Attic adventures with Jiří Barta

aventuras en el desvnExhibition dedicated to the Czech director and animator, Jiří Barta (Prague, 1948) with dolls and models used in his latest feature: Toys in the Attic (2009).

In the best of Czech school traditions –an endless, brilliant breeding ground for animation history– the figure of Jiří Barta shines with his own light alongside other important names such as Jiří Trnka, in whose studio he began, or Jan Švankmajer, the original surrealist creator who represented a clear-cut influence for him right from the very beginning of his career. Barta is considered, after more than three decades of creating important works packed with imagination and poetry, to be one of the great Czech masters and a key reference for European animation.

Grupo en Animación Arte e Industria and Master en Animación of the Universitat Politècnica de València had coordinated the exhibition, curated by Miguel Vidal and Beatriz Herráiz.

Toys in the Attic will be screened at the Okendo Culture Centre on November 6.

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Activities Hall - Municipal Library
San Jeronimo kalea
20003 Donostia
October 26 – November 9
Monday-Friday: 17:00 – 20:00
weekend and holidays: 11:00 – 14:00 / 17:00 – 20:00



Voyage to the heart of Subterfuge

subterfugeFor the last 25 years, the Subterfuge record label has commanded independent music in our country. What started out in 1989 as a fanzine went on to become a musical and an aesthetic reference that has marked more than one generation and has decisively helped to create a solid alternative music scene.  

The label has seen the release of more than a thousand references – including hits by Australian Blonde, Dover, Sexy Sadie, Los Fresones Rebeldes, Fangoria, Marlango, Najwajean, Purr, Killer Barbies, Cycle, Anni B Sweet, Arizona Baby, Neuman, Joe La Reina and McEnroe. It has also published comics, twenty five issues of its mythical fanzine and has produced short films, documentaries and hundreds of concerts and festivals.  

All of the above has given its shape to one of the best known graphic images in our country and has helped to define the sound, image and look of independent music.

Voyage to the heart of Subterfuge is a tour of the history of an original company which, through a hugely varied selection of graphic material, lends support to a particular way of understanding independence and freedom of criterion, giving us the keys to imagining the evolution of music in the future.

Okendo C.C
Nafarroa etorbidea 7
20013 Donostia
October 25 – December 5
Monday-Saturday (except holidays): 10:00 – 14:00 / 16:30 – 20:00
October 26 eta November 1: 11:00 – 14:00 / 17:00 – 20:00



Euskadi Fantastikoa X

deiEngendered in the Valley of Oiartzun (Gipuzkoa) and later transferred to the inhospitable Canadian north for training, Dei Gaztelumendi (also known as DEISIGN) is an illustrator of contrasts; a designer of sweet characters and sinister creatures in equal parts. He currently mainly works for the North American film and animation industry and for clients including Paramount Pictures, Animation Mentor and Arc Productions, among others.

He has also participated in independent projects such as the obscure animated short film La noria, directed by the ex-animator at Pixar, Carlos Baena, and in the creation of the fantasy and post-apocalyptic covers that Dei G. has been producing annually for the comic magazine, Xabiroi.

Earlier works and experiences by Dei G. can be found on his website www.deisign.com and on www.facebook.com/deisign.

Municipal Library
Alderdi Eder
October 25 – November 15
Monday-Friday: 10:00 – 20:30
Saturday: 10:00 – 14:00 / 16:30 – 20:00


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10 years of comic
The Dibbuks catalogue through its authors

fnacDibbuks will celebrate its 10 years of publishing life in 2014. Ten years dedicated to all aspects of the comic world. Ten years of firmly backing Spanish authors, new and hallowed alike, and of investigating foreign authors not known in our country. 

This exhibition covers a small part of its tremendous work. A collection of originals and reproductions of work by some of the authors in the Dibbuks catalogue who represent the essence of this publishing company dedicated to the comic world. Authors as important as Alfonso Azpiri, Juan Berrio, Pau, Mike Bonales, Gabor, Gabriel Hernández, Miguel Calatayud, José Luis Munuera, Rubén del Rincón, Fernando Vicente, José Luis Ágreda, Ricardo Machuca, Ximo Abadía, etc. and prestigious international creators like Conrad, Arthur de Pins, Florent Maudoux, Nob, Antonio Lapone, Julie Maroh, Nancy Peña, among others demonstrate in this collective exhibition the vitality of the comic world and of the graphic novel.

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San Martin Commercial Centre
Urbieta 9
20006 Donostia
October 15 – December 8
monday-saturday: 10:00 – 21:30

The rediscovered masterpiece

metropolis 1Exhibition on the film directed by Fritz Lang in 1927. Produced by Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen, in collaboration with the F.W. Murnau Stiftung and the San Telmo Museum, this travelling exhibition presents 115 photographs, water colours, drawings and reproductions of etchings related to the film, in addition to different audiovisuals.

Metropolis is one of the most visually influential films in the history of cinema. This is due both to Fritz Lang’s artistic vision and to the skill and inventiveness of the team who worked with him. Towering skyscrapers with planes and airborne roads, monotonous columns of workers, a cyborg illuminated with rings of light... These images from Metropolis are etched on our collective memory. 

The exhibition also focusses on the film itself. Although it was cut shortly after its release, in 2008 an almost complete version was found in Buenos Aires, thereby permitting better understanding of this work now registered as Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

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San Telmo Museum
Zuloaga plaza 1
20003 Donostia
september 17 – november 2
tuesday-sunday: 10:00 – 20:00

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