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Joana Vasconcelos

Joana Vasconcelos

Lisbon-based artist Joana Vasconcelos has had a year to remember, becoming the first woman to show her work at the Palace of Versailles and taking on what she described as “the most fascinating challenge” of an already remarkable career.

December 4th, 2012 | Posted in Iberians 2012 | Read More »

Bittersweet celebration for Basques a year after end of ETA’s violence

The Basque flag used by a matador during a bullfight in San Sebastián.

Gorka Landaburu has witnessed the brutality of the Basque Country’s troubles more closely than most. But his response is a lesson to those seeking a lasting peace in the region.

October 20th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog, Spain News | Read More »

Vasconcelos finds a Baroque home in Versailles

Wine Pavilion, by Joana Vasconcelos.

Fêted Portuguese artist returns to France, where she was born, with a major show.

July 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Culture, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Spain gets secular… with its Muslims

A Madrid school’s banning of the Islamic headscarf has drawn both support and opprobrium. But in a country with a large, newly arrived Muslim community, there needs to be a more considered response to the issue of religious expression.

April 27th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

La Roja steals France’s crown of dominance

Vicente del Bosque’s Spain are looking increasingly like world champions. But can they maintain this kind of form into the summer?

March 8th, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Morocco edges closer to Europe

As Granada hosts the EU-Morocco summit, a host of diplomatic, economic and political issues condition Europe’s relationship with the North African country.

March 5th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

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