Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 5, 6 p.m. | KJCC Chair Public Lecture - Picasso’s Guernica in New York: From Political Icon to Museum Masterpiece?

Tuesday, December 5, 6 p.m. | KJCC Chair Public Lecture - Picasso’s Guernica in New York: From Political Icon to Museum Masterpiece?

Guernica, Picasso’s painting for the Spanish Republican Pavilion in the International Exposition of Arts and Techniques of Paris in 1937, had a strong impact on the New York School. It was first exhibited in New York City in May 1939 as a political icon within a campaign to raise funds for the Spanish Republic refugees. In November 1939 it was exhibited again, but this time as an undisputed modern art masterpiece within a great retrospective exhibition on Picasso’s oeuvre at the Museum of Modern Art.

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Past Events

Tuesday, September 19, 6:30 P.M. | The Perception of Spanish Art in America: A History of Changes

Tuesday, September 19, 6:30 P.M. | The Perception of Spanish Art in America: A History of Changes

This is the first public lecture of Professor María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco as NYU KJCC Resident Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization for the Fall 2017. About the Lecture For centuries, Spanish art was considered only marginal in the international context -a limited deviation from classical excellence. In the 19th century, however, its peculiarity turned positive: in the post-Romantic era, when freedom from the norm and the artist’s commitment to his time became paramount values, Velázquez, Goya and El Greco emerged as true heroes.

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The Emergency Lectures - Politicizing Precariousness - Gabriel Giorgi

The Emergency Lectures - Politicizing Precariousness - Gabriel Giorgi

VIDEO RECORDING OF THE EVENT: From the AIDS epidemic in New York to the politics of human rights in Buenos Aires, activists in the Americas of the late 1980s fought against state policies that defined which human lives should be protected and which lives could be abandoned. These activists created a politics of the precarious that revealed and contested conditions of vulnerability, exposure and survival suffered by citizens who were subject to the dictates of the state.

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The Emergency Lectures: Public Scholarship on Power, Culture, and Resistance - Jo Labanyi

The Emergency Lectures: Public Scholarship on Power, Culture, and Resistance - Jo Labanyi

This series offers public scholarship in an Emergency, presenting thinkers and writers from the NYU intellectual community whose work has an urgent bearing on the present. These experts will present historical and contemporary case studies that can help us to comprehend our political moment and think together, beyond the sense of alarm and anxiety that emergencies provoke. Reflecting on Fascist Europe, authoritarian Argentina, medieval Arab Spain, the Mediterranean, the Global South, the Caribbean, and the United States, the talks will offer historical contexts for the civil and humanitarian emergencies of the present, and provoke conversations that foster our capacity for informed engagement and response.

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A New Farewell to Spain? Catalonia, the Spanish Crisis, and the Echoes of 1898

A New Farewell to Spain? Catalonia, the Spanish Crisis, and the Echoes of 1898

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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Displaced Empathies: The Abolitionist as Witness and Translator by Gerard Aching

Displaced Empathies: The Abolitionist as Witness and Translator by Gerard Aching

Gerard Aching is Professor of Africana and Romance Studies at Cornell University, and Director of the Africana Studies and Research Center, Cornell University. Introduced by Gabriela Basterra (NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese.)

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Creative Writing in Spanish: Miguel Angel Hernández and Reinaldo Laddaga

Creative Writing in Spanish: Miguel Angel Hernández and Reinaldo Laddaga

Spanish writer Miguel Angel Hernández will read his text: “El arte en la novela: contaminaciones entre crítica y literatura”; Argentinian wtiter Reinaldo Ladagga will present “Editor, curador, escritor, artista: juego de roles en la literatura y el arte contemporáneos.” Introduced by writer and essayist Sergio Chejfec (NYU Creative Writing in Spanish Program). With the support of NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the MFA Program in Creative Writing in Spanish.

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Reporting on War and Power in the Americas

Reporting on War and Power in the Americas

Join Jon Lee Anderson, Spring 2016 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations, journalist, biographer, war correspondent and New Yorker staff writer, in his first public lecture entitled “Reporting on War and Power in the Americas.” Check the lecture below.

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 “Tribunes for the People: Rebel Latino Writers in American Journalism, From Ricardo Flores Magón and Jovita Idar to Jesús Colón”

“Tribunes for the People: Rebel Latino Writers in American Journalism, From Ricardo Flores Magón and Jovita Idar to Jesús Colón”

By Juan González,Fall 2015 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations, (Columnist for The Daily News, co-host of Democracy Now! ) YOU CAN WATCH THE EVENT HERE IF YOU MISSED IT:

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“Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis: Economic Collapse in America’s Biggest Colony And What Can be Done About It”

“Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis: Economic Collapse in America’s Biggest Colony And What Can be Done About It”

by Juan González, Fall 2015 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations, Columnist for The Daily News, co-host of Democracy Now! TRANSCRIPT ANA DOPICO: My name is Ana Dopico. I’m the director of the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center. And it’s my pleasure and honor to welcome you here tonight for the first lecture by Juan González as the Andrés Bello chair in Latin American culture and civilization at the Center and at New York University.

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