Homo Urbanus Europeanus

Jean Marc Caracci por Héctor Martínez Sanz

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The Project “Homo Urbanus Europeanus” (HUE) is the fruit of 3 years of work and has already been exhibited in 31 European capitals. His author, the photographic artist Jean Marc Caracci, has covered the urban places of the European man in the same way that an archeologist searches for, digs up and tries to reconstruct the primitive spaces of the first humanoids. Nevertheless, neither vessels, spear heads nor rupestrian paintings are brought to light – maybe some graffiti and street painting – but spaces which are still present in front of the lens and of the human eye. This regards the “homo sapiens” who lives in geometrical spaces formed by rectilinear lines, parallels and angles which transform themselves into lights and shadows that may afterwards recreate them. This regards us, the Europeans.

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Between Eran Eisen and Us

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by Héctor Martínez Sanz

In 2000, Eran Eisen published his book of poems Between Us, a biographical versified essay on romantic experiences. I read several of these poems in Niram Art magazine (Nº15-16), 9 years after their publication. More than ever, I found precision of the expression and of the use of language. Eran Eisen exemplifies with his poetry the constant battle of the poem with the word, the struggle between emotion and reason. And it is not casual, as one is about to discover.

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Poetry Exhibition: Alan Brownjohn & a Contemporary Glance at the Poetic Works of Mihai Eminescu at Espacio Niram, Madrid

Alan Brownjohn at Espacio Niram

Alan Brownjohn at Espacio Niram

Friday, the 22nd of January of 2010, a bilingual poetry recital, in Spanish and English, of Alan Brownjohn’s poems will take place at Espacio Niram, Madrid, entitled “A Poetry Exhibition”. The poems will be recited by Alan Brownjohn himself, together with the Spanish poet Héctor Martínez Sanz and the Romanian poetess Ariadna Petri.  Brownjohn`s poems were translated into Spanish by Stella Moglan. The event is organized by the Poetry Circle “Reflejos” founded by Ariadna Petri, with the support of the Cultural Magazines Madrid en Marco and Niram Art.

Alan Brownjohn

Alan Brownjohn

Alan Brownjohn is a poet, translator, novelist, editor, and critic, born in London in 1931. He first came to prominence as a member of The Group in the late 1960s but seems closer in style to the Movement poets of the mid-1950s. Brownjohn emerges as postwar British society’s most accurate recorder and its most penetrating satirist. He brings a similar questioning intelligence to bear on personal relationships, winning an increasing reputation as a subtle and inventive love poet. His latest volume was publihsed in 2004, The Men Around Her Bed.

Alan Brownjohn & Mihai Eminescu at Espacio Niram, Madrid

Alan Brownjohn & Mihai Eminescu at Espacio Niram, Madrid

The Poetry Night will continue with an Encounter between Alan Brownjohn and Mihai Eminescu. The British poet will recite poems of the Romanian national poet Mihai Eminescu (1850-1889) and Horia Barna, director of the Romanian Cultural Institute in Madrid (ICR Madrid) will offer a presentation of Eminescu’s works. The poetic encounter will also benefit from the interventions of Héctor Martínes Sanz and Ariadna Petri, who will complete the contemporary glance at the poetic works of Mihai Eminescu from a poet’s perspective.