This morning the six winners of the ‘Premis Nacionals de Cultura 2019’ (National Cultural Awards) have been announced, among them four women.
It concerns publisher and literary translator French-Catalan Maria Bohigas (Victor Hugo, Albert Camus, Michel Houellebecq, Marguerite Duras), chef Carme Ruscalleda, composer and pianist Clara Peya (jazz, pop, chamber music), and art historian and ambassador of Catalan vanguard art in Catalunya Nord (Southern France) Josefina Matamoros (promotor of cultural projects in Perpignan and Cotlliure and director of the Musée d’art moderne in Céret).
In this 44th edition the Consell Nacional de la Cultura i les Arts (National Council of Culture and Art) that issues the awards, has based its decisions on ‘excellence and innovation, as well as a comprehensive vision of Catalan territory and an extensive representation of generations’.
At the same time it means a recognition of popular as well as vanguard culture, focussing especially on the fundamental role of women in Catalan culture.
The presentation of the awards will take place on 4 July in the Teatre L’Artesà of El Prat de Llobregat.