Talk by LOWELL FIET
Thursday, March 3 at 7.00 pm
Room 1. Second Floor
The EUGENIO GRANELL presents this Thursday, March 3, at 7 pm, in Room 1 on the Second Floor, the talk “The enigma of the Apostle James and his Caribbean court” by Lowell Fiet, Professor at the University of Puerto Rico.
Lowell Fiet obtained his PhD from the University of Wisconsin in 1973. He started lecturing at the University of Puerto Rico in 1978. He created the Sargasso journal and set in motion the “Caribbean 2000” project, with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation.
For several years he designed, coordinated and directed the University of Puerto Rico’s programme that studies Caribbean literature and linguistics. His publications include “El teatro puertorriqueño reimaginado“, “Caballeros, vejigantes, locas y viejos: Santiago Apóstol y los performeros puertorriqueños“, “An Archipelago of Caribbean Masks”.
He is currently studying the masks of Portugal and Spain, as well as contemporary masks of Puerto Rico.
Room 1 also features a small exhibition of masks belonging to the Eugenio Granell Foundation’s Ethnic Collection. On display are masks from Loíza-Aldea, and “vejigante” figures donated by Carmina Sánchez, the daughter of the artist Frances del Valle; he was taught by Eugenio Granell at the University of Puerto Rico and participated with him in the exhibition Surrealism Beyond Borders, which was held last year in New York’s Metropolitan Museum and, this year, in London’s Tate Gallery.
This activity will be rounded off with the screening of the films “Fiesta de Santiago Apóstol en el poblado de Loíza Aldea, Puerto Rico,” 1949, and “Fiestas tradicionales 2019 Loíza Aldea“, 2019, shot by Ricardo E. Alegría, a Puerto Rican archaeologist who studied archaeology with the Galician lecturer Sebastián González, when he taught at the University of Puerto Rico during his time in exile.
The talk will be streamed live thanks to the Director of the Eugenio Granell Foundation, Natalia Fernández Segarra, who will present the event.
This event is held in collaboration with the Xunta de Galicia’s Department of Culture, Education and University.
ADMISSION FREE until the maximum seating capacity is reached.