On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of J. V. Foix‘s death, the journalist Salvador Redó has published an article in Regió 7 newspaper where he writes about the poet’s roots in Manresa.

In the photograph you can see «the man of the giant’s mask» hung in the entrance of the cathedral.

See the article here.

The IX Catalan-Hungarian University Conference will be hold in Budapest on November the 9th. Among others, the UdL professor Joan Ramon Veny will present the paper «J. V. Foix: poetry at the service of the community.»

Here you can find the Conference programme.

© Giorgio di Chirico. Mistero e malinconia di una stradaA translation of J. V. Foix‘s «La vila» by the critic and translator theorist Lawrence Venuti has just appeared in the American magazine World Literature Today.

Here you can read the original text.

The Village

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of J. V. Foix‘s death, the exhibition «Fem llum al magatzem dels llibres», by Quim Domene, and the animated poems untitled «Desviacions», by Quim Domene and Norbe Fernández will be opened in Manresa.

The journalist Salvador Redó will talk about the relationship between the poet and Manresa.

Site: Biblioteca del Casino. Vestíbul
Dates: from October the 24th to November the 15th
Hours: Mondays from 4 pm to 8.30 pm, Tuesday to Friday from 10 amb to 8.30 pm and Saturdays from 11 am to 7 pm

Here you can download the flyer of «Desviacions».
Here you can download the flyer of «Fem llum al magatzem dels llibres»

As part of the 17th Festival Nacional de Poesia de Sant Cugat, the Llar d’Avis, in collaboration with the Fundació J. V. Foix, will dedicate the evening of October the 10th to J. V. Foix on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the poet’s death.

Site: Casal d’Avis de la Parròquia. c/ Valldoreix, 9. Sant Cugat
Day and hour: October the 10th at 6 pm.

Joan Ponç. Diàbolo

From October the 6th, the retrospective exhibition about Joan Ponç, curated by Pilar Parcerisas, presents the work and the figure of this painter, who was a friend of J. V. Foix‘s and made two artist books with him.

Site: Exhibitions Hall La Pedrera. Passeig de Gràcia, 92
Opening hours: From October the 6th to February the 4th, 2018
Mondays to Sundays, from 10 am to 8 pm

On December the 12th 1933, J. V. Foix published an article entitled «La llibertat de triar el propi destí» [The freedom of choosing one’s own destiny] in La Publicitat newspaper. The article finishes by saying, «Only the choice by everyone of one’s own destiny, and the choice, by everybody, of the destiny of the Community, will contribute to the elevation of the Country to the highest categories.»

You can read it here.

Xavier Duran has published the article «J. V. Foix, apassionat dels avions» on the Science page of the newspaper Ara. The article comments on the aesthetic, social and economic possibilities of planes according to J. V. Foix.

If you want to read the article, click here.

J. V. Foix at Torrents de Lladurs

On the night of August the 24th, as part of the Grand Tour –a guided walk open to everybody and shared by artists and writers– organised by Nau Côclea, after having gone down the Coll de Jou towards Solsona, the participants stopped at the Torrents where Moixic and Núria Terri recited some of the poems by J. V. Foix that are linked to the land of origin of J. V. Foix’s lineage.

Al diari El Punt Avui del 20 d’agost, Arnau Puig, teòric del grup artístic «Dau al Set», publica un article en què recupera l’article «Hematografia», que J. V. Foix va publicar a La Publicitat l’11 de gener de 1932, que podeu trobar aquí.

Llegiu l’article d’El Punt Avui aquí.