Events

    Curating Architecture Across the Americas: Spaces of Contact MX-US

    4:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S030, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers: 
    José Esparza Chong Cuy, Executive Director and Chief Curator, Storefront for Art and Architecture
    Ruth Estévez, Co-founder, Executive Director and Curator, LIGA and Senior Curator-at-Large, The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University
    Julieta González, Artistic Director, Museo Jumex
    Sarah Herda, Director, Graham Foundation
    Michelle Millar Fisher, Curator, Contemporary Decorative Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    Zoë Ryan, John H. Bryan Chair and...

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    A PROVOCATION: Joyelle McSweeney, Urayoán Noel + Ronaldo V. Wilson

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Forum Room, Lamont Library, 11 Quincy Street

    Speakers: Joyelle McSweeney, author of TOXICON
    Urayoán Noel, author of BUZZING HEMISPHERE/RUMOR HEMISFÉRICO
    Ronald V. Wilson, author of POEMS OF THE BLACK OBJECT

    A reading by three of the most dynamic and provocative performers in the genre: Joyelle McSweeney (author of TOXICON), Urayoán Noel (author of BUZZING HEMISPHERE/RUMOR HEMISFÉRICO), and Ronald V. Wilson (author of POEMS OF THE BLACK OBJECT). 

    Presented in collaboration with ...

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    ERRE: A conversation with Mexican artist Marcos Ramírez

    6:30pm

    Location: 

    Senior Common Room (Standish Hall), Winthrop House

    Speaker: Marcos Ramírez (ERRE), Artist

    Moderators: Doris Sommer, Ira and Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of African and African American Studies; José Falconi, Lecturer in Fine Arts, Brandeis University

    Artist Marcos Ramírez (ERRE) in conversation with Professor Doris Sommer, Ira and Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of African and African American Studies and José Falconi (Lecturer in Fine Arts, Brandeis University)

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    BLIFF: La Camarista (The Chambermaid)

    Repeats every day until Sat Sep 28 2019 .
    8:05pm

    Location: 

    Bright Family Screening Room at the Emerson Paramount Center

    LA CAMARISTA (THE CHAMBERMAID)
    Narrative, 102 mins, Lila Avilés, Mexico, 2018

    Eve (Gabriela Cartol) works long hours as a maid at a luxurious hotel in Mexico City. A young, single mother who travels far to get to her place of work, Eve has aspirations for the future and hopes that her diligence will get her a coveted spot as the cleaner on an executive floor. She enrolls in the hotel's adult education program in her quest for a better life but quickly discovers that it's not necessarily the most hard-working who get noticed for advancement. Q&A with producer
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    BLIFF: Caballerango (Horse Wrangler)

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Bright Family Screening Room at the Emerson Paramount Center

    Caballerango (Horse Wrangler)
    Documentary, 61 mins, Juan Pablo González, Mexico, 2018
    A family reflects on a young man’s disappearance in a Mexican village under the watchful eyes of the horse who saw him last.
    • Official Selection, 2018 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)
    • Official Selection, 2019 True/False Film Festival
    • Official Selection, 2019 Ambulante
    • Official Selection, 2019 Festival Internacional de Guadalajara (FICG)
    • Official Selection, 2019 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

    Trailer: https://youtu.be/2Yl2sJEzkyc...

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    Arts and Science Workshop Series: The Archive of the Iberian Slave Trade: Death, Value and Historical Ethics

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

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    Speaker: Anna More, Professor, Universidade de Brasília

    Moderator: Mariano Siskind, Professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

    The sixteenth- and seventeenth-century slave trade was predominantly Iberian, with the Portuguese controlling much of...

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    A Conversation on Poetry and Gender with Angélica Freitas and Glória Sofia

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Freitas & MonteiroAngélica Freitas (Pelotas, Brazil, 1973) is the author of two books of poetry, Rilke shake (Phoneme Press), translated by Hilary Kaplan and winner of the Best Translated Book Award and of the National Translation Award in 2016, and Um útero é do tamanho de um punho...

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    Central America and the Caribbean Film Series presents: Puerto Rico: Trouble in Paradise

    5:00pm to 9:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium (S010), 1730 Cambridge Street

    Trouble in Paradise: Puerto Rico After Maria

    A look at 21st century Puerto Rico, especially in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and the preexisting crisis. Conversation about the status quo and communities standing up when faced with social abandonment.


    Presented in collaboration with Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion (IBA), Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico School of Law, Consulado General de México en Boston, Boston Latino International Film Festival (BLIFF) and The Cultural Agents Initiative at Harvard

    Opening remarks:...

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    Memories on/for a future reconciliation

    1:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Authors:
    Renato Cisneros, author of “La distancia que nos separa”
    José Carlos Agüero, author of “Los rendidos: Sobre el don de perdonar” (via Skype)
    Lurgio Gavilán, author of “Memorias de un soldado desconocido”

    Respondents: 
    Alexandra Hibbett, Universidad Católica, Perú
    Alberto Vergara, Universidad del Pacífico, Perú

    The wounds inflicted by the protracted civil war Peru faced between 1980 and the early 2000s have proven hard to heal. After twenty years...

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    Puente Musical: Celebrating Chucho Valdés

    8:00pm to 10:00pm

    Location: 

    Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street

    Harvard University Jazz Master in Residence Chucho Valdés in concert with Harvard Jazz Bands

    A concert featuring pianist Chucho Valdés, the 2019 Harvard University Jazz Master in Residence, with the Harvard Jazz Bands. The Cuban pianist, composer and arranger Chucho Valdés is one of the most influential figures in modern Afro-Cuban jazz. He is a six-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Latin Grammy Award Winner. Born into a family of musicians in Quivicán, Havana province, Cuba, Dionisio Jesús "Chucho" Valdés Rodríguez, has distilled elements of the...

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    Chucho Valdés: Narrativas Musicales

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Leverett Library, 25 Mill Street

    Chucho Valdes 1Speaker: Chucho Valdés, composer and pianist

    A través del diálogo entre el pianista y compositor Chucho Valdés y el Prof. Yosvany Terry, Narrativas Musicales ahondará en la vida y obra artística de Valdés, su concepción del Jazz y la música en general, sus contribuciones a la...

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    Student Workshop with Peruvian graphic artist Cherman

    3:30pm to 4:30pm

    Location: 

    Art Study Center, Harvard Art Museums, Level 4

    In this informal workshop, Peruvian graphic artist Cherman will offer insights about his own creative practice and discuss the artists that have inspired him using works from the Harvard Art Museums’ collections. Admission is free and open to Harvard students. Capacity is limited to 15 and registration is required through this link.

    Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the program to allow sufficient time to sign in at the Art Study Center...

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