Activities

Cultural agenda

Since 2019, each year at the end of September, the Angelus Novus Foundation organizes, together with the Association Passages of Contemporary Culture, the Walter Benjamin summer school and the commemorative acts of Benjamin's death in Porthou. It also organizes conferences and exhibitions on art, literature, history, modernity and, in particular, activities around the figure of Walter Benjamin and Dani Karavan. The Foundation has also received at the Walter Benjamin Library Catalan High School students from first and second year.

2024

2024/06/15: CATALONIA, FILM SET

Presentation of Daniel Romaní's book "Catalunya, film set". Portbou and the film "The Last Frontier"

Movie sets that can be visited.

Projection of images and musical performance by EROLA (voice) and Daniel Romaní on piano.

 

2024/05/25. Philosophical Coffee In Divina Veritas. Consciousness or collapse: critical thinking in the face of a faltering world. Dialogue with the philosopher Jordi Pigem, conducted by Ignasi Rifé, coordinator of Elea.

 

2024/04/27: EXPERIENCE AS RESISTANCE. READINGS BY WALTER BENJAMIN

Presentation of the book by Lluís Montull

The book presents how Walter Benjamin rethought the concept of philosophical experience based on resistance and uprooting. And he delves into how his work offers significant tools to understand our present, increasingly closer to collapse.

 

30/03/2024: "ELS MASSALLERAS". THE BEGINNINGS OF MUSICAL LIFE IN PORTBOU

Tribute to the musicinas of the past

Act dedicated to the memory and remenbrance of these pioneers of music who filled the parties, dances, concerts... of that Portbou of proges and culture with their musical art.

 

09/03/2024: ROAD, ROADS OF ANTONIO MACHADO ... AND COLLIOURE

A vision of Antonio Machado and Collioure by Jacques Issorel, honorary professor at the University of Perpignan. He has been director of the Department of Hispanic Studies and director of the D.E.A. (doctoral course)

 

FEBRUARY-JUNE. KAFKA-BENJAMIN SEMINAR. THE KAFKA INTERFACE: INTERRUPTIONS AND CONNECTIONS

New views on Franz Kafka (1893-1924) on the centenary of his death from the perspective of Walter Benjamin. Kafka's narrative work is seen from the problems that still challenge us today: violence, exile, economic and political transformations, immigration, historical memory, loneliness and law.

 

2023

09/22-24/23. VIII WALTER BENJAMIN SUMMER SCHOOL. “HISTORY AND MEMORY. EXILE AND RESISTANCE”.

From September 22 to 24, 2023, the VIII edition of the Walter Benjamin Summer School took place in Portbou under the title “History and Memory. “Exile and resistance.” Speakers: Cari Oriol Serres, Jordi Palou-Loverdos, Carme Alda Elorza, Sara Barroso, Maria Gelpí, Amalia Rodríguez Monroy and Maria Mailat.

 

09/17/2023. Illuminations on Walter Benjamin. Afternoon preview of the Walter Benjamin Summer School 2023. Performance and exhibition by the artist Franck Anckel, round table on Walter Benjamin and the revelance of his ideas at the beginning of the 21st century, with the participation of Jesús Martínez Clarà, art critic, Gabriel, sculptor, Cari Oriol Serres, philologist and Pilar Parcerisas, art critic. Projection of film by Walter Benjamin. Exilé of existence, by Christian Cabane, subtitled into Spanish.

 

04/08/2023. The route of freedom in the sea of Albera, with Pilar Parcerisas, President of the Angelus Novus Foundation, Oriol Falguera, President of the Reeixida Foundation, Alfons Romero, historian, and Montserrat Vilà, daughter of the first passer of the freedom routes.

 

29/07/2023. Elsa Lasker-Schüler, Nelly Sachs and Gertrud Kolmar. Three poets who suffered the Holocaust. Conference by Cari Oriol Serres. It will also take place at the Goethe-Institut in Barcelona.

 

20/07/2023/18-19-20. Book binding workshop. From the fold to the seam, by Poncho Martínez, Bibliophile 2022 prize of the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sports. Book-making, preservation and binding workshop.

 

03/06/2023. Philosophical Café In Divina Veritas, conducted by Ignasi Rifé on the topic: Are we at the end of History? organized jointly with Elea. School of Philosophy.

 Walter Benjamin Portbou Summer school