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Much More May presents its poster for the X edition and the Festival's training program (16/04/2019)

With the slogan "The face of the other, Art and hospitality" the Festival of Emerging Art Much More May, Cartagena, has presented the poster of what will be its X Edition, and the program of the Festival's Training Laboratory, which includes the actions formative and debate that constitute one of the stable sections of the festival.

The poster is the work of the artist and designer Juan Fargo and is a conceptual look on the subject of borders, the welcome and the cracks that open up in refugee politics.

The festival takes place in Cartagena from May 10 to 21 and has as reference spaces for its proposals both the center of the city and the six popular neighborhoods that have participated in the previous editions (Barrio de la Concepción, Santa Lucía, Barriada Virgen of the Charity, District of Peral-Jose Maria Lapuerta, San Antón and the Dolores).

The Councilor for Culture, David Martínez Noguera, stressed that Mucho Más Mayo remains faithful to its commitment to address from art the problems and concerns of our time, so in this tenth edition has chosen a fundamental issue in the future of our societies, as is the future of the idea of ​​hospitality, to which not only the traditions of our Mediterranean societies, which have always welcomed those who came from outside out of necessity, but also the international commitments and treaties signed by our country, respond that regulate them.

Since the so-called "refugee crisis" of 2015, the world of art and culture has shown a special sensitivity to the new situations created and to the rejection or hardening of reception policies that have been seen throughout most of Europe.

Now Much More May wants to serve as platform and space of reflection for some of these artistic productions.

In this year's edition, various associations and NGOs working with refugees or migrants collaborate, such as Accem, Proyecto Abraham, Amnesty International, Cepaim, La Botica del Libro, Rascasa, Al Raso, the Federation of Neighborhood Associations of Cartagena and Region, among many others, to which the councils of Youth, Equality, Sports, and Social Services (in addition to Culture), the Popular University or the Refugium project of the University of Murcia are added.

In the 2018 edition, up to 800 people participated in its program of events, with thousands of attendees to more than 100 events scheduled.

As in previous years, the festival includes a sample of shorts (Short Week), a mural program (One Urban Wordl), a concert (Mucha Más Música), a Performing Arts section, a program aimed at educational centers (Arte al Center), and a program for each of the participating neighborhoods.

The Training Laboratory, which was also presented on Tuesday, April 16 and coordinated by the artist Loa Nieto, includes four workshops, a round table and various conferences.

This didactic-educational proposal becomes a section where critical knowledge, learning, experimentation and the different points of view to which current art is exposed can be found.

Among the workshops we have:

- A Public Art workshop, in three groups (from April 29 to May 6) that will allow, from a creative approach, to know from a historical and practical point of view different manifestations of public art, in addition an art project will be developed public that could be accommodated in a framework such as the one provided by the Much More May festival.

No prior knowledge is necessary.

The workshop is organized by Cristina Navarro and the Popular University, and counts with the participation of Eva Cagigal, Sara Serrano, Pedro Guirao.

It is free upon registration on the Popular University website.

-A workshop (participatory artistic action) with Isidro López-Aparicio, on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 May, with the title "Beacons in the Mare Nostrum, sending objects crossing borders".

In this workshop participants will reflect on what objects, messages, food, instruments ... they want to include different beacons thinking about the other.

These beacons will be launched into the sea and will be tracked via satellite using a GPS locator.

-Two dance workshops: one of family dance, Contakids, on Sunday, May 12, which was already carried out with great success the previous year, which is a non-hierarchical and non-verbal class that promotes communication among the participants through the game , movement and physical contact, and that is taught by Chussa Alcaraz.

And a Contemporary Dance Workshop, EYAS Dance Project, on May 19, given by Carlos González & Seth Buckley, which focuses on movement research through improvisation based on complex patterns, layers of information and total body awareness.

The Training Laboratory program is completed with the collaboration with Cartagena Piensa (Cartagena Piensa en Mucho Más Mayo) through a round table on Thursday May 9 in the Ceremonial Hall of the Palace on Art and Politics from migratory contexts, in the who participate Isidro López-Aparicio, Daniela Ortiz, Aurora Alcaide Ramírez and Elena Azzedín.

There will also be a series of conferences-colloquium with thinkers of great relevance that are held at the Cultural Center of the Cajamurcia Foundation (Palacio Pedreño), all with free admission, and which are:

-THE ISLAMOPHÓBICO DANGER AND INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY, by the philosopher and writer Santiago Alba Rico, presented by Pilar Garrido.

It will be Friday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m.

-THE AESTHETIC AS POLICE OF THE TIME, by Ignacio Castro Rey, philosopher, writer and film critic, presented by Luis González-Adalid.

Wednesday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m.

-HOSPITALITY AND BARBARIE.

EUROPE BEFORE THE NEW ULISES, by Javier de Lucas, Professor of Philosophy of Law and Political Philosophy, presented by Natalia Moraes.

Thursday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m.

-DIASPORAS, EXPULSIONES Y ESTIGMAS: LOS PARIAS DEL SIGLO XXI, by María José Guerra Palmero, Professor of Philosophy and Gender Studies at the University of La Laguna, presented by Antonio Campillo.

Monday, May 20, at 7:30 p.m.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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