NosOtros: Iberian and Latin American Week, University of Liverpool,
Monday 29 October–Sunday 4 November 2018
Monday 29 October
Welcome event: Día de Muertos. A celebration of Mexican traditions
Language Lounge, 4pm – 6pm
Día de Muertos is a syncretic celebration that draws heavily from indigenous Aztec and Nahua traditions and coincides with the Christian All Souls. It recognises and commemorates the dead as well as reflecting on the living. Central to this celebration is an altar with offerings that are meaningful to those who build it. This will be on display and will be explained as part of our launch.
Tuesday 30 October
Screening: El memorial del 68 (Nicolás Echevarría, 2008) with Q&A – In Spanish with English subtitles
Rendall Building, Lecture Theatre 8 5.30pm – 8pm
In collaboration with UNAM-UK Centre for Mexican Studies film series. A documentary of the student protests and the government’s brutal response in the lead up the Olympics hosted by Mexico in October 1968. It attempts to bear witness to the events and fill in some of the historical gaps. The screening will be introduced by Dr Niamh Thornton, UoL, and will be followed by a Q&A.
Taster: Galician Language and Culture
Rendall Building, Seminar Room 3 12pm – 1pm
This will introduce you to the history, language and culture of Galicia, from its origins to the present day.
Workshop: Language and Power with Laia Darder (Sheffield Hallam University)
Rendall Building, Seminar Room 4 11am – 12pm
The aim of this workshop is to uncover ways in which language and power interact in the Hispanic world, by looking at different languages and their status.
Paula Rego’s etchings display at the Walker Art Gallery
Walker Art Gallery, 1pm – 4pm
Guided visit to the Paula Rego’s etchings in the Walker Art Gallery. This event is fully booked.
Wednesday 31 October
Roger Wright’s Vintage Radio Show: Live Requests from Hispanic Studies Staff and Students
Language Lounge, 12pm – 2pm
Live requests from Hispanic Studies staff and students.
Workshop: Music composition with Guiem Soldevila
Rendall Building, Lecture Theatre 5 1pm – 2pm
Reflection on the creation of songs: from the their first inspiration to the final product.
Flexible Teacing Space, 502 Teaching Hub, 3pm – 4pm
Come and enjoy this unique ‘Salsa’ and ‘Merengue’ class. From beginners to improvers. All welcome.
European Film Agencies and Public Policies by Susana de la Sierra
Rendall Building, Seminar Room 6 4pm – 5pm
Talk delivered by Former Director General of the Spanish Film Institute Susana de la Sierra.
Concert: Guiem Soldevila
The Caledonia, 6.30pm – 7.30pm
The singer-songwriter will sing his own songs and perform versions of poets in Catalan.
Thursday 1 November
Conversation with Juan Gómez-Jurado (Peers Visiting Writer 2018)
Management School Seminar Room 5, 11am – 12.30pm
Juan Gómez-Jurado is a writer and journalist with a wide-ranging career in media and several best sellers. There will be a Q&A session where he will talk about his professional career and reveal the intricacies of his novels.
Screening of A Fábrica de Nada (Pedro Pinho, 2017) with Q&A — in Portuguese with English subtitles
Rendall Building, Lecture Theatre 6 6pm – 9.30pm
Ana Reimão, Lecturer in Portuguese, will introduce this multi-award winning film (including the 2017 FIPRESCI – Film Critics Prize at Cannes) and lead a Q&A with the audience and special guests.
Friday 2 November
Twitter Micro Story Competition
This year´s Twitter competition theme is NosOtros. We are looking for stories reflecting on multiculturalism. Each micro story should include #IBLAW18. We welcome stories written in any of the following Iberian Languages: Basque, Catalan, Portuguese and Spanish.
Seminar: Lobak (Grandchildren): preserving the memory of the bombing of Gernika two generations after — in Basque with English subtitles
Rendall Building, Seminar Room 10 12pm – 2pm
Two members of Lobak, grandchildren of those who suffered the bombing in 1937, will talk us through their aims and the screening of the documentary Gernika. Markak (2016).
Screening: Where do you draw the line? (Joseph Wordsworth, 2016) and Q&A with Joseph Wordsworth (director) and Mike Smith (producer)
Rendall Building, Lecture Theatre 1 2pm – 4pm
In this documentary, Liverpool graduates investigate the impact of the oil industry in Ecuador. The director and producer will tell us how they went about making the documentary.
Sunday 4 November
Screening of A Cidade onde envelheço (Marília Rocha, 2016) — in Portuguese with English subtitles
FACT, 3.30pm – 5pm
‘A living painting of Brazil that almost literally drags the audience into the narrow streets of the Belo Horizonte’ — Cineuropa.
With actress Francisca Manuel in attendance for a Q&A. Tickets available from http://www.fact.co.uk
The first home designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí has recently opened to the public. Built between 1883 and 1885 as a summer house for the Vicens family, it is a masterpiece of riotous colour in an eclectic neo-moorish style. After over a century of transformations at the hands of various different owners, the World Heritage Site has been returned to its original disposition, while an addition constructed in 1925 has been transformed into a museum. Located in the Gràcia district and surrounded by a verdant garden, the house is open everyday, from 10 am to 8 pm.
CALL FOR PAPERS
FLANDES BY SUBSTITUTION: COPIES OF FLEMISH MASTERS IN THE HISPANIC WORLD (1500-1700)
Art History Seminar 18 of the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA) Brussels, 9-10 February 2017
On 9 and 10 February 2017 an international conference will be held on the copies of paintings of Flemish masters during the sixteenth and the seventeenth centuries related to the Hispanic world. The event will take place at the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA) in Brussels and is organized in collaboration with the Spanish National Research Project COPIMONARCH: La copia pictórica en la Monarquía Hispánica, siglos XVI-XVIII (I+D HAR2014-52061-P) from the Universidad de Granada.
The artistic heritage of the regions that once formed part of the former Spanish Empire includes a large number of painted copies after Flemish masters made during the sixteenth and the seventeenth centuries. Most of these works have received little attention even though they constitute a valuable source for understanding the artistic influence of the Southern Netherlands on Spanish and Latin American art and society in this period. Indeed, the study of copies of Flemish masters sheds light on a number of art historical issues, including the means of diffusion of artistic models, stylistic trends and the dynamics of the art market and the world of collecting. These copies are a valuable testimony to the political, commercial and cultural ties that existed between the Hispanic territories and the Southern Netherlands.
The conference will focus on the phenomenon of the copy from a large variety of approaches, ranging from workshop practices to collecting, trade and patronage. Papers about studies on particular copies are welcomed, but special attention will be paid to the driving forces behind the export-driven market of copies, such as artists, patrons, collectors and merchants. By taking into account cultural, religious, political and socio-economic dynamics, this conference aims to shed new light on the multifaceted artistic impact of the Southern Netherlands on the Hispanic world during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
We welcome 20 minutes papers that offer new contributions in which recent methodologies and theoretical frameworks are applied to copies after Flemish masters from this period. Proposals can focus both on copies made in the Southern Netherlands to be sent to the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America, and on copies made in these regions.
Candidates are invited to submit their proposals to Eduardo Lamas-Delgado (firstname.lastname@example.org) and to the project COPIMONARCH (email@example.com) before 15 September 2016. This should include an abstract (up to 300 words) and a brief CV (max. 1 page).
The conference organisers are unable to cover travel and accommodation costs for speakers. Interested parties should apply for support from their respective institutions.
Elena Alcalá (UAM, Madrid), Christina Ceulemans (KIK-IRPA, Brussels), Maria Cruz de Carlos (Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid), Christina Currie (KIK-IRPA, Brussels), Hélène Dubois (Ghent University / KIK-IRPA, Brussels), Pedro Flor (UAB, Lisbon), Bart Fransen (KIK-IRPA, Brussels), David García-Cueto (UGR, Granada), Pierre-Yves Kairis (KIK-IRPA, Brussels), Eduardo Lamas-Delgado (KIK-IRPA / ULB, Brussels), Didier Martens (ULB, Brussels), Benito Navarrete (UAH, Alcalá de Henares).
Exhibition of Contemporary Spanish Art in London
MARCO GODOY: EUROPE
Wed 25 May – Sat 16 July 2016
Wed – Sat 12.00 – 6.00 pm
Copperfield London is pleased to announce the first UK solo exhibition of Marco Godoy (b.1986 Madrid), following his MA at the Royal College of Art (2014) and subsequent inclusion in group exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo and the Centre Pompidou.
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Focusing on the visual and symbolic relationships between authority and power, Godoy analyses the social and political ramifications of the real and fictional divides that make up the European Union. Mixing sculpture, installation and performance, the exhibition frustrates any fixed conception of either physical or symbolic borders.
6 Copperfield Street, London SE1 0EP
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