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The New Public Art: Collectivity and Activism in Mexico since the 1980s, 4 July 2024

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Mexico has long been lauded and studied for its post-revolutionary public art, but recent artistic practices have raised questions about how public art is created and for whom it is intended. In The New Public Art, Mara Polgovsky Ezcurra, together… Continue Reading →

Sex work, activism, and collaborative cinema: María Galindo and Revolución Puta, 21 June 2024

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Sex Work, Activism and Collaborative Cinema:María Galindo and Revolución Puta (2023)Film Screening + Q&A with María Galindo(Discussant: Irene González-López) Join us to watch and discuss REVOLUCIÓN PUTA, a documentary film directed by María Galindo, made in collaboration with Bolivian collectives… Continue Reading →

Launch of CILAVS Film Collective / Film Screening, 8 May 2024

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Film Screening of Nine Queens by Fabian Bielinsky, Argentina (2000/2024)  Film subtitled Fabian Bielinsky’s Nine Queens is paramount in the Argentinean cinema of the last decades, a perfect blend of auteur and industrial cinema. Its new remastered version is the pivotal example of a… Continue Reading →

How to eat a river: curatorial practice, metabolic literacies and cultures of care, 1 May 2024

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In this talk, Dr Lisa Blackmore reflects on curatorial practice as a mode of stimulating critical reflection on hydrosocial well-being and thinks with eating as an aesthetic medium to support metabolic literacies of riverhood (Boelens et al). She weaves these… Continue Reading →

Professor Carmen Fracchia’s Inaugural Lecture “Identity, Colour and Race in Transatlantic-Spain”, 28 February 2024

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How can we disclose the historical foundations of the formation of a Hispanic Identity in Global Spain? How can we untangle the complex relations between the meanings of colour in the visual arts and the hierarchy of human diversity? Can… Continue Reading →

Neighborhood Life: Spatial appropriation practices of Haitian migrants in central and peripheral neighborhoods of Santiago, Chile, 14 November 2023

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Join us for a public lecture by Chilean scholar Francisca Pérez Pallares in which she will discuss her research on the everyday lives and homemaking practices of Haitian migrants in Santiago, Chile. When: Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 18:00 to 20:00… Continue Reading →

Exhibition The Body of Memory / El Cuerpo de la Memoria by artist Janet Toro, 12 Oct 2023 – 7 Dec 2023

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Janet Toro’s performance series The body of memory (El cuerpo de la memoria) rekindles both individual and collective consciousness of the coup d’etat in Chile – that took place 50 years ago.   This exhibition of photography and video documentation of… Continue Reading →

CHILE50: Politics & Aesthetics (20 October, 10 November, 15 December 2023)

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These film screenings, specially curated and organised by the Centre for Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies (CILAVS), in collaboration with Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image (BIMI) and Festival Internacional de Cine de Valdivia (FIC Valdivia), commemorates the 50th… Continue Reading →

Making Monuments from Mass Graves of the Spanish Civil War (15 June 2023)

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A lecture by Dr Daniel Palacios González Chair: Dr Margarita Palacios Thursday 15 June 2023, 18:00 – 19:30 Keynes Library, School of Arts Building, 43 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD This event is organised by the Centre for Museum Cultures. After… Continue Reading →

Apply for a CILAVS postgraduate travel grant now!

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CILAVS invites applications from Birkbeck PhD students to assist with the cost of some specific travel, ideally having a connection with Portuguese, Spanish and/or Latin American studies, for either presenting research at a conference or undertaking a research trip. Awards… Continue Reading →

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