The “Pamplona/Irónico Tupacitac Meetings” will become biennial and will be held from 3 to 13 October 2024.

Their existence has been confirmed by “global cultural authorities” such as the writer Asli Erdogan or the philosopher Boris Groys and others.

Pamplona, ​​November 14 (Europa Press) –

The “Pamplona Meetings 2024 / Iruñeko Topaketak 2024” has become an international biennale of culture, art and thought with a central program to be held in Pamplona from 3 to 13 October 2024.

Sponsored by the Government of Navarra and organized by the Baluarte Foundation in collaboration with the La Caixa Foundation, the Pamplona Meetings 2024/Irónico Tubatakec 2024 represents “a milestone in the development of the first international biennale of culture, art and thought” in Navarra “from the positive impact and significant repercussions generated by the Pamplona Meetings 72-22 Irónico Tubatakec” .

“What was born as a celebration of the 50th anniversary of an event that attracted great figures of the avant-garde to the capital of Navarre was a confirmation that “there is a need among citizens for time and space to think and, moreover, to do so,” noted the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Government of Navarre, Rebeca Esnaola. Personally and collectively it generates shared feelings and enthusiasm for knowledge and debate.”

This, coupled with “the repercussions and good reception not only in Navarra, but also at the national and international level of the initiative,” led to the maintenance of the Pamplona/Irónico Tutakitac meetings and “the promotion of some of the characteristics and actions” of the initiative. 2022 edition but it is already “an independent biennale that looks to the future by thinking about the present” and “seeks to encourage encounters with great thinkers, thinkers and creators as a catalyst for dialogue and critical thinking.”

The central program of the Pamplona Meetings 2024/Erónico Tupacitac 2024 will be held from 3 to 13 October 2024 and will bring together “key” figures from the field of culture, arts and thought in the different fields in which it is proposed. program.

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It will have the Navarra Convention Center and the Ballroom, Baluarte, as its main venue, although cultural and artistic activities will also be expanded to other spaces and public spaces and speakers will be able to dialogue with groups and citizens.

Central programme

The program is curated by thinker and writer Ramón Andrés and is organized into nine thematic blocks: the twenty-first century, the philosophy of positioning the self; In the Beginning Were the Hands (Reflections on Technology); Literature without turning a new page; The Trees We Have Left (thoughts about the environment); We all come from very far away; Feminist Mirror; Live from art; Cinema inside and music in all directions.

Among some of the issues that will be addressed are populism, society, nature and machines, the relationship between art and science, reforestation and the city or ecofeminism, among many others.

Some confirmed names are: Pascal Coignard, one of the most distinguished writers and creator of The Last Kingdom; Turkish writer and poet Asli Erdogan, currently exiled in Germany, physicist, dancer and human rights activist, author of The Stone Building and Le Silence même n’est plus à toi; Neurobiologist and botanist Stefano Mancuso, famous in his specialty and promoter of nature conservation, author of books such as The Vegetarian Future, Tree Tribe and Sensitivity and Intelligence in the Vegetable World; Monica Bello, Arts Director at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), researches the links between art and technology and the relationship between artists and particle physicists; Joan Jonas, a pioneer in performance and video art; Antoine D’Agata, filmmaker and photographer of radical expression, member of the Magnum Agency and author of a book on Francis Bacon, and, with Jonathan Littell, of Un endroit The Last is Uncomfortable; Eva Lutz, National Fine Arts Award-winning artist; and composers Georg Friedrich Haas and Lisa Lim.

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Key thinkers from the fields of political philosophy, art and feminism will also participate in the biennial. Names such as Boris Groys, philosopher, art critic and media theorist, whose titles include The Philosophy of Care; Roberto Esposito, European philosopher and co-founder of the European Political Lexicon Research Centre, and author of A Powerful Philosophical Project; The young philosopher Maria Luciana Cadahia, expert in Western philosophical traditions and author of The Magic Circle of the State: Feminism, Populism and Antagonism; technology and individualism thinker Gerald Rönnig; and anthropologist and engineer Yayo Herrero, environmentalist and social activist.

In addition, an “expanded” program is in the works that “allows us to communicate, experiment and reflect on the themes proposed through artistic expression.”

Coexistence program with the Navarre Association

With the aim of the meetings being “generators of dialogue and critical thinking in a way that is sustainable over time and with impact throughout Navarra”, a program of coexistence with the Navarra community in the educational, artistic, scientific and cultural fields will be developed.

This program will take shape in actions before the Biennale, where the School of Encounters will be launched targeting students from educational centers in Navarre to work on the broad outlines of thought and culture that will be addressed at the Biennale through artistic workshops that integrate experimentation. Thought and cross-disciplinary, and through cooperation with UPNA to offer summer courses targeting students and citizens in general before the Biennale.

Likewise, meetings will be promoted between persons invited to the meetings, international leaders from different fields of thought, and specific sectors of Navarrese society in the educational, artistic, cultural and scientific fields during the days in which the Pamplona meetings are held. Iruñeko Topatakek 2024. The travel of the program’s artistic proposals to cultural spaces in Navarra will also be promoted.

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After the activities, it is planned to carry out newly created works based on the ideas and themes developed at the meetings of Pamplona 2024 / Irónico Topacitac 2024. In addition, after the meetings, a literary report will be carried out that will be embodied in a publication with records and reflections on what happened there. Both initiatives will be developed throughout 2025.

Alliances

One of the goals of the Pamplona 2024/Erónico Tupacitac 2024 meetings is “to continue weaving alliances with cultural institutions and agents in Navarra and at the national level.”

Thus, in addition to the main collaborator, Fundación la Caixa, there is a “mutual will” to collaborate with the Pamplona City Council, the Public University of Navarra and other cultural entities in the community, such as CACH (Huart Center for Contemporary Art). the Oteiza Museum and the Higher Technical School of Architecture of the University of Navarra, among others, and with two state cultural reference centers such as the CCCB (Center for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona) and the Condidoque Center for Contemporary Culture (Madrid).

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