Tapas/Vaiven Opening Reception at National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque
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Tapas/Vaiven Opening Reception

Friday Nov 21, 2014

1701 Fourth Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102-4508

Phone: 246-2261
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Phone: (505) 246-2261
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Two exhibitions, TAPAS and Vaiven, will open simultaneously bringing a transatlantic tour of Spanish experience to Albuquerque.

A tale of two exhibitions, TAPAS and Vaiven will open at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Education Building simultaneously. This two for one experience will bring a transatlantic tour of Spanish experience to Albuquerque and New Mexico.

TAPAS: Spanish Design for Food, organized by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) in partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center, demonstrates a rich panorama of the most recent Spanish design as applied to cuisine. It is like a creative taster menu of "tapas" from all the fields in which design plays a role in the act of eating. This book is also the catalog for an exhibition that, starting in Tokyo and Miami, will tour Asia, Europe and America to raise awareness about our creators in this expanding field and how Spanish creativity, in league with the design industry, is conveying the image of a country that is imaginative, modern and in love with food".

Vaiven, in partnership with the Instituto Cervantes is an exhibition that features six photographers from Spain and the United States who interpret the realities of bothcountries from multiple perspectives. The dichotomy of belonging to two places and the constant play between the influences of cultural background versus the settings is at the core of this exhibition. Memories, popular culture, identity, the everyday life, nature and urban spaces function as starting points to analyze the motivations and expectations that lie behind each photographic series. Photographers, Ana Hayes-Pérez, Carla Tramullas, Javier Corso, Raúl Urbina, Monica Lek, and Xavier Nuez will be featured.

Join us at the National Hispanic Cultural Center for more than food and cava come and experience a way of life rooted in the culture, history and design of Spanish cuisine to the life pathways of those who bring a Spanish perspective to the cultural influences of the United States. These exhibitions bring to life the rich, vibrant, and exciting ways we celebrate our passion for Spain.