Spain Honors Genís Matabosch with Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts 2021

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Spain Honors Genís Matabosch with Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts 2021

Genís Matabosch, circus historian, collector, president of the Circus Arts Foundation in Spain, and founder of the Golden Elephant Circus Festival in Girona, has been honored with the Gold Medal for Merit by Spain’s Ministry of Culture.
At the proposal of the Minister of Culture and Sports, Miquel Octavi Iceta i Llorens, Spain’s Council of Ministers has approved awarding 2021’s Gold Medals of Merit in Fine Arts to circus activist Genís Matabosch and 30 other artists and personalities. This award recognizes people and entities who have distinguished themselves in the field of artistic and cultural creation; in the notable service they’ve provided toward the promotion, development, or dissemination of art and culture; or in their efforts to conserve Spain’s artistic heritage. Next to Matabosch, names such as Javier Bardem, Icíar Bollain, Paloma San Basilio, Amaral, Ana Locking, Ian Gibson, and Jaume Plensa appear on the year’s list of 31 recipients. As president of the Circus Arts Foundation, Genís Matabosch advocates for...
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