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Cultural Events at the Instituto Cervantes of Albuquerque

Cultural Events at the Instituto Cervantes of Albuquerque

In addition to Spanish language classes, the Instituto Cervantes offers cultural events such as film series, concerts, theatre, art, discussions on history, literature, science and much more in an effort to fulfill its mission to promote Spanish, Hispanic and Latin American cultures throughout the world. Below you can find events that we organize. For more information about our schedule for the cultural activities you can also go to www.facbook.com/cervantesalbuquerque.    

Albuquerque, NM. Instituto Cervantes of Albuquerque, National Hispanic Cultural Center and SPAIN arts & culture, the Spanish official cultural program in the US, is pleased to present:

VAIVÉN: Six visual journeys back and forth between Spain and the U.S.

Opening reception: November 21 at 5:30pm.

Gallery hours: Mondays: 9am to 5pm, Tuesdays to Fridays: 9:00am to 8:00pm, Saturdays: 4pm to 8pm. Free admission. Pete Domenici Education Center, National Hispanic Cultural Center.

Vaivén: (n.) = shuttling back and forth ; flip-flop ; seesaw [see-saw] ; swaying ; sway ; rocking.

This exhibition features six photographers from Spain and the United States who interpret the realities of both countries from multiple perspectives. The dichotomy of belonging to two places and the constant play between the influence of cultural background versus the setting, remains the core of this exhibition. Memories, popular culture, identity, the everyday life, nature and urban spaces function as starting points to analyze the motivations and expectations that lie behind each photographic series.

The diverse backgrounds of all the artists meet on the common grounds of their intersecting perspectives of both countries. Ana Hayes-Pérez, explores her personal connection with Spain through souvenirs and family memories; Carla Tramullas analyzes the process of remembrance with shots snapped on her trips across the US with her grandfather’s Leica. Javier Corso reinterprets the military imagery of Spain through the strong visual references present in the popular culture of  the US Raúl Urbina observes Chicago by foregoing its iconic side to focus on the city’s driving forces, from its people to its infrastructures; Chicago based photographer Xavier Nuez uses dark alleys and ruins of the city to turn his pictures into monuments that give dignity to rejected urban spaces. Monica Lek uses her photographs of New York to reflect the human reality of the city through portraits of her neighbors.

More information: http://www.spainculture.us/city/albuquerque/ 


The Flavors of Spain: Cooking Classes

Only at Instituto Cervantes can you learn how to prepare the dishes that make Spanish cuisine world famous. Our Spanish chefs bring the flavors of the Mediterranean to New Mexico, through a variety of traditional recipes. Classes are participatory and include wine to enjoy with the meal you have prepared. These classes are usually offered once a month and cost $40.

January 30, 2015
Menu: Sopa castellana, bacalao a la vizcaína, pan de calatraba

February 27, 2014
Menu: Pisto manchego, pollo en pepitoria, natillas caseras

To enroll in a cooking class, please call 505-724-4777. 

Film Screenings 

We also offer film screenings througout the year and organize a latino film festival called Cine magnifico in September. We show Spanish spoken movies with English subtitles.

Many of our cultural events are free of charge. For more information on our cultural events please call 505-724-4777. To join our mailing list please send an email request to adxabq@cervantes.es .


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