- Year: 2018 > 2019
X-radiograph of Edgar Degas’s “Arabesque over the Right Leg, Left Arm in Front" ©Fitzwilliam Museum
Ariketak: la segunda respiración is the new thematic focus that Tabakalera proposes for the 2018-2019 two-year period, in which it will create a programme that includes conferences, seminars, exhibitions and film and music seasons.
This new project, with a wide scope, will take as the starting point the concept of «exercise», in its most precise meaning: «all the procedures that contain, for the person engaging in them, the goal of improvement».
The dichotomies that have historically marked western thought are related to the division between physical exercise and mental exercise.
Based on such a multi-faceted idea, the aim is to open a reflection process about the concept of exercise that over the next two years will include a variety of points of view, voices and disciplines.
Gymnopédies brings together guests from various professional fields to enquire into everything which, in our time, is hidden beneath categories such as production, work and creativity. These notions—omnipresent in the most diverse speeches and businesses in the modern world—manage to go unnoticed because they are right before our eyes, just like Edgar Allan Poe's famous purloined letter.
The project is based on conversations, concerts and presentations about various initiatives and journeys. Using these, we will try to better understand how musicians, IT professionals, sportspeople, choreographers, surgeons and other professionals coordinate their resources to meet their goal of performing a task well.
Performances y representaciones10-11-2018
Presentaciones Conciertos Performances y representaciones09-11-2018
Figures from anthropology –both well-known and emerging– will offer public lectures and conferences to bring together students, professionals and anyone interested in learning about other realities, reflecting on their own reality, and speculating on what is to come.
Conferencias y seminarios30-10-2018
Conferencias y seminarios23-10-2018
Starting out from the problems inherent to modern society, this programme uses different tools to examine the role of gesture, including a cinematographic study of the slapstick phenomenon and a look at how the martial arts of the East are culturally translated.
The 'Ariketak: la segunda respiración' project will start with 'The great conversation', an intense debate open to all members of the public.