Hay Festival Segovia opens with a tour of the visual arts exhibitions curated for the Festival (which will occupy the most iconic locations in the town during September), in a popular admission-free celebration throughout the whole day. The meeting point is the Tourist Office (Santa Columba), next to Segovia’s aqueduct, for a live performance by Ricardo Cárdenas involving the installation of his aluminium structure called ‘Cloud’ in a public space.
The Palacio Quintanar then opens its doors to show a selection of video art curated by Kate Cox about fashion and sustainability, brought by the British Council (more information here), and a photography exhibition, ‘The Faces of Time’, by Ricardo Martín, curated by Elvira Lindo.
At 5pm the Casa de la Moneda launches the exhibition ‘Trafalgar: The Journey’ by Daniel Parra, which provides a new perspective on one of the most important events in history.
At 7.45pm, ‘Pictorial Expanding Intervention’ will launch at Plaza San Martín; an exhibition by Alberto Reguera, a well-known international artist from Segovia whose works are included in collections around the world. He will carry out a live, pictorial performance of one of his three-dimensional abstract landscape paintings. While the performance is taking place, audiences will witness a dialogue between music and art, accompanied on the piano by Jorge Nava, star of the 2019 Maria Canals International Piano Competition. Once the performance has concluded, Alberto Reguera will talk to journalist and writer Aurelio Martín about influences on his art, especially the landscape of Castile. For more information visit hayfestival.com/segovia/visual-arts.
The event finale takes place at 9.15pm, with ‘Poets in the Square’. National Poetry Award winner Ángela Segovia and Antonio Lucas, LOEWE Poetry Award winner, talk to journalist Jesús Ruiz Mantilla. For more information visit hayfestival.com/segovia/education.
In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to the Alhóndiga. The start time will remain the same.
Annie Leibovitz Photo ©: Ricardo Martín
Alberto Reguera Photo ©: Nerea Serrano
Jorge Nava Photo ©: Michal
Designer Emilio Gil, winner of the Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts 2015, and photographer Eugenio Recuenco started working together in 2018 with the 365º exhibition, a unique artistic endeavour, a joint effort rich in content and an enormously appealing mise en scène. The artists will talk about the relationship between photography and graphic design – artistic forms that complement each other. From illustrated magazines to photo books, Gil and Recuenco will talk about both disciplines and their historical journey.Photo ©: TAU Design