Visual arts and architecture programme

Eduardo Arroyo

Triptych: Art, literature and theatre

Eduardo Arroyo
Eduardo Arroyo sculpture

Eduardo Arroyo is one of the most internationally recognized artists of contemporary Spain. Representative of the New Figuration, but radically unique, his concerns have led to an astonishing multidisciplinary career in which he has explored painting, sculpture, illustration, writing and theater and opera scenography. An exhibition, which will open on September 10 at the Torreón del Lozoya in Segovia, will accompany throughout the festival a series of talks about his work in three fundamental fields: art, literature and the stage.

Venue and date: Torreón de Lozoya-Fundación Caja Segovia from 10 September to 30 October

Launch: 10 September from 12:30

Opening hours: Thursday 20 September to Sunday 23 September from 12:00 to 14:00 and from 18:00 to 21:00. Tuesday to Friday from 18:00 to 21:00. Saturday to Sunday from 12:00 to 14:00 and from 18:00 to 21:00. Monday closed.

Produced by: AC/E Acción Cultural Española

Coorganised with: AC/E Acción Cultural Española and Torreón de Lozoya–Museo Fundación Caja Segovia

Curator: Fabienne di Rocco

Eduardo Arroyo sculpture
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Ricardo Teles


Ricardo Teles – Lemanja
Ricardo Teles – Bumbameuboi

Enchanted is a project in process in which has been embarked more than 10 years Ricardo Teles, Brazilian photojournalist laureate with awards such as the Sony Awards in Travel category, awarded by the World Press Organization or the New Holland photojournalism.

The Enchanted Exhibition gathers moments of festivities and traditions from different geographical areas of Brazil, such as Bahia, Maranhão, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, photographing different cultural and religious celebrations that share the link with their Roots, the mixture of festivity, sorrow and the memory of slavery, intangible footprint in the collective memory of Brazil.

The title of the exhibition, is the name given in Maranhão when a xamã (Pai of Saint, spiritualist) incorporates, lends its body, to a spiritual entity. The base of the Enchanted exhibition is the heritage of African culture that penetrates everywhere in Brazil, a very diverse country, and that diversity is the basis of Brazilian identity. In Brazil, cultural differences are celebrated, and many times cultural mixes are produced that you don't know where they come from.

Venue and date: Palacio Quintanar from 10 September to 30 September

Opening: 10 September from 11am

Timetable: Tuesday from 5pm to 9pm. Wednesday to Saturday from 11am to 2pm and from 5pm to 9pm. Sunday from 11am to 2pm. Monday closed.

Coorganised with: Brazil Embassy in Spain and Fundación Cultural Hispano-Brasileña

In collaboration with: Palacio Quintanar, Junta de Castilla y León

Ricardo Teles – Bita
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Coexistence in Europe: Past, Present and Future

Velvet Revolution

EUNIC Spain, Network of European Cultural Institutes, presents for the first time in Segovia four exhibitions that show and, at the same time, question the concept of coexistence in Europe, a concept that is the unifying thread of CASA EUNIC.

CASA EUNIC / Palacio Quintanar will host during the HAY Festival Segovia, a unique exhibition that traces the history of Europe from the photographs of Prague Spring (Czech Center of Madrid) to the urban expressions of the British Spoken word, passing by the daily snapshots in the German Democratic Republic of the German photographer Harald Hauswald (Goethe-Institut Madrid), and the portraits of the daily life of the Gipsy minority in 11 different countries, mainly in Eastern Europe, by Tomasz Tomaszewski (Polish Institute of Culture in Madrid).

This project is undoubtedly a revealing example that despite the diversity of contexts and historical moments, Europeans are characterized by a constant reflection on how to live and coexist accepting realities and cultures different from their own.

Venue and date: Palacio Quintanar from 10 September to 30 September

Opening: 10 September from 11:00

Timetable: Tuesday from 17:00 to 21:00. Wednesday to Saturday from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 21:00. Sunday from 11:00 to 14:00. Monday Closed

Coorganised with: EUNIC España with British Council, Centro Checo Madrid, Goethe-Institut Madrid and Instituto Polaco de Cultura Madrid

In collaboration with: Palacio Quintanar, Junta de Castilla y León

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Sísifo confuso (‘Sisyphus confused’)

The works and days of Francisco Leiro

The Sísifo confuso project, curated by Aser Álvarez, is an exhibition about the daily experience of the artist Leiro (Cambados, 1957). The challenge was to approach Leiro's work in the Leiro style. Without quackery aesthetics or romantic idolatry. Works and days. The physical and mental conditions of creation: sketches, designs, materials, tools, logistics and working hours. and leisure situations related to the process: walks, conversations, music, contemplation of the work of other artists. With a circular structure, in the space: Cambados – Madrid – New York, and in the time: Autumn-spring-winter-summer. These photos are a sample of three years of follow-up of the creative process. The rest must be seen. As Leiro himself says: "I've talked too much."

Venue and date: La Alhóndiga from 10 September to 30 September

Opening: 10 September at 11:00

Timetable: Tuesday to Friday from 18:00 to 21:00. Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 to 14:00 and from 18:00 to 21:00. Monday closed

Coorganised with: Arraianos Pro and Ayuntamiento de Segovia

Architecture for the people

Arquitectura para las personas
Espacio Danés

The exhibition Architecture for the people invites you to discover a series of projects developed by Danish architects that create architecture for people with a strong focus on environmental, economic and social sustainability.

Through images and texts, the exhibition presents different examples of how Danish architecture creates spaces in which people feel safe, spaces that generate new opportunities and stimulate diversity.

The Danish Architecture Center has produced the exhibition at the request of the Ministries of Culture and Foreign Affairs of Denmark and takes its starting point in Denmark's strategy of new architectural policy, published in 2014 under the name Priority for the people, focused on reinforcing the architectural experience of citizens and their participation in democratic processes.

Architecture Studios as Cubo Arkitekter, Arkitektfirmaet Nord, SNE Architects, Bjarke Ingels Group, Superflex, Dorte Mandrup, NORD Architects Copenhagen,  Christensen & Co., Force4, C.F. Moller Architects, Henning Larsen Architects, 3XN, Arkitema Architects, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architecs, SLA, DISSING+WEITLING architecture, Gehl Architects, Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects, EFFEKT, COBE & TRANSFORM, ADEPT.

Venue and date: Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos Jcyl of Segovia from 10 September to 30 September

Opening: 10 September from 12:00

Timetable: Thursday 21, from 5pm to 8pm; Friday 22, from 12pm to 2pm and from 5pm to 8pm; Saturday 23, from 12pm to 2pm and from 5am to 7pm

Coorganised with: Danish Embassy in Spain, Danish Architecture Center, Ministries of Culture and Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Castilla y León (COACYLE Segovia)

Espacio Danés
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Kate Daudy

Refugee tent installation: Dignity and hope for refugees

Kate Daudy Am I My Brother's Keeper?
Kate Daudy The Tent, detail

Kate Daudy is a British artist who lives and works in London. Her work is inspired by the ancient Chinese literary tradition of writing poems in all kind of objects.

The tent is part of an artistic project, a reflection on the ideas of home and identity, entitled "Am I the guardian of my brother?".

The artist had the opportunity to visit the Za'atari and Azraq refugee camps in Jordan in 2016 and talk to the refugees. The tent is a gift from UNHCR to Daudy and comes from the Za'atari camp. Impressed by the situation, and the strength and courage she found in the people she met, Daudy offered to serve as a way, through her work, to reproduce the messages they wanted to communicate. On the canvas of the tent she wrote part of them, accompanied by articles of the Convention on the Status of Refugees of 1951 and rugs and rosettes made by refugees (which she placed representing a "tree of hope").

With this work, Kate Daudy has tried to create a direct connection between the refugees and the rest of the world. It proposes, through the messages of hope of refugees, a reflection on our life and the need and importance of enjoying what we are.

Venue and date: Real Casa de la Moneda from 21 September to 23 September

Opening: 21 September from 12:30

Timetable: Monday to Friday from 16:30 to 21:30. Saturday 22 September from 11:00 to 20:00. Sunday 23 September from 11:00 to 14:00

Coorganised with: AIDA

In collaboration with: ACNUR, Real Casa de la Moneda, Creative Centre IE University

Kate Daudy The Tent
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