The King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center will host Peruvian writer and critic Julio Ortega (Nov. 15), a two-day symposium on the intersection between art and politics (Nov. 17 & 18), a public lecture by Professor María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco, KJCC’s Resident Chair (Dec. 5), and more beginning next month.

"Condor" by João Pina
The King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center will host “Condor,” an exhibition of photographs by João Pina, from Nov. 10, 2017 through Jan. 18, 2018. “Condor” is a tribute to the memory of the victims of Operation Condor, a secret military plan implemented in 1975 by six Latin American countries ruled by right wing military dictatorships to eliminate their political opponents. Image courtesy of João Pina.

NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center will host Peruvian writer and critic Julio Ortega (Nov. 15), a two-day symposium on the intersection between art and politics (Nov. 17 & 18), a public lecture by Professor María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco, KJCC’s Resident Chair (Dec. 5), and more beginning next month at its 53 Washington Square South location (betw. Sullivan and Thompson Streets).

Events are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis, unless otherwise noted.

Friday, November 10, 6:30 – 8: 30 p.m.
Exhibit Opening: “Condor,” photographs by João Pina
Condor” is a tribute to the memory of the victims of Operation Condor, a secret military plan implemented in 1975 by six Latin American countries ruled by right wing military dictatorships to eliminate their political opponents. This plan resulted in “extrajudicial executions” of at least 60,000 people. For almost a decade João Pina, has traveled extensively trough Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay to document what is left of the Condor years. A selection of these photographs will be shown.
Exhibit will be on display until January 31, 2018. 
With the support of NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

November 15, 7:00 p.m.
Peruvian Writer and Critic Julio Ortega in Dialogue with Diamela Eltit
Julio Ortega, a professor at Brown University, is an accomplished scholar, poet, playwright, and novelist, with 15 books as well as several critical editions to his credit. Diamela Eltit is a Chilean writer and currently the Distinguished Global Professor of Creative Writing in Spanish at NYU.
In Spanish.
Sponsored by the MFA Creative Writing in Spanish Program.

November 17 & 18
Symposium | Art and Power: From Museum to Real World
A two-day symposium, curated by María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco, KJCC Resident Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization for 2017-18, and NYU’s Miriam Basilio, an associate professor in art history and museum studies. Distinguished American and Spanish scholars will delve into the intersection between art and politics. 
Sponsored by NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center.

November 29, 7:00 p.m.
Third Round Table “Ten Years of the MFA”
Introduced by Sergio Chefjec – NYU Distinguished Writer in Residence and Professor at the MFA Creative Writing in Spanish Program.
Participants: Javier Guerrero, Javier Peñalosa, and Fernanda Trías.
In Spanish.
Sponsored by the MFA Creative Writing in Spanish Program.

December 1, 6:00 p.m.
NYUSPS CALA Fall 2017 Film Series – Screening: “Flying Down to Rio”
“Flying Down to Rio” is a 1933 American pre-Code RKO musical film noted for being the first screen pairing of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, although Dolores del Rio and Gene Raymond received top billing and the leading roles.
Introduced by Patricia Dillon - Adjunct Professor at the Center for Applied Liberal Arts, NYUSPS.
RSVP required
Sponsored by NYUSPS Center for Applied Liberal Studies.

December 5, 7:00 p.m.
Professor María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco, KJCC Resident Chair, presents her Second Public Lecture: “Picasso’s Guernica in New York: From Political Icon to Museum Masterpiece?”
“Guernica,” Picasso’s painting for the Spanish Republican Pavilion in the International Exposition of Arts and Techniques of Paris in 1937, had a strong impact on the New York School. It was first exhibited in New York City in May 1939 as a political icon within a campaign to raise funds for the Spanish Republic refugees. In November 1939 it was exhibited again, but this time as an undisputed modern art masterpiece within a great retrospective exhibition on Picasso’s oeuvre at the Museum of Modern Art. In keeping with these two meanings, “Guernica” became an important stimulus for abstract expressionist artists. In it they found a way to express the connection between the artist’s inner self and the problems of his time, which confirmed the social role of the artist as an individual.
Sponsored by NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center

December 6, 7:00 p.m.
Temporales Magazine Presentation
Introduced by Lila Zemborain – Clinical Professor at MFA Creative Writing in Spanish Program.
The MFA Creative Writing in Spanish students edit this digital publication that aspires to become a reference point for New York-based literary and artistic activities for Hispano-American writers. Recently redesigned and revamped, this presentation will showcase the ongoing collaborations between students and the many writers that are part of the program.
In Spanish.
Sponsored by the MFA Creative Writing in Spanish Program.

For more information, call 212.998.3650 or visit www.kjcc.org. Subways: N, R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place); A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street).

Editor’s Note:
Since 1997, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center of New York University has centered on increasing awareness of Spain and the Spanish-speaking world at NYU and fostering cultural and intellectual exchange. Having established itself with numerous well-received programs, it offers a wide array of lectures, conferences, readings, screenings, exhibitions, among different special events, with the aim of reaching a growing audience while deepening its commitment to its current constituency. For more, please visit www.kjcc.org.

 

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