Monthly Archives: September 2012

New center of artistic creation in Barcelona Fabra i Coats opening tonight

Tonight opens doors new center of artistic creation in Barcelona Fabra i Coats – Factory Building after its two-year renovation that transformed it into what will be the most important cultural center for the production in Barcelona, which

will accommodate the arts drama, music, visual arts and other projects, which will spread even in the process of creation.
Concerts, installations, films and many more proposals tonight Saturday 29 September from 18 to 3 in the morning. the entrance is free.to see the tonight’s complete program see the Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/173830436086803/

FABRA I COATS address
C/ Sant Adrià, 20, 08030 Barcelona

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Barcelona Sky Festival “Festa al Cel” 2012

Dear Students

We wish that won’t rain like today, because we invite you all to go and enjoy the annual Barcelona Sky Festival “Festa al Cel” 2012 tomorrow Sunday, October 30th. From 10:00am till 2:00pm

Takes place every year on Barcelona’s beaches Mar Bella and Nova Mar Bella where reunites more then 350 000 people to enjoy aviation spirit and the skills and the best pilots from all over the world.

The best way of going is taking the yellow metro line till Ciutadella Villa Olimpica, Llacuna o Bogatel and walk till the beach to find the best spot for viewing.  If it rains the organizers inform that festival won’t be cancelled so we cross fingers to have nice and sunny day and we can enjoy it in its best way..

to read more about Barcelona Sky Festival check out web page http://www.festaalcel.com/index-eng.html

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Texas A&M University Students photos from the first days in Barcelona

Our Texas A&M Students sent us some photographs of their first days in Barcelona, from their individual field trips and the dinner party with Professor Leslie Feigenbaum.

Thanks Barcelona’s Aggies for sharing!

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Clemson University Students, enjoy your field studies trip to Madrid and Toledo!

Dear Clemson University Students,
We wish you a safe travels tomorrow at your Field Studies trip to Madrid and Toledo with Professor Ivan Blasi.
We can’t wait to read all your impressions and to see photos and videos of your works..
Enjoy and we hope to get your postcards..

 

 

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La Mercè, patron saint of Barcelona celebrations September 21-24

Once again Barcelona will celebrate its Annual Festival. La Mercè is the biggest festival of the year, where, in just a few days there are hundreds of traditional and contemporary activities:

  • Barcelona Acció Musical (Barcelona Musical Action BAM)
  • Barcelona Street Arts: artists performing
  • Festival of tradition: human castles, bigheads, giants and all the festive beasts of the city, accompanied by guests of the Mediterranean
  • Festival of the sky: acrobatic jets meeting, balloons, ultra lights, etc.
  • The Fire Festival: all kinds of sparks from the musical fireworks to the Fire Run…

here you can find more information about the celebrations and day by day program

download the printable PDF of BAM Festival program and about all Merce activities

enjoy!

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Monday September 24th, open door MACBA

..To mark the Merce celebrations, Monday September 24th, MACBA opens its six exhibitions from 10 to 20 h with free entrance.
soon all about Merce celebrations program

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Mexican Independence Day

..a todos nuestros antiguos, actuales, futuros alumnos y practicantes de México deseamos feliz 16 de Septiembre, Día de Independencia de México!

..for all our former, actual, future students and interns from Mexico we wish happy Mexican Independence Day!

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Contemporary Cartographies at the CaixaForum Barcelona

Contemporary Cartographies. Drawing Thought

exhibition at the CaixaForum Barcelona from July 25 till October 28

The aim of Contemporary Cartographies. Drawing Thought, an exhibition that seeks to draw a map formed by cartographies created by twentieth- and twenty-first century artists, is to invite the visitor to question both the systems of representation that we use and the ideas that underpin them.

The exhibition, organised and produced by ”la Caixa” Foundation, is comprises more than 140 works in a wide range of formats – from maps and drawings to video installations and digital art – on loan from the collections of several major contemporary art galleries. The artists represented include such essential figures as Salvador Dalí, Paul Klee, Marcel Duchamp, Yves Klein, Gordon Matta-Clark, Richard Hamilton, Mona Hatoum and Richard Long, shoulder-to-shoulder with a roster of contemporary artists, including Art & Language, Artur Barrio, Carolee Schneemann, Ana Mendieta, Erick Beltrán, On Kawara, Alighiero Boetti, Thomas Hirschhorn and Francis Alÿs, amongst others. Finally, the exhibition is completed by a series of revealing documents drawn up by experts from other fields, such as Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Lewis Carroll and Carl Gustav Jung.

Contemporary Cartographies. Drawing Thought. Organised and produced by: ”la Caixa” Foundation. Dates: 25 July – 28 October 2012. Place: CaixaForum Barcelona (Av. de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8). Curator: Helena Tatay.

More information in the PDF press release

Additional information of the exhibition where you can find all about artists, curator and the maps

source: CaixaForum Barcelona

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Last weekend shows of the percussion group ‘Stomp’ at Teatre Victòria..

Dear students,

This weekend Saturday 15th at 18:30 and 22:00 and Sunday 16th at 18:30 are the last shows of the percussion group ‘Stomp’ at Teatre Victòria..
The show that mixes music, dance, percussion and humor passed last two weeks at the Teatre Victòria as part of the group’s 20th anniversary tour.

Tickets cost from 20-35 euros depending on the seating location. You can buy them online here:
http://www.ticketmaster.es/nav/en/teatro/barcelona/teatre_victoria_08vi/stomp/index.html?q=stomp&t=fast
or directly at the Victoria Theatre in Avinguda Paral•lel, 67 very close to your residence.

To see more about the percussion group ‘Stomp’ check out their official web page http://www.stomponline.com/

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..save the date_48h Open House BCN 2012 and Europewide

dear students,

If you’re planning your independent trips to European cities for your free weekends, check out the dates of the well known architecture event 48H OPENHOUSE and the schedule for all the cities organizing it during this semester. This weekend first in the series is Helsinki, Finland!

It could be great opportunity to explore the city, visit architecture with the free tours made by the building’s architects..

Architecture event ‘Open House’ is a simple but powerful concept: showcasing outstanding architecture for all to experience, completely for free. Open House initiatives invite everyone to explore and understand the value of a well-designed built environment. The concept has been established in the following locations around the world.

 

SAVE THE DATE for this years edition 48H OPEN HOUSE BARCELONA, 27-28 OCTOBER with its already wellknown title “ulls, ments i portes obertes” which means “eyes, minds and open doors”

Check out the official web page where you can find during the first week of October the list of all the opening buildings and the schedule..

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