The book "Pomes perdudes. Antologia de narrativa basca moderna"will be presented on Thursday October 2, in the Universities UB (Universitat de Barcelona) and UAB (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). The book gathers tails by different Basque authors, that have never been translated into Catalan before. The publisher is Tigre de Paper.
The presentations will be at 10 am at the UB, Sala de Professors de la Facultat de Filologia; and at 13 pm at the UAB, Sala d’actes de la Facultat de Letres. The writers Xabier Montoia and Xabier Mendiguren will go to the presentations and the moderator will be Aritz Galarraga, reader of the Etxepare Basque Institute.
The book gathers stories by Txomin Peillen, Jon Mirande, Joseba Sarrionandia, Patxi Zubizarreta, Eider Rodriguez, Karmele Jaio, Koldo Izagirre, Harkaitz Cano, Uxue Apaolaza, Xabier Montoia, Katixa Agirre and Iban Zaldua. Daniel Escribano has chosen the stories and Xabier Mendiguren Elizegi has written the introduction.Read more
The teachers of the UPV / EHU Nerea Arruti and Mari Jose Olaziregiwill be in charge of teaching this year´s academic program of the Bernardo Atxaga Chair at the City University of New York (CUNY). The course, designed at the Cultural Studies` proposal, will be entitled “De la desmemoria al pasado omnipresente en la narrativa vasca actual” ("From oblivion to omnipresent past in the current Basque narrative"), aims to analyze the role that the remembrance of the past has played in the Basque literature over the past four decades. From the literary creations of the 80s, that recalled a mythical past, to proposals where our conflictive politic past shows a growing prominence, the program will analyze the development and transformation of the Basque literature from the 60s to the present day, and will study several works and authors from every era.
The main objective of this chair, created by the Etxepare Basque Institute in 2011, is to promote the research and study on Basque language and literature. It offers an academic doctoral program on Basque culture, inviting renowned guest professors to New York annually. The academic program is complemented by a cultural program of open access. This year, in collaboration with the Mikel Laboa UPV / EHU Chair, two concerts will be held at The Graduate Center (CUNY), on Fifth Avenue in New York. On one hand, the Basque songwriter Ruper Ordorika and the American guitarist Ben Monder, who has worked with Ordorika several times, will perform a concert together (October 6, Martin Segal Theatre, 6 pm). On the other hand, the Basque pianist and researcher Josu Okiñena will offer a conference-concert (October 10, Skylight Room, 6pm), aimed to approach to the work of the Basque composer, folklorist and researcher Aita Donostia (1886 -1956): Okiñena will first offer an informative talk about the work of Aita Donostia, also interpreting his compositions; he will later offer different works by composers Anjel Illarramendi, Ramón Paus, Erik Satie and Manuel de Falla.
The First Conference about Basque Arquitecture in the Exile has been created this year for the first time. It was presented last Tuesday, September 23 in the Bizkaia Arteoa of the UPV-EHU. Within the presentation, a conference about the exhibition of the plastic and architectural work of the famous architect Imanol Ordorika was held, with the mediation of Mari Jose Olaziregi (Etxepare Basque Institute) Juan José Arrizabalaga (Director of ETSA / UPV) and Mario Sangalli (Professor at ETSA / UPV).
Sangalli presented the career of Ordorika , Agirrezabalaga unveiled the content of the conference and Olaziregi highlighted the work of the Etxepare Institute as a mediator at the origin of this conference. These were her words:
“ Para nosotros la historia comenzó en 2011, desde una de las 34 universidades con las que tenemos convenio para la enseñanza del euskera y la cultura vasca, desde la UNAM, cuando nos dijeron que a los cursos de verano que organizamos para el alumnado vendría Nile Ordorika Bengoetxea procedente de México. Todo habría sido corriente de no ser por la edad de la alumna, 65 años, y por su origen, exiliada vasca.
The Basque writer Iban Zaldua will travel to Wroclaw to take part in the International Short Story Festival Międzynarodowy Festiwal Opowiadania, with the support of the Etxepare Basque Institute. The festival will be held on Ocober 1-5 in Wroclaw (Poland).
The International Short Story Festival is a multidimensional celebration of short prose, aiming at the promotion of ambitious books. It concentrates on the unusual presentation of narrative forms, researches the influence of literature on other arts, allows interaction between authors and the audience, at the same time allowing meetings between Polish and foreign artists. At the heart of the festival is the reading of stories by their authors, in original languages, with the translation simultaneously screened behind.
Iban Zaldua will offer his reading on October 3, at 6 pm, together with international writers: Han Kang, Marek Bieńczyk, Janusz Rudnicki, Wioletta Grzegorzewska, Krzysztof Varga, Halldór Armand Ásgeirsson, and Stefan Sprenger.
Zaldua teaches Economic history at the University of the Basque Country, but is known because of his writing works. He has write essays and novels but has specialized on short stories.Read more
The book has gathered about 30 poems, some of them old and previously published ones and some other new ones. The author has selected the most appropriate ones to publish his poetry in Italian. This is a bilingual edition, in original version –euskara, Basque language- and Italian, following the idea that poetry should be disclosed in the original version , although the language is unknown to the reader.
Although he was a doctor, Irigaray also worked as coordinator of cultural activities of the Kafe Antzokia of Bilbao , was part of the group Ez Dok Hamairu , and today is a member of the Oteiza Foundation and Euskaltzaindia. He is also known for his writings and poems, and the songwriter Benito Lertxundi has converted to music some of them : Urak dakarrena , Oi Soule !, Orbaizetako olaren kantua weapon and Bizkaia maite ...Read more
The recording of a new video-chat through the platform ‘Mintzanet’ is already online (April 11). The Basque writer Eider Rodriguez chatted with the students of the Adam Mickiewicz University - Poznan (Poland) with the help of the reader Amaia Donés.
They talked about ‘Literary translation’, and the Basque writer based on her own experience to answer the questions that the student made.
The program started as a result of the joint work between the Etxepare Basque Institute and the Mintzanet platform -of the group Maramara*-, and thanks to it Basque artists and agents have offered training sessions from the Basque Country to the Institute students at international universities.
The writers Mark Kurlansky, Eider Rodriguez, Unai Elorriaga, Itxaro Borda, Arantxa Urretabizkaia and Karmele Jaio, the professors Iván Igartua and Iñaki Martinez de Luna and the verse improviser Miren Amuriza (she will offer a talk on November) are the participants. They have offered training sessions to university students in France, USA, Poland, Czech Republic, Catalonia, Germany and Italy about several subjects: Basque language, language policies, history, translation, literature, cinema or Basque verse improvising.Read more
The travelling exhibition GAUR(sic) is now displayed in San José (Costa Rica) and Tegucigalpa (Honduras); after having stopped in London, Managua (Nicaragua) and Montevideo (Uruguay), the exhibition goes on with the tour, and will be displayed in México D.F. (México), Córdoba (Argentina) and Santiago de Chile (Chile) during the following months.
GAUR (sic) was inaugurated on June 12 at the PINTA London festival, and the next stops will be in Mexico DF, Córdoba (Argentina) and Santiago de Chile.
With the aim of raising awareness about contemporary Basque art and placing it in an international context, in 2011 the Etxepare Basque Institute sponsored GAUR (sic), a research project that took shape in a travelling exhibition of video works which was curated by Nekane Aramburu. The final selection of works centred on eight creative proposals, the work of the artists Sra. Polaroiska (Alaitz Arenzana and María Ibarretxe), Colombina’s (Larraitz Torres and Sandra Cuesta), Aitor Lajarin, Zuhar Iruretagoiena, Iratxe Jaio and Klaas van Gorkum, Saioa Olmo, Juan Aizpitarte and Ixone Sadaba.Read more
The First Conference about Basque Arquitecture in the Exile will be presented today, September 23, at the Bizkaia Aretoa (UPV-EHU) at 7 pm. It has been organized by the School of Architecture of Donostia and the UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexicó), with the support of the Etxepare Basque Institute.
Within the presentation today, a conference about the exhibition of the plastic and architectural work of the famous architect Imanol Ordorika will be held, with the mediation of Mari Jose Olaziregi (Etxepare Basque Institute) Juan José Arrizabalaga (Director of ETSA / UPV) and Mario Sangalli (Professor at ETSA / UPV).
The conference will be held on September 22-23 and experts of different fields will take part in the event, such as Oscar Alvarez Gila, María José Ordorika, Miguel Cabañas Bravo, Juan Ignacio del Cueto or Iñigo Villar.
The program will end in the Summer of 2015, with the opening in the city of Lekeitio of the exhibition about the plastic and architectural work of the renowned architect Imanol Ordorika.
2014-10-12 / 2014-10-19 - Leire Bilbao at "Con barqueira e obrador"
The 3rd edition of "Con barqueira e remador", an International Poetry Translation Workshop will be organized in San Simon Island, in the river of Vigo.
This year, the Basque poet and writer Leire Bilbao will take part, along with six other international poets, at the event which aims to promote poetic translation. She will travel with the support of the Etxepare Basque Institute.Read more
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2014-11-18 / 2014-11-18 - Nere Lete at the Found in Translation Reading Series
The Department of English of Boise State University is teaming up with the Arts and Humanities Institute to present “Found in Translation: A Reading Series.” Throughout the year, literary translators will read from their translations of works from French, Spanish, Basque and Catalan. The readings are free and all are in English.
One of the participants will be the Basque Nere Lete.Read more
2014-12-04 / 2015-03-04 - The travelling exhibition GAUR(sic) in Córdoba (Argentina)
The travelling exhibition GAUR(sic) will be shown in Montevideo (Uruguay). The artist Aitor Lajarín, member of the collective, will be there.
With the aim of raising awareness about contemporary Basque art and placing it in an international context, the Etxepare Basque Institute has sponsored GAUR (sic), a research project that took shape in a travelling exhibition of video works which was curated by Nekane Aramburu.
The final selection of works centred on eight creative proposals, the work of the artists Sra. Polaroiska (Alaitz Arenzana and María Ibarretxe), Colombina’s (Larraitz Torres and Sandra Cuesta), Aitor Lajarin, Zuhar Iruretagoiena, Iratxe Jaio and Klaas van Gorkum, Saioa Olmo, Juan Aizpitarte and Ixone Sadaba.
2014-12-05 / 2014-12-05 - Presentation of the latest book by Cancho Beltrán in Burgos
José Luis Cancho Beltran presents his latest book "Lento proceso" in Burgos. The author bases his writings on his own experiences at the time of Franco.Read more