The aim of this programme is the exchange of a curator residency between Arts Initiative Tokyo, in Japan, and Tabakalera - International Centre for Contemorary Art, in Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain. This programme is developed with the collaboration of Acción Cultural España, (AC/E), Etxepare Basque Institute, Eu Japan Fest and The Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the Fiscal 2016.
This call is addressed to curators developing their curatorial practices within the Basque Country (Autonomous Community) who are willing to explore new contexts and expand their artistic trajectory whilst the development of their practices.Read more
Guéoir, presented by Xare Alvarez from Donostia/San Sebastian and Karlos Martinez from Durango has been selected as the project to be carried out within the Lindre-Basse residency program supported by CAC - la synagogue de Delme. The French Anne-Charlotte Finel creator will work at Tabakalera.
The call has been organised by the Tabakalera International Centre d´art de la Synagogue de Delme , in collaboration with the Etxepare Basque Institute, Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) and the Institut Français in Spain.
The residency will last eight weeks, and the artists will be provided with a space, context and time to develop their artistic project. The residency will last from mid-September to mid-November 2016. Tabakalera will host the French artist (Anne-Charlotte Finel), who will work in the Creators´ Space at the centre. CAC-la synagogue de Delme will host the two artists from the Basque Country (Xare Alvarez and Karlos Martinez), within the context of its residency program in the village of Lindre-Basse.
The purpose of this and other existing programmes at Tabakalera is to create a space in which different agents and their projects can work side by side, fostering possible collaboration agreements between residents and guest agents of different nationalities.Read more
The Summer Course organized by the Etxepare Basque Institute and the UPV-EHU Excellence in Basque Studies was held on July 7-8 at the Miramar Palace of Donostia. The course provides training to the current and future readers that teach Basque language and culture in universities around the world, and as every year, has been a meeting point for international experts.
After the presentation of the director of the course Mari Jose Olaziregi, the Professor of Universität Leipzig Carsten Sinner opened the course with a lecture on "Translation Studies and minority languages". He was followed by Ivan Igartua (UPV-EHU) - "Euskara among the world languages"- and the morning session finished with Elizabete Manterola Agirrezabalaga (UPV-EHU) who spoke about translation in the current Basque culture.
In the afternoon, however, it was the turn of two readers of the Etxepare Institute: Diana Palenzuela of the University of Chicago -“Bazen behin a girl whose face was a white as snow: Ipuin tradizionalen bidez euskara irakasteko abentura”- and Oxel Uribetxeberria Lete from the universities of Szeged and Elte - "Teaching Basque language and culture at hungarian universities”.
Wroclaw has become a meeting point for Basque and Polish culture this weekend thanks to the BASK festival organized by the cultural capital of the city. The event has hosted workshops, artistic interventions, exhibitions, concerts ... in the Villa Parkowa building, restored for the occasion.
The artists that during three years have participated in the artist residency program ´Joan etorriak´ organized by the Etxepare Basque Institute and Donostia 2016 Foundation in collaboration with A-I-R Wro have also participated in the festival, along with the heads of the program: Goiatz Labandibar, Maialen Sarasua, Jaime de los Rios, Ainara LeGardon, Diego Vivanco and Aitor Gametxo. The artists have taken part in a workshop where they have shared and discussed their experiences. In addition, during the 3 days of festival an exhibition of the works created in these residences has been displayed.
The day workshops have been continued with the night festive atmosphere. On Saturday evening Ainara leGardon offered a concert where a considerable number of attendees were gathered at Villa Parkowa. The DJs of Zarautz ´The Marines’ have also set the Polish cultural capital.
THE BASK festival was held from 1 to 3 July for the fourth consecutive time, and the theme of this year´s edition has been GAME || JOKOA, understood in the context of artistic activities as such and in the context of documenting entertainment.
Click here to see all images of the festival.Read more