We deliver here for our readers the fourth final synthesis, about the good, the bad (obituary) and the ugly of the arts and the world of entertainment that was published throughout this 2022 in the virtual section of Culture, by the news agency Apro and the magazine “Proceso” by our web portal.
French Annie Ernaux wins the Nobel Prize for Literature. Eduardo Soto-Millán premieres two psaltery works in Querétaro. Catalan Joan Manuel Serrat says goodbye in the Zócalo. To the Catalan Josep M. Fradera, the 50th Anagrama Essay Award for “Before anti-imperialism.” One million 100 thousand people attend the Fil del Zócalo.
The Bad (Obituary)
They died: the poet David Huerta, at 72 years of age. The Argentine writer Noé Jitrik. Fernando González Gortázar, prolific architect and appreciated artist, at 79 years of age. Aguascalientes writer Alejandro Sandoval. Actor Robbie Coltrane, Hagrid from “Harry Potter”, in Scotland. María Salud Ramírez, the grandmother who inspired Disney to make Mama Coco, at 109 years old. The Haitian singer Mikaben in full Parisian concert. The painter Francisco Castro Leñero. Rock and roll pioneer, Jerry Lee Lewis, “The Killer”, at 87 years of age.
Maca Carriedo, a collaborator of Adela Micha, reveals that she suffered sexual harassment from the writer Sergio Zurita. Two extras from the movie “Wedding Night”, starring Osvaldo Benavides, drowned on Majahual beach, Oaxaca. Molotov clashes with the Chilean band Les Miserables in full concert. Elena Poniatowska charges against AMLO: “He has not done anything that we expected for culture.” Rapper and actor Kaalan Walker is sentenced for rape in Los Angeles Superior Court. The lower section of the mural “Sol de fuego” (1953-1954) by the artist Jorge Best, in the SCOP Center of CDMX, is vandalized with aerosols. Climate activists throw daddy’s mash into Monet’s painting in Germany. After a protest for rape at CCH Sur, UNAM reproaches the Siqueiros mural in the Rectory for vandalization. Adidas breaks his agreement with Kanye West over anti-Semitic statements.
At the Palacio de Bellas Artes, the National Theater Company (CNT) celebrates 50 years of foundation. Doctorate Honoris Causa from UNAM to filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. The pianist Héctor Infanzón celebrates 45 years of experience. Miguel Sabido presents his Digital Museum. Venezuelan poet Rafael Cadenas receives the Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 2022 award. Carlos Fuentes Award to writer Margo Glantz. Chilean-born singer-songwriter Mon Laferte receives a naturalization letter that makes her a Mexican citizen. The poet, narrator, essayist and promoter of arts and culture Gabriel Trujillo Muñoz enters the Mexican Academy of Language (AML) as a corresponding academic in Mexicali.
The Bad (Obituary)
Rapper Takeoff, a member of Migos, for a shooting in Houston; the Mexican writer Patricia Laurent Kullick; the Brazilian singer of “Los dulces bárbaros” Gal Costa, at 77; the Cuban actor and comedian based in Mexico Jorge Zamora Montalvo, alias “Zamorita”; Christine MacVie, songwriter and vocalist with the Fleetwood Mac ensemble; the singer-songwriter of “Yolanda” Pablo Milanés; the singer and actress Irene Cara, at 63; American singer and actor Aaron Carter, at 34.
A person threw red paint at the work “The Clown” by Toulouse-Lautrec at the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin, and activists sprayed a painting by the painter Gustav Klimt with black liquid at the Leopold Museum in Vienna, to denounce that “the new wells of oil and gas are a death sentence for humanity”. The actor Joaquín Cosío, who gives life to “El Cochiloco”, attacks President López Obrador, the Secretary of Culture and the Mexican Institute of Cinematography, after the announcement of the suspension of the Ariel.
Carlos Pellicer Poetry Award to Mauricio Montiel Figueiras (Guadalajara, 1968) from Jalisco, also a cultural manager and translator. The National Association of Broadcasters of Mexico awards the Golden Microphone to journalist Roberto Ponce, coordinator of Shows for the magazine “Proceso”. The poet Eduardo Langagne, Sinaloa National Literature Award and the Colima Narrative Fine Arts 2022 to Ruy Sánchez. The Festival of the huapango arribeño and the culture of the Sierra Gorda starts in Xichú.
The Bad (Obituary)
The painter Rafael Cauduro, the French writer Dominique Lapierre, the actress Kristie Alley, the actor Héctor Bonilla, Doctor Fanátik, the saxophonist husband of Lila Dows, Paul R. Cohen, have died; Giovanna Lara, former director of Bandamax; set designer Alejandro Luna and salsa singer Lalo Roríguez (“Devórame otra vez”).
Users of social networks denounce that Ticketmaster staff prevented them from accessing the Azteca Stadium for the Bad Bunny concert, because their tickets were fake or cloned. The Chihuahua International Festival, which year after year presented theatre, dance, music, literature and cinema, and the Ciudad Juárez Book Fair, are eliminated. Tory Lanez, Canadian rapper who shot singer Megan Thee Stallion in California, found guilty. The best soccer player in the world, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, “Pelé”, also called “El rey”, who sang and recorded an album with Ellis Regina.
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2002: The good, the bad and the ugly (Fourth Part)