The Gaudí & Barcelona Club presents the II Gaudí Prizes of Poetry and Short Narrative 2004

Architecture, literature, music and painting for the
II Gaudí Prizes Gaudí of Poetry and Short Narrative 2004

  • More than 60 artists from all over the world participated in this second edition literary competition
  • The presentation of the prizes took place in the “Círculo del Liceo”

Barcelona, May 20th 2004.- Last May 19th the association Gaudí & Barcelona Club and the Sagrada Familia Temple Building Committee awarded the Gaudí Prizes of Poetry and Short Narrative 2004. The ceremony was celebrated in the “Círculo del Liceo” of Barcelona and was attended by about 140 people.

Participants included The United Kingdom, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Vietnam, El Salvador, France, Mexico, Holland, Peru, United States, Spain … More than 60 artists from all over the world participated in this second edition Gaudí literary competition. The international flavour of the event was again reflected in the prizes awarded to such artists from Madrid, Barcelona, Sant Boi, Valladolid, Cordoba and The United Kingdom.

During the ceremony’s presentation, Joan-Jordi Bergós, president of the Sagrada Familia Temple Building Committee, emphasised how the ongoing efforts of the Gaudí & Barcelona Club has helped to share with the world the life and work of the genius Gaudí. Bergós, one of the judges, was quite satisfied with the results of the competition but added that the high quality of the large number of works presented in Catalan, Spanish and English made it difficult for the judges to choose the winners.

Other members of the jury included Josep Maria Garrut, director of the House-Museum Gaudí of Park Güell; Joan Bassegoda, conservator of the Real Cátedra Gaudí; Joaquim Calvo, president of the Círculo del Liceo; Ana María Férrin, journalist and biographer of the architect; Teresa Martínez, member of the Sagrada Familia Temple Building Committee and Fabià Matas, director of the “Área de Relaciones Externas” of the Committee; Juan Miguel Muñoz Corbalán, professor of the Department of History of Art at the University of Barcelona; Juan Francisco Jiménez, poet and deputy director of the magazine “Lateral”; Eduard Solé, president of the Gaudí & Barcelona Club.

An afternoon of architecture, music, literature and painting
Following the philosophy of the modernist artists who stood up for the “arte total”, the Gaudí & Barcelona Club wished to pay homage to Gaudí’s contemporaries. They organised a ceremony in which many artistic disciplines were represented. The guests gathered at 7 PM in the ceremony hall of the “Círculo del Liceo” and enjoyed the conference of Joan Bassegoda about “Gaudí and the Liceo”. They also listened to a guitar concert by virtuoso Manuel González and a reading of the winning poems of the prize. Finally they visited the facilities of the Círculo, a authentic museum of arts with works including the modernist paintings of Ramon Casas dedicated to the “Liceu Theatre”.

Winners of the II Gaudí Prize of Poetry and Short Narrative 2004:

First poetry prize: Maria Rosa Andorra Llargués, for “La tortuga”.
First short narrative prize: Esther Simón Ayuso, for “Más allá de los sueños”.
Second poetry prize: Eumelia Sanz Vaca, for “Memorial del Gran Gaudí”.
Second short narrative prize: Montserrat Escartín i Gual, for “Geometria reglada”.
Third poetry prize: Lluís Gassó i Carbonell, for “Oda al gran arquitecte Antoni Gaudí”.
Third short narrative prize: Marc Carol Fontcuberta, for “La història de l’Ernest”.
Honourable mention of poetry: Álvaro Morales Rodríguez, for “Antoni Gaudí, el arquitecto de la Gloria”.
Honourable mention of short narrative: Stephen W. Coffin, for “Gaudí, the Gardener

Organizers of the II Gaudí Prize of Poetry and Short Narrative 2004:

Círculo del Liceo


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