The New York based Arte Institute participates in the international arts festival “Iberian Suite: Global Arts Remix” taking place March 3 through March 24, organized by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC.
The festival, highlighting the “many cultures that comprise the Portuguese- and Spanish-speaking peoples,” includes dozens of performances by some of the world’s best artists of contemporary music, dance and theater with presentations in visual arts, exhibitions, installations and multiple cultural events focusing on literature, film, and cuisine.
Organized by the Arte Institute, the Portuguese participation will include the installation “The Stone Raft” by the Portuguese, Pritzker Prize winners, architects Souto Moura and Siza Vieira; the installation ‘Hall of Homage to Fernando Pessoa – A Journey of Imagination’ with panels by Manuela Pimentel; the installation of ‘Portuguese Stone’ at the Hall of States, inspired by Portuguese and Spanish themes with the presence of the Portuguese designers ‘Storytailors’.
Other highlights include music performances by composer Rodrigo Leão, fado vocalist António Zambujo, rock band ‘The Gift’, jazz singer Sofia Ribeiro and by composer and performer Luisa Sobral. Concerts are free and open to the public. An educational space will be provided for children to interact with aspects of the Iberian cultures.
Major co-sponsors include the Government of Portugal, the Luso American Development Foundation (FLAD), the Camões Institute, and Caixa Geral de Depósitos.
The Arte Institute is a non-profit organization that promotes the Portuguese art and culture and offers a creative environment for Portuguese artists in the areas of visual arts, literature, music, dance and film. The goal is to foster inter-cultural innovative dialogues between the New York artistic community and Portuguese artists.
Source: Arte Institute