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A caption from the debate held in New York (by A. Matamoros)

03 June 2011 08:31 PM

Catalan literature was on show at the New York Pen World Voices Festival

Writer Teresa Solana, Brown University Professor Enric Bou, university professor Mary Ann Newman and translator Peter Bush all took part in a debate on Catalan literature and culture at the New York Pen World Voices Festival. The complexity of...
Jarvis Cocker, Pulp's leading singer, at this year's Primavera Sound (by P. Cortina)

30 May 2011 10:45 PM

Primavera Sound consolidates its position as a star music festival

Pulp, PJ Harvey, Belle & Sebastian, P.I.L, The White Stripes, Interpol, The National, Sufjan Stevens or Nick Cave were some of the participating artists. Barcelona’s indie music festival ended its largest edition with a record audiences, number...
'Splitting 9' by Gordon Matta-Clark (by MACBA Collection)

23 May 2011 10:55 PM

Barcelona’s Contemporary Art Museum (MACBA) to get a unique collection of Gordon Matta-Clark photos

The MACBA is one of the main European centres for having the work of Matta-Clark. The MACBA Foundation has now received a unique and new collection of Matta-Clark’s work. In 2012, it will hold a temporary exhibition with the work of the American...
Salvador Dalí's museum in Figueres is year after year on the ranking's top positions (by ACN)

19 May 2011 12:42 AM

Museums and exhibitions in Catalonia receive more than 21 million visitors in 2010

Barcelona’s Picasso Museum and the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres were the top visited museums last year in Catalonia. The Sagrada Família received more than 2.3 million visitors.
The bookshop 'Pam de Nas', in Paris (by ACN)

16 May 2011 10:22 PM

34 years of Catalan literature in Paris comes to an end

The only bookshop dedicated to Catalan and Occitan writing in the French capital is to close in June
Sting will perform in Jardins de Cap Roig Festival (by Reuters)

13 May 2011 05:09 PM

Sting and BB King to headline Jardins de Cap Roig Festival

Catalan pop group Manel or opera singer Josep Carreras are also part of the line-up, which includes up to 22 performers, including Julio Iglesias. The festival is a classic milestone of Catalan summer at the Costa Brava. Concerts ara held next to...
A painting by Francesc Masriera (by Museo del Prado / Fundació La Caixa)

11 May 2011 01:17 PM

New CaixaForum Girona kicks off with an exhibition on the 19th century Catalan bourgeoisie

An exhibition on the rise and fall of the Catalan industrial and financial bourgeoisie in the 19th century titled ‘Gold Fever’ inaugurates the new CaixaForum in Girona. After the merger with La Caixa, the cultural centre of the former savings...
A lithograph portraying Picasso's companion Françoise Gillot (by V. Gumà)

09 May 2011 10:58 PM

Barcelona’s Picasso Museum shows the artist’s lithographic work

A special exhibition is showing Pablo Picasso’s art with lithography, a printmaking technique he explored. Picasso made a total of 450 pieces using this craft, which he revolutionised. The museum in Barcelona already owns 300 of them.
'Echo', Jaume Plensa's head located at New York's Madison Square Park (by A. Matamoros)

07 May 2011 12:43 AM

The Catalan artist Jaume Plensa unveils ‘Echo’, a 13-metre sculpture in Manhattan’s Madison Square Park

Plensa is the artist behind the famous ‘Crown Fountain’ in Chicago’s Millenium Park, as well as London’s blue light ‘Breathing’ located on the roof of the BBC’s Egton House, dedicated to journalists killed in action. ‘Echo’ is a...
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