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Schedule for the weekend of 20th July: music, art and photography

-The ADDA Alicante will be holding the summer festival ‘Ritmo’ (‘Rhythm’), which brings you the very best of jazz, flamenco and classical music. Ute Lemper will be performing this Friday, Sara Baras on Saturday and Jorge Drexier on Sunday.

-Starting today, the Bachcelona festival will be playing music by Johann Sebastian Bach in various different formats and in different locations throughout the city of Barcelona, with a programme for all audiences intended to strengthen knowledge of, and share all aspects relating to, his music.

-The Valencia Institute of Modern Art (IVAM) will be holding two new and highly recommendable exhibitions, ‘Annette Messager. Púdico – Público’, where a sample of the artist’s works will be displayed. This artist is known for using every-day objects traditionally regarded has having limited value, and then transforming their uses and the sentiments associated with them. Also, ‘Against the tide. Half a century of Valencian female artists’, an exhibition that recreates the path that Valencian female artists have had to take to achieve visibility and professionalisation, starting at the end of the Primo de Rivera dictatorship and the Second Republic, continuing with the Franco regime and ending with the 1980s.

-The Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias (Asturias Fine Arts museum) is holding the exhibition ‘Trazos de la palabra: viñetas de Revista de Occidente’, which displays original drawings and works by renowned artists that were used to illustrate some of the covers of the Revista de Occidente magazine.

-The Foto Colectania Foundation brings you its new exhibition ‘Saul Letier: In search of Beauty’, with 130 black and white photographs showing all of Leiter’s facets and his most iconic images. Leiter took photographs of the streets of New York during six decades from an intimate perspective. The exhibition will be open to the public until 21st October.

-The Joan Miró Foundation brings you its latest exhibition at Espai 13, part of the La posibilidad de una isla cycle (‘The possibility of an island’), with ‘Soy vertical’ (‘I am vertical’) by Lisa Gideonsson and Gustaf Londré, two Swedish visual artists who have worked as an artistic duo since 2009 and who often engage with aspects such as temporality, the body and the environment, exploring the links between these elements through performance, video, installation and text. The exhibition will be open to the public until September 11th.

-’La luz negra’ (Black light), an exhibition that shows how a number of secret traditions have influenced contemporary art since the fifties up until the present day. The exhibition will be open until October 21st at the Barcelona Centre of Contemporary Culture (CCCB).