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.more »
“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.more »
Sagrado. Presentation of Roger Santivánez’ Collected Works, in dialogue with Sergio Chejfec. Introduced by Mariela Dreyfus. Sponsored by NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center.
Puerto Rico has endured 523 years of continuous and ongoing colonial rule: first under Spain, and, since 1898, as a possession of the United States. The island, an “unincorporated territory of the United States” has been plunged into a catastrophic debt crisis and a punitive program of austerity. It is widely regarded as the world’s oldest colony. The Museum of the Old Colony is a work of conceptual art conceived by Pablo Delano.more »
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Thursday, December 15, 7:00 p.m. Aniversario de la Revista Temporales del Programa de Escritura Creativa en Español de NYU
Aniversario de la Revista Temporales del Programa de Escritura Creativa en Español de NYU y presentación del primer número impreso de la revista con su especial temático “Cuerpo” Presentan: Lila Zemborain Juliana Muñoz Toro Nadia Villafuerte y el equipo editorial de la Revista Temporales 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.
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).more »
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.more »
Participants: Mónica de la Torre. Introduced by Natasha Tiniacos. Mónica de la Torre is the author of four previous poetry collections—two in Spanish and two in English, and several chapbooks, including The Happy End (The Song Cave). A native of Mexico City, she has translated Latin American poets and co-edited several multilingual anthologies, most notably Reversible Monuments: Contemporary Mexican Poetry (Copper Canyon). Her work has been published in magazines such as Aufgabe, Convolution, frieze, and The New Yorker.more »
Saturday, November 19, 4:00 p.m. Granados at NYU Steinhardt This two-day festival celebrates the legacy of Enrique Granados through concerts, lectures, panel discussions, and master classes. Co-curated by doctoral candidate in Piano Studies Isabel Pérez Dobarro and Sergi Casanelles, Adjunct Faculty in Film Scoring. “Reconstructing the Concierto Patético” “Granados: Virtuoso and Teacher” Eduardus Halim (NYU Steinhardt, Sascha Gorodnitzki Chair in Piano Studies) Adam Kent (SUNY Oneonta, Music Faculty) José Menor (Enric Granados Auditorium, Pianist in Residence)more »
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:more »
TRUMP FUTURES TEACH-IN RECORDING This urgent teach-in gathered the NYU community to make sense of a Donald Trump presidency and to consider the meaning and consequences for the United States and the world. Speakers included NYU faculty and students.
Alternative Spaces of Cuban Cultural Life: Torre de Letras, La Noria, and Colección G. November 14, 2016 @6:00 PM
Cuban authors and critics Reina María Rodríguez, Gilberto Padilla, and Oscar Cruz, in conversation with Ana Dopico and Walfrido Dorta (In-house Postdoctoral Fellow, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar “Cuban Futures Beyond the Market”). Reina María Rodríguez (Havana, 1952) is recognized not only as a major poet but as an advocate for alternative cultural spaces in Cuba. She used her rooftop home, informally known as La azotea de Reina, as an intellectual salon that has impacted literary life in Havana for three decades.more »
Participa: Bianca Stone. Presenta: José Luis Rico. Bianca Stone es poeta y artista visual. Autora de Someone Else’s Wedding Vows, Poetry Comics From the Book of Hours y artista de la edición ilustrada especial de Antigonick, de Anne Carson. Coedita junto con su esposo, el poeta Ben Pease, la editorial indepediente de poesía Monk Books y dirige la Fundación Ruth Stone, una organización dedicada a la promoción de la poesía y de las artes, así como a preservar el legado y casa de Ruth Stone en Vermont.more »
Super Extra Grande: (Science) Fictions for a Small Island A Conversation with Cuban Author Yoss at NYU A conversation with Cuban author YOSS, Walfrido Dorta and Maria Cabrera Arús, in-house Postdoctoral Fellows, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar “Cuban Futures Beyond The Market.” In English and Spanish. Reception to follow.
THESE ARE TICKETED EVENTS. GET YOUR TICKETS HERE Tuesday-Thursday, October 25-27, 6:30 p.m. Eat Spain up! Food & Culture Sessions Eat Spain up! is a week-long cultural event dedicated to the food and culture of Spain and its regions. Guest regions: Madrid, Burgos and Extremadura. Tuesday, October 25, 6:30 p.m. Extremadura: Born and Bred A journey into the food and culture of Extremadura. A region where food and landscape are intimately joined; land of acorn fields and their famous inhabitants, the Iberian pig.more »
THIS FRIDAY AT 7:00 PM - DOUBLE EXHIBIT OPENING: Spain's Eleven. Eleven Gastronomy Icons From Spain & Estrada Design Kitchen
You are invited! A journey across Spain’s geography through its most relevant foods, from cheeses to wine to olive oil, its fish preserves spices or its coveted ham. A collection of photographs by various artists that highlights the iconic foods of Spain and their relationship to the land and the people. An exhibition designed by Manuel Estrada for Foods and Wines from Spain. A retrospective of Manuel Estrada´s work on and around food.more »
Part of the series “Anne Carson and Decreation.” Participants: Luis Felipe Fabre and Ugly Duckling Presse Committee. Luis Felipe Fabre (1974) is a poet and critic based in Mexico City. He has published a volume of essays, Leyendo agujeros: Ensayos sobre (des)escritura, antiescritura y no escritura, and the poetry collections Cabaret Provenza, La sodomía en la Nueva España, and Poemas de terror y de misterio. He has been curator of the Poesía en Voz Alta Festival and Todos los originales serán destruídos, an exhibition of contemporary art made by poets.more »
Curated by Cristina Colmena (PhD Candidate, NYU Spanish Department) and Ana Sánchez Acevedo (PhD Candidate, CUNY Graduate Center) PROXIMITIES/DISTANCES is a two-day event, exploring ideas and practices of proximity and distance in contemporary Spanish and Latin American theatre, performance and dance through the talks with creators and performers. Drawing on the current interest in relational strategies and investigating the connections between art and audiences, the aesthetic and the socio-political, it will examine a diverse range of dramaturgies that bring these different media into contact.more »
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.more »
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.
“Seis del Sur: \ˈbär-ē-ˌōz\” – is a photographic group exhibition featuring both the vintage and contemporary photojournalistic and social documentary work of the six members of the Seis del Sur Photo Collective: Joe Conzo, Ricky Flores, Ángel Franco, David González, Francisco Molina Reyes II, and Edwin Pagán. The exhibition builds on their documentary photography in the Bronx to create a wider imaginary for the barrios and communities of LatinoAmerica. The works featured in “Barrios” (\ˈbär-ē-ˌōz) invoke, reclaim, and explode the notion of the “barrio” in order to reflect on community as experience and metaphor in Latino and Latin America.more »
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 final public event at KJCC. Jon Lee Anderson will reflect his long connection to Cuba, U.S.-Cuba relations and the current historical moment. Reception to follow.
Thursday & Friday, April 21 & 22, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Symposium: Storytelling the Revolution - Narrative and Latin American Revolutionary Politics 1959-2016 Symposium directed by Jon Lee Anderson, Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations for Spring 2016. Journalist, biographer, war correspondent and New Yorker staff writer. If you missed the symposium you may view it here: http://livestream.com/nyu-tv/KJCCSymposium(http://livestream.com/nyu-tv/KJCCSymposium) An edited version in Spanish will be also available in the coming weeks.more »
The Creative Writing in Spanish Program presents: “Los misterios de Rita Indiana”. Featuring Dominican writer, composer and vocalist Rita Indiana. Presented by Urayoán Noel. In Spanish. Reception to follow. With the support of NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the MFA Program in Creative Writing in Spanish. (http://cwspanish.as.nyu.edu) The Creative Writing in Spanish Program acknowledges the generous support of Santander Bank through its Santander Universities Program. !()
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.more »
The KJCC Sawyer Seminar “Cuban Futures Beyond the Market: Geopolitics and Interpretive Infrastructures in Humanities, Social Science and the Law” invites you to a conversatorio with Alexis Esquivel: “El tema racial en el arte cubano contemporáneo: de Queloides a Drapetomanía.” Alexis Esquivel is a Cuban visual and performance artist whose work has often explored themes of history, race, and identity, particularly in a Cuban cultural context. In Spanish. Co-sponsored by NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center.
Video (bilingual): check it out if you missed "Beyond Sorrow: Rethinking Flamenco for the 21st Century"
With flamenco singer Marina Heredia (Flamenco Festival New York), dancer, choreographer, writer, and organizer Paloma McGregor (Angela’s Pulse, Dancing While Black), Latina/o cultural theorist Josefina Saldaña-Portillo (NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis), artist and performance theorist Sebastian Calderón Bentin (NYU Tisch School of the Arts), and flamenco dancer and scholar K. Meira Goldberg (CUNY Grad Center, Fashion Institute of Technology.) Historically, flamenco artistry was generated as a dazzling, resistant response to the discrimination and poverty endured by the Roma of Spain and other marginalized communities in Andalusia.more »
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.” 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 Civilizationsas the KJCC continues to focus on Journalism, Reporting, and Public Intellectual Practices.more »
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.more »
The landscape may have changed, but the South Bronx is still home to photographers committed to documenting their neighborhoods from the inside. Chief among them are the members of the Bronx Photo League, a group whose recent Jerome Avenue Workers Project looks at a blue-collar community facing development and gentrification. Join us for a conversation with shooters David “Dee” Delgado, Nina Robinson, Rhynna Santos and Edwin Torres as we explore changing neighborhoods, technologies and audiences.more »
Wednesday, December 2, 7:00 p.m. - “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! Reception to follow. RSVP FOR THIS EVENT HERE. THIS EVENT WILL BE LIVE STREAMED HERE.(http://livestream.com/nyu-tv/tribunesforthepeople)(http://www.kjcc.org/)
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sonia Manzano and Juan González in Conversation: Latino Performing Artists and their Community
This unprecedented event, hosted by the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center and The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities and Diversity, took place on November 16 at 7:00 p.m. at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square). Introduced by NYU Vice Provost Uli Baer and KJCC Director Ana Dopico. Juan González, the longtime Daily News columnist and Democracy Now co-host, will led a dialogue with these acclaimed writers and performers of stage and screen about their lives, their work, the arts, and the cultural politics that have shaped their careers and communities.more »
Organized by NYU Professor James Fernández. The film was screened at NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center when it first came out 15 years ago, and now we will screen the newly remastered version, at this special commemorative event. Director David Riker and some of the film’s cast will be present at the screening and discussion. Glenn Lovell wrote in “ Variety”: “A heartbreaking look at the abuses heaped on Latino laborers in New York City, David Riker’s “The City” can take its place beside such postwar neo-realist classics as Rossellini’s “Paisan” and Buñuel’s “Los Olvidados.more »
Tonight, Thursday, November 19, 7:00 p.m. - Unpayable Debt: Capital, Activism and the Puerto Rican Financial Crisis
With Frances Negrón (Columbia University), Juan González (Fall 2015 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations), Carlos Pabón (University of Puerto Rico), and Rafael Bernabe (University of Puerto Rico). Co-moderated by Arnaldo Cruz-Malavé (Fordham University) and Rubén Ríos (NYU). In English. 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.more »
The recent news of the translation of the second part of don Quijote to Quechua –the most widely spoken indigenous language in the Andean region- has raised great expectations in Peru, Latin America and Spain, countries that are celebrating the 400th year anniversary of the book’s publication (part two,1615). However a careful reading of the Quechua version of Cervantes’ novel (part one), contains inaccuracies and arbitrariness that begin from the very title.more »
Keynote at 6:30p.m. today: Caribbean Subjects: Media, Culture, and Representation November 13 2:00pm - 8:00pm
This event will explore the uniqueness and particularities of cultural production and the ubiquitousness in the transnational cultural industries of Caribbean subjects. Bringing together scholars of popular culture and race and gender dynamics in the region, the presentations will explore the genealogies of Latino culture, migration and cultural borrowing, cultural networks, and the tensions between national identities and cosmopolitanism, high culture and popular culture. Speakers include keynote Frances Negrón Muntaner (Columbia University), Luis Rosario Albert (Universidad del Turabo), Odette Casamayor (University of Connecticut), Arlene Dávila (NYU), Jill Meredith Lane (NYU), Wilfredo Burgos Matos (CUNY), Nicholas Mirzoeff (NYU), Zaira Rivera (Universidad de Puerto Rico), Yeidy Rivero (University of Michigan), Yesenia Fernández Selier (NYU), Alex Trillo (Saint Peter’s University).more »
Thursday at 7:00 p.m. - Migraciones en la escritura: bilingüismo, translingüismo, traducción, autotraducción
Creative Writing in Spanish Program With Patricia de Souza (Coracora/París) and Daniel Alarcón (Lima/Birmingham). Introduced by Mariela Dreyfus. **In Spanish. Reception to Follow**