In order to promote mobility and intercultural dialogue, the Etxepare Basque Institute, the Donostia-San Sebastian European Capital of Culture 2016 and Donostia Kultura, jointly promote artist residency programs, within program the Joan-Etorriak, that is included in the quay Hazitegiak.
On the one hand, and in collaboration with Wroclaw 2016, they managed the call that allowed two Basque artists, specifically Aitor Gametxo and Diego Vivanco, carry out projects in the Polish city on July and August. On the othe, and for the same purpose, this year they launched two projects, together with the European Cultural Capital 2020 Rijeka, Croatia, and the cultural institution Motel Spatie in the Dutch city of Arnhem. And the jury has selected the works proposed by the artists Mario Ortiz and Elssie Ansareo, respectively.
Basque companies of the field of audiovisual production are in Cannes these days, participating in the renowned audiovisual fair MIPCOM, thanks to the project Basque Audiovisual , created by the Etxepare Basque Institute and the cluster EIKEN. The fair opened on October 17 and will be held until the 20th.
The fair, essential for Basque audiovisual production to reach foreign markets will gather 11 Basque companies: Pausoka, Expressive, Baleuko, Sugar Factory, Brisney, Pixel, Euskaltel, Prime Time Media, EiTB, J.O.K films and Gariza Films. All of them will work under the brand Basque Audiovisual.
MIPCOM gathers the world’s most influential industry players for four days of meetings, screenings and conferences. Discover and screen the latest blockbuster programming and find new partners at the year’s most anticipated global market for entertainment content across all platforms.Read more
The world music fair Fair WOMEX will be held in Santiago de Compostela from 19 to 23 October, and also this year the Basque music will have a broad representation at the event. On one hand, Kepa Junkera and the group Xarnege will perform in the meeting, and on the other hand the BASQUE MUSIC stand will become a showcase for Basque companies. In addition, representatives of the Etxepare Basque Institute, Euskadiko Soinuak (Department of Culture) and Euskal Herriko Musika Bulegoa will also attend the fair.
The accordionist Kepa Junkera will take part in the opening ceremony scheduled for October 16 at 20:00. The annual WOMEX festivities commence with a grand Opening Concert, focusing on music from a particular country or region and celebrating the start of five days bursting with music, networking and cultural exchange. Every year, the WOMEX Opening concert sets the standard for the rest of the expo and Junkera will perform along with Carmen Paris, Cuarteto Caramuxo, Maria Arnal & Marcel Bagés and Talabarte.
The group Xarnege, however, is composed of two Basque and three Gascon musicians to present a project that aims to discover the music of both regions. They will perform on October 20 at 21:00, under the Atlantic Connections program.
The academic program of the Eduardo Chillida Chair that the Etxepare Basque Institute created at the University of Frankfurt Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität starts today, with the expert in the field of sculpture Nina Schallenberg as a guest teacher. The program will run from October 16 to February 27 and includes a workshop scheduled for January.
The main topic of the next Chillida Professorship will be "Politics of Sculpture in Public Space", which allows to focus on mayor public sculptures by Chillida in Germany and elsewhere. Schallenberg proposed to teach two courses: the first one for Bachelor students titled "Theory of Abstract Sculpture", and the second one for Master students titled "Abstract Sculpture in Public Space. A History of Rejections".
Furthermore they are organizing an workshop with international guests by the end of the semester in January 2017. This workshop, held in cooperation with the Städelschule (Academy of Fine Arts) in Frankfurt, will also focus on the semester topic "Politics of Sculpture in Public Space". This topic fits very well in preparation for the internationally most well regarded exhibition on public sculpture, held every ten years in Münster, Germany. 2017 will be the fourth edition of "Sculpture Projects". Earlier editions have included a mayor Chillida projects "Tolérance I" (1987) and "La jaula de la libertad" (1997). We hope, that Kaspar König, curator of "Sculpture Projects", will accept our invitation for the workshop.
The play Escuadra Hacia la Muerte will be represented at the Centro Dramático Nacional of Madrid (Teatro Maria Guerrero) from October 7 to November 27, with the support of the Etxepare Basque Institute.
In addition, on October 17 they have organized a round table : “La escritura desatada: EL lugar de Alfonso Sastre en la historia de la literatura” (Unleashed writing: the place of Alfonso Sastre in the history of literature). Xabi Puerta will moderate the evet with Paco Azorín, Javier Villan and Andrés Sorel.
The play takes place in a hypothetical World War III, in which a squad of five men led by Cape Gobán, are sent to an outpost to report enemy attacks in the rear.Read more
Thanks to the agreement between Basque Music(Euskal Herriko Musika Bulegoa, the Etxepare Basque Institute and Euskadiko Soinuak - Basque Government) and the Monkey Weekfestival, in the this year’s edition of the festival, to be held for the first time in Sevilla, Basque bands will have the opportunity to perform in different scenarios during the 14th and 15th October.Read more
The three groups that go under ´Basque Music´ are Izaki Gardenak, Yellow Big Machine, ExNovios, Capsula and Revolta Permanentthree groups of different musical styles and great projection.
The teacher at the readership of Basque language and culture of the Etxepare Basque Institute in Mexico has organized different activities for this weekend. On one hand, the film Amama will be screened at the UNAM University of Mexico D.F; on the other hand, the documentary Bide Berriak: food sovereignty in the Basque Country will be presented at the Universidad Autónoma Chapingo.
On October 14, -10 am.- they will offer the screening of the film directed by Asier Altuna at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, in original version –Basque language- with subtitles in Spanish subtitles.
From 13 to 15 October, however, they have organized the V. Congress of History and Humanism in Chapingo University. In this context, they will discussed, among others, on the precess towards food sovereignty in the Basque Country -october 15, 10.30 am.-, with the screening of the documentary Bide berriak: soberania alimentaria en Euskal Herria. Both before and after the screening different talks will be held.Read more
The Bernardo Atxaga Chair program opened on October 5 at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. In this framework, the Professor of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Jacqueline Urla and the Doctor and Professor at the University of Deusto Esti Amorrortu Gómez are teaching the seminar "Language Ideology and Political Practice in Basque Language Revival". The course studies issues such as the standardization of the Basque language or the efforts to achieve new speakers; ten doctoral students in Linguistics, most of whom study Glotopolitics, are participating in the course. More details about the program.(...) Read more
Jose del Valle, director of the Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Language program at The Graduate Center, presented the seminar on October 5. First of all he praised the work done since 2012 by the Etxepare Basque Institute, and he thanked especially the effort and the proposals made during this time by Mari Jose Olaziregi, responsible for the Etxepare universities area.