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Catalan artist Antoni Tàpies died in Barcelona aged 88 after a long illness (by ACN)

07 February 2012 12:16 AM

Antoni Tàpies dies in Barcelona aged 88

The Catalan artist was considered one of the world’s main painters and sculptors in the 20th century. Antoni Tàpies, whose works are on show in contemporary art museums all over the world, was one of the main representatives of the Art Informel...
'Eva' is the top favourite in this Monday's Gaudí Awards (by Image.net / ACN)

06 February 2012 04:29 PM

Catalan cinema gets ready for its ‘Oscar’ Ceremony, the 4th Gaudí Awards

‘Eva’, by Catalan director Kike Maíllo and casting German-Catalan actor Daniel Brühl, is the hot favourite after receiving 16 nominations. The Gaudí Awards gather directors, actors, producers and other leading names from the filmmaking...
The Christie's gallery where the Miró is displayed (by ACN)

04 February 2012 01:24 PM

Miró to go on show in the United Kingdom

The Catalan artist’s work is yet again the main attraction of a major UK exhibition. After the success of the painting retrospective at Tate Modern in 2011, Yorkshire Sculpture Park will stage the first major exhibition of Miró’s sculptures...
BCNegra 2012 was presented in Barcelona two weeks ago (by M. Amengual)

02 February 2012 08:33 PM

BCNegra 2012 gathers more than 60 thriller writers specialised in the ‘black novel’

From the 2nd to the 11th of February, Barcelona is at the centre of the thriller novel. The Carvalho Prize will be given to Greek writer Petros Màrkaris and tribute paid to the recently-deceased head of the Antifraud Office of Catalonia, David...
The Castellers de Vilafranca during their performance at Barcelona's Mercè festival (by N. Pérez)

31 January 2012 10:38 PM

‘Castells’ or Catalan human towers break their all time record in 2011

During last year 8,217 human towers built. According to latest data, just 3.5% of the total number of human towers collapsed.
A caption from last year show 'Operetta', a mix of humour and opera, organised by Girona's Municipal Theatre (by T. Tàpia)

30 January 2012 08:14 PM

Opera and operetta headline Girona theatre programme for 2012’s first half

The city theatre offers 26 very different shows in its winter-spring season, which will focus on opera and Spanish-style operetta (zarzuela). Puccini’s ‘La Bohème’, Verdi’s ‘Aida’ and two zarzuelas respond to public demand for more...
Chico y Rita's three directors. From left to right: Tono Errando, Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal (by V. Gumà)

24 January 2012 09:59 PM

Hollywood nominates two films produced by Catalan companies for the Oscars

Woody Allen’s ‘Midnight in Paris’ produced by the Catalan company Mediapro and the Catalan Public Television Broadcaster, has been nominated for Best Movie, Best Director, Best Art Direction and Best Adapted Script and has already won a...
Núria Espert and Josep Maria Flotats reading on stage letters of exiled Catalan intellectuals (by P. Francesch)

24 January 2012 06:13 PM

Theatre masters Flotats and Espert relive drama of exiled Catalan intellectuals through their letters

‘L’exili’ (The Exile) is part of Barcelona-based Teatre Lliure’s series “Cartes lliures” (Free Letters) directed by Pau Carrió. The series focuses on the correspondence of Catalan intellectuals, and each “chapter” has a theme. The...
The MNAC's new President, Miquel Roca (left) and the new Director, Pepe Serra (right) (by M. Amengual)

19 January 2012 10:04 PM

The National Art Museum of Catalonia wants to consolidate its top position in the Catalan art system

MNAC’s new Director and its new President presented their plan to foster the identity and singularity of a museum known for hosting, among others, the most important collections of Romanesque art in the world. More space, more contemporary...
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