Recap – Coco Fusco on the Art of Intervention: A Screening and Artist Talk (2/24)

On February 24, CLACS hosted renowned interdisciplinary artist Coco Fusco for a screening of her film The Art of Intervention: The Performances of JuanSí González (2016), and a Q&A between Fusco and the audience regarding both the film and contemporary performance art in Cuba. In the film which includes footage and interviews, JuanSí González whoContinue reading “Recap – Coco Fusco on the Art of Intervention: A Screening and Artist Talk (2/24)”

Chilean Popular Poetry and Biblical Psalms

by Fernanda Martinez Varela, MA scholar at MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish.  Shortly after arriving in Chile, I went to the public library of Doñihue in order to search for bibliographic material and, fortunately, there I met Santiago Figueroa Torres; a folklorist, researcher and expert in popular music. Talking informally while drinking coffee, IContinue reading “Chilean Popular Poetry and Biblical Psalms”

‘Proximities/Distances’: Theatre, Performance, and Dance Conference

Creators and performers from all over Latin America and Spain will converge at the King Juan Carlos Center (KJCC) next week for ‘Proximities/Distances’, a two-day event that will explore ideas and practices of proximity and distance in contemporary Spanish and Latin American theatre, performance and dance. Drawing on the current interest in relational strategies and investigatingContinue reading “‘Proximities/Distances’: Theatre, Performance, and Dance Conference”

CLACS Welcomes Chilean Author José Ignacio Valenzuela in First U.S. Book Tour Presenting ‘Trilogía del Malamor y Malaluna’

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) in collaboration with the Embassy of Chile proudly invites you to join author José Ignacio Valenzuela in his first U.S. tour presenting Trilogy Malamor and its prequel Malaluna on Monday, September 26th at the KJCC Auditorium. Trilogía del Malamor is a wildly successful trilogy by José Ignacio Valenzuela and is considered theContinue reading “CLACS Welcomes Chilean Author José Ignacio Valenzuela in First U.S. Book Tour Presenting ‘Trilogía del Malamor y Malaluna’”

Seeing the Change: La Fábrica in Havana

Posted by Nicki Fleischner- MA Candidate at CLACS/ Global Journalism at NYU  When we arrived there is already a line snaking its way around the block: Cuban girls in heels, boys in gold chains and brightly printed graphic tees, foreign tourists or exchange students sprinkled throughout. At the door a few groups try to greaseContinue reading “Seeing the Change: La Fábrica in Havana”

Qelqakamayoq Wari Zarate Artenkunamanta Riman

Junio killapi, 2013 watapi, Doris Loayza investigacionninta ruwashaqtin Huamanga llaqtapi, Perupi, qelqakamayoq Wari Zaratewan tuparan. Pay pintor, yachachiq ima kan Escuela de Bellas Artespi Huamanga llaqtapi. Chaypi pay pinturata, esculturata, dibujota ima yachachin. Kunan pay huk librota qelqashan. Kay libroqa rimanqa: imaynatachus colores nisqakunata, muhuta, laqhekunata ima kay pacha kawsayninchispi mana chinkananpaq kawsarichispa. Pachamancata mihuytaContinue reading “Qelqakamayoq Wari Zarate Artenkunamanta Riman”

Cuba entering the 21st Century: Recent Economic Reforms can be seen from the Street

This summer I came to Cuba to research the emergence of non-institutional art spaces in the city of Havana.  As I began to make contact with local artists to discuss where they create, show and sell their art, I quickly discovered that modes of communication had drastically changed since the last time I had studiedContinue reading “Cuba entering the 21st Century: Recent Economic Reforms can be seen from the Street”

Colombian Refugees in Panama: Politics and Policy

On a wall in the office of Jesuit Refugee Service – Panama (Servicio Jesuita a Refugiados, SJR) hangs a mural, painted by SJR’s clients, depicting their journey from violent displacement in Colombia to relative safety and self-sufficiency in Panama. The mural synthesizes the stories of hundreds of SJR’s clients – refugees, asylum seekers, and theContinue reading “Colombian Refugees in Panama: Politics and Policy”

Manuelcha Prado Runasimi Estudiantekunawan Tinkunakunku

Manuelcha Prado, NYU Intermediate Quechua classta watukuran. Chaypi, pay chit’i estudiantekunaq tapunankunata kutichiran. Paykuna Quechuamanta, Manuelchaq kawsanmanta, takinkunamanta ima payman tapuranku. Manuelcha Prado, visitó la clase de Quechua del nivel intermedio de NYU donde respondió las preguntas de los estudiantes curiosos sobre la lengua Quechua y su uso, sobre su vida artística y personal. ManuelchaContinue reading “Manuelcha Prado Runasimi Estudiantekunawan Tinkunakunku”

Vicente Llimpinmanta Niwashanku

Maskaspa arteta Cuscopi, estudiantekuna NYUmanta Charlie Uruchima, Emily Thompson, ima, reqsinakuranku runasimita rimaq Vicente Huamán Pumahuallccanwan llank’aspa galerianpi. Kay audiopi, Vicente niwashanku sumaqmi llimpinmanta barrio San Blasneqpi. Buscando arte en Cusco, estudiantes de NYU Charlie Uruchima y Emily Thompson conocieron al Quechua hablante y artista Vicente Huamán Pumahuallccan trabajando en su estudio de arte. EnContinue reading “Vicente Llimpinmanta Niwashanku”