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Veleposlaništvo Republike Slovenije Madrid
http://madrid.embassy.si
sloembassy.madrid@gov.si
Hermanos Bécquer 7-2, ES-28 006 Madrid
Phone34 91 411 6893
Fax34 91 564 6057
CountrySPAIN
Renata Cvelbar Bek, Ambassador
Polonca Flego, Consellor (Culture)
polonca.flego@gov.si
Nina Kušar, Correspondent, Cultural Attaché
nina.kusar@gov.si
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Past Events
  • 15 October 2018
    The bilingual literary evening with poets Maja Vidmar, Alja Adam and Kaja Deržan, organised by the Centre for Slovene as a Second and Foreign Language and supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid, at La Expositiva in Granada, Spain
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  • 12 September to 16 October 2016
    A ceramics exhibition featuring a number of Slovenian artists presented by Institut V-oglje at the 47th Congress and General Assembly of the International Academy of Ceramics, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid, at Recinto Modernista del Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona, Spain
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  • 21 April 2016
    Literary Evening of the Basque literature with Jana Putrle Srdič, Barbara Pregelj and Juan Kruz Igerabide, organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid, at Basque Language Institute in San Sebastian, Spain
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  • 11 April to 14 April 2016
    A Slovenian literature translation workshop also with Laura Repovš, lectures by Dr. Marko Juvan (Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana) and a screening of Spare Parts, directed by Damjan Kozole (E-motion Film), at the Slovenian Language Week, organised by Slovenian Lectureship at the University of Granada, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid, at Faculty of Philosophy and Literature, Faculty of Translation and Interpreting in Granada, Spain
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  • 7 March to 27 April 2016
    Plečnik, Architect in Ljubljana, Prague and Vienna, an exhibition organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid, at COAM Madrid in Madrid, Spain
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  • 19 February to 19 March 2016
    Madrid: Movements and Reflections, an exhibition by photographer Primož Bizjak, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid, at Tasman Projects in Madrid, Spain
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  • 14 October to 29 October 2015
    Don Quijote de La Mancha, an exhibition of illustrations by Nikolaj Pirnat, co-organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid, at Biblioteca María Zambrano in Madrid, Spain
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  • 22 September to 2 October 2015
    Don Quijote de La Mancha, an exhibition of illustrations by Nikolaj Pirnat, co-organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid, at La Comisión Europea en España in Madrid, Spain
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  • 29 August 2015
    Un viaje lírico por Europa: Lied, mèlodie, song, canción, a concert by mezzosoprano Tina Šilc and pianist Anja Kunčič, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid, at Museo Casa Cervantes in Valladolid, Spain
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  • 9 June to 30 June 2015
    Don Quijote de La Mancha, an exhibition of illustrations by Nikolaj Pirnat, co-organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid and Consulate of the Republic of Slovenia Sevilla at Fundación Cajasol in Sevilla, Spain
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  • 13 May 2015
    A literary evening and discussion about the Slovenian LGBTQ scene with Brane Mozetič, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid, at Qarmita Bookstore in Granada, Spain
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  • 29 November 2014
    A concert by mezzosoprano Tina Šilc and pianist David Hervás in the framework of Música de Cerca, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid, at Juventudes Musicales de Alcalá de Henares in Madrid, Spain
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  • 18 November to 20 November 2014
    Writers Suzana Tratnik and Brane Mozetič present the Spanish translation of their latest works, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid and Consulate General of the Republic of Slovenia Barcelona, at Antinous, Casa Lambda, Cervantes y Compañía in Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Spain
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  • 12 November 2014
    Slovenia of Today in Documentary Film (2005-2011), screenings of documentary films and a round table discussion in the framework of the project Semana de la Ciencia 2014, organised in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid, at Salón de Grados - Facultad de Filología in Madrid, Spain
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  • 30 October to 2 November 2014
    Ingenium Ensemble at the 46th Tolosa Choral Contest, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid, at Convent of Santa Clara, Leidor Theatre in Tolosa, Spain
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  • 24 October to 20 November 2014
    Don Quijote de La Mancha, an exhibition of illustrations by Nikolaj Pirnat, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid, at Biblioteca Universitaria San Isidoro in León, Spain
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  • 10 October 2014
    Un viaje lírico por Europa: Lied, mèlodie, song, canción, a concert featuring mezzosoprano Tina Šilc, supported by the Government Office for Slovenians Abroad and the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid, at Auditorio Municipal Pedro Almodóvar in Puertollano, Spain
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  • 26 September 2014
    A concert by guitarist Sanja Plohl at the 23rd Festival Internacional Andrés Segovia, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid, at Sacristía de los Caballeros de Santiago Pza. de las Comendadoras in Madrid, Spain
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  • 25 September 2014
    A screening of the documentary In the Year of Hip Hop, directed by Boris Petković, produced by Katapult and Luksuz Production, at the 3rd Open Doors European Cultural Institutes European Day of Languages in the framework of EUNIC Spain, co-organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid, at British Council in Madrid, Spain
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  • 5 July 2014
    Dual, directed by Nejc Gazvoda (Perfo Production), at the LGBT film festival Fire!!, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid and Consulate General of the Republic of Slovenia Barcelona, at French Institute in Barcelona, Spain
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  • 7 April to 30 April 2014
    A month of Slovene culture in Granada, including: the exhibition of illustrations Don Quijote de La Mancha by Nikolaj Pirnat, a concert by violinist Klara Gomboč, a literary evening with Mojca Kumerdej (co-organised by the Beletrina Publishing Institute), and screenings of films The Alexandrians, Spare Parts (Vertigo, E-motion Film), and Rooster's Breakfast (Ars Media), supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid, in Granada, Spain
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  • 17 January to 16 March 2014
    Don Quijote de La Mancha, an exhibition of illustrations by Nikolaj Pirnat, organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid, at Casa de cerventes Museum in Valladolid, Spain
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  • 13 December 2013
    A Christmas concert by mezzo-soprano Tina Šilc and the Telemann Ensemble, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid, in Madrid, Spain
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  • 12 December 2013
    A cultural and literary evening with Slovene actor Boris Cavazza and the author of his biographical novel Vesna Milek, organised by the Študentska založba Publishing House and supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid and the Slovenian Book Agency, at Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, Spain
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  • 3 October to 17 November 2013
    +386 Impressions, an exhibition of Slovene contemporary graphic art curated by Breda Škrjanec (International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana), featuring works by Stripburger (Strip Core), Katja Skušek and Nataša Skušek (Zlato stegno), Vesna Drnovšek, Tanja Lažetić, Tomaž Tomažin, Sašo Sedlaček, Marija Mojca Pungerčar, Svetlana Jakimovska Rodić, and Varl Petra, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid at Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid, Spain
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  • 27 September to 29 September 2013
    Soprano Sabina Cvilak sings Benjamin Britten´s War Requiem with the Spanish National Orchestra, RTV España Choir, and Escolanía de Segovia, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid, at National Music Auditorium in Madrid, Spain
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  • 26 September 2013
    A screening of the documentary film Jože Toporišič, a Lone Traveller Through Rough Times, produced by Televizija Slovenija, at the European Day of Languages, coorganised by the Centre for Slovene as a Second/Foreign Language and the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid, at Alliance Française in Madrid, Spain
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  • 20 June 2013
    Organ concert with Dalibor Miklavčič, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid, at Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofia Madrid in Madrid, Spain
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  • 6 June to 26 July 2013
    Dos miradas sobre Venecia, an exhibition of photographs by Primož Bizjak, and The Beautiful Cliché by Renato d´Agostin, organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid and the Italian Institute of Culture Madrid, at Palacio de Abrantes in Madrid, Spain
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  • 12 May to 22 September 2013
    Don Quijote de La Mancha, an exhibition of illustrations by Nikolaj Pirnat, organised by Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid, at Centro de Interpretación de Universos de Cervantes in Alcalá de Henares, Spain
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  • 25 April 2013
    A literary evening with Tomaž Šalamun organised by the Študentska založba Publishing House, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid at Fundación Centro de Poesía José Hierro in Getafe, Spain
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  • 24 April to 25 April 2013
    Slovene literary evening with Tomaž Šalamun, Marko Sosič, and Mojca Kumerdej, organised by the Študentska založba Publishing House and in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid in Getafe, Valencia, Spain
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  • 23 April 2013
    Slovene literary evening with Tomaž Šalamun, Marko Sosič and Mojca Kumerdej organised by the Študentska založba Publishing House, Círculo de Bellas Artes in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid at Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, Spain
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  • 22 April to 5 May 2013
    Don Quijote de La Mancha, an exhibition of illustrations by Nikolaj Pirnat, co-organised by Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid at Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, Spain
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  • 25 April to 13 December 2012
    Don Quijote de La Mancha illustrations by Nikolaj Pirnat, co-organised by Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid in Ciudad Real, El Toboso, Esquivias, Quintanar de la Orden, Toledo, Tomelloso, Spain
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  • 29 June 2011
    Aleš Šteger presents his novel Berlin, published in Spanish by Editorial Pretextos, organised by Triglav Cultural Society and the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid at Circulo de bellas artes, Madrid in Madrid, Spain
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The Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid was opened in 1993 as an official representative body of the Slovene Government to the Kingdom of Spain. It provides consular assistance and promotes bilateral political, economic and cultural relations between Slovenia and Spain. The Slovenian Embassy in Madrid is also accredited for Andora, Cuba and Algeria.

The Consulate General of the Republic of Slovenia in Barcelona was opened in 1995 to enhance the development of economic, cultural and tourism relations between the Catalan region and Slovenia. In 2015, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs opened two consulates, in Sevilla (Andalusia), and another one in San Sebastián (Basque Country).

Cultural cooperation

EUNIC Spain

In 2013, the Slovene Embassy in Madrid expanded its cultural cooperation and became a member of the EUNIC Spain. The first joint project was the celebration of the European Day of Languages which offered a short Slovenian language course, a screening of the documentary on Jože Toporišič's work, and book-crossing including works of Slovene contemporary authors and many other language-based activities. The Embassy has since then participated in all editions of the celebration of the European Day of Languages and is actively involved in the strategic planning and event organisation of the cluster.

Literature

Within the group EUNIC Spain and under the auspices of the Representation of European Commission in Madrid, the Embassy of Slovenia participated in the project "European Literature on Wednesdays"(2014) with a presentation of the book Necropolis by Boris Pahor at the National Library of Spain in Madrid.

Since 2011, the Embassy has hosted some of the Slovenian poets and writers such as Aleš Šteger, Marko Sosič, Mojca Kumerdej, Tomaž Šalamun and Vesna Milek together with the actor Boris Cavazza at the literary evenings at Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid.

In 2016, the Embassy organised, in collaboration with the Basque Language Institute, a literary event with authors Jana Putrle Srdič and Juan Kruz Igerabide, hosted by the Slovenian translator Barbara Pregelj, who was at the time participating in a project under auspices of the European Capital of Culture, Donostia–San Sebastian 2016.

Music

The celebration of the 20th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between the Republic of Slovenia and the Kingdom of Spain took place in October 2012 at the Royal Palace in Madrid, where the Slovenian organist Dalibor Miklavčič displayed his musicianship on the Baroque organ dated from 1778. In June 2013 Miklavčič offered another organ concert at the prestigious Auditorio Sony at Queen Sofia's Music Academy in Madrid.

Exhibitions

The successful exhibition of Nikolaj Pirnat's illustrations from the first Slovenian translation of Don Quixote (1935–1937) has since 2012 been held at venues such as Pedro Almodovar's Art School in Ciudad Real, Regional Library of Toledo, Cervantes Festival in Esquivias, Cervantes's home town Alcalá de Henares at Centro Los Universos de Cervantes, the University of Cuenca, Fundación Euro-Árabe in Granada, the State Museum House of Cervantes in Valladolid, the Cajasol Foundation in Seville, the Representation of the European Commission in Madrid, and the Complutense University in Madrid.

The Slovenian artists, painter Cveto Marsič, and photographer Primož Bizjak have often been invited to present their works at famous art galleries in Madrid. The Slovene Embassy organised Bizjak's exhibition Difesa di Venezia at the Italian Institute of Culture in Madrid in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in 2013. In 2014, Cveto Marsič was the invited artist at the Valencian Institute of Contemporary Arts IVAM.

Film

The 62nd edition of the International Film Festival San Sebastián included two Slovenian films, Bread and Milk by Jan Cvitkovič (2001) and Suburbs by Vinko Möderndorfer (2004) in the section Thematic retrospective: Eastern Promises. In 2015, the film Family Film by the young Slovenian director Olmo Omerzu was included in the section of New Directors.

The film Dual, directed by Nejc Gazvoda (Perfo Production), was presented at the LGBT film festival Fire!!, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Madrid, at the French Institute in Barcelona, Spain in July 2014.


Language courses

A Slovenian language assistantship has been established at the University of Granada, offering regular Slovenian language courses to domestic and foreign (Erasmus+) students. Since 2015, a regular course of Slovenian language is offered by the Centre for Modern Languages of the Complutense University in Madrid.


Slovenian culture in Granada

In April 2014, the Embassy of Slovenia supported the project "A Month of Slovene Culture in Granada", which included the exhibition of illustrations Don Quijote de La Mancha by Nikolaj Pirnat, a concert by the Slovenian violinist Klara Gomboc, a literary evening with Mojca Kumerdej (co-organised by the Beletrina Publishing Institute) and screenings of films The Alexandrians, Spare Parts (Vertigo/Emotionfilm), and Rooster's Breakfast (Arsmedia). In 2016, a Week of Slovenian Language was organised to further promote the Slovenian language and culture in Granada.


Heritage

The joint nomination of the mining sites Idrija (Slovenia) and Almadén (Spain) was listed in June 2012 in the UNESCO World Heritage of Mercury. The sites bear testimony to the intercontinental trade in mercury which generated important exchanges within Europe over the centuries. They represent the two largest mercury mines in the world, operational until recent times. See also Mercury mining heritage in Slovenia.

See also

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