This series consists of four documentaries whose purpose is to present the works of the writers Lois Pereiro, Valentín Paz Andrade, Roberto Vidal Bolaño and Xosé María Díaz Castro, who were featured in the latest editions of the Galician Literature Day. Gonzalo E. Veloso, director of the four films, presents this approach through a number of testimonies that cover the life and work of the writers, building, for each of them, a unique and kaleidoscopic portrait.
The advent of the internet, or the technological advances that now enable and dictate the guidelines for the recording and playback of images and sounds, have caused an obvious shift in the relationship that links the image with its potential consumers.Among the issues this brings new availability raises, it’s time to take a good look at the way in which countless procedures for managing and dissemination images at the industrial or household level are now threatened by simple gestures to those whom digital ergonomics lent an unexpected significance.
If there is a filmmaker who embodies the reflective vocation of modernity, that is Chris Marker (Neuilly-sur-Seine, 1921 - Paris, 2012). From the dialogue between texts of great evocative power and visual arts, Marker conceives image in multiple formats and registers, and forges an aesthetic journey that gravitates to what André Bazin called the ‘essay-film.’To Marker, images are the only plausible memory of time, and this incites a questioning of objectivity inherent in the documentary genre. Marker manipulates the film from its diegesis, and he breaks the enunciation mechanisms that favour representation and realism to construct a building from an open narrative authority, appealing to the spectator's own experience.
The advent and rise of new media such as the Internet and video games at the end of the twentieth century pushed television out of the spotlight of the media ecosystem. The resulting new environments forced classical media to adapt to the modern reality. In light of new digital consumers, television has undergone a transformation. It has been necessary to develop a new strategy to maintain and increase viewer interest, which has led to what some researchers have dubbed ‘television's third golden age.’
Summer has arrived and is accompanied by a new edition of Talleres de lecer at the CGAC. Using experimentation techniques, this year´s activities offer a close look at the different expressions of contemporary art. Each proposal is designed to offer participants in-depth knowledge of contemporary creation through fun and hands-on experiences. Knowing the language and the wide variety of tools that can be used in contemporary art is fundamental to gain a wider view of the world we live in and learn new ways of expression.
This course offers an overview on the revolution caused by the new cinema trends of the nineteen-sixties, their perceptions in the fifties and their subsequent echoes during the seventies. What took place was a revolution that challenged classical cinema and marked the beginning of modernity; in the words of Domènec Font it represented ‘a genuine upheaval within the structure we refer to as History of Art.’
The notion of personal displacement to an eccentric geographical space opens up factors of a speculative nature, in which the individual is transformed into an actor-like protagonist of his own planned existence, and into the animated administrator of his acceptance in the loneliness of the unknown.
From Body to Place, created by the Austrian performer Amanda Piña and thinging bodies, by the Turkish artist Ayşe Orhon, make up an international pr
This rereading of the CGAC’s permanent collection is presented under the auspices of Arnulf Rainer’s 1985 funeral masks. The show, entitled Spectral, assembles works in a range of media including drawing, painting, video, print and sculpture, and opens up to new views on memory as a conceptual and perceptive system, the reception of which is rendered denser by art.
El Documental del Mes is an initiative run by Parallel 40 and was born as a CinemaNet Europe’s project in 2004. Its main aim is to make documentary films available to a wider audience while at the same time increasing the presence of European documentaries on film screens, regardless of their quality, subject matter or country of origin. The programme consists in the simultaneous screening of the same documentary film in around 45 Spanish cities and, since 2009, in Chile and Argentina as well.
October 3rd marks the start of a new edition of the Contem
New appointments for the series of guided tours led by experts from the field of art and culture for the exhibits Juan Uslé. Dark Light, Mark Manders. Curculio Bassos and Diego Santomé. Corner Pieces and other Conflicting Spaces.
Curtocircuíto 2014, the eleventh edition of this indispensable event for cinema lovers in our city and in the whole of Galicia, is here. After a year of transition due to a change in the art direction, the festival has been scheduled to take place on its original dates in October again, with a view to consolidating this schedule in the following editions.
The CGAC collaborates with the WOMEX 14 Festival film programme through open screenings ot three films under the title From Berlin to the World.
One more year, Cineuropa Film Festival, which kicks off its 28th edition, will be held once between November 9 and 30. As usual, the CGAC will be one of its multiple screening venues throughout the city.
A multidisciplinary artist, he studied painting at the Aristoteleion University of Thessalonica and later earned a doctoral degree at Madrid’s Complutense University. His works include installations, video-theatre and media art.
This Christmas the CGAC will be offering workshops for children aged 4-9 years. The two workshops, taught by Xesús Carballido and Rebeca Mariño, will invite participants to reflect on the importance of art as a way to understand the environment we live in. These workshop sessions will focus on the shows of Carlos León and Rosendo Cid and how they relate to the art object.
New appointments for the series of guided tours led by experts from the field of art and culture for the exhibits Hospitality. Works from the CGAC Collection and Rosendo Cid. Staircase Wit.
WHEN THEY WERE KINGS
From Shop Window Mannequin to Media Star The Old Regime has fallen to the rhythm of the guillotine, equality is established as a principle, industrialisation modifies uses and customs, as well as imposing a new social class, the cities are illuminated at night and the avenues are widened to become the stages of a new life. In the mid 19th century, European society made its way towards modernity flying the idea of progress as a flag. Its advance was resisted by only a few figures, rather nostalgic, somewhat decadent and fairly melancholic. The dandy, the heroic figure who resists the changes of modernity with the knot of his tie and libraries full of the best titles of every era of every country, confronts homogeneity with distinction; the masses with the most absolute self.