Shouts of protest in Iran, photo of the year 2009

February 15th, 2010 Comments Closed

A summer’s night in Tehran. A woman on a terraced roof is shouting. Italian reporter Pietro Masturzo photographed that moment a few days after the presidential elections in Iran, a reflection of citizen protest at the contested elections that saw Mahmoud Ahmadineyad re-instated as president. The photo was chosen by the jury of the prestigious World Press Photo award as the best photograph of 2009. According to the jury chair, Ayperi Karabuda, the photograph shows the beginning of a huge story that touches you visually and emotionally. “My heart went out to it immediately”, he explains in a press release.

World Press Photo of the Year 2009 - Pietro Masturzo, Italy - From the rooftops of Tehran, June

World Press Photo of the Year 2009 – Pietro Masturzo, Italy – From the rooftops of Tehran, June


«Museums are too concerned with being politically correct»

January 21st, 2010 Comments Closed

Orhan Pamuk opens the cycle of debates «Thinking the Future» with a talk on the pleasure of reading and looking at art

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«Just as museums conserve objects, novels preserve the pleasures, smells and colours of language.» These words were spoken by Orhan Pamuk during the opening talk of the cycle “Thinking the Future”, held at the CCCB. The Nobel laureate spoke to a packed auditorium about the links between the art of telling stories and the art of collecting objects for exhibition in a museum. For Pamuk, novelistic and expository accounts go hand in hand, and share a single end: to stimulate the imagination and sentiments of receptors, be they readers of novels or visitors to a museum.


Copenhaguen: are there reasons for optimism?

December 13th, 2009 Comments Closed

Experts in environmental issues give their opinion on the upcoming climate conference.

Dec 7th through 18th the United Nations Climate Change Conference will take place in Copenhaguen, a new attempt by developed countries to reach an agreement on the ways and means to curve down the current ecological crisis. For the first time, the USA will be attending this conference, along with representatives from 192 countries.

The last edition of NOW. Meetings in the Present Continuous welcomed relevant specialists on environmental issues, activists and politicians that have long been warning governments on the devastating consequences of poorly planned energy policies. We have asked them what are their perspectives for the upcoming conference and if there are still reasons for optimism.


(Català) Transgressions jazzístiques

November 30th, 2009 Comments Closed


(Català) Viatge a l'ànima de l’exposició

November 27th, 2009 Comments Closed