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10th Barcelona Modernista Fair in Barcelona - from 30 May to 1 June 2014

Between 30 May and 1 June 2014, Cor Eixample (Trade and Professional Association for the Right Side of the Eixample) and Barcelona City Council are holding the 10th Barcelona Modernista Fair. The Fair is part of the activities of the Right Side of the Eixample’s local festival and this year celebrates its tenth edition.

As in past years, the event will be held in Carrer Girona, between Avinguda Diagonal and Carrer València, with various activities also taking place on the side lanes of Avinguda Diagonal.

There will be heaps of leisure and cultural activities for young people, adults and toddlers, including guided tours, children’s workshops, Modernista puppets, a parade of vintage cars, a vintage train ride, conferences on Modernisme, some spectacular period attractions, a family bike ride (you must be dressed in period costume to participate), street entertainment and many other surprises. Other towns and organisations connected in some way to Modernisme will also be present, as well as a stand offering information and products related to the Barcelona Modernisme Route.

This year the Fair is dedicated to the centenary of the first car with an Elizalde engine, which was built in the Elizalde factory located at Passeig de Sant Joan 149 in Barcelona.

In addition, whoever comes dressed in Art Nouveau period clothes will receive a gift photo of themselves and go into the draw for some handmade products and other prizes.

Official programme in Catalan

For more information call the Centre del Modernisme on +34 933 177 652.

Picture: Poster of the event

Lecture The Art Nouveau houses of Gabriel Charle at the Conservart in Brussels – on 27 May 2014

Pierre Anagnostopoulos will give a lecture on the theme “The Art Nouveau houses of Gabriel Charle”, an unknown decorator architect from Brussels at the Conservart (Brussels) on 27 May 2014 at 6.45 pm.

Lecture organised by the Royal Society of Archeology of Brussels

More information and poster of the event

Picture: Detail of the poster of the event

Exhibition The Cradle of Art Nouveau. Victor Horta and Brussels at the BIP in Brussels – from 26 March to 30 June 2014

The Monuments and Sites Department of the Brussels-Capital Region in cooperation with Visit Brussels, invite you to discover the exhibition “The Cradle of Art Nouveau. Victor Horta and Brussels”.

After its presentation at the American Institute of Architects in Washington in 2012 and at the Halles Saint Gery in Brussels in 2013, this travelling exhibition developed in four languages is organized from 26 March until 30 June 2014 at the BIP (Brussels Info Place), at the heart of Brussels.

Richly illustrated, the exhibition highlights the most beautiful realisations of the architect Victor Horta, registered on the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and plunge the visitor in the intimacy of the creation of one of the greatest Art Nouveau artists, movement which has revolutionized the European spatial and architectural conceptions at the dawn of the XXth century. The Tassel, Solvay and Van Eetvelde Hôtels, as well as the personal house of the architect mix with the dismantled magnificence of the Aubecq Hôtel, demolished during the 1950’s, but of which a part of the façades, as a giant jigsaw, was recently put back together.

Free entrance from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

More information

Picture: Poster of the exhibition “The Cradle of Art Nouveau. Victor Horta and Brussels”

Seminar Melilla Art Nouveau, Modernisme and Neo-Modernisme in Melilla and Granada – from 19 to 24 May 2014

Part of the Partnership Framework Agreement between the University of Granada and the "Monumental city Foundation Melilla " (Autonomous City of Melilla), developed in Granada, Málaga and, crucially, in the modernist city of Melilla, the sixth edition of the Permanent Seminar on History of Art “Melilla Art Nouveau, Modernisme and Neo-Modernisme” will be held from 19 to 24 May 2014.

Among other architects and civil and military engineers, the figure of Barcelona architect Enrique Nieto (collaborator of Antoni Gaudí), in space and in time, will be discussed by a dozen students in Art History led by Dr. D. Gallego Salvador Aranda (Professor of Art History and specialist in modernist architecture), highlighting its Art Nouveau architectural heritage, which in recent years, seems to emerge as a revival in the city, settling in "neo" and receiving aesthetic range of classic and universal language.

Economic, social, intercultural, commercial, tourist, educational, geographical, political, religious, literary and historical factors will be discussed in turn, in order to contextualize the property assets and inherently past reality, present and future of this city that aspires to become a "World Heritage City ".

Press release of the event
Poster of the event

Picture: Poster of the event "Seminar Melilla Art Nouveau, Modernisme and Neo-Modernisme"

Exhibition Paper workshop of Côme Perché at the Horta Museum in Brussels – from 16 May to 1 June 2014

The Horta Museum chose to invite, for Artists Tour, Côme Perché who gives a poetic interpretation of the nature using paper-folding. He makes use of all qualities of the paper’s fibre to create a world superbly stylized and intensely alive that human, animals or plants figures occupy. The creations of Côme Perché find themselves next to plaster models of plants of the XIXth century, shells or stuffed insects. The whole installation aims to awaken children’s fantasy, as well as reaching adults by its singular beauties.

Exhibition in the framework of Artists Tour Saint-Gilles & Forest under the patronage of M. Charles Picqué President of the asbl (association) Musée Horta and Burgomaster of Saint-Gilles

More information

Picture: Côme Perché, photos: Paul Louis

With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union

Responsible publisher: Arlette Verkruyssen, General Director,
Brussels Regional Public Service - Bruxelles Développement urbain (Brussels Urban Development),
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