2013 event line-up announced!

Mon, 09/09/2013

12 September 2013

For immediate release
The 5th Annual Season for Contemporary Spanish Art and Culture in London will be taking place
16 October - 17 November
This 5th year of Spain NOW! will again showcase the latest creative Spanish talent. Taking place
at various locations across the city, the season runs from 16th October to 17th November,
spotlighting the cutting edge of Spanish art, dance, music, literature and food. This year’s
programme has a particular focus on art’s place in the street and in London’s urban landscape.
Coinciding with the contemporary art fair season will be the unveiling of a site-specific
installation in front of Regent's Park, by anonymous art collective Luz Interruptus. Having wowed
Madrid with their arresting light installations in a variety of public spaces over the past year, this
collective have been commissioned by Spain NOW! 2013 to create this piece especially for
London’s urban context.
The 2013 season also includes an ongoing screening of the works of artist Eli Cortiñas,
internationally acclaimed at this year’s Bonn Videonale, together with an artist/curator talk led by
Karen Alexander, both taking place at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden. There will be a taster
of Spain NOW!’s commission for 2014: a 3-year-long work- in-progress, it is a multi-platform art
project on identity, memory and displacement initiated by Spain NOW!, visual artist Tracey
Moberly and Dr. Dacia Viejo-Rose (University of Cambridge).
New to this year’s programme is the Open Studios Weekend of 2nd -3rd November, which will
showcase work by London-based Spanish artists, including Pablo Padilla, Maria José Arceo,
Jorge Monedero, Gemma Pardo, Adrián Navarro, Gala Knörr and Francisco Ortega.
The literary strand will focus on two contemporary talents, Javier Montes and José Ovejero, who
will be presenting their work in new English translations. And, as well as Spain NOW!’s
performance, fashion and music strands, this year’s contemporary culinary experimentation will
take place once again, this time by champion of Spanish food in London, chef José Pizarro, in
collaboration with the Hospital Club.
This year's programme of events will conclude with a series of flash interventions throughout
the capital by dancer/choreographer Ana Luján, culminating in a very special performance along
London's South Bank.
For any press and media enquiries, please contact Sara I. O’Donnell: sara@spain-now.org.uk
Interviews available on request