Here is the programme for Hay Festival Segovia 2017, we look forward to welcoming you soon
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Hector Monterrubio, Blanca García Sanz, Florencio Santos Galán, Fuencisla Valverde Abad, José Domingo Pardillos, Judith Pérez Mayo, Federico González Álvarez, Miguel Ángel Jiménez Galán, Guillermo Herrero
The Segovia Association of Booksellers provide a who’s who of the guests at this year’s Hay Festival Segovia 2017. The event will be introduced by Héctor Monterrubio, director of the Segovia Association of Booksellers and owner of Ícaro. Also participating will be representatives of the following Segovia bookshops: Antares, Diagonal, Punto y Línea, Intempestivos, Ícaro Segovia, Ícaro La Granja, Silver, Entre Libros, Cambra and Cervantes.
Four VIP passes will be lotteried during the event.
This workshop provides provides insight and understanding into how the Medici grand dukes of Florence used cultural commissions to celebrate their accomplishments and secure their dynasty’s future, leaving behind one of the most impressive cultural legacies in European history.
Lawyer and collector Juan Cambiaso is the vice president of the Association of Friends of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires and a former international patron of the Prado Museum. He talks with Guillermo de Osma, the curator of many major exhibitions over the last two decades and gallery owner, and Marina Chinchilla, Management Deputy Director of the Prado Museum about the legal aspects of art ownership. Presented by Ana Doldán de Cáceres, Director of Conservation of the Museo Esteban Vicente.
This documentary tells the story of the last survivor of the Surrealists. Carrington was a woman hungry for freedom, who escaped from a strict London upbringing to Paris the first step in an eventful life that took her from one continent to another, through historic events and artistic movements. All of this is reflected in dream-like fashion through painting, cinema and literature inspired by her stay at a psychiatric hospital in Santander. She eventually found a spiritual and creative kinship in Mexico, where she was interviewed for this documentary.
Length: 80 minutes.
Director: Javier Martín-Domínguez. 2012
Inspired by the Samuel Beckett and Italo Calvino, the sculptor Roberto Barni works on the idea of the human condition and presents mankind anonymously in enigmatic situations. His pieces, featuring figures seemingly lost or captured off-balance, will be displayed in the gardens of the Huerto de Félix Ortiz, where the opening will feature a lyrical concert by the Prosegur Foundation in collaboration with the Albéniz Foundation, played by students of the Reina Sofía Music School.
In the event of rain, the concert will be transferred to Casa de la Moneda at the same time.
Too Good to Waste seeks to question the validity of the current relationship between wood consumption and fashion. Contrary to popular perception, not all forests are disappearing. In fact, the vast American hardwood forest is a quickly expanding resource and the volume of its standing timber has more than doubled in the last 50 years.
A guided tour of the American Hardwood Export Council’s Too Good to Waste project, an interactive installation designed by Barcelona-based architect Benedetta Tagliabue, and crafted by furniture makers Benchmark.
A direct descendent of the Medici family, Lorenzo de’ Medici is a latter-day Renaissance man: the author of several books covering a range of topics, from the history of his descendants to novels, as well as a print and radio journalist. He is a regular contributor to European television and hosts a series of television documentaries about leading figures from history on German television. He talks to Guillermo Solana, art expert and Artistic Director of Madrid’s Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
Peruvian entrepreneur and major international collector Eduardo Hochschild, talks to Carlos Mas, Vice President of the IE Foundation and an expert in family businesses, about the relationship between artists and patrons in promoting and protecting the arts. The event is introduced by José Antonio García Belaunde, the Peruvian ambassador to Spain.
Focused specifically on Renaissance art from Florence, and in particular, works from the Medici collection, this workshop teaches framers how to identify the age of a picture frame and whether it is the original made for a specific painting.
The work of Colombian artist Doris Salcedo explores pain, trauma and loss, while creating space for individual and collective mourning. She has staged events and exhibitions in many of the world’s leading galleries and spaces. She talks to Spanish journalist and writer Jesús Ruiz Mantilla about her latest work, Palimpsesto, commissioned by Spain’s Reina Sofía Museum, which is in homage to migrants who have drowned while crossing the Mediterranean.