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King Juan Carlos Chair CRISTINA PATO | Lecture and Performance: Transcending Disciplines: An Artist’s Journey to Cultural Sustainability

Thursday, September 26, 2019, 6:30 pm. Lecture and Performance: Transcending Disciplines: An Artist’s Journey to Cultural Sustainability Cristina Pato is the 2019 / 2020 King Juan Carlos Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization, NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center. In this lecture, Cristina Pato shares her artistic journey, forging a multifaceted career as an internationally acclaimed Galician bagpiper master, classical pianist, producer and educator. Without a precedent to follow, and in a world where “nobody needs a bagpiper,” Dr.

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CWS Series | Casagrande: Art, Poetry and Performance

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 7:00 pm. CREATIVE WRITING IN SPANISH: Casagrande: Art, Poetry and Performance. Participants: Santiago Barcaza, Cristóbal Bianchi, Julio Carrasco and Joaquín Prieto. Presented by Micaela Paredes. CASAGRANDE is a collective created in 1996 by the Chilean poets Santiago Barcaza, Cristóbal Bianchi, Julio Carrasco and Joaquín Prieto. Their actions, which periodically cross the boundaries between literature, art and performance, using unconventional strategies to rework historical memory with poetry, discussing contemporary conflicts and the recent past.

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CWS Series | Welcome Reading

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 7:00 pm. CREATIVE WRITING IN SPANISH: Casagrande: Art, Poetry and Performance. Introduced by Micaela Paredes. Participants: Daniela Trabuchi, Tamym Maulén, Arelis Uribe, Micaela Paredes, Germán Alcalde, Jorge Torres, Lucía Orellana, Carlos Vargas, Laura Galindo, Miguel Zamorano, Leni Flores. Sponsored by NYU MFA Creative Writing in Spanish Program. In Spanish / Reception to follow

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Introducing Dr. Cristina Pato, 2019-2020 King Juan Carlos Chair

Cristina Pato NYU King Juan Carlos Chair 2019-2020 The King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center is pleased to announce that Cristina Pato, Galician bagpiper, musician, writer, producer, and educator, will serve as King Juan Carlos Chair for the 2019-2020 academic year. Dr. Pato will be organizing and hosting a series of public events at the KJCC in the Fall of 2019. In the Spring of 2020, she will be teaching an interdisciplinary music and culture course titled “The Invisible Music of Northern Spain” during her teaching residency at NYU.

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VIDEO | Symposium | Critical University, Critical Dissonance: Pedagogies on Art & Violence in the Americas

Symposium: Critical University, Critical Dissonance: Pedagogies on Art & Violence in the Americas Organized by Prof. Marisa Belausteguigoitia, Spring 2019, Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations, NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center During two days this symposium analyzed the possibilities and limits of critical practices emanating from the university. How do universities reach out to address the social urgencies of today beyond the classroom walls? How might academics strive to work with stigmatized and marginalized “others,” rather than “on” them?

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Symposium | Critical University, Critical Dissidence

EVENT | CONFERENCE April 25, 2019 9:00 am - April 26, 2019 Venue: KJCC Auditorium // 53 Washington Square South, NYC Reception to Follow Symposium: Critical University, Critical Dissonance: Pedagogies on Art & Violence in the Americas Organized by Prof. Marisa Belausteguigoitia, Spring 2019, Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations, NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center This two-day symposium analyzes the possibilities and limits of critical practices emanating from the university.

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KJCC Poetry Series | Collective reading of the poem by María Mascheroni and Teresa Arijón "Hierba sobre el mundo castigado"

EVENT | READING Collective reading: “Hierba sobre el mundo castigado” by Argentinean poets María Mascheroni and Teresa Arijón Lectura del poema colectivo involuntario Hierba sobre el mundo castigado, compuesto por Teresa Arijón y María Mascheroni, quienes participarán de la lectura junto con los siguientes lectores: Eric Barenboim, Salomé Benalcázar, Mateo Guerrero, Laura LAbella, Camila Rivera y Lila Zemborain. Presenta: Lila Zemborain. IN SPANISH. April 24, 2019 7:00 pm Venue: KJCC Auditorium

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Dialogue | Human Rights Discourse: How to Remain Relevant

Dialogue: Human Rights Discourse: How to Remain Relevant A conversation between Guadalupe Marengo (Head of Global Human Rights Defenders Program, Amnesty international, UN representative and Marisa Belausteguigoitia (KJCC Spring 2019 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations) Are the attacks to our right to mobilize increasing? Do activists need to change tactics? Have they changed tactics? Is civic disobedience now more crucial than ever? These are a few of the questions that will be posed in the context of Amnesty International’s activism of close to six decades.

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Conference | HEALTH & SICKNESS: (G)HOSTS AND LIMINAL LIVES

NYU/Columbia University Graduate Conference | Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures We seek to bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars studying themes across the Spanish-speaking and Lusophone worlds to explore the topic of health and sickness across a diversity of periods and regions. To this end, the graduate students in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures at New York University are pleased to invite you to our conference, taking place April 2019.

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DramaLAB

NYU King Juan Carlos I Spain Center and NYU Creative Writing in Spanish Series, Laura Turégano (KJCC) and Alejandro Moreno (CWS) invite you to DramaLab 2019. Two days of dramatized readings by four Latin American writers, on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 April at 7:00 p.m. at King Juan Carlos I Spain Center, 53 Washington Square Square South, New York, NY 10012. Authors, directors, actors and artists will make four Latin American theater texts of NYU’s Master in Creative Writing in Spanish students sound.

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Concert and Discussion | Joaquín Rodrigo: An Anniversary Celebration. The guitar and beyond

Concert and Discussion panel on the life and works of the Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo, with Walter A. Clark (UC Riverside), Isabel Perez Dobarro, Antoni Pizà (Foundation for Iberian Music), Douglas Riva, Javier Suárez-Pajares (Universidad Complutense), and special guest Cecilia Rodrigo, daughter of Joaquín Rodrigo (founder of Ediciones Joaquín Rodrigo and Fundación Victoria y Joaquín Rodrigo). The panel aims to give a comprehensive picture of Rodrigo´s genius, presenting both renowned and lesser-known works, Rodrigo´s context and influence, and his impact in the United States, among other topics.

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image from CWS Series | Conversation about the work of María Dueñas

CWS Series | Conversation about the work of María Dueñas

accompanied by Mariela Dreyfus (NYU) and James D. Fernandez (NYU) María Dueñas is PhD in English Philology and was a full professor at the Universidad de Murcia. She has also taught at American universities, and has written academic papers and participated in numerous educational, cultural and editorial projects. After two decades in academia (English Philology, Universidad de Murcia) María Dueñas burst on to the literary scene in 2009 with the publication of her first novel El tiempo entre costuras (The Time In Between), one of the most remarkable publishing sensations in recent history.

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Discussion | FROM PLAZA MAYOR TO WASHINGTON SQUARE: SPANISH REPUBLICAN EXILES AT NYU

Eighty year ago, on April 1, 1939, the Spanish Civil War was officially declared over. One of its many tragic outcomes was the exile of as many as 500,000 people. Some of those fleeing, like the poet Antonio Machado, would die during the exodus or shortly after. Others, like the writer Jorge Semprún, would be sent later on to Nazi concentration camps. Many others did their best to start new lives in France, North Africa or the Americas, almost always dreaming of someday returning to a free Spain.

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CWS Series | Conversation about the work of Kirmen Uribe

Kirmen Uribe is a Basque language writer, and one of the most relevant writers of his generation in Spain. He won the National Prize for Literature in Spain in 2009 for his first novel Bilbao-New York-Bilbao, a work that was acclaimed as a literary event. The languages into which the novel has been translated already exceed fifteen, including French (Gallimard), Japanese (Hakusui Sha) and English (Serenbooks). His poetry collection Meanwhile Take My Hand (Graywolf, 2007), translated into English by Elizabeth Macklin, was a finalist for the 2008 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation.

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Symposium | Art & The Politics of Space Symposium Program

One Day Symposium: Visual, Scholarly and Activist Responses to Spatial Precarity The Latinization of U.S. cities has been accompanied by the rapid displacement of Latinx from their historically stronghold communities. Art and culture have been central to these processes, both to expediting gentrification and to strategies of resistance and Latinx place making. This is evident in the role art galleries and culture-based developments have played in the gentrification of urban cities as well as in the rise of Latinx artistic interventions that place culture and place-making at the forefront of their practice.

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Andrés Bello Chair Professor Marisa Belausteguigoitia, First Public Lecture: UPRISING/ALZAMIENTO

UPRISING/ALZAMIENTO ARTISTIC AND JURIDICAL INTERVENTION IN CAPTIVE SPACES Screening: Nos pintamos solas/Murals and Mirrors: Women Resisting Walls Nos pintamos solas/Murals and Mirrors: Women Resisting Walls_tells the story of an uprising of women inside the Santa Martha Acatitla Female prison in México City. It shows us how women took the walls of a prison and in doing so, radically transformed prison space and prison time through a unique coming together of art, justice and education.

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Film Screening | "Celda 211” by Daniel Monzón

NYUSPS CALA Spring 2019 Film Series: Crime and Punishment around the World: Incarceration on Film Screening of “Celda 211” Dir. Daniel Monzón (Spain, 2009). Introduced by Felipe Vara del Rey (NYU Tisch, Film) About the Film: The story of two men on different sides of a prison riot – the inmate leading the rebellion and the young guard trapped in the revolt, who poses as a prisoner in a desperate attempt to survive the ordeal.

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Opening Exhibit | PELEA: Visual Responses to Spatial Precarity

Venue: KJCC Auditorium // 53 Washington Square South, New York Reception to Follow Venue: KJCC Auditorium // 53 Washington Square South, New York Reception to Follow The Latinx Project is pleased to present it’s first exhibition PELEA: Visual Responses to Spatial Precarity. The show is curated by the project’s inaugural artist in residence Shellyne Rodriguez and the Latinx Project curatorial team and features New York City artists working with the theme of gentrification.

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Discussion | Intellectual Philanthropists: The Seduction of the Masses by Aurélie Vialette

Jo Labanyi (Spanish & Portuguese Department, NYU) introduces author Aurélie Vialette (Stony Brook University) and talks about her recent book on the history of philanthropy and social movements in 19th and 20th century Spain. Through detailed studies of popular music, collective readings, dramas, working-class manuals and fiction, Vialette reveals how depictions of urban philanthropic activities can inform our understanding of interactions in the economic, cultural, religious, and educational spheres, class power dynamics, and gender roles in urban Spanish society.

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KJCC welcomes Prof. Marisa Belausteguigotia, Spring 2019 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations

PhD. in Ethnic Studies with an emphasis on women, race and sexuality at the University of California at Berkeley (2000). Full Professor at the School of Humanities at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)/National Autonomous University of México (2004). Coordinator of curricular innovation from the gender, critical theory and cultural critique perspectives in Graduate Studies at the Humanities at UNAM (2010 until today). Advisor to the Comisión de Derechos Humanos del Distrito Federal (CDHDF)/ Commission on Human Rights of México City (2014 until today).

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Spanish Cinema Days | Recent films from Spain (2016-2017)

Venue: KJCC Auditorium // 53 Washington Square South, NYC Five outstanding films have been carefully selected to showcase recent production from Spain. The lineup strikes a delicate balance between emerging talent and established filmmakers, as well as between commercial and independent productions. By featuring a variety of genres, languages, and geographical origin, this showcase brings North American audiences a glimpse into the state of the art in contemporary filmmaking from Spain.

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Lecture | Andrés Bello Chair Julio Ramos Second Public Lecture: Diverging Underground: The Experimental Films of José Rodríguez Soltero and Jaime Barrios in 1968

Andrés Bello Chair Professor Julio Ramos 2nd Public Lecture | Diverging Underground: The Experimental Films of José Rodríguez Soltero and Jaime Barrios in 1968 Venue: KJCC Auditorium Reception to Follow Julio Ramos is the Fall 2018 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations, NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center.  Julio Ramos has written extensively about literary and visual culture in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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image from CWS Series | Conversation about the novel Sumar by Diamela Eltit

CWS Series | Conversation about the novel Sumar by Diamela Eltit

Diamela Eltit will be presenting her new novel Sumar. Featuring Julio Ramos (Andrés Bello Chair in Latin-American Cultures and Civilizations at KJCC) and Prof. Aurea María Sotomayor (Pittsburg University). Diamela Eltit is a groundbreaking Chilean novelist, essayist, critic, and university professor. She has been awarded with the Premio Nacional de Literatura de Chile. Diamela Eltit is one of Latin America’s most daring writers and is highly regarded for her avant-garde initiatives in the world of letters.

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CWS Series | Conversation with Cezanne Cardona and Francisco Font

Venue: KJCC Auditorium // 53 Washington Square South, NYC In Spanish Reception to Follow Born in 1982, Cezanne Cardona Morales is a novelist, short story writer, professor, and columnist. In 2009 he won one of the Puerto Rico’s most prestigious literary awards, the Short Story Prize of the newspaper El Nuevo Día.

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Symposium | Andrés Bello Chair Julio Ramos: Regímenes de alteración: Literatura, droga y gobierno de la vida

2 y 3 de Noviembre, 2018 En Auditorio KJCC / 53 Washington Square South, NYC La historia moderna y contemporánea provee ejemplos múltiples de la preocupación literaria por la alteración sensorial inducida por los psicoactivos, tema recurrente en las discusiones sobre la estética, las políticas del cuerpo y el gobierno de la vida. De ahí que, hasta hace un par de décadas, las investigaciones en este campo de reflexión insistieran frecuentemente en las genealogías de la droga como un “tropo” o una “retórica”, atendiendo particularmente a los vínculos entre la experimentación sensorial y las ideologías de la modernidad literaria o artística.

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Film Screening | 68 Voices by Gabriela Badillo

October 18, 2018 6:00 pm Venue: KJCC Auditorium // 53 Washington Square South, NYC 68 Voices is a series of animated shorts that retell 68 indigenous stories narrated their native tongues. Created by Gabriella Badillo under the premise that “no one can love what they do not know,” 68 voices seeks to strengthen bonds between indigenous and non-indigenous language speakers; fostering pride in the indigenous communities that make up Mexico’s cultural richness.

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Film Screening | El verdugo (The Executioner)

Luis Garcia Berlanga’s black-comedy masterpiece of 1963, _El verdugo_ critiques Franco-era values through a macabre farce about an undertaker who marries an executioner’s daughter and reluctantly takes over her father’s job. Influenced by Italian neorealism, this caustic film depicts what Berlanga called “the invisible traps that society sets up for us”. A personal attack on both capital punishment and Fascist Spain, it evaded the state censors and is now regarded as one of the greatest Spanish films of all time.

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Film Screening and Discussion | La grieta (The Divide)

La Grieta (The Divide) by Irene Yagüe and Alberto García Ortiz (Spain, 2017, 76’) Following the local government’s sale of thousands of public apartments to foreign investment funds in 2013, many families living in Madrid were forced to leave their homes. This film takes a hard look and, despite the implicit drama, is not without humor when it comes to two women and their families reluctant to leave the unique neighborhood of Villaverde.

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Lecture | Andrés Bello Chair Julio Ramos First Public Lecture: Detroit´s Rivera: public art, film and labor

Detroit´s Rivera: public art, film and labor Introduction and Screening by Julio Ramos Julio Ramos has written extensively about literary and visual culture in Latin America and the Caribbean. His books include _Desencuentros de la modernidad en América Latina: literatura y política en el sigo XIX_ (1989; translated by John D. Blanco as _Divergent Modernities_ in 2002), _Paradojas de la letra_ (1996, 2007), and _Sujeto al límite: ensayos de cultura literaria y visual_ (2012).

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KJCC Poetry Series | Reading of the book of poems Juana I

This reading will introduce the bilingual edition of Ana Arzoumanian’s _Juana I_ to American audiences. Arzoumanian’s genre-defying tour de force is delivered via a trance-like, first person narration that collapses time and space. It is both a love poem to and poetic justice for Juana of Castile, aka “Juana la Loca” the mad queen of Spain. Performed in Spanish and English by Gabriel Amor and Ana Arzoumanian and preceded by a short animated film.

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Discussion | Miradas Paralelas (Parallel Looks). Iran-Spain: Photographers in the Mirror

Sept. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Conversation on the exhibit Miradas Paralelas/Parallel Looks. Iran-Spain: Photographers in the Mirror with curator Zara Fernández; photographers Soledad Córdoba (Spain) and Gohar Dashti (Iran); and Carmen Fernández-Távora, deputy director of the Three Cultures of the Mediterranean Foundation. The discussion will be in English and Spanish, with simultaneous interpretation in both languages. “Miradas Paralelas (Parallel Looks). Iran-Spain: Photographers in the Mirror,” curated by Zara Fernández and Santiago Olmo, provides the platform for the first encounter between female photographers from Iran and Spain who, despite their distant origins, surprise us with their affinities.

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Exhibit | Miradas Paralelas (Parallel Looks). Iran-Spain: Photographers in the Mirror

ON VIEW from Tuesday, September 18 until Sunday, December 9, 2018. Miradas Paralelas (Parallel Looks). Iran-Spain: Photographers in the Mirror, provides the platform for the first encounter of twelve female photographers from Iran and Spain who, from such distant origins, unmistakably surprise us with their affinities. Curators Zara Fernández and Santiago Olmo’s sharp look has brought together in six well-differentiated couples. Shadi Gadirian and Soledad Córdoba’s symbolic universe; Cristina García Rodero and Hengameh Golestan, an authentic lyrical poetry of black and white weddings; the luminous papers, the profound colors that cross time in Rana Javadi and Amparo Garrido’s metaphorical portraits; weightless presences move through Ghazaleh Hedayat and Mayte Vieza’s cosmos; and disturbing meetings, urban visions, silent portraits, stories of fragility and solitude in María Zarazúa and Newsha Tavakolian’s photographs.

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KJCC welcomes Prof. Julio Ramos, Fall 2018 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations

Julio Ramos has written extensively about literary and visual culture in Latin America and the Caribbean. His books include Desencuentros de la modernidad en América Latina: literatura y política en el sigo XIX (1989; translated by John D. Blanco as Divergent Modernities in 2002), Paradojas de la letra (1996, 2007), and Sujeto al límite: ensayos de cultura literaria y visual (2012). In 1990 Ramos edited and introduced Amor y anarquía: los escritos de Luisa Capetillo.

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Exhibit | Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom

On view at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center | February 23- Extended to June 2nd., 2018 (Picture: Édouard Duval-Carrié | Queen Candace and The Three Kings) Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom brings together over a dozen contemporary artists working across a range of media to interpret an extraordinary—and now lost—historical artifact: a so-called “Book of Paintings” created by José Antonio Aponte, a nineteenth-century Afro-Cuban revolutionary. Authorities found the “Book of Paintings” in 1812 during the investigation into a major antislavery conspiracy.

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Video Interview | Keila Grinberg - Spring 2018 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations

Keila Grinberg, Spring 2018 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations, is an Associate Professor of History at the Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO) and a researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq, Brazil). Meet her along this filmed interview, where she explains more of her current research about illegal enslavement in Brazil, in preparation for her first public lecture on this topic to be carried out on Tuesday, February 27, 2018: ‘Slavery, Illegal Enslavement and International Conflicts in 19th-Century South America’.

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NYU KJCC welcomes Prof. Keila Grinberg, Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations for Spring 2018

Keila Grinberg joins NYU as the Spring 2018 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin AmericanCultures and Civilizations. She is an Associate Professor of History at the Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO) and a researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq, Brazil). She has been a visiting professor at Northwestern University (2009) and the University of Michigan (2011⁄2012), and a Tinker Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago (2015⁄2016).

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NYU KJCC welcomes Prof. María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Chair in Residence for Fall 2017

María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco joins NYU as the King Juan Carlos Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization for Fall 2017. Jiménez-Blanco is a distinguished Spanish art historian, whose main field of interest is the relationship between art and politics in 20th century Spain. Since 1995 she has been a faculty member of the Department of Art History III (Contemporary) of the Complutense University of Madrid, and from 2002 to 2006 she taught at the Departament d’Humanitats of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona.

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Discussion | King Juan Carlos Chair Montse Armengou: Victims of Franquismo Series - Panel 4

_This series weighs the effects of violent repression during forty years of Franco’s dictatorship, even as we assess the persistence of official silence and a crisis of national memory through the last forty years of Spanish democracy. This series of conversations consider how instruments of remembering and reparation have emerged beyond state sectors, and in the absence of government policies, opening important breaches of recovery and reclamation for victims and their descendants.

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Discussion | King Juan Carlos Chair Montse Armengou: Victims of Franquismo Series - Panel 3

_This series weighs the effects of violent repression during forty years of Franco’s dictatorship, even as we assess the persistence of official silence and a crisis of national memory through the last forty years of Spanish democracy. This series of conversations consider how instruments of remembering and reparation have emerged beyond state sectors, and in the absence of government policies, opening important breaches of recovery and reclamation for victims and their descendants.

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Discussion | Civic Empowerment through Journalism: a Conversation with Montse Armengou and Richard Schweid

Award-winning journalists Richard Schweid (Oscar nominee for the movie “Balseros”, 2002) and Montse Armengou - NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization Spring 2017- will discuss the potential of documentary films and investigative journalism as means of civic empowerment. Excerpts from their works “Do You Really Know What You Eat?” and “Pill In Search Of An Illness” will be screened during the event.

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Discussion | King Juan Carlos Chair Montse Armengou: Victims of Franquismo Series - Panel 2

This series weighs the effects of violent repression during forty years of Franco’s dictatorship, even as we assess the persistence of official silence and a crisis of national memory through the last forty years of Spanish democracy. This series of conversations consider how instruments of remembering and reparation have emerged beyond state sectors, and in the absence of government policies, opening important breaches of recovery and reclamation for victims and their descendants.

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Discussion | King Juan Carlos Chair Montse Armengou: Victims of Franquismo Series - Panel 1

With Jordi Guixé, Founder director of the European Observatory on Memories of the University of Barcelona; and Luis Martín Cabrera, Director of the Spanish Civil War Memory Project, University of California, San Diego Organized by Montserrat Armengou, Spring 2017 King Juan Carlos I of Spain Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization (**) as part of the panel series Victims of Franquismo: A Reparation That Never Comes. Jordi Guixé and Luis Martín-Cabrera.

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Discussion | King Juan Carlos Chair Montse Armengou: Victims of Franquismo Series, A Reparation That Never Comes

Organized by Montse Armengou | Spring 2017 King Juan Carlos I of Spain Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization This series weighs the effects of violent repression during forty years of Franco’s dictatorship, even as we assess the persistence of official silence and a crisis of national memory through the last forty years of Spanish democracy. This series of conversations consider how instruments of remembering and reparation have emerged beyond state sectors, and in the absence of government policies, opening important breaches of recovery and reclamation for victims and their descendants.

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Thursday, February 16, 6.30pm | "The Museum of the Old Colony" Roundtable Discussion

A discussion engaging the exhibit called “The Museum of the Old Colony”, conceived by Puerto Rican artist Pablo Delano and now on view until March 16th at KJCC, and taking up the politics of representation in photography, the cultural impact of colonialism, and the image repertoires and national imaginaries of Puerto Rico. Panel Arlene Davila - Cultural Anthropologist, New York University David Gonzalez - Journalist, Sidestreet Columnist, Editor, LensBlog, The New York Times Nelson Rivera - Artist/Curator, University of Puerto Rico Erika P.

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Screening and discussion with King Juan Carlos Chair Montse Armengou

​Tuesday, February 14, 6:30pm “I’ll Get You Out of Here, Abuelo!” (Armengou/Belis, Spain, 2013) Q&A with Montse Armegou, Spring 2017 King Juan Carlos I of Spain Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization General Francisco Franco buried thousands of people in the Valle de los Caídos (Valley of The Fallen), a monumental memorial constructed in the municipality of San Lorenzo de El Escorial by his government. The place is a symbol of the dictatorship.

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image from Thursday, December 8, 7:00 p.m. CREATIVE WRITING IN SPANISH Antonio José Ponte: "La Tempestá, una bibioteca de prósperos”

Thursday, December 8, 7:00 p.m. CREATIVE WRITING IN SPANISH Antonio José Ponte: "La Tempestá, una bibioteca de prósperos”

Thursday, December 8, 7:00 p.m. CREATIVE WRITING IN SPANISH Antonio José Ponte: “La Tempestá, una bibioteca de prósperos” Participants: Antonio José Ponte. Introduced by Licia Fiol-Matta (NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese) Antonio José Ponte (Matanzas, Cuba, 1964) is considered one of the most prestigious Cuban essayists. Among the most notable of his books are Las comidas profundas (Deleatur, Angers, 1997), Un seguidor de Montaigne mira La Habana/Las comidas profundas (Verbum, 2001), El libro perdido de los origenistas (Aldus, México, 2002).

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image from Monday, Dec 5, 6:30PM Food Ecologies: Spaces of Production and Consumption in 21st Century Cuba

Monday, Dec 5, 6:30PM Food Ecologies: Spaces of Production and Consumption in 21st Century Cuba

Sawyer Seminar “Cuban Futures Beyond The Market” Food Ecologies: Spaces of Production and Consumption in 21st Century Cuba Food Ecologies: Spaces of Production and Consumption in 21st century Cuba delves in the dynamics of production, distribution, preparation, consumption, and commercialization of food in contemporary Cuba as a way to understand the socio-cultural forces transforming contemporary Cuban society. Acclaimed food writer Anya von Bremzen and awarded director Asori Soto will talk of their most recent projects in which they explore contemporary Cuban food stories.

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Symposium | KJCC Chair Josep Maria Muñoz: Challenging National Narratives: The Catalan Question & the Spanish Crisis

Organized by Josep Maria Muñoz. **Josep Maria Muñoz **is the Fall 2016 King Juan Carlos Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization. Established in 1983, thanks to the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Petrie, this endowed professorship allows New York University to bring an eminent scholar of the politics, economics, history or culture of modern Spain to campus each year. PROGRAM Thursday, November 17, 2016 6:00-6:15 p.m.: Welcome address and introduction to the symposium:

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Lecture | KJCC Chair Josep Maria Muñoz First Public Lecture: A New Farewell to Spain? Catalonia, the Spanish Crisis, and the Echoes of 1898

Come join us to the first public lecture of Josep Maria Muñoz (Fall 2016 King Juan Carlos Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization, Historian, Director of L’Avenç magazine) In Spain today, one hears old lamentations about new crises. The lasting impact of the 2008 financial crisis and its social consequences have produced a persistent new pessimism, one that has overshadowed the decades of economic growth and social welfare that Spain achieved with a democratic government and integration into the European Union.

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VIDEO | Storytelling Cuba: Andrés Bello Chair Jon Lee Anderson and Ana Dopico

Jon Lee Anderson, Spring 2016 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations at NYU, in conversation with KJCC Director Ana Dopico. They discussed Anderson’s long personal and professional connection to Cuba, his work, `the current historical moment, and the relationship between Cuba and the U.S.

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KJCC welcomes Jon Lee Anderson as Andrés Bello Chair for Spring 2016

The King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center is delighted to welcome eminent journalist, biographer, war correspondent and New Yorker staff writer Jon Lee Anderson to New York University this spring. An incisive and courageous chronicler of Latin American political life, power, culture, war, and global conflict, and a defender of journalism and journalists in the hemisphere, Anderson is in residence as Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations as the KJCC continues to focus on Journalism, Reporting, and Public Intellectual Practices.

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Tonight at 6:30 p.m.: Close-Ups on Revolution: the Nicaraguan Films of Marc Karlin - with Susan Meiselas and Hermione Harris

With SUSAN MEISELAS and HERMIONE HARRIS **VOYAGES (1985), 42 min. ** SCENES FOR A REVOLUTION (1991), 110 min. MARK KARLIN (1943-1999), one of the greatest British filmmakers of his generation, created an outstanding body of philosophically rich, formally bold work that explored themes of history, memory, labour, and political agency in a time of neoliberal despair. Foremost among his achievements are the five films he made on the Nicaraguan revolution: spanning the Sandinista decade, focussing on rural and urban grassroots movements, attentive to the sadness and disappointments of the revolutionary process, they are a remarkable chronicle of a remarkable era.

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image from Tonight at 7:00 p.m. - CWS Program - Gabriela Mistral: Conmociones

Tonight at 7:00 p.m. - CWS Program - Gabriela Mistral: Conmociones

With Juan Gelpí (Universidad de Puerto Rico) -“Entre la paz y la Guerra Fría: La docencia de Gabriela Mistral en la Universidad de Puerto Rico”- and Diamela Eltit -“Gabriela Mistral, signos y consignas”. Moderated by Lila Zemborain. In Spanish. Reception to follow. With the support of NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the MFA Program in Creative Writing in Spanish. The Creative Writing in Spanish Program acknowledges the generous support of Santander Bank through its Santander Universities Program.

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News | Andrés Bello Chair Juan González joins The Deadline Club's 2015 Hall of Fame

The historic New York press organization The Deadline Club has that Andrés Bello Chair Juan González, Democracy Now co-host and Daily News columnist, will be inducted into its Hall of Fame for 2015! An amazing honor from an august organization and with an extraordinary cohort of journalists inducted in 2015! Congratulations, Juan González!

Upcoming Events

  • Lectures King Juan Carlos Chair CRISTINA PATO | Lecture and Performance: Transcending Disciplines: An Artist’s Journey to Cultural Sustainability
  • Discussions CWS Series | "Funciones y expansiones de la Crítica Literaria: Desde la Academia al Periodismo", Conversation with Patricia Espinosa and Diamela Eltit
  • Films Film Screening: The Ornament of the World
  • Films CORTOCIRCUITO 16th LATINO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF NEW YORK | Closing Night
  • Lectures KJCC Poetry Series | Susana Villalba, Pedro López Adorno y Paula Jiménez España
  • Discussions King Juan Carlos Chair CRISTINA PATO | A CONVERSATION WITH CRISTINA PATO AND KENNETH S. KOSIK: An Invisible Ancestry and the Unquiet Genes of the Brain
  • Films CALA Fall 2019 Film Series | Fragile Earth: Environmental Films Around the World Screening of “When Two Worlds Collide”
  • Discussions CWS Series | Celebrating the 11th anniversary of Sangría Publishers (New York-Chile)
  • Lectures KJCC Poetry Series | Presentation of Matrix Lux. Poesía reunida (1989-2019) by Lila Zemborain
  • Exhibits Exhibit | AFRO SYNCRETIC
  • Discussions King Juan Carlos Chair CRISTINA PATO | A CONVERSATION WITH CRISTINA PATO, AFA S. DWORKIN AND ARTURO O’FARRILL: Afro Latin Perspectives in Jazz and Classical Music
  • Discussions CWS Series | “20 minutos de conversación con Severo Sarduy” by Alejandro Moreno Jashés
  • Lectures CWS Series | Presentation of the Collective Translation: Tiempo de enfriamiento. Una vigilia poética estadounidense, by C. D. Wright
  • Discussions King Juan Carlos Chair CRISTINA PATO | ROUND TABLE AND RECITAL: Bilingual Societies and Sustainability: Spain’s other languages
  • Lectures KJCC Poetry Series | Launch of Revista Temporales and the Digital Archive of the CWS Series and KJCC Poetry Series
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