Fernanda Hector of the General Directorate for Strategy, Cultural Planning and Evaluation (GEPAC) stressed the "cooperation that has been achieved between the two countries, particularly in the areas of archives and heritage."
She said that the event, which also takes place on the Portuguese side, in the same way, in Spain, aims to "give a wider and wider view of the culture of the two countries."
Lisbon, Óbidos, Porto, Penacova, Serpa, Setúbal, Torres Vedras and Vila Franca de Xira are the cities that this year they host the Mostra Espanha.
In the presentation, the various partners of the event spoke about the planned initiatives, namely, in the area of exhibitions, the show "Mérida Theatrum Mundi", which will be displayed at the Museum of Lisbon – Teatro Romano, on the architecture of the Teatro Romano de Mérida, from the historical plans, projects and unpublished photographs of the monument.
The exhibitions also include performances by Carmen Cólogan, Damià Díaz, Benjamin Palencia and the exhibition "Arquitectos Pintadas" on the role of the architectural image in the work of Spanish painters such as Jorge Tarazona, Gonzalo Elvira and Juan Cuellar, among others.
The National Museum of Ancient Art in Lisbon will host the painting "Frei Pedro Machado" by Francisco Zurbarán, dated 1630, from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in San Fernando.
It is a contemporary work of "São Pedro" (1633), signed by the artist, central screen of the series dedicated to the 12 apostles, from the workshop of Zurbarán, which is part of the collection of the Portuguese museum
In the music, concerts are expected from Uxía Senlle & Sérgio Tannus, the Iberian Orchestral Project, Rozalén, Eliseo Parra, Perico Sambeat Group, Jose Carra Trio (in the photo above), Javier Alcántara, and David Carmona.
In the performing arts, Ursula López will give a dance tribute to Paco de Lucía, Felipe Mato's Flamenco, Camerata Flamenco Project, Réplika Teatro's performance, Lizarco Collective, La Joven Compañia, International Choreographic Platform, a new choreographer project Roberto Olivan and Companhia Luz, Micro and Punto, for the children's audience.
As for the conferences, the Symposium on Art and Feminism in Spain and Portugal in the 1960s and 1970s, which will take place in November at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, will be held, as well as "The construction of the image of the Portuguese and Spanish queens of the 16th to 18th centuries. "
The IX International Symposium of Contemporary Art will also be held at the Guarda Museum.
The official inauguration of the Mostra Spain is scheduled for June 14 in Porto, with the performance of Rocío Molina, at the Rivoli Theater in Porto, and in Lisbon on June 18, with the presentation of the Luso-Spanish Art Prize and Culture, to the Portuguese singer Mariza.
The organization of Mostra Spain is the Directorate General of Cultural Industries and Cooperation of the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sport, in partnership with the Spanish Cultural Action and the Spanish Embassy in Lisbon, and also has the support of the Ministry of Culture of Portugal , municipal councils, Instituto Cervantes de Lisboa and various cultural agents.
The complete schedule is available for consultation online at www.mostraespanha.org.