Inside City



Date: 15 September - 18 December 2022


Inside City

[in Rural Galaxy]

Ciudad Adentro is a new type of exhibition that explores the relationships between ideas and people, spaces and times, proposing creative links and intuitions that lead us into the experience of the city, in a context of questioning and replacement or dissolution of models of power between generations, classes and genders, between the inner city and the inner countryside, and in a post-pandemic dystopian scenario that characterizes the so-called Rural Galaxy of the techno-city.

Ciudad Adentro also implies a tour of three biographies. Following the symbolism of the number 3, as Dante Alighieri did in his Divine Comedy, we begin this journey into the city supported by the exemplary trajectories of three magisters, a philosopher, a musician and a writer, who, as guides/gurus/sherpas, They lead into the city. They are Javier Echeverría (Pamplona, ​​Navarra, 1948), Llorenç Barber (Aielo de Malferit, Valencia, 1948) and Noni Benegas (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1947). Our goal is to synthesize their paths of knowledge into concepts and perceptions that help discover the meaning of essential questions, where do we come from? Where are we going?

In a transversal way, these ideas or paths of knowledge proposed by our three sherpas will be "revealed/recreated/illuminated" by 12 illustrators who translate these concepts into images, as the stained glass masters did in medieval cathedrals. Not in vain, our experience of the rural galaxy has something of a return to the Middle Ages.

In social innovation, artists, creators and thinkers can and should be factors of dissonance that serve to discover new interrelationships and links in the processes of coexistence, creation and interpersonal development. Along with the concepts explored by our guides, the exhibition is accompanied by a selection of visual poems by Noni Benegas; of the sound installation by Llorenç Barber, Sambori/Rayuela together with some of his visual scores, and books, interviews, and time stamps that, as a biopic, reflect and collect these exemplary trajectories.

José Tono Martínez is the curator of this exhibition. He studied social anthropology and received a doctorate in philosophy. He co-founded La Luna de Madrid and directed it between 1985 and 1987. He has been director of cultural centers, foundations and museums. Writer and essayist, he collaborates with Keys of Practical Reason and Revista de Occidente. Among his recent police stations, Carteles para un Camino (2019-22), Consejo Jacobeo / BNE / MCyD; Hassan Fathy/Hannah Collins (2021-22), Casa Árabe; Pablo Pérez-Mínguez, CAM/El Águila Regional Archive (2022). Among his books, He who hurts from afar, Huerga, 2015; Children of Thunder. Myths and symbols. Evohe, 2015; The King of Ramnagar. Polybea. 2017; The Fourth Seal. Polybea. 2020. The Ring of Gyges. The heterodox pilgrimages through Santiago. Evohe, 2021.

Design: PeiPe Works (and formalized concepts): Llorenç Barber, Noni Benegas and Javier Echeverría Illustrations: Juan Berrio, José Domingo, Irati Fernández Gabarain, Elena Ibáñez, Pere Joan, Raquel Lagartos, Delius/María Delia Lozupone, Miguelanxo Prado, Pepa Prieto Puy, Rep/Miguel Repiso, Antonia Santolaya, Mikel Valverde Video, podcast and soundtrack: Javi Álvarez

November 16, 2022 Critical Thinking Symposium Ciudad Adentro in the Rural Galaxy Speakers: Llorenç Barber, Noni Benegas and Javier Echeverría + Lola S. Almendros, Andoni Alonso Puelles, Eurídice Cabañes, Adolfo Estalella, Amador Fernández Savater, Alfonso Galindo Hervás, Leire Iriarte Cerdán, Alejandro Martín Navarro, Angélica Velasco Sesma

Exposition 15.09 - 18.12.2022

Tuesday - Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Operations Courtyard, floor 2

Free entrance

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