The poet Ana Blandiana and the artist Luis Moro will build a bridge between the literary and artistic cultures of Spain and Romania at this event, on the 140th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Blandiana is currently one of Romania’s most important writers. This essayist and poet writes works of great humanistic commitment, unafraid to criticise political power. She was persecuted during the Ceausescu dictatorship. Her poetry books Cosecha de ángeles, Mi patria A4 and El sol del más allá y el reflujo de los sentidos have been published in Spain, as have her short story collections Las cuatro estaciones and Proyectos del pasado.
Moro, a Spanish artist who is based in Mexico, has exhibited work at major art centres in Spain and Latin America, and has taken part in the main European art fairs. He has worked with poets such as Antonio Gamoneda and Elena Poniatowska and is currently working on the Yo Creo en Las Nubes project, based on the work of the Romanian poet.
The two will talk to the poet, novelist and Philosophy lecturer Marifé Santiago, author of books such as Teoría de los matices and Las constelaciones del Capitán.