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Visual Arts.  Boston,  30/03/2018

Culture, Technology, and Society Collide: Big Bang Data at MIT Museum

The data we generate on our phones, sensors, social networks, photographs, and purchases can be stored and processed to reveal patterns. But what are they for? And who uses them? Big Bang Data explores social and technological innovation in the face of today's political, economic, and cultural challenges. 
Literature.  USA,  28/12/2017

Third season of the "Two Month Review" is all about Mercè Rodoreda

Over the summer, Open Letter launched a new podcast, “Two Month Review” in which the hosts talk about a single book section-by-section, week-by-week. The idea is that by reading slowly and treating the book like a form of serial entertainment, the podcast can really help build out the context for enjoying and understanding it, while also counteracting the never-ending churn of lists ...
Culture.  New York,  26/12/2017

Who Wants To Be An Impatient Gardener (!?)

The Abrons Arts Center presents Who Wants To Be An Impatient Gardener (!?), a project by artist and scientist Pep Vidal, curated by Xavier Acarín, Abrons’ 2016-17 Curator in Residency. This exhibition will be held simultaneously at the Abrons and at the ADN Gallery in Barcelona.  
Visual Arts.  New York,  17/12/2017

Eugènia Balcells, Open Studio

Catalan artist Eugènia Balcells, based in New York for over 30 years, is presenting her multimedia pieces FREQUENCIES, ORIGIN and ALPHABETH, together with the mural HOMAGE TO THE ELEMENTS in her studio in Brooklyn.
Literature.  USA,  17/11/2017

Modern Classic Uncertain Glory Touring the US with Translator Peter Bush

The NYRB Classics' newly published translation of Uncertain Glory will tour the United States from November 9 to 17. The classic by Joan Sales, originally published in 1956, will travel across universities and bookstores in New York, Amherst, Boston, New Jersey, and Chicago, with presentations, workshops, and discussions by the renowned translator Peter Bush.
Music.  New York,  15/11/2017

Jordi Savall: The Routes of Slavery (1444-1888)

Beloved early music interpreter Jordi Savall and artists representing Europe, Africa, and the Americas explore the music through which enslaved peoples forged a sense of community, preserved their own humanity, and found a way to endure in the face of unspeakable bondage. Honoring their journeys through the incredible musical legacy they left, Savall and his collaborators illuminate both the cruelest ...
Music.  USA and Canada,  10/11/2017

Giulia Valle Trio on tour in the US and Canada

“Giulia Valle is a rara avis on the Spanish jazz scene…Driven by a strong sense of discipline and an undeniable natural talent, Valle has established herself as a unique voice on the contemporary and avant-garde jazz panorama.” – JazzTimes
Music.  New York,  09/11/2017

Alexis Cuadrado featured in Immigrant Music & Sounds of Identity. Jazz and Social Justice: A Salon with Music

Born in Barcelona, bassist Alexis Cuadrado is now a fixture on New York City’s jazz scene. His work has long explored cultural identity and its political context. Most of Cuadrado’s original work in the last few years has had an angle of social justice commentary, and has especially focused on immigration. As a Hispanic immigrant and a creative artist, one of his missions has become to ...
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