Outreach

ARTS & HUMANITIES EVENTS

The goal of the Arts & Humanities Division is to enable the IE community to experience the Arts & the Humanities both inside and outside the classroom with the goal of forging better-prepared individuals, citizens and professionals.

LA UNIVERSIDAD A ESCENA WILL OFFER OPERA FROM MADRID’S TEATRO REAL TO IE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

Madrid, November 2021. This month, IE University students will be able to take part in La Universidad a Escena (The University to the Stage) at the Teatro Real opera house in Madrid. Students will be introduced to the process of creating and staging Partenope, by Georg Frideric Handel, by experts from the Teatro Real, winner of the International Opera Awards 2021 for opera company of the year.

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ART HAS THE POWER TO CHANGE THE WORLD: A CONVERSATION WITH IE ARTS & HUMANITIES DIVISION'S CATALINA TEJERO AND EVELIO ACEVEDO, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE MUSEO NACIONAL THYSSEN-BORNEMISZA.

Art has the power to change the world: A conversation with IE Arts & Humanities Division´s Catalina Tejero and Evelio Acevedo, Managing Director of the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

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IE FACULTY AWARDS

The IE Arts & Humanities Division launches a digital award for the 2021 Awards in Teaching Excellence. Renowned dancers appear in a video in recognition of recipients and performed live for the IE University faculty awards ceremony.

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IE COMMUNITY MEMBERS VISIT THE 29TH EDITION OF ESTAMPA CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR

A group of IE students, faculty and staff enjoyed a weekend at the 29th edition of Estampa contemporary art fair.

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GALLERY WALK SERIES, OCTOBER 2021

The IE Arts & Humanities Division, in collaboration with the student-led IE Arts & Business Club, offered a Gallery Walk series during the month of October 2021.

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IE UNIVERSITY CEO DIEGO DEL ALCáZAR BENJUMEA SPEAKS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE HUMANITIES

IE University CEO Diego del Alcázar Benjumea speaks on the importance of the humanities.

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STUDENTS OF THE MASTER IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PRESENT THEIR CAPSTONE PROJECT ON THE SUSTAINABLE STRATEGY OF GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM BILBAO

This project falls within the framework of the collaboration agreement between IE University and Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

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INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY ART

The Arts and Humanities Division at IE has organised a 3-session webinar on “Introduction to Contemporary Art” given by the art critic, writer and curator Joaquín Jesús Sánchez.

These webinars offer some essential …

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PPLE PHILOSOPHY SERIES | HOPE: 'LA BIOGRAFíA COMO ESCUELA DE EMPATíA'

The PPLE Philosophy Series presented by IE Arts & Humanities Division and IE Law School, is a series of talks with 4 distinguished professors all relating to their view of the future and the overall theme of this year’s series: HOPE.

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EUROPE, ALL OF EUROPE, AND NOTHING BUT EUROPE | IE INSIGHTS

The perception of Eastern Europe is, for many of us, widely distorted from reality. In this article for IE Insights, our #humanities Professor Susana Torres analyses how the nations that make up this area have been

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Girl Heart Graffiti

A VISIT TO THE BANKSY EXHIBITION @CíRCULO DE BELLAS ARTES, MADRID

As part of the Arts and Humanities Module at IE, students studying the topic ‘Cultural Diversity Today’ with the professor, Lourdes Fernandez Bencosme, got the chance to pay a visit to the Banksy exhibition at the

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Surrealismo-CaixaForum

GUIDED VISIT TO CAIXAFORUM: ‘OBJETOS DE DESEO. SURREALISMO Y DESEO. 1914 – 2020’

The Arts and Humanities Division at IE is proud to co-host a visit to the surrealist, design and art-focused exhibition “Objects of Desire” at CaixaForum in Madrid. This visit is part of the Arts and Business Clubs’ weeklong collaboration with Prologue Magazine.
Part of the event will be streamed on the Arts and Business Club Instagram @ieartsbusiness for those who cannot attend physically!

When: Saturday, March 13 12pm (CET)
Where: CaixaForum Madrid (Paseo del Prado, 36, Madrid, Spain)
Entrance ticket: Complimentary

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WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP AND WOMEN'S RIGHTS

The Arts and Humanities Division, the Global and Public Affairs School and IE Women teamed up with GWL Voices for Change and Inclusion to present the “Intergenerational Dialogues”. A series of inspiring talks between outstanding women leaders and our IE students.
For the first session, we had the honor to welcome the Dean of the GPA School and Head of the Arts and Humanities Division, Susana Malcorra.  The event was moderated by the Master in International Relations student, Morgane Coquille.

When: March 10th 4pm (CET)
Where: VHUB (Velazquez 130 -2, Madrid)
Format: hybrid. You can attend Face-to-Face or online via Zoom.

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Fundacion-PONS

A PRIVATE GUIDED VIEWING OF GUILLERMO FORNES’ WORK

The ARTS & HUMANITIES DIVISION and the IE Arts & Business Club announce a hybrid-format exhibition visit to Fundación PONS, an innovative space for art.
The visit will be guided by Sara Zaldivar, founder of the Huntress of Art art advisory and curatorial collective, and the artist himself, Guillermo Fornes – in an intimate viewing of his solo exhibition at the Foundation.

When: Wednesday, February 10th at 5pm (Madrid local time)
Where: Fundación PONS (Calle de Serrano, 138, Madrid 28006, Spain)

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HUMANITIES IN CONVERSATION SERIES

The ARTS & HUMANITIES DIVISION is proud to host the first session of the “Humanities in Conversation” Series in the framework of the IE-Humanities Module.

In a hybrid event aimed at IE 1st year, undergradute students, the first roundtable will explore the gender gap in leadership, the arts and the role of the law and the social movements.

When: Tuesday, Feb 16th at 6pm (Madrid local time)
Where: Velazquez 130 (-2), V-Hub (Madrid) or Online via Zoom

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BASIC LATIN CLASSES

Whether you want to brush up your Latin or learn the basic rudiments of this Classical language, we offer you the possibility of learning the basics of this ancient and useful language in an interactive and applied form.

When: Starting Tuesday, Feb 16th – every Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm (Madrid local time)
Where: Segovia Campus or Online via Zoom

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Math-and-Humanities

WEBINAR: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MATHEMATICS AND THE HUMANITIES OVER THE PAST CENTURIES

This webinar will start by describing the key role played by 18th-19th century mathematics on the foundations of many of the modern disciplines of the social sciences and the humanities, as well as the advantages and some of the disadvantages brought on by that influence.

Join us on Wednesday, February 10th at 5PM (CET)

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POLICY CHALLENGES IN A GLOBAL CLIMATE EMERGENCY CONTEXT

IE Students took part in a vivid debate about environmentally displaced people, coinciding with the Climate Summit in Madrid (COP25). The panel discussion was organized by IE School of Global and Public Affairs and IE Arts & Humanities Division.

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Francesca Thyssen at IE University during COP25

FRANCESCA THYSSEN AT IE UNIVERSITY DURING COP25

Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza, the internationally renowned art collector, curator and film producer, took part in a debate at IE University on ‘Art as an agent of change for sustainability’, together with artist John Gerrard and Markus Reymann, director of TBA21 Academy and The Ocean Project.

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Rembrandt: Master of the Selfie

REMBRANDT: MASTER OF THE SELFIE

In collaboration with the IE Arts & Business Club, the IE Arts & Humanities Division sponsored a lecture from Judith Grimbergen who considered the famous self-portraiture of Rembrandt in light of how the modern practice of taking selfies has shaped our thinking and approach to the idea of how we see ourselves.

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Earth Charter Initiative

EARTH CHARTER INITIATIVE

As part of IE University’s efforts to bring together students, activists, and policy-makers under the larger rubric of the COP-25 event, held in Madrid in December, the Arts and Humanities Division sponsored a talk between Paul Lubbers, promoter of The Earth Charter and Elena Herrero-Beaumont, Partner and Director of the Vinces Institute for Public Affairs.

Art, Sustainability and Climate Change

ART, SUSTAINABILITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Held at the Spanish Pavilion of the COP-25 conference on Climate Change, this event was co-sponsored by the IE Arts and Humanities Division of IE University, along with Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary. The panelists included Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza, Markus Reymann and Jose Luis de Vicente.

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Ethics and Technology by Javier de la Cueva

ETHICS AND TECHNOLOGY BY JAVIER DE LA CUEVA

Professor Javier de la Cueva, an expert in issues related to cybersecurity, explored this question, drawing on his recent testimony provided to the Commission on National Security of the Spanish Congress. He considered the ethical, juridical, and technological dimensions of cybersecurity.

OKUDA STUDIO VISIT

Members of the IE community had the opportunity to visit the studio of experimental artistic innovator Okuda San Miguel, who creates installations using a multimedia, multi-disciplinary approach. In addition to an appreciation for the varied “street aesthetic” that makes Okuda’s work startlingly and sometimes unexpectedly original, the innovative aspect of his creative efforts was underlined, with the intersection between the innovation of the marketplace and that of the studio keenly observed by many in attendance.

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Collecting Art in the 21st Century - ARCO

COLLECTING ART IN THE 21ST CENTURY - ARCO

The importance of collecting art as a social exercise was highlighted in this animated and insightful engagement, which brought Catalina Tejero, Associate Head of IE Arts & Humanities Division, into conversation with noted figure Maribel López.

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The Reign of Hypermodern Individualism

THE REIGN OF HYPERMODERN INDIVIDUALISM

The highly-influential French philosopher of consumerism Gilles Lipovetsky was an honoured guest at the IE campus where he offered a review of his philosophical approach to the ways that a modern consumer society, as a result of the Neo-liberal expansion of the global economy, has resulted in a hypermodernisation of the self.

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The Society of Lightness

THE SOCIETY OF LIGHTNESS

The IE Arts and Humanities Division teamed up with the Fundación Telefonica to offer the wider public a chance to engage with noted French philosopher and professor Gilles Lipovetsky, who offered a full house his provocative and insightful reading of modern society in the context of an ever-expanding consumer culture and its impact on the psychology of the what he terms the post-modern self.

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Tour 1: Doctor Fourquet - Paseos Artísticos (Africa Club)

TOUR 1: DOCTOR FOURQUET - PASEOS ARTíSTICOS (AFRICA CLUB)

Paseos Artísticos, the first of the Arts and Business Club’s new series in collaboration with the Arts and Humanities Division and IE Africa Club, took place in and around Dr. Fourquet Street yesterday evening. Students visited a total of five well-known galleries, and got to know more about their current exhibitions, as well as the business models behind each establishment.

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Chinese Buddhism in Three Objects: The Memory Palace Approach

CHINESE BUDDHISM IN THREE OBJECTS: THE MEMORY PALACE APPROACH

On Friday 21st of February, IE hosted the opening talk of the IE Humanities China Lecture Series, which is an initiative of professor Regina Llamas and IE Arts & Humanities Division. This first lecture was called “Chinese Buddhism in Three Objects: The Memory Palace Approach” and it was conducted by John Kieschnick, H.N. Ho Family Foundation Chair in Buddhist Studies in the Religious Studies Department at Stanford University.

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Art & Social Engagement: A panel discussion with Y.ES CONTEMPORARY

ART & SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT: A PANEL DISCUSSION WITH Y.ES CONTEMPORARY

This talk was presented in conjunction with the Borders of Freedom exhibition curated by Patricio Majano as part of the Y.ES Contemporary Art Loan Program. Borders of Freedom addresses the concept of freedom from different perspectives, and considers what the artists identify as constraints of freedom.

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GALDóS: CLAVES PARA ENTENDER LA SOCIEDAD CONTEMPORáNEA

IE University Professor and Associate Head of Academic Affairs, Maria-José Ferrari reviewed the life and legacy of the Spanish author Benito Pérez Galdós on the occasion of the centenary of his death. Situating her remarks in the context of a wider Spanish debate about the ongoing relevance of Galdós for Spanish literature.

Women in the Arts: Ella Fontanals-Cisneros

WOMEN IN THE ARTS: ELLA FONTANALS-CISNEROS

As part of Women’s Week at IE University, noted art collector Ella Fontanels-Cisneros sat down with Catalina Tejero, Associate Director of IE Arts & Humanities Division, to discuss her experience of collecting art across the world, and especially from Latin American artists.

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