Arts and Humanities

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...

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2017 Mar 30

Brazil Studies Program: Ecology, Art and Politics in the 1970's in Brazil

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-030, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker:  Claudia Mattos Avolese, Associate Professor of History of Art, University of Campinas; DRCLAS Cisneros Visiting Scholar, Harvard University

Moderator:  Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government,...

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2017 Feb 01

The Cooper Gallery 2017 spring exhibition: Diago: The Pasts of This Afro-Cuban Present

6:00pm

Location: 

The Cooper Gallery, 102 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138

On view 2 February 2017 - 5 May 2017
Opening Reception, Wednesday, February 1st, 6 pm

Curated by Alejandro de la Fuente 
Director, 
Afro-Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Center

Juan Roberto Diago is a leading member of the new...

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2016 Dec 10

The Dudley Jazz Bands Fall Concert

8:00pm

Location: 

Dudley House Dining Room, Harvard Yard

Featuring Special Guest Yosvany Terry on saxophone, chekere, and compositions. Pre-concert conversation with Yosvany Terry and Hutchins Center Fellow Ivor Miller at 7:15 pm

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served, ID required for alcohol. For more information, click here.
 
Sponsored by Dudley House and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
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Doris Salcedo’s Materiality of Mourning, a triumph in exploring trauma

November 14, 2016

BY 

Colombian-born artist Doris Salcedo’s The Materiality of Mourning at the Harvard Art Museum visualizes how trauma impacts the world around us through everyday objects. The exhibition’s dark lighting is not only slightly dizzying but also transcendent in its ability to create both an ominous and intimate environment to showcase Salcedo’s works. The trauma Salcedo has experienced because of political turmoil in Colombia...

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Art Museums Celebrate Opening of Colombian Artist Doris Salcedo's Special Exhibit

November 3, 2016

 

By ALICE CHENG, CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Students and local residents flooded into the Harvard Art Museums’ Menschel Hall on Tuesday to learn about the theme of mourning in Colombian artist Doris Salcedo’s work.

Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Mary Schneider Enriquez moderated the conversation between Salcedo and Professor of Aesthetics and General Theory of Value Elaine Scarry to celebrate the opening of Salcedo’s special exhibition titled Doris Salcedo: The...

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Mourning for strangers in the YouTube era

November 7, 2016

By Philip Bennett

The world asks us with oppressive regularity to mourn for strangers. The plea is there in pictures from Aleppo and Brussels and in testimonies from Orlando, Nice, Sandy Hook, and Charleston. We hear it as we imagine the hundreds of souls slipping beneath the surface of the Mediterranean. What does this have to do with us? How do we feel or measure losses that occur across such a distance?

Shortly after dawn a few weeks ago, as Colombians were absorbing the surprising news that voters had rejected a deal to end five decades of civil war, an answer to...

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