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 18 November

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

'The Wenceslas Square in Prague, on August 21 at 8 o'clock in the morning'
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Sísifo confuso (‘Sisyphus confused’)

The works and days of Francisco Leiro

Francisco Leiro
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: Wednesday 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 and Tuesday closed

Coorganised with: Arraianos Pro and Ayuntamiento de Segovia

Francisco Leiro
Segovia Cultura Habitada
Arraianos Producions

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

“Am I My Brother's Keeper?”

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. 

The tent is part of an artistic project which reflects on the ideas of Home and Identity, entitled "Am I My Brother's Keeper?".

The artist had the opportunity to visit several refugee camps in Europe and the Middle East in 2016 and 2017.  Daudy interviewed not only to the refugees, but everyone who is involved in the crisis, including doctors, aid workers and volunteers.  

Impressed by the dignity, the strength and courage she found in the people she met, Daudy offered to serve as a vehicle, through her work, to reproduce the messages they wanted to communicate. 

Daudy's piece intends to expose and discuss the undeniable link that exists between the refugees and the rest of us.  It suggests, through the messages of hope of refugees, a reflection on our lives and our own feelings of identity and belonging.  

The research conducted by Daudy has led to a series of new bodies of work including short films and podcasts.

The tent was a gift from Daudy to the UNHCR and has been travelling Europe for the past year.  

Venue and date: Real Casa de la Moneda from 10 September to 23 September

Opening: 10 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 and Junta de Castilla y León.

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

Kate Daudy
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Junta de Castilla y León

Miguel Panadero And Félix Valdivieso


Miguel Panadero Buen Rollo
Miguel Panadero De Una Vida En Otra Parte

Dibugrafías are 51 water colours by artist Miguel Panadero upon which the author José Félix Valdivieso has written a story. That is how Míster No (Mr No), Los esperadores (Those who wait), El hombre sin cabeza (The man without a head), among others came to life. Valdivieso began writing once Panadero had drawn them. “Many times, however, I told stories he did not draw. Could I have written these stories if he had brought me the opportunity through his paintings?”, asks Valdivieso.  Is there a well from which we take out stories. “What came first? The chicken or the egg?” The water colours will be exhibited in the Casa de La Lectura and some of the stories from the book will be narrated.

Venue and date: Biblioteca Municipal Casa de la Lectura from 10 September to 23 September.

Opening: 10 September from 11:00.

Timetable: Monday to Saturday from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 20:00. Sunday from 11:00 to 14:00.

Coorganised with: Ayuntamiento de Segovia.

Miguel Panadero Vivía En Una Interrogación
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Juan Garaizábal

Urban Memories

Juan Garaizábal Nackte Berliner Mauer
Juan Garaizábal Producing

Once again, the Hay Festival wants to dedicate a special space to sculpture in the orchard of Félix Ortiz.

Multifaceted creator, plastic artist, sculptor, engraver has experimented with video art and installations. His works, sculptural and light structures, recover missing architectural elements, are exhibited in the garden of Felix Ortiz. He uses own techniques from forged, carpentry, electricity and masonry. 

The opening, on Friday, September 21, begins with a concert of students from the Reina Sofía Music School in collaboration with the Prosegur Foundation and the Albéniz Foundation.In case of rain, the concert will be transferred at the same time, to the Real Casa de la Moneda.

Venue and date: Huerta de Félix Ortiz (calle Marqués de Villena), from 21 to 30 September.

Opening: 21 September at 18:00.

Timetable: from Saturday 22 September from 12:00 to 14:00 and from 18:00 to 20:00.

Coorganised with: Galería Álvaro Alcázar, Félix Ortiz, Ayuntamiento de Segovia, Fundación Prosegur, Fundación Albéniz, Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía and Real Casa de la Moneda.

Juan Garaizábal Vase Tuileries
Segovia Cultura Habitada, Galería Álvaro Alcázar
Fundación Prosegur, Fundación Albéniz
Real Casa de la Moneda y Fundacion Prosegur

Collective Sample Of Contemporary Design Furniture From The Netherlands

Piet Hein Eek chair
Ineke Hans chair

The exhibition brings together a cast of the most prestigious Dutch artists and designers that demonstrate the Dutch creativity that has broken molds over the years. They include works from among others: 

Piet Hein Eek. After graduation from the prestigious Eindhoven Design Academy in 1990, Piet Hein Eek gained recognition as the master of wood waste, a new way to practice marquetry. Collects pieces of discarded wood to create furniture, in very limited series, handcrafted rather than industrial. He prefers the imperfections of the salvaged wood than the impeccable pieces of mass production. 

Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, was a carpenter, designer and one of the most important architects of Holland. He designed the Zig-Zag chair and started the van Gogh Museum project in Amsterdam, designed a retrospective exhibition on the De Stijl movement in Amsterdam, Venice, New York. 

Ineke Hans, his work can be found in museum collections such as Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam, Victoria and Albert Museum London, Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, The Art Institute in Chicago. 

Droog created by Gijs Bakker and design historian Renny Ramakers. He has received numerous international awards. 

Nicolas Dings, his sculptures are often three-dimensional collages that combine, for example, terrazzo with elements in bronze and steel.

Venue and date: Capilla Museo Esteban Vicente from 21 to 23 September.

Opening: 21 September at 19:45.

Timetable: Tuesday to Friday from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 19:00. Saturday from 11:00 to 20:00. Sunday from 11:00 to 15:00.

Coorganized with: The Netherlands Embassy in Spain.

In collaboration with: Capilla Museo Esteban Vicente, Diputación de Segovia.

Curator: Elizabeth Grüninger.

Reino de los Países Bajos, Holland Pioneers in International Business, Diputación de Segovia, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente y Aleia Roses

Juan Garaizábal 

Puerta de San Martín Restoration

Simulation of the Garaizabal sculpture at Puerta de San Martin
Detailed plan of the Puerta de San Martin project by Garaizabal

Hay Festival Segovia 2018 is delighted to showcase an ambitious urban project by the sculptor Juan Garaizábal: recovering the memory of the Puerta de San Martín, and incorporating it into work developed around the world by Garaizábal in what the artist has defined as Urban Memories.  

The Puerta de San Martín was one of the five original gates of the City Wall of Segovia and was the main entrance to the historic city site until its demolition in 1883. The disappearance of the door – which was double with two completely separate arches – was especially significant because of its value and historical significance. In front of it, the City Council received the monarchs who visited Segovia and offered them the keys of the city on a silver tray. The Catholic Monarchs passed through it to sign the “Concordia of Segovia” on 15 January 1475.

With his project, Garaizábal aims to recreate the architectural element of the arches, with sculpture at the exact site of the original gate to this World Heritage City.

Venue and date: Puerta de San Martín from 10 September to 23 September.

Launch: 10 September from 11am.

Access: Open air event.

Coorganised with: Ayuntamiento de Segovia, Galería Álvaro Alcázar and Ayuntamiento de Segovia

Garaizabal plan for the Puerta de San Martin, Segovia
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