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Ajuntament Vell exhibition space welcomes Marià Castelló’s “Fragments d’Arquitectura”

cartell 2020 fragments arquitectura 2From 7.00pm on Monday 17 August, Marià Castelló’s Fragments d’Arquitectura will begin a two-week run at the Sala d’Exposicions—Ajuntament Vell. Save for a weekly closure on Sundays and Monday mornings, the display will be open for daily visits from 11.00am to 2.00pm and 7.00pm to 9.00pm.

Castelló describes the project as a reflection on local architecture revelatory of a particular relationship between shelter and buildings in general—“considerations which are hard to appreciate without the analytical help afforded by cross-sectioning”, he asserts. “Fragments d’Arquitectura can additionally be seen as a collection of sculptures that repurpose the geometrical proportions of original buildings — even at the risk of abstraction: we’re seeing things that neither photos nor on-site visits can show”.

13 August 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

Qué Celeste Festival kickoff

cartell 2020 que celesteSaturday 15 August marks the start of what is being billed as the second ever “pirate disembarkment”—a festival organised by the group Qué Celeste. The fun starts at 5.00pm with a guided kayak trip followed by a cleanup of Es Pujols beach an hour later. Festivalgoers can look forward to a special performance at 7.00pm, with a circus display to animate the crowd at Plaça d’Europa from 9.00pm. Reservations are required for all activities and can be obtained by emailing quecelestefestival@gmail.com.

The Qué Celeste Festival programme unfolds over several days :

From 8.00pm on 22/23 August, Sa Senieta will play host to a performance of “La habitación del arte”. Music by Desiré Paredes.

A bicycle ride on 29 August.

Other activities from 4–27 September, including a beach cleanup, stage productions, lectures, feminism-themed gatherings, concerts, circus performances and a slam poetry competition.

Activities are intimately-scaled and require reservations due to covid-19 prevention measures. The Consell de Formentera collaborates with Qué Celeste Festival Formentera, organisers of the event.

13 August 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

Álvaro Mendoza’s “Aïllat” settles into ‘Ajuntament Vell’

cartell aillatThe latest display of work from Álvaro Mendoza, Aïllat, opens at the ‘Ajuntament Vell’ exhibition space today, starting a run that is scheduled to conclude 15 August. The artist describes the show as an “exploration of thought inside our soul”. “Whether voluntary or imposed, isolation is neither the beginning nor the end”, he explains. “It’s part of the process of transformation. Throughout the entire exhibit I attempt to become one with the free-form space where the simple gives meaning to the ethereal.”

The exhibit is open from 11.00am to 2.00pm and 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Closed Sundays and Monday mornings.

3 August 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

Eba Marí Guaita’s “En paral·lel al cel” opens at Centre Gabrielet

cartell EN PARALLEL AL CElSacred geometry, starry skies and nocturnal seascapes . . . these are the inhabitants of Eba Marí Guaita’s universe, which the Valencia-born and Formentera-based artist channels in an exhibit due to take up residence tomorrow at Centre Antoni Tur ‘Gabrielet’ and set to stay until Saturday the 15th.

Through paintings in acrylic and resin, the artist reveals an inner world that is both hers alone and communal, and replete with symbolism. After a vernissage at 7.00pm on 6 August, En paral·lel al cel will be open to the public Monday to Saturday from 9.00am to 1.30pm and 4.30pm to 6.00pm.

5 August 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

22-23 August, Formentera Jazz Festival goes virtual, taking performances and connections to social media

cartell 2020 FJF 2The Formentera Department of Culture reports that this year’s Formentera Jazz festival will be held online 22 and 23 August with a pioneering social media-driven offering of live concerts and connections.

Culture chief Susana Labrador said covid-19 behind the pivot from physical to virtual festival: “We’ve swapped the face-to-face formula for something even more innovative which offers health safeguards while remaining true to the festival’s spirit and showcasing Formentera’s natural spaces”. The consellera tied the move to “uncertainty surrounding present circumstances, particularly since most of our participating musicians were to be coming from off the island”.

The new programme features an array of ‘Connexions amb l’Illa’—performances broadcast from distinct corners of the island (cave, lighthouse, boat...) in such a way as to highlight the surrounding natural setting. Other artists like Federico Nathan, Valmuz, Pere Navarro and Yadira Ferrer plan to share select audiovisual content in a series of online mini-concerts under the hashtag #FJF2020.

There will also be virtual cleanup where people can learn more about Plastic Free Formentera’s efforts to take aim at microplastics: organisers will encourage participants to film themselves wherever they are picking up trash and microplastics and to post the videos on social media with the hashtag #RecogidaFJF2020.

Follow the festival on social media:

Facebook: formenterajazzfestival
Instagram: formenterajazzfestival
Web: formenterajazzfestival.com
Hashtags: #FJF2020 #FormenteraJazz20 #FJF6

30 July 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

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