Arts and Humanities

2019 Feb 15

Havana's Noise and Rhythm: Understanding Afrocubaneity

12:00pm to 1:45pm

Location: 

104 Mt. Auburn Street 3R, Seminar Room

Speaker: Pablo D. Herrera Veitia, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, University of St. Andrews, Scotland

What is it like to be Afro-Cuban today? After more than a decade’s experience as an Afro-Cuban rap music producer, this is the question at the core of Herrera Veitia’s doctoral research in social anthropology. His presentation will explore how becoming a Hiphop practitioner vested him with a profound interest in the future of urban Afro-Cuban music in Havana. Following the question ‘What is Afro-Cubaneity?’ he...

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2019 Apr 05

CHERMANY > A PERUVIAN GRAFIK XPERIENZ

6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge Street

chermanCherman will reflect on his art over the past 30 years, discuss the roots of his pop aesthetic, and share the philosophy behind his current work in Chermany, an imagined nation where graphic art exists in its purest form and where everything is possible.

Speaker: Cherman (Germán Quino Ganoza),...

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2019 Jan 31

Gallery talk with artist Clarissa Tossin: Future Fossil

2:00pm

Location: 

8 Garden Street, Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall

Clarissa Tossin, a Radcliffe fellow in 2017–2018, expands upon her fellowship project with a newly commissioned exhibition that considers the ecology of an uncertain future. Inspired by Octavia E. Butler’s science fiction trilogy Xenogenesis (1989), in which the Amazon becomes the site for a new civilization of alien-human hybrids, Tossin speculates upon a postapocalyptic world following ecological collapse. Pairing DIY plastic recycling techniques with the materials and practices of Amazonian...

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2019 Apr 30

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

Anna More is Professor of Hispanic Literatures in the Department of Literary Theory and Literatures at the University of Brasília. She received a B.A. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from the University...

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2019 Mar 28

Arts & Sciences Workshop Series: Vernacular Latin Americanisms: War, the Market and the Making of a Discipline

6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

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Speaker: Fernando Degiovanni, Professor, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

In 1911, the Argentine intellectual Manuel Ugarte started a two-year lecture tour of Latin America and the United States with a crucial question in mind: can Latin Americanism be embodied practice? His visit to...

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2018 Oct 15

Conversations on Journalism & Mexico

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Room S250

The New England Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists presents: Conversations on Journalism & Mexico

Featuring: Alfredo Corchado, Marcela Turati, & Maria Garcia.

See flyer below for details.

Journalism and Mexico

2018 Oct 17

La Batea

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216

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Stephen and Elizabeth Ferry have produced La Batea, exploring gold’s double effects – situations of violence, contamination, and exploitation, but also of devotion, craftsmanship, and anchored communities. By taking this rounded approach, La Batea aims to contribute to the global debate over the social,...

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Rafael Queneditt at Harvard

The Rafael Queneditt Morales papers are now available at Harvard Libraries

September 27, 2018

The Rafael Queneditt Morales papers are now available at Harvard's Fine Arts Library. Rafael Queneditt Morales (1942–2016) was an important Cuban sculptor whose work centered on the celebration of Afro-Cuban culture in general and of Afro-Cuban spirituality in particular. His art combined the language of geometric abstraction with the use of traditional woodcarving to produce representations of Afro-Cuban religious rituals, deities and symbolism. He formed the art collective Grupo Antillano (1978–1983), creating a platform where distinguished visual artists,...

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