Curator: Borja Crespo
Witches have evolved as an iconic figure over time, without losing one hint of their unquestionable attraction and aesthetic. The myth of the powerful sorceress, whether good or evil, necromancer or healer, disturbing or inspiring, enigmatic and eccentric, always fantastical, forms part of our popular culture. There are hundreds of stories and legends which have fed into horror and fantasy literature and film, dark music and other artistic disciplines catering for ceremonial works that leave no one unmoved.
The exhibition Bruixes – Sorginak – Brujas. Illustrated Witches' Sabbath brings together 24 female conjurers with their origins in comics, design and illustration, brought together to express their essence to the full in fiction, as the protagonists of our dreams and nightmares. The almost ritualistic display features images laden with magic and phantasmagoria, created specifically for the delight and enjoyment of this colourful and festive pandemonium.
Sara Bea, Carla Berrocal, Natacha Bustos, Olga de Castro, Genie Espinosa, Mabel Esteban, Ana Galvañ, Higinia Garay, Nadia Hafid, Irene Márquez, Susanna Martín, Mermelada de Sesos, Raquel Meyers, Miriam Persand, Ana Oncina, Laura Pérez, Mireia Pérez, Ane Pikaza, Sara Soler, Clara Soriano, Josune Urrutia, Sandra Uve, Teresa Valero, Roberta Vázquez
Activities Hall of the Municipal Library
San Jeronimo kalea
October 27 – November 12
from Monday to Friday: 17:00 – 20:00
weekends and holidays: 11:00 – 14:00 / 17:00 – 20:00
Curators: Daniel Aguilar & Tomoo Haraguchi
Horror, science fiction and fantasy. Kaijus, yokais, ghosts, vampires and beings from outer space. Before the explosion of Japanese animated cinema, which ripped through the world like wildfire until arriving at its current situation, and of what is known today as J-Horror, a vast number of Japanese films were produced using real images.
All of this cinema rendered highly imaginative posters greatly appreciated today. The Aguilar-Haraguchi Collection (one of the biggest in the world, collected by the writer and specialist in Japanese cinema Daniel Aguilar and the moviemaker and special effects makeup artist Tomoo Haraguchi) includes posters, press guides, photographs, pressbooks and all sorts of advertising material impossible to find today which can be seen at the Okendo Kultur Etxea, together with examples of Haraguchi's work as a creator of fantasy creatures.
October 16 / 19:30 / Okendo K. E.
Kaidan. Strange Stories of Japanese Ghosts (2023). Yves Montmayeur. France. 95 min
Okendo K. E.
Nafarra etorbidea 7
September 14 – November 4
from Monday to Friday: 10:00 – 14:00 / 16:00 – 20:30
Saturdays: 10:00 – 14:00 / 16:30 – 20:00
October 29 and November 1: 11:00 – 14:00 / 17:00 – 20:00
Curator: Jorge Madejón
Year of our Lord, 1611. Lapurdi, French Basque Country. Elvira de Goitie, wife, and mother of a small child, is accused of witchcraft and brought before Pierre de Rosteguy, Lord of Lancre, a despot who controls the region, perpetrating all manner of cruel abuses against the local population. And so begins the story and struggle for freedom of this female character amid a world entirely dominated by men.
Gregorio Muro Harriet (San Sebastian, 1954)
Author of comics, screenwriter, and film and TV director. In 1978 he began writing comics in the magazine Ipurbeltz. In 1981 he released his first works in France through such publishing houses as Glénat, Dargaud and Les Humanoïdes Associés: Justin Hiriart (5 volumes), La marca de la bruja (5 volumes), Las aventuras de Ion y Mirka (2 volumes), Sudor de sol (5 volumes) and Simon Besaluze (3 volumes). In 1990 he entered the audiovisual sphere as screenwriter on Juanba Berasategi's animated feature film Baleanerrak, since when he has worked on numerous productions. In 2015 he set up the publishing house Harriet Ediciones with the aim of reviving many past works and embarking on new titles.
Daniel Redondo (Bilbao, 1940)
He began his career writing comic strips for the Bruguera publishing house in Barcelona. On his return to the Basque Country he settled in San Sebastian, where he met Gregorio Muro, creating numerous short stories for a number of magazines, along with the series Las aventuras de Ion y Mirka and La marca de la bruja. Later, together with the French screenwriter Christian Perrissin, he drew various albums in the series La juventud de Barba Roja.
October 27 – November 18
from Monday to Friday: 10:00 – 20:30
Saturdays: 10:00 – 14:00 / 16:30 – 20:00