Events, performances, concerts in Valencia
Valencia counts numerous artists some of them being very famous such as the painters Joaquìn Sorolla, Mariano Benlliure y Gil, Francisco Pons Arnau or the impressionist Jose Royo. Among the contemporary artists, we can mention the world renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, the painter Juan Genovés who became a reference with his work “Crowds”, the sculptor Juan Ripollès and the street art artist Escif. All of them are regularly exposed in Valencia.
Joaquìn Sorolla, Valencia Boats
♦ Museum of Fine Arts
The Museum of Fine Arts (Museo de Bellas Artes) is the second most important art collection in Spain: great paintings from the 14th to the 20th century, the most known being a self-portrait of Velázquez and a Virgin with the Child of the italian Pinturicchio. From the 17th century and on: paintings of Goya, Greco, Murillo, Rusiñol, Zubiaurre, Zuloag and Benlliure y Gil, Francis Pons Arnau, Joaquín Sorolla and many others. Joaquín Sorolla’s permanent collection: 42 works.
♦ Museo Centro del Carmen, in an old convent
21 June - 22 September 2019 ZOEXTROPÍA. LO BELLO POSTHUMANO
Zoextropy proposes a selection of artistic practices and debates that are on the border between science and technology, and that address on the one hand the terrain of human boundaries by generating new ontologies such as the non-human or the a-human, and on the other the limits of beauty, both in the representation of one's body and in its intricate relationship with the rest of living entities.
Museo Centre del Carmen
Calle Museo 2
Near Plaza del Carmen
♦ MuVim. Museu Valencià de la Ilustració i de la Modernitat
MuVim's collection features photography, design, advertising, moving image and 'net-art'. The museum building is an example of the city of Valencia's contemporary architecture.
11 July - 29 September 2019 INVOLUCION. MARIA GOMEZ
María Gómez is able to give multiple forms and psychological treats to each sculpted human being. Undoubtedly, it comes as a result of deep reflections on social individuals. She feeds on the unmistakable identity of contemporary figurative expressionism. Thus, the audience is facing an evolutionary work with a unique corpus, exploring new narratives of today’s society. In this exhibition, Maria Gómez combines techniques from the past with current materials. "Her modelling formed in the ‘air’, with volumes studied from an imaginary elaboration, together with the talent of anatomical knowledge and the mastery of mixtures of different artistic techniques, produce a new material formula". María Gómez graduated in Fine Arts from the Universitat Politècnica of València.
♦ IVAM. Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno.
Collection of Valencian paintings of the 19th century and international art of the 20th century.
3 May 2019 – 15 September 2019
FERNAND LÉGER AND MODERN LIFE
Fernand Léger and Modern Life is a co-production between IVAM and Tate Liverpool that brings together more than fifty paintings and drawings by the artist, as well as a large-scale photomural, films, graphic designs, books and fabrics. The aim of the exhibition is to show Léger’s unique visual style, which gave life to the intense experience and energy of the Parisian metropolis in the early years of the 20th century. The exhibition also presents Léger as a politically committed artist, with an unwavering belief in the social function of art for the whole world. The exhibition reflects the liveliness of the modern era, as well as the collaboration of Fernand Léger with filmmakers and architects such as Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand.
17 May 2018 – 29 December 2019
L'ESPERIT D'UNA ÈPOCA. IGNACIO PINAZO EN LA COL·LECCIÓ DE L'IVAM
Ignacio Pinazo, born in Valencia in 1849, opened up a new field for the treatment of naturalism, light and investigation. With his agile touches and brushstrokes that transmitted reality in motion he defined a personal style characterised by free forms and a defence of art that championed experience and interpretation based on an unfinished appearance. This new presentation of the works that the IVAM possesses emphasises this change in sensibility, focusing on the possibilities presented by Pinazo, who succeeded in going beyond academic tradition and finding a reconciliation with the thinking and discoveries of his time.
♦ Casa-Museo Benlliure
In 1957 María Benlliure Ortiz donated the family home where her father, the famous painter José Benlliure Gil (Valencia 1855-1937), lived and worked along with numerous works of art and interesting objects within the house to the Valencia City Hall. Works by renowned artists of that time such as Sorolla, Muñoz Degraín, Rusinyol, Luna Novicio, Nagy, etc can also be seen in this museum.
♦ Fundación Bancaja
18 July - 8 December 2019
Bancaja Foundation presents the exhibition "Julio Romero de Torres. Social, modernista i sofisticat", the first monographic exhibition that takes place in Valencia from the painter from Cordoba, an essential figure in Spanish art in the late nineteen and early twentieth centuries. Romero de Torres was a great portraitist and, although his painting was for a time seen as an expression of the topical Andalusian, he was, above all, an artist of enormous sensitivity that was able to express the psychological tensions of the human being and social issue. His portraits and the local scenes of Andalusia at the time are a valuable graphic testimony of the society from the intercenturies period.
Plaza de Tetuán, 23 , Valencia
29 June - 13 October 2019
Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Catalonia
Iconografías de Sorolla a Picasso y Valdés
Works by Sorolla, Picasso, Manolo Valdés, Siguen Scully or Julian Opie are included in the exhibition iconographies. From Sorolla to Picasso and Valdés. Fundación Bancaja-Carmen Thyssen collection, which can be seen in the Espai Carmen Thyssen in Sant Feliu de Guíxols. The group exhibition presents 46 works of 21 artists, from the period from the end of the NINETEENTH century to 2005. The works come from the collection of the Bancaja Foundation and the Carmen Thyssen collection.
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia
The Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia is part of the Ciudad de las Artes buildings designed by the Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava. It is an opera house and cultural centre dedicated to promote the performing arts and is expected to become one of the finest international venues for theatre, dance, opera and music concerts.
Annual music and opera festival, the Festival del Mediterráneo.
Programme 2018-2019: https://www.lesarts.com/temporada-2018-2019/
Palau de la Musica
The Palau de la Musica in Valencia is an important cultural centre with a programme of concerts, poetry, literature. It is reported as one of the most important musical centres in Europe.
Programme 2019: https://www.palauvalencia.com/programacio-i-ventes/
23rd Valencia Jazz Festival (July 2019)
City of Arts and Sciences
Concerts 'Música con Berklee'
'Berklee: Música e innovación'
July to October
33rd edition of Valencia International Film Festival Cinema Jove
The Valencia International Film Festival Cinema Jove took place from 21 June to 29 June, 2019. The Festival is recognised as belonging to that selected top five specialised international film festivals of Spain (in a country that runs over 250 film festivals) and it has become a reference European festival that is known worldwide. The Valencia International Film Festival Cinema Jove is recognised by the International Federation of Associations of Film Producers (FIAPF) as a specialised film festival with an international ranking that is geared towards film professionals and which is always in search of new and brilliant filmmakers.
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