiration for Catalan poetry on numerous occasions

The rock star, who died on Sunday aged 71, participated in activities promoting Catalan culture and literature in the world. Lou Reed had stated on several occasions his admiration for some Catalan poets. The Velvet Underground founder worked...

The mayor of Barcelona, Xavier Trias, Minister for Culture Ferran Mascarell, Director of the Ramon Llull Institute for Catalan Culture Àlex Susanna and deputy Mayor Jaume Ciurana (by ACN)

25 October 2013 06:42 PM

Barcelona will be Guest of Honour at the 2014 Beijing Design Week

The city of Barcelona will be the Guest of Honour at the 2014 Beijing Design Week (BJDW). This festival is one of the biggest cultural events in China and will be attended by three and a half millon visitors from all over the world. The news was...
A caption from 'Borgman', which received the Best Movie Award (by Sitges Film Festival)

21 October 2013 08:52 PM

The Sitges International Festival of Fantastic Film of Catalonia confirms its rising ascendency

The 46th edition of the International Festival of Fantastic Film of Catalonia ended on 20th of October in Sitges (Greater Barcelona) on a very successful note. Ticket sales and public interest reached new highs while...

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