Donostia-San Sebastian. The street exhibit “Basque Way" continues through Friday in the center of San Sebastian in front of the Koldo Mitxelena Building and the post office, behind the Cathedral. The exhibit that was inaugurated in Vitoria, has also traveled through Bilbao to end its tour on July 30th, the eve of San Ignazio, organized by the public entity Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), the Delegation of the Spanish Government in the Basque Country and the provincial governments of Araba, Bizkaia and Gipuzkoa.
Twelve cubes make up the exhibition. Each one tells a story of a place, including places on the American continent where the Basques walked and left their mark. The photographs are by photographer David Quintas, who took them on trips that he took from one end of the continent to the other between 2003 and 2019. The texts are by journalist and writer Martín Ibarrola, written in a hybrid style between journalism and literature. Arantxa Cordero is the curator of the exhibition.
Here are the titles and contents of the 12 cubes:
- Saddle Island. The mystery of the red tiles (Canada)
- The Biscayne Jai-Alai Fronton. The hurricane that created the myth (USA)
- Bay of Pigs. The King of the Slavers (Cuba)
- The University of Havana. The Lehendakari’s spies (Cuba)
- Headquarters of the Guipuzcoan Company. Pirates who trafficked in forbidden books (Venezuela)
- Iguazu Falls. The madman with the wheelbarrow died in a colorful house (Argentina)
- Puerto Madero. Le premier tango à Paris (Argentina)
- The port of Valparaíso. Escape by boat with Pablo Neruda (Chile)
- The Church of San Francisco de Lima. The Adventures of a Quarrelsome Nun (Peru)
- Anza 's Trail. A duel in Comanche territory (Mexico, USA)
- The Ogarrio tunnel. The man who dreamed of a silver town (Mexico)
- Newfoundland. In search of the ice whales (Quebec, Canada)
-You can take a virtual visit of the exhibit here (in Basque, Spanish, French or English)