State of the Art NYC: This Week in Latino Art

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Image: Melissa Godoy Nieto via Babes at the Museum

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State of The Art is Remezcla’s weekly guide to Latin art openings in your city each week. Mingle with art admirers, collectors and casual passersby to check out these new works. And don’t forget to grab a free glass of wine…or three.


Artband the Tablets and artists Melissa Godoy Nieto and Vandana Jain

The gallery at Bric House will be hosting an “art-rock-garage-electro-psychpop” musical act named The Tablets to accompany an exhibition that features work by emerging artists Melissa Godoy Nieto and Vandana Jain. One of the pieces by Mexican artist Melissa Godoy Nieto shows spray paint cans projecting strings that connect to wall paintings of images resembling Aztec glyphs. The evening of arts and music will live visuals by Godoy Nieto will take place Tuesday, May 20th from 7 to 9pm.

647 Fulton Street
(Enter on Rockwell Place)
Brooklyn, NY 11217


Beyond the Supersquare

Huge modernist architectural projects popped up in Latin America from the 1920s to the 1960s. Modernist ideas of progress and the creation of huge urban centers were implemented through an insertion of technology and architecture throughout South and Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico. This exhibit at the Bronx Museum attempts to show how these modern architectural projects have affected contemporary Latin American and Caribbean artists who work in photography, video, sculpture, installation, and drawing. The show includes over 60 works of art and and more than 30 artists. The museum’s current summer hours are Thursday through Sunday with varying closing times, and admission is always free.

Bronx Museum
1040 Grand Concourse
Bronx, New York 10456

Unity of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt and the Americas

Alexander von Humboldt was a Prussian explorer who traveled through Spanish colonies in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, and Cuba during the years 1799 to 1804. He made many scientific observations about the landscapes, indigenous communities, cultures and nature and published them in an illustrated book called Vues des Cordillères, et Monumens des Peuples Indigènes de l’Amérique (1810.) He was one of the first Europeans to travel through South America. This exhibit explores the impact his journey and portrayal of nature and the landscape did for the future of Latin America and its colonization.

Americas Society
680 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021