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'A collection of contemporary art II. Fotografies' holds court in 'Ajuntament Vell'

cartell 2021 expo IIBAt the centre of an exhibition of photos set to open at 6.00pm on Monday 11 October are the lives of human beings and their relationship with the cosmos.

Dubbed “A collection of contemporary art II. Fotografies”, the show is booked until 23 October at “Ajuntament Vell” municipal gallery.

The second in a series of exhibitions from the Catalina Verdera collection, its forerunner was a close-up on the legacy of the pictorial work of Erwin Broner. The focus of the first show was sculpture; the driving force of the second is photography.

Thirteen artists feature among the works, a decidedly eclectic selection which takes a wandering journey across assorted approaches to the photographic discipline, from unartistic portraiture to conceptual works which leverage photography as a means to an end.

The exhibition is in itself a compilation of stories, reflections and political stands.

There is a common thread that starts with the universe, our relationship with the cosmos, the origin of life, and proceeds into philosophical, anthropological and social fields. Additional featured works speak to the lives of human beings, and the show is supplemented by photographs of architecture and spaces.

Trampolí Mecànic presents the exhibition in association with the Consell de Formentera and Ràdio Illa. It was curated by Manolo Oya.

7 October 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Formentera savours unbeatable 4-day soundtrack at 7th Formentera Jazz Festival

foto 2021 fjfCThe Formentera Offices of Tourism and Culture are pleased to report that the Formentera Jazz Festival was held from 23 to 26 September. Forced by the pandemic to opt for an exclusively virtual programme in 2020, organisers of the seventh “FJF” combined in-person and virtual events.

Consell de Formentera President and Councillor of Tourism Alejandra Ferrer praised organisers for bringing back the festival, which brings top-notch music to the island and offers tourists and islanders alike a line-up of culturally-rich acts.

According to FJF director Maxwell Moya, 2021 found the festival reaffirming its mission of connecting audiences with nature and the magic of the island through live music.

Music-wise, FJF continues to showcase the convergence of jazz with varying musical genres, encouraging talent, as in years past, from both the national, regional and local scenes. FJF also meant talks and workshops, and offered spaces for reflection on future challenges faced by the island and music industry in terms of sustainability.

FJF was launched in 2015 by Formentera native Maxwell Moya, and has been backed by the Consell de Formentera since its first year.

27 September 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

‘Color local’, photos from Formentera and Eivissa, on view at 'Ajuntament Vell'

cartell 2021 color localThe Formentera Office of Culture is pleased to announce that from 27 September, Marcelo A. Fernandez’s “Color local”, a selection of photographs taken between Formentera and Eivissa, will be on display at the "Ajuntament Vell" gallery.

Fernandez attempts to channel our fondness for the familiar and quotidien; moments, objects or places seemingly devoid of interest, where we must detach ourselves from acquired notions and direct our gaze toward what we think we know, as if we did not know it. How can we stumble on surprises when we have learned to let nothing surprise us?

Photographs are born out of an act of discovery rather than creation, Fernandez never intervenes or prepares a scene, nor does he ever crop the original image. It is a process in which intuition and spontaneity are essential and leave little room for the trained mind. The more unconscious, the more spontaneous, the better.

For Fernandez, snapping pictures is self-expression, a way to explore the everyday in an abstract way. The camera is the vehicle and the mechanism to plunge oneself into one's own evocations.

Fernandez holds a diploma in photographic art from the Pedro Luis Raota Nuñez Instituto Superior de Arte Fotográfico, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The show, including 19 limited-edition colour prints on FineArt Hanhemühle Smooth photographic paper, opens Monday 27 September at 6.00pm and will run until 9 October. Hours are 11.00am to 2.00pm and 6.00pm to 8.00pm. The gallery closes on Sundays and Monday mornings.

24 September 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

‘Stop global warming’ exhibition takes cause to Centre 'Gabrielet'

cartell 2021 stop global warmingFrom 28 September to 7 October, Centre Antoni Tur "Gabrielet" will host “Stop global warming”, a collective exhibition directed by artist Sol Courreges in a bid to highlight the urgent need to stop global warming. Courreges enlists old fire extinguishers personalised by more than twenty artists to convey one message: “If one fire extinguisher can put out a fire, lots of extinguishers can put an end to global warming”. Half of proceeds from fire extinguisher sales will go to Greenpeace.

The exhibition will be open from 10.00am to 2.00pm and 6.00pm to 9.00pm.

24 September 2021
Communication Area
Consell de Formentera

‘Nube Nube’, a family puppet show about love, sweeps into Pine Islands!

cartell 2021 nubenubeSaturday 2 October on Formentera (and a day later in the Ibizan town of Jésus), puppet fans can catch “Nube Nube”, a poetic play by Periferia Teatro about the idea of romantic love that we’re taught as young children. Inspired by the story of “The Little Mermaid”, the troupe humourously and tenderly remind us of everything we do to help others, to love and be loved; and how sometimes, love makes us forget who we are. Featuring a mixture of live-action acting and puppetry, the family-friendly production is appropriate for children aged four and up.

Still a newcomer on the scene, “Nube Nube” has already been honoured with Feten 2020’s Best Puppet Show award, the Golden Dragon Award for Best Children’s Production at the Lleida Fira de Teatre de Titelles 2021 and the Children's Jury Award for Best Production at the 33rd Festitíteres in Alacant (2020).

Formentera audiences can catch a 6.00pm showing of the production on Saturday 2 October in the Sala de Cultura (Cinema). Tickets can be purchased for €4 from tomorrow Friday 24 September at www.entradesformentera.cat, with free admission for the unemployed and underemployed freelancers. “Nube Nube” is the first show of the autumn ‘L'Illa a Escena’, which is organised by the Formentera Office of Culture. The performance at the Jesús Cultural Centre in the municipality of Santa Eulària des Riu will take place Sunday 3 October, also at 6.00pm. Advance bookings can be made for €8 plus booking fee through the website www.festivalbarruguet.com, or for €10 at the box office an hour before the show.

Productions will be staged in accordance with public health protocols and in compliance with current regulations.

The troupe
Periferia Teatro have been working professionally with puppets, crafting and sharing stories, since 1989. Time has vindicated their efforts, for they have demonstrated that the art of puppetry isn’t just alive and kicking, but that it’s also one of the shortest routes to the soul of spectators — whether children or their adult chaperones.

Fortune has shined on Periferia Teatro in recent years, and the troupe has brought original productions like “Pingüin”, “Pocosueño”, “Guyi-Guyi”, “Huellas” and “Vuelapluma” to the top Spanish children’s theatre programmes, not to mention logged appearances in numerous international festivals. The company has also received numerous awards, as well as grants from the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music (INAEM), the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), Instituto Cervantes and the Institute for Cultural Industries and the Arts (ICA) of Murcia, which have helped cement the company’s place on the performing arts scene and raise their profile.

23 September 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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