Hay Festival Segovia 2023

Hay Festival Segovia 2023 will run September 14-17. There will also be some events in the run up to the festival.

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Event 3

Opening of the exhibition by Clara Carvajal

The Displaced Hive

Venue: Capilla del Museo Esteban Vicente
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La Colmena Desplazada is a tableau of 25 pieces carved in wood and stamped on paper that Clara Carvajal began during a stay in Weimar (Germany) in 2021. It addresses the aspirational need of man in his search for new destination and the overcrowding of these, and presents three of the ways in which this overcrowding occurs: the mass tourism of climbers on Mount Everest, the new space race between big tycoons’ private companies, and the waves of immigrants, who risk their lives trying to reach frontiers as desirable as they are inaccessible. Her altarpiece of narrative scenes showcases a link to other traditional human escape routes through religion and mythological iconography.

Madrid-born, with a degree in Fine Arts from Madrid’s Complutense University, Blake College and Heatherley School of Art (London) Carvajal is a multi-prize-winning artist who has given numerous national and international exhibitions. The exhibition will be opened by Ana Doldán, director-curator of the Esteban Vicente Museum, Javier Gila, president of the Aida ONG, and Sheila Cremaschi, director of Hay Festival Segovia and one of Forbes’ 75 Latin Women to Follow in 2024.

Event in Spanish

Free event up to capacity

Event 14

Clara Carvajal talks to Claudia Rodríguez-Ponga and Catalina Tejero

Art and Conscience

Venue: Capilla del Museo Esteban Vicente
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Does art really work as an instrument for raising awareness? In front of her work La Colmena Desplazada ('The Displaced Hive'), an altarpiece of 25 pieces carved in wood and printed on paper, the NGO AIDA presents the artist Clara Carvajal in conversation with IE University professor Claudia Rodríguez-Ponga, PhD Arts, and Catalina Tejero, Vice Dean of Arts and Humanities, IE University.

They will discuss the artistic process of the work as well as its message: a commentary on the human desire to seek and achieve new goals and challenges, and overcrowding in the forms of mass tourism of mountaineers on Mount Everest; the new space race in the private sphere; and the waves of immigrants who risk their lives trying to reach borders as desirable as they are inaccessible, and whose situation is of great concern to NGOs.

Event in Spanish

Price: €0.00 (EUR)

Event 39

Ana Prendes and Guillermo Solana with Ángel Cárdenas

CERN: Science and Art

Venue: IE University. Sala Capitular
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Science and art are disciplines that often take seemingly opposite paths. But each, in its own field, seeks to provide answers to society's most important questions. The European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN, an eminently scientific institution, is aware of the need to involve agents from across society’s spectrum, especially artists, so that both disciplines may learn from each other's research and output.

Ana Prendes, assistant curator of Arts at CERN, communicator and project manager at Science Gallery in London, will talk with Guillermo Solana, Spanish philosopher, doctor of Philosophy, professor of Aesthetics and Theory of the Arts at the Autonomous University of Madrid and artistic director of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid.

The event will be moderated by Ángel Cárdenas, expert manager in Latin America.

Event in Spanish

Price: €9.00 (EUR)

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