Graciela Iturbide, Pieter Hugo and Paula Bonet head the bill for the Twenty-nine Thirteen Encounter

Valencian artist Paula Bonet.

Valencian artist Paula Bonet.

The Encounter of Photography and Visual Arts of Lanzarote, Twenty-nine Thirteen, celebrates these days (from November 8 to 13) the sixth edition of this program of activities related to photography and audiovisual production as vehicles of expression where you can enjoy conferences, exhibitions, workshops, screenings, book presentations and a photobook meeting.

Eight artists make up the poster of the event sponsored by the Cabildo de Lanzarote:

  • The Mexican Graciela Iturbide he’s been behind his camera for half a century. Honorary Doctorate in Photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2008; and Doctor honoris causa of Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2009, he has received the most prestigious international awards such as the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Foundation Award, 1987, or the Hasselblad Award, 2008, among many others. Driven by curiosity, an accomplice of her models, with natural light and spontaneity, this artist manages to turn everyday life into poetry.

  • The South African Pieter Hugo, World Press Photo Award for Portraits (2005), has collaborated in publications such as The New Yorker, Zeit magazine, Le Monde and The New York Times Magazine. In his photography, he explores marginalized communities, people who live on the periphery of society. His photographic work is located mainly in the neighboring African continent, analyzing the consequences of decolonization, tradition and modernity.

  • The latest creative project of the artist and writer Paula Bonet, The eel, speaks temperately about gender inequality. The work of the Valencian creator is based on personal experiences and reflections on the meaning of being a woman

  • Documentary photographer and lawyer specialized in human rights, Judith Prat has documented the war in Yemen, the violence of Boko Haram in Nigeria and the lives of the Syrian refugee population. Her work challenges and has a strong gender perspective.

  • Rubén H. Bermúdez He is a photographer, teacher and co-founder of the collective ConcienciaAfro. His film We all like the banana, triple winner at the Documenta Madrid film festival, is an intimate, warm and choral self-portrait of the Afro-descendant community in Spain. It will be screened for free at the Buñuel Hall of the CIC, El Almacén, on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 November.
  • Julian Baron He left his job as an industrial engineer to join the Blank Paper photography collective in Madrid. His first book, CENSURE (2011), received the honorable mention at the First PhotoBook Award, Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation. In his work, he investigates the Spanish socio-political context and questions official speeches through images.
  • Rocío Quillahuaman does fanarts and animation. He has exhibited his drawings of friends and celebrities in Madrid and Barcelona. His videos, full of sharp criticism and a sense of humor, have earned him 166,000 Instagram users. Are you a collaborator of Yorokobu and APM?
  • Canarian photographer and audiovisual producer installed in Madrid, the work of Derek Pedros reflects on how to inhabit the space with complete freedom, mixing movement and dance with the use of architectural spaces.

In addition, Twenty-nine Thirteen will organize four workshops of different levels, aimed at creatives and the general population:

  • Peripheral narratives with Pieter Hugo

  • Bad country. Volcanic desktop publishing workshop with Julián Barón (thanks to a collaboration with the Ars Magna association)

  • Copy and error! with Rubén H. Bermúdez and Movimiento y Espacio

  • Dance and architecture with Derek Pedros.

What do we understand by peripheries?

The theme that will backbone the sixth Twenty-nine Thirteen will be the peripheries, in the broadest sense of the concept. How does a person who lives in social marginalization communicate? Why have bullying, racism or suicide been (and still are sometimes) forgotten stories? What criteria do we use to assess more or less a profession? What does it mean to live in an outermost territory? And in a neighborhood far from the center? Does living far from cultural epicenters have any advantage? What’s the point of networking and dialogue? How can we connect with the entire social fabric of Lanzarote?

From this collective research, various activities will be born in this visual arts meeting: informative exhibitions aimed at children, outdoor exhibitions that will invite debate or the creation of a mural that will give visibility to women who have remained permanently on the outskirts of Lanzarote. .

An accessible event

Registered people will have at their disposal, upon request, a sign language interpretation service and assistance for people with reduced mobility.

This cultural project is organized by the Cultural Association Veintinueve Trece and financed by the Culture area of ​​the Cabildo de Lanzarote, the Government of the Canary Islands, the Secretary of State for Tourism, the Culture area of ​​the Arrecife City Council and the Youth area of ​​the City Council of Arrecife.

All the information about the 6th Visual Arts Meeting of Lanzarote, Veintinueve Trece, will be available on the official website of the event and on its channels of Instagram, Facebook and Twitter


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