Mostra Viva takes place from September 23 to October 12 and brings together artsites from 12 different countries.

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Management says festival “has no roof” and pleads for better coordination with Mostra de València-Cinema del Mediterrani

The slogan of this edition is: Coexistence, diversity and plurality in the Mediterranean

The honorary president of Mostra Viva del Mediterrani Vicent Garcès, pointed out that culture needs freedom, and that to this end, València and the festival have become a real forum for culture and reflection of the societies that they welcome “Mostra Viva is a space for living together and that is why we can affirm that València is the cultural capital of the Mediterranean in freedom” added Garcès.

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean considers Mostra Viva as the great meeting place of Mediterranean cultures. For its part, the “Summit of the two shores” formed by 10 countries, defined it as “a cultural reference on both sides of the Mediterranean”.

Program 


40 YEARS OF LA TROBADA DE MÚSICA
María del Mar Bonet opened the cycle of concerts at the Teatre el Musical (TEM) where Cypriot Vakia Stavrou and Tunisian, named the voice of the “Arab Spring”, Emel Mathlouthi also performed.
The “Ones i Dones” concert claims the role of women throughout history with poems by different authors and the participation of 10 artists.

DEBATS VIUS DEL MEDITERRANI
Understanding does not prevent judging, judging does not prevent understanding “,
Edgar Morin.
Providing a space exclusively dedicated to reflection within the framework of a cultural encounter is not only necessary, but also perfectly complements the rest of the program of the Mostra Viva del Mediterrani. A space where judgment is always linked to understanding, conversation, meeting and understanding. A space for the academic sphere, for the artistic sphere, for all spheres.
Les Débats Vivants de la Méditerranée tackles the most burning issues, concept of the Mediterranean and its most significant events.
Alongside these discussion spaces, small-scale performances are offered by young artists who are starting their professional careers.

 

PUBLICATIONS

PAELLA Y CUSCÚS, UNA HISTORIA MEDITERRÁNEA

On a joint proposal from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Mauritania, Unesco inscribed couscous as an intangible heritage of humanity on its 2020 list, allowing this emblematic dish made of cooked semolina steam on which vegetables and meat are served, to acquire its letters of nobility.

Paella and couscous are a democratic banquet by the sea where democracy was born. This year, Mostra Viva del Mediterrani is proposing to deepen its gastronomic activities initiated in 2019, in collaboration with the collective “Cocinas migrantes”, by opening its doors to a debate around its two already universal dishes that were born in the Mediterranean.

Experts, artists, foodies and historians will discuss the enormous heritage of these two dishes and their potential to bring cultures and peoples together, accompanied by a publication and a tasting. This activity is supported by VisitValència, the Department of Tourism and Internationalization of the Municipality of València and the World Center for Sustainable Urban Food of València CEMAS.

Participate:

Emiliano García, Councilor of Tourism and Internationalization of the Municipality of València, which co-publishes the book “Paella y cuscús, una historia mediterránea. ”

Francesc Colomer, Autonomous Secretary of Tourism of the Generalitat de València.

Josep Piera: writer and poet, author of the book: El llibre daurat: La història de la paella com no s’ha contat Mai. Breu història de la paella.

Esther Cerveró: journalist specializing in gastronomy and communication manager of Arquetipo “Esta no es una historia cualquiera”.

Zino Seffadj: Doctor of Art History and cultural agent, coordinator of the ACM Circle of Algiers, “Paella y cuscús, una historia mediterránea. ”

Hadhemi Boukadida: PhD student in Social and Political Sciences, Sousse, Tunisia “El cuscús, una historia mediterránea.”

Francisco José Alonso Araujo, journalist and writer, creator of Wikipaella. “Paella: a sello de identidad para los valencianos”.

María Colomer, president of Mostra Viva del Mediterrani (MVM).

Vicente Domingo, Director of the World Center for Sustainable Urban Food of València CEMAS.

Vicent Garcés, President of the Mediterranean Citizens’ Assembly Foundation (FACM)

This activity is completed by a tasting of two Mediterranean dishes in collaboration with two exceptional chefs and restaurants.

• Paella tasting at the El Bobo restaurant.

• Couscous tasting at the traditional Andalusian restaurant in Valencia, Balansiya, with chef Rachid Ben-Hamza.

 

VISTUAL ARTS

PHOTO EXHIBITION. ALGERIAN CHRONICLES

MONDAY 27 SEPTEMBER I OCTUBRE.C.C.C I 19: 00H

Algeria is a vast country, little known to the Western public and sometimes to its own inhabitants. It is a multicultural society, a land of contrasts and endless paradoxes. But above all, Algeria is defined by the resistance of its people. For the artists of the Collectif220, photography has proven to be the means capable of nourishing this Algerian collective visual memory, but also a language that allows us to transcend barriers and borders to reach out to others by observing daily life and revolts. and the suffering of Algerians.

Collective220 was born in 2015 from the need to create a space for reflection, exchange and common work, free from cultural institutions. The photographers of Collectif220 defend a contemporary vision of their land, an approach to the reality of their people, without losing sight of the Maghreb and African reality of Algeria.

WRITER’S MEETING

“L’Encontre d’Escriptors i Escriptores del Mediterrani” which falls within the framework of Mostra Viva, aims to carry out cultural actions aimed at promoting reading and meeting between authors and their public, to give visibility to Valencian and Mediterranean creation and to facilitate exchanges and mobility in the Mediterranean. Reading and writing are supplemented by storytelling. Passing on stories, tales, legends or anecdotes has always been something inherent in human beings through the ages. Stories that come to life by being told and heard. Stories that belong to a collective heritage, sometimes thousands of years old.

MEDITERRANEAN CONGRESS MUSIC AND SICENCE

PRESENTATION OF THE 2nd Mediterranean Congress “Music and Science”
MONDAY OCTOBER 4 / AULA MAGNA. THE NAU. UNIVERSITY OF VALÈNCIA I 7:00 p.m.

Science and Music in Today’s Market: Economic Development and Production. Is there a place for scientific and musical diplomacy?

Vaència / Sarajevo / On-line Worldwide: November 26 and 27, 2021

Ponents:

– Vicent Garcés, president of the FACM.
– María Colomer, president of MVM.
– Ali Esquembre, theoretical physicist and congress coordinator
– Pedro Ruiz-Castell, Professor of History of Science at UV; researcher at the López Piñero Interuniversity Institute and author of the book “Melodías de ciencia”.
– Amparo Máñez Olivares, Responsible for the Tourism Project of the Federación de Sociedades Musicales de la Comunitat Valenciana (FSMCV).
Online interview from Sarajevo:
– Porf. Dra. Azra Gazibegović-Busuladžić, former director of the Department of Physics of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics of the University of Sarajevo and pioneering researcher in laser technology, who will present CERN for young people on Science and Art.

Musical closing by Kris Sebastian Ramakrishna, Berklee College of Music in Valencia.