Plans for the weekend (June 5, 6 and 7)

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Plans for the weekend (June 5, 6 and 7)





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Plans for the weekend (June 5, 6 and 7)


THE FESTIVAL AT HOME. Sadness has gripped festival lovers this week. The Primavera Sound Barcelona would celebrate its 20th anniversary from June 3 to 7, but the circumstances forced to postpone it to June 2021. The good news is that, sooner or later, it will happen, you just have to put a little patience into it. Meanwhile, they have proposed move to your stage in the best way: with music!

The festival has enabled more than thirty music charts on Spotify. Among them, focused on specific themes and artists, from past editions … But magic is especially concentrated in four of them: Hot Releases, Romantic, Primavera Hits and Primavera Sound 2020 Barcelona LineUp.

10 hours of music approximately that invite you to create your own festival from your living room. We were talking about patience, but we also have imagination and music, everything can. Give the play!

WE ARE OF LETTERS. Among the large number of events for which we will have to wait another year, is the International Literature Festival of Slaughterhouse in collaboration with Casa del Lector. There, renowned writers will meet in conversations about poetry, narration, fiction …

In order not to leave us empty-handed, Matadero has presented a monthly schedule of face-to-face and online conversations about the world of literature. This afternoon at 7pm the first one will take place, by the hand of Alejandro Zambra and Míriam Cano, in which they will chat about the author’s latest novel, Chilean poet.

Any user can participate in this conversation through Captcha.tv, when registering previously. Those who simply want to contemplate it, will be able to do so live from the Matadero Madrid channel on Facebook. Literature has already saved us from confinement, now also sneaks into our agenda. (Sign up here)

CINEMA WITHOUT BORDERS. If we were already saying how literature had kept us afloat during confinement, the same has happened with cinema, perhaps the most faithful companion in these long days. In the seventh art there are always new things to discover, especially when talking about the international scene and for this, arrives the German Film Festival online.

With twenty-two editions on its back, the festival kicks off on June 5 in collaboration with the streaming platform Filmin. Until the 11th of this month, moviegoers can enjoy titles like Free Country, In the fire, My final. Your start among a long list in which new directors are revealed.

Films will also be included that the doors of documentary cinema and family cinema open, and with which we will face many members of the cinematographic world that, until now we had not known. All set: popcorn, couch and movie marathon!





© Bernd Spauke



CREATIVITY IN QUARANTINE TIMES. The Renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz premieres twice this weekend. On the occasion of his exhibition Still life, June 5 will present Upstate, a sample of images that portray what your photographic lens has seen during confinement.

Keeping a close relationship with these days of quarantine, 100% of the proceeds from the sale will go to the Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization, being part of the #artforbetter initiative.

In the photographs of this new exhibition you can see the stage surrounding the photographer’s house in her home in upstate New York, in which he has been spending these months.

These images portray everyday scenes, the little world that saw (and lived) from there. Annie Leibovitz refers to them: “Are these new images even photographs? I do not know. They are more of an answer to this moment. ”


Upstate, Annie Leibovitz


© Annie Leibovitz / Hauser & Wirth
Upstate, Annie Leibovitz


AT LAST! If this weekend stands out for something, it’s because the doors of our beloved museums are going to open at last. We have waited these past few months to be able to walk through the corridors of these buildings that so many emotions give us and the wait is over. Art is back!

The Reina Sofia Museum prepares for reopening on June 6 at 10am and with free admission during this weekend. The process will be done gradually, so it has been decided to lower the usual entrance to 5 euros and, for now only, the museum will be closed on Sunday afternoons. With reduced capacity and new hygiene measures, but everything is for the love of art!

In the same way, the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum is also arranging his preparations for this Saturday. Both on day 6 and 7, access will be free. With sanitary guarantees in order, they open in style, with your permanent collection and the two temporary exhibitions they had to postpone: Rembrandt and the portrait in Amsterdam, 1590-1670 and Joan Jonas: Moving Off The Land II.


Joan Jonas: Moving off the Land


© Roberto Ruiz | TBA21
Joan Jonas: Moving off the Land


SMALL ARTISTS. Along the same lines, the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum has also wanted to involve the little ones in the beauty of art. To do this, they have created #DiverThyssen, a children’s contest that invites children to recreate their famous works of art.

Children up to 15 years old can imitate any painting in their permanent collectionAlthough they have recommended some especially as a starting point. The goal is to let your imagination run wild, so everything props and costume is welcome.

The works will be shared on Instagram (in the accounts of their parents for those under 14 years old) under the hashtag #DiverThyssen. The Museum will select the three winning works and the prize will consist of an analog photo camera and a T-shirt from the Museum store. Let’s get the artist out of us!


DiverThyssen contest


© Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum
DiverThyssen contest


SUMMER TO THE SONG OF MUSIC. The Yebes Town Hall, in Guadalajara, has created its own festival, and it will be enjoyed by everyone. An Exceptional Summer is the cultural initiative that they have proposed to make us more enjoyable Saturdays in June and July, and the soundtrack will be in charge of artists like El Kanka or Mr. Kilombo.

The programming will include 16 performances in total, will take place between 5pm and 8pm, and the stage will be the most emblematic places of the municipality. To follow them, just open Yebes Town Hall YouTube channel, in which they will be broadcast live.

For the solidarity component, viewers will be able to donate funds that will go intended for the provision of equipment for the University Hospital of Guadalajara.

For national actions: El Kanka, Mr. Kilombo, Rubén Pozo & Lichis and Eva Ryjlen, a limited number of seats will be enabled and 20 of them will be reserved for healthcare professionals, as a token of appreciation. This Saturday, Starts An Exceptional Summer!

UNION MAKE FORCE. If something good we have been able to see in recent months has been support, union, empathy … That has been reflected in the help we have given each other. Now that there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel, there are those who follow contributing its grain of sand to the consequences of the situation.

So, Kenzo has joined forces with the Red Cross to celebrate Poppy Day. In this initiative, the brand will collaborate in the project Red Cross Responds, in which help is provided to people in situations of vulnerability due to Covid-19 in Spain.

On Saturday June 20, social networks will fill with color. The action, which takes place digitally, invites all users to upload a photo sharing a flower, accompanied by the hashtags # DíadelaAmapola2020 #Comparteunaflor. @KenzoParfums will donate € 5 to the Red Cross for each post published under these characteristics. We can’t think of a better way to say goodbye to spring.


Poppy Day


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Poppy Day


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