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Typography in international spotlight in Valencia

Between 20 and 22 June, Valencia will host 6th International Typography Congress, which on this occasion is entitled ‘From 2004 to 2014. Ten years of typography in Spain’.

Jazz in the spotlight of Valencia’s music scene

Between 28 June and 15 July, Valencia’s Palau de le Música will once again host the by Valencian fans most anticipated Jazz event of the year, the Seagram’s Gin Festival. This year, the festival has increased the number of concerts (elven in total), while reducing the ticket prices (which are between 10 and 24 euros), in order to attract even more citizens.

Javea will be the final destination for the mural by Juan Bautista Segarra

Javea, Alicante, home town of the painter Juan Bautista Segarra (1916-1994), will be the final destination for one of his least known works, a mural of big dimensions (11 metres in width), which has served over a period of more than seventy years (painted in 1952), as a decorative element of the López-Criado men’s wear shop, one of the best shops of the sector in the city of Valencia.

Christie’s sets new record

The auction house Christie’s set a new record on 13 May by attaining 745 million dollars (543 million euros) in a single auction session for contemporary and post-war art, superseding the previous record by more than 50 million dollars, achieved in a similar bid last year.

Javea throws itself into the marine sector

From 23 to 25 May, the Festival del Mar (Sea festival) will take place for the third time at the port of Javea, Alicante. It is organised by the Asociación de Comerciantes y Empresarios de Aduanas del Mar (ACEAM) (Teulada-Moraira Association of Businessmen and Traders), in collaboration with the Yacht Club of Javea and the town council of this city on the Costa Blanca.

Architecture office Aranea wins international award

Grupo Aranea, is a multidisciplinary office with focus on architecture and landscaping, located in the city of Alicante. It recently awarded a new international prize, which reaffirms its leading position in the European design sector.

Tour of Javier Goerlich’s residential architecture

Until 30 May, the Colegio Territorial de Arquitectos de Valencia (CTAV – Professional association of architects of Valencia) will show a collection of architectural drawings by famous Valencian architect Javier Goerlich in its exhibition hall. The exhibition focuses on Goerlich’s residential architecture between 1924 and 1942.

David Ferrer Promenade of Jávea, finalist of the Porcelanosa Awards

The renovation project of the old Paseo Amanecer del Arenal, situated in the town of Javea, on the Costa Blanca, in Alicante, has been selected as the finalist in the 7th Porcelanosa Awards for Interior Design and Architecture.

Valencia pays tribute to the liberation of Paris

Until 4 July, the cultural centre Las Naves will dedicate an exhibition to the graphic novel ‘Los surcos del azar’, the latest work by screenwriter and illustrator Paco Roca (born in Valencia 1969). The Valencian designer MacDiego is curator of the exhibition.

Javea to host exhibition dedicated to Lambert family

From mid July, four different sites will show the exhibition ‘The Lamberts, European scholars in Marina Alta’ in Javea, Alicante. More than 400 works owned by Mila Boutan, a relative of the Lamberts will be displayed at La Casa del Cable, la Casa de Tena, Fundación Cirne and Museo Soler Blasco.

New York pays homage to architect Rafael Guastavino

The museum of the City of New York will show a complete retrospective of the Valencian architect Rafael Guastavino’s legacy, under the framework of the exhibition ‘Palaces for the People’. Guastavino, although born in Valencia in 1842, developed his studios in Barcelona. In 1881 he emigrated to the US, accompanied by his son (also called Rafael, who over the years, also came to work hand in hand with his father), in the search for opportunities in the architectural sector, as he could find any in Spain, although he had already realized important projects like the La Massa Theatre in Vilassar de Dalt.

Valencian talent on show at the Milan Furniture Fair –part III

Milan’s most recent Salone Internazionale del Mobile saw the display of a great number of the latest creations by internationally acclaimed Valencian designers.

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