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2017 Apr 14

Landscape Design in Latin America: Unpacking Theory, Practice, and Agency

9:30am to 4:30pm

Location: 

Piper Auditorium, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy Street

Women in Design (WiD) and Latin GSD, in collaboration with the Landscape Architecture
department, present “Landscape Design in Latin America: Unpacking Theory, Practice, and
Agency.” This symposium will provide an opportunity to debate the current and future state of
landscape design in Latin America.
Latin America is formed by a diverse set of territories, offering both challenges and opportunities
to the landscape discipline. This symposium brings together professionals from several countries
to discuss the complex social, political, and environmental Read more about Landscape Design in Latin America: Unpacking Theory, Practice, and Agency

2017 Apr 10

Hispanic Cultures Seminar: The Legacy of Lygia Clark's Structuring of the Self

12:00pm

Location: 

Barker Center, Nebel Room 359

L. Clark

Lygia Clark (1920–1988) was a leading abstract artist at the forefront of the Neoconcrete movement in Brazil. She developed her artistic practice by increasingly experimenting with sensory experience, leading to her Objetos sensoriais (Sensorial objects). These objects—often made of modest and everyday materials such as Read more about Hispanic Cultures Seminar: The Legacy of Lygia Clark's Structuring of the Self

2017 Apr 06

Arts and Sciences Workshop: La desarticulación: crisis, soberanía e historicidad

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Sergio Villalobos Ruminott, Associate Professor of Spanish, University of Michigan

Series co-chaired and moderated by Mariano Siskind, Professor and Chair, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and Brian D. Farrell, Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies; Professor, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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2017 Mar 21

CANCELLED - On Not Being at Home, Part 3: Los Colores de la Montaña/ The Colors of the Mountain

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium S010

***This event has been cancelled***

Los Colores de la Montaña/The Colors of the Mountain (2010)
90 min., color; Colombia, Spanish (English subtitles)

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Manuel, 9, has an old soccer ball he plays with every day in the countryside. Read more about CANCELLED - On Not Being at Home, Part 3: Los Colores de la Montaña/ The Colors of the Mountain

2017 Mar 13

Workshop Critical Conservation

Mon - Fri, Mar 13 to Mar 17, 3:30pm - 6:30pm

Location: 

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile - Campus Lo Contador UC - Avda. El Comendador 1916, Santiago, Chile

El seminario aspira a desarrollar conceptos y estrategias que permitan describir y prefigurar la naturaleza transitoria y dinámica de la arquitectura, el paisaje y la ciudad. Combina la discusión sobre diversos autores de filosofía de la historia y la conservación, con la presentación de diversos casos de estudio en los que las premisas de la permanencia y el sentido estable, sobre las que se funda y con las cuales opera la conservación tradicional, se han vuelto Read more about Workshop Critical Conservation

2017 Mar 02

Topography of Loss: A Symposium on Doris Salcedo: Shadows of the Absent Body

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street Cambridge MA

The task of public grieving for the countless lives lost to violence requires maintaining the absent body rather than its conversion into presence. The object world houses that absence and allows for its encounter.

We may think that “visibility” is the ethical and political answer to those histories of atrocious loss that leave the dead nameless. But namelessness, too, has to be presented and is part of the contemporary horizon of obliteration and persistence. Every act of “making visible” is haunted by what can no longer appear. It invests a redemptive potential in the field of Read more about Topography of Loss: A Symposium on Doris Salcedo: Shadows of the Absent Body

2017 Mar 01

Arts and Sciences Workshop: Fuera del estilo. Alternativas para pensar el arte latinoamericano más allá del canon

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Andrea Giunta, Writer and curator; Professor of Latin American and International Art, Universidad de Buenos Aires; Tinker Professor at Columbia University, Spring 2017

Series co-chaired and moderated by Mariano Siskind, Professor and Chair, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and Brian D. Farrell, Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies; Professor, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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2017 Feb 23

Arts and Sciences Workshop: After Human Rights. Latin American Art and Literature in the Last Turn of the Century

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Fernando J. Rosenberg, Professor of Hispanic Studies and Comparative Literature, Brandeis University 

Series co-chaired and moderated by Mariano Siskind, Professor and Chair, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and Brian D. Farrell, Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies; Professor, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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2017 Feb 13

On Not Being at Home, Part 2: El Eco de las Canciones / The Echo of Songs

6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museum, Menschel Hall

El Eco de las Canciones (The Echo of Songs) (2010)
71 min., color; Chile, Spanish (English subtitles)

The Echo of SOngs

 

After the coup in Chile in 1973, many people went into exile, including director Antonia Rossi’s parents. Rossi’s parents settled in Rome, where Antonia was born. When Read more about On Not Being at Home, Part 2: El Eco de las Canciones / The Echo of Songs

2017 Feb 10

Music Concert: Miguel Zenón

7:00pm

Location: 

Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, 85 W Newton St Boston, MA 02118

Multiple Grammy nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow, Miguel Zenón celebrates the release of his album “Típico.” Organized by Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA)

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2017 Feb 06

Measuring God in Earth: A Discussion on Ana Mendieta’s Work

5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Belfer Case Study Room S-020 1730 Cambridge Street

Speakers: Tania Bruguera, installation and performance artist; Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advance Study, Harvard University, and Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Professor of History of Art and Architecture and Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University

Reception to follow the event
 
2017 Feb 03

Cuba Studies Program: Diago: The Pasts of This Afro-Cuban Present

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Cooper Art Gallery, Hutchins Center, 104 Mt. Auburn Street

Speaker: Roberto Diago, independent artist

Moderator: Alejandro de la FuenteRobert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics, Professor of African and African American Studies and of History, and Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University

In this talk, Roberto Diago will talk about his exhibition, "Diago: The Pasts of This Afro-Cuban Present," which consists of twenty-five mixed-media and Read more about Cuba Studies Program: Diago: The Pasts of This Afro-Cuban Present

2017 Feb 02

Mirage. The Films of Ana Mendieta

7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street

Exiled from Cuba to the United States in 1961, artist filmmaker Ana Mendieta (b.1948) never forgot the ache of leaving her home, family and native soil. Running through her Super 8, 16mm and video work, this theme of displacement speaks directly to Harvard Art Museums’ current exhibition Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning.

The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard (DRCLAS), Harvard Art Museums, and the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts present an evening of Mendieta's striking work. See full details  Read more about Mirage. The Films of Ana Mendieta

2017 Jan 28

Memory and Hope: The Paraguayan Cinema of Paz Encina

7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

Landlocked and sparsely populated, Paraguay is a small country with a small national cinema. Hemmed in by Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil, the nation’s geographic isolation has been aggravated by almost two centuries of authoritarian rule, culminating in the Alfredo Stroessner dictatorship that lasted from 1954 to 1989.

This isolation in time and space is the context out of which, and against which, filmmaker Paz Encina works. Encina (b. 1971) began her career as an editor for Paraguayan television and studying cinema in Cuba, Argentina and Paraguay. Her debut feature, Paraguayan Read more about Memory and Hope: The Paraguayan Cinema of Paz Encina

2017 Jan 27

Memory and Hope: The Paraguayan Cinema of Paz Encina

7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

Landlocked and sparsely populated, Paraguay is a small country with a small national cinema. Hemmed in by Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil, the nation’s geographic isolation has been aggravated by almost two centuries of authoritarian rule, culminating in the Alfredo Stroessner dictatorship that lasted from 1954 to 1989.

This isolation in time and space is the context out of which, and against which, filmmaker Paz Encina works. Encina (b. 1971) began her career as an editor for Paraguayan television and studying cinema in Cuba, Argentina and Paraguay. Her debut feature, Paraguayan Read more about Memory and Hope: The Paraguayan Cinema of Paz Encina

2016 Dec 13

Talk + Tour - On Curating: Displacement

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St / Carpenter Center, Level 3, 24 Quincy St

Contending with issues of ephemerality and loss within the geopolitical sphere of late-20th century South America, the artworks on view in Embodied Absence: Chilean Art of the 1970s Now find deep resonance in the groundbreaking display next door at the Harvard Art Museums’ exhibition Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning. Curators Mary Schneider Enriquez and Liz Munsell will tour the two exhibitions in tandem, discussing issues of endurance, temporality, and the political power of the artist within Latin America then and now.

The tour and discussion will begin at the Harvard Art Museums in the Calderwood Courtyard and continue on to the Carpenter Center’s Level 3 Sert Gallery. Space is limited, please RSVP here.

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2016 Dec 08

Arts and Sciences Workshop: Unfinished Transitions: Reading Rural Modernity in Latin America

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Ericka Beckman, Associate Professor of Spanish, University of Pennsylvania

Series chaired and moderated by Mariano Siskind, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

In this workshop we will discuss how fiction represented historical transitions to capitalism in rural twentieth-century Latin America. Against commonplace assumptions about the rural as backward, traditional and/or feudal (in contrast with dynamic and up-to-date Read more about Arts and Sciences Workshop: Unfinished Transitions: Reading Rural Modernity in Latin America

2016 Nov 17

Arts and Sciences Workshop: Indisciplinarity: Analyzing Literature and Visual Culture in Turn of the Century Latin America

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Alejandra Uslenghi, Assistant Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Comparative Literary Studies, Northwestern University. 

Series chaired and moderated by Mariano Siskind, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

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2016 Nov 17

DRCLAS/CCVA Exhibition Walkthrough: EMBODIED ABSENCE

5:30pm

Location: 

CCVA, level 1, 24 Quincy Street Cambridge MA

Liz Munsell, curator of Embodied Absence: Chilean Art of the 1970s Now, will give a talk and tour to provide conceptual and historical context to the exhibition. Munsell is Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art & Special Initiatives at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and a visiting curator at Harvard University’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. PLEASE MEET GROUP ON LEVEL 1 at 5:30pm

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2016 Nov 02

Opening Celebration—Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street Cambridge MA

To celebrate the opening of the special exhibition Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning, on view November 4, 2016 through April 9, 2017, the Harvard Art Museums will present a discussion between Doris Salcedo and Elaine Scarry, the Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and General Theory of Value at Harvard. The conversation will be moderated by Mary Schneider Enriquez, the exhibition’s curator and the museums’ Houghton Associate Curator of Modern and Read more about Opening Celebration—Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning

2016 Oct 28

Talk + Performance - Raúl Zurita and Cristóbal Lehyt: Conceptual Stumblings

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216 1730 Cambridge Street

A panel discussion on the rise and development of Chilean conceptual art will be followed with a performance-lecture by poet and conceptual artist Raúl Zurita (b. Santiago, 1950) and visual artist Cristóbal Lehyt (b. Santiago, 1973). Introduced by Professor Tom Cummins, curator Liz Munsell, Professor Sergio Delgado, and Fellow José Falconi will present and discuss their research undertaken in Conceptual Stumblings, Read more about Talk + Performance - Raúl Zurita and Cristóbal Lehyt: Conceptual Stumblings

2016 Oct 27

DRCLAS/CCVA Exhibition Opening and Performance: EMBODIED ABSENCE - Chilean Art of the 1970s Now

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

CCVA, Level 1 and 3, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

Embodied Absence: Chilean Art of the 1970s Now brings works of art and documentation from this historic period into dialogue with new performances and collaborations with contemporary Chilean artists of a younger generation. During the opening of the exhibition, the public will have the opportunity to participate in Two not One II (2016) a dance performance by Carmen Beuchat staged in collaboration with visual artists Felipe Read more about DRCLAS/CCVA Exhibition Opening and Performance: EMBODIED ABSENCE - Chilean Art of the 1970s Now

2016 Oct 27

Poetry Reading: EL HAMBRE DE MI CORAZÓN - Poems by Raúl Zurita

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, second floor lobby, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Raúl Zurita, 2015-16 Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor, DRCLAS
The celebrated Chilean poet, Raúl Zurita will read fragments of Canto a su amor desaparecido which is on display at DRCLAS as part of the exhibition El HAMBRE DE MI CORAZON, an installation of poems curated by Prof. Sergio Delgado Moya which will be on view at DRCLAS until March 1, 2017.

After the reading Zurita will participate in a workshop with RLL students from Prof. Delgado's course Transversal Poetics: Read more about Poetry Reading: EL HAMBRE DE MI CORAZÓN - Poems by Raúl Zurita

2016 Oct 19

DRCLAS/CCVA Talk and Wheat-Paste Workshop - Luz Donoso

3:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall & CCVA lower level

Speaker: Liz Munsell, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Liz Munsell will present an in-depth lecture Urban Art Interventions,1970s Chile at 3:30 pm as part of the Cultural Agents course at Harvard University in the Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall (Room 110). She will then introduce the hands-on workshop which will take place at the CCVA  (24 Quincy Street, Level 1) at 5:30pm.

2016 Oct 12

DRCLAS Noontime Concert: Momenta Quartet

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

John Knowles Paine Concert Hall, 3 Oxford Street Cambridge MA

Momenta Quartet is comprised of four musicians with eclectic vision: Stephanie Griffin, Emilie-Anne Gendron, Adda Kridler, and Michael Haas. The four in motion are driven to a common intent, thus the plural of momentum - Momenta. The quartet is based in New York City, performing both contemporary and classical works.  Emilie-Anne Gendron and Alex Shiozaki, violins; Stephanie Griffin, viola; Michael Haas, cello

Noontime Concert organized by DRCLAS and the Harvard Music Department. Proposed by visiting Professor Alejandro Madrid.

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