The creative prose of J. V. Foix

At the Ona bookstore in Barcelone, the poet and literary critic Ricard Mirabete will give a workshop on the creative prose of J. V. Foix</ strong>, in which, among others, he will deal with the prose poem, memorial prose, surrealism and the contact between art and poetry.

Place: Llibreria Ona, Gran de Gràcia, 217, Barcelona
Date and time: February 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Next Sunday, February 13, at the Centre Experimental de les Arts de Vallgrassa, the video «Les dites dels dits» (J. V. Foix ha dit) will be screened in the Carles Hac Mor room. The video is performed by Ester Xargay, with the voice of J. V. Foix and the fingers of Carles Hac Mor.

Likewise, the painting exhibitions by Glòria Izquierdo, photography, Susana Gutiérrez and the work of Rosa Grau will be inaugurated. The exhibitions can be visited until March 20.

Days and hours: From January 16 to March 20, 2022, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Place: Centre Experimental de les Arts de Vallgrassa, ctra. del Ratpenat a la Plana Novella, Km 6,5 Begues

In the book Miró i els poetes catalans Vicenç Altaió explores the collaboration between the painter and nine Catalan poets, including J. V. Foix. In addition to analyzing the shared work between Miró and the different authors, Altaió focuses on the human relationship they maintained. At the end of 2021, five years after the publication of the book in large format, Univers Art publishes a paperback edition.

«L’aventura del llenguatge. Miró i els poetes catalans», by Cesca Castellví Llavina in TempsdelesArts.

Here you can read the Joan Burdeus’s interview with Vicenç Altaió published in Núvol.

In the blog negritasycursivas, dedicated to books and publishing history, Josep Mengual, a professor with extensive knowledge of editorial tasks, consecrates the last post of 2021 to JV Foix and the enigma surrounding the publication date of Sol, i de dol , one of the best known books of the poet.
Published in L’Amic de les Arts in 1947, the imprint reads 1936. A trick to avoid censorship or were the poems written «in 1913, 1916, 1918-1923 and in 1927»?
Here you can read it.

Merry Christmas by J. V. Foix

Henri Matisse… i tot en Vós. Tants de cors, i una Mare;
I Un sol infant entre tots; i a l’estiba
De tants de reis, Una corona viva;
Un Arbre al cim, brogent, que res no assola,
I ombra la llar de tots quan l’Hora arriba,
I en astres, fars i esguards, Una llum sola.

El Port de la Selva, Nadal de 1949

This 2021 the Fundació J. V. Foix in collaboration with Edicions 62 publishes the book Allò que no diu La Vanguardia by J. V. Foix, which appeared in 1970 and includes the same three parts of the first edition plus a supplement that contains seventeen «Telegrames» and three «Desviacions», and three «Fets diversos» collected for the first time.
This book demonstrates the singular approximation of journalism and poetry that characterizes an important part of J. V. Foix‘s work.

This year Ibercamera wants to dedicate the Christmas concert to J. V. Foix with the Hungarian Radio Orchestra who will perform The Creation, by Hadyn, conducted by János Kovács, master of the classical repertoire and with Choir Madrigal, directed by Pere-Lluís Biosca and Mireia Barrera as preparing director.
Joan Manuel Serrat will recite «És quan dormo que hi veig clar», by J. V. Foix.

Day: December 13 at 8:00 p.m.
Place: L’auditori: carrer de Lepant, 150. Barcelona

«Surrealismo en zapatillas»

Arielli SerpaThis is the title of the letter that J. V. Foix sent the editor of Destino in which he complained about an article appeared in the previous issue of the magazine due to the journalist’s vision of his relationship with surrealism.

In the September issue of the journal Quimera, Professor Laureano Bonet publishes the article «J. V. Foix y la descomposición del realismo: un texto olvidado», in which Foix’s letter is reproduced.

Here you can read the article.

Jordi Tolosa transforms the immateriality of the words of J. V. Foix dedicated to Salvat-Papasseit with the alchemical material of iron.
The exhibition, by Fina Duran, Jesús Galdón and Martina Morittu, opens on November 4 at 7:00 p.m. at La Factoria Cultural de Terrassa with the show «Paraula viva», by Neus Borrell and Mireia de Querol.

Place: La Factoria cultural de Terrassa. Rambla d’Ègara, 340.
Days: from November 4 2021 to January 23 2022

In 1933 J. V. Foix participated, in Dubrovnik, in the International Congress of the PEN Club, chaired by H. G. Wells, and voted against a collective motion of no confidence in the anti-cultural activity of the Hitler government.
From June 2 to 18 of that same year, he published some “Notes de viatge” in La Publicitat.

Here you can read the article by Jordi Nopca, appeared in Ara newspaper of 10.10.2021.