«Them and Us» 2018 activities programme
We continue with the program of parallel activities of the exhibition «Them and Us» with more conferences, round tables, screenings, mediation actions with public-speakers and educational workshops to enjoy with family until the end of the year , as well as competitions to promote the creativity of the youngest people based on critical and reflective perspectives, in collaboration with different entities and leading figures from the local, national and international context.
All the activities arise from the research process produced through the transversality and the network work of the museum team, focusing on the dynamics, peculiarities and advances that have been promoted in relation to the interaction between non-human animals and humans.
- December 11, 7.00 pm
Activation of the exhibition in the showroom
Room floor 0. Free entry activity
Participants: Vesna Mímica and the director of Es Baluard, Nekane Aramburu
The visit will consist of a tour commented by the artist and Chilean activist Vesna Mímica with Nekane Aramburu, in order to highlight different aspects of the selection of works that are part of the curatorial proposal, and which aims at the end, analyze the relationship between human and non-human animals.
- December 12, 7pm
Round table about legislation on abuse and animal welfare
Auditori. Free entry activity
Participants: Manuel Molina, lawyer of the Asociación Balear de Abogados de Derechos de Animales (ABADA); the director of AnimaNaturalis Spain, Aïda Gascón; deputy of the Balearic parliament, Carlos Saura; Olga Coego, vice president of Baldea and María Jesús Campos Barciela, judge, as a moderator of debat.
To what extent does the law contemplate the abandonment of animals, the sale between individuals or the spectacles that involve the exercise of violence over them? What kind of penalties do these practices involve?
Are laws reflecting social change and raising awareness about animal life? In an autonomous community like the Balearic, a pioneer in legislation (law of bloodless bulls, sentences against abuse…) we must continue to reflect on all issues that affect animal protection.
- December 27, 6pm
Screening of «Okja» (2017)
Free entry activity
Mija is a girl who lives on a farm in Gangwon, on a remote mountain in South Korea. There he takes care of a giant sow, Okja. Everything will change when the big multinational Mirando Corporation that ambitions to turn it into meat, try to take the mascot to New York. Mija will come to your rescue and get help from environmentalists who are against the plans of the company.
- Day: January 10, 2019
Round table: Conversation about Menorcan horses: between art and the ecosystem
Time: 7.00 p.m.
Space: Can Saura. Carrer del Santíssim, 2 07760, Ciutadella de Menorca
A meeting based on the exhibition «Them and Us» to discuss some issues of the relationship between humans and non-human animals, ways of thinking and dialogues that in this case take the Menorcan horses as a starting point between tradition and modernity. In this conversation they will participate: the cultural manager Mariona Fernández, responsible for Talleres Islados, the artist Virginia Torrego and a representative of the Associació dels Criadors i Propietaris de Cavalls Menorquins along with Nekane Aramburu, director of Es Baluard and curator of the currently shows up in the museum.
- Day: January 24, 2019
Round table: About antispecisms and feminisms
Time: 7.00 p.m.
Sexism and speculation are forms of discrimination manifested in oppressive patterns of hierarchy and domination. Morally it has been considered that the ability to suffer and enjoy the lives of human and non-human animals are the same. Therefore, the feminist struggle for equality and against discrimination is also, necessarily, antispecialist. Participants: Ruth Toledano, animal rights activist, editor of the blog El Caballo de Nietzsche, in eldiario.es and creator and promoter of Animal Capital, art, culture and animalism project; the journalist Carmen Buades, among others.
- Day: 1, 2, and 3 February 2019
Photography workshop: «Exploring the sky: The paths of endless search» with Juan del Junco
Time: 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 5.00 pm. to 7.00 pm.
Space: Auditori and practical exit
Payment activity with inscription € 50 (with 10% discount for Members of the museum)
The workshop is formulated through an artistic practice, in a variable time, resorting to the strategies linked to the work of Juan del Junco, artist present in the Permanent Collection of Es Baluard: the approach to the natural world, the paradox between science and emotion, experience in the landscape and formal processes linked to the archive and conceptual art.
- October 20, 27 and 10, 17, November 24, 2018, 11 am.
Moc la cua, estic content!! (I move the tail, I’m happy!)
Workshop for families with children from 3 to 5 years old.
Activity in collaboration with S’Hort Vell. Pre-booking.
Price: 1€ per child.
Do you want to know about Jazz and Na Nuss and learn how to communicate with them? Come to participate in this workshop where, from the visit to the exhibition and the dynamics that will be proposed by the professionals of the S’Hort Vell canine intervention unit, we will learn that there are many different ways of communication, both human as animals.
- December 1, 15, 2018 and January 12, 19, 2019, 11.30 p.m.
El Mediterrani ens dona vida (the Mediterranean give us life)
Workshop for families with children from 6 to 12 years old.
In collaboration with Palma Aquarium.
Pre-booking. Price: 1€ per child.
The sea is present in our day to day life. With this activity linked to the exhibition and by the professionals of Palma Aquarium, we will learn about its secrets and learn how important is to conserve and protect it.
- As of November 15
IV Photography competition for young people Es Baluard
In collaboration with Photo Ruano Pro
We propose you to participate in the new edition of this contest, aimed at all young people, from 13 to 17 years old, who have made photography an element more in your daily life. The subject of the photographs is Them and you, alluding to the temporary exhibition of the museum. In them it is intended that the participants show their relationship with the animal world, and will value the critical sense and responsibility on the subject.
- Every Friday from 11.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
Mediation actions in the room with the public in the exhibition hall.
- From December 12 to December 16.
Informative point of associations for life of animals.
Intermedi. Access from the exhibition hall «Them and Us»
As of December 12, a group of pro-animal associations will be in the Intermedi with different points of information and dissemination of their actions during the museum’s regular hours (Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 8 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm).
Among the organizations and collaborators are Baldea, SOS Animal, S’hort Vell, Sonrisa Animal (con Luis Bovino), Animaerea, Nieves Martín, Associació Animalista Llucmajor, Centro Canino Internacional, Assaib and Colonia Tramuntana.