State of the Art NYC: This Week in Latino Art

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Image: Stinkfish mural via Unurth Street Art

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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.



Old school geniuses of the art world and emerging artists are included in an exhibit that is fundraising for the release of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera. Pepón Osorio, Emory Douglas, and Freddy Rodriguez are a few of the famed names. More than 30 artists will create original artwork on 4×6 postcards to show and sell. The pieces will be exhibited anonymously and will cost $50. Upon purchasing, the creator of the work will be revealed. It’s a great chance to collect affordable original artwork and support the release of a man who has been incarcerated for over 30 years. The opening is Thursday, June 5th from 7 to 9pm and there is a preview on Wednesday, June 4th for $20 from 7 to 9pm. Featured artists include Manuel Acevedo, Adál Maldonado, Elia Alba, Luis Carle, Marcos Dimas, Maria Dominguez, Elizam Escobar, Zachary Fabri, Teo Freytes, Scherezade Garcia, Rico Gatson, Marina Gutierrez, Charles Juhasz Alvarado, Yasmin Hernandez, Miguel Luciano, Maldito Sea, José Morales, Rubén Ortiz Torres, Antonio Martorell, Anita la Hurfanita, Rodriguez Calero, Adrián Viajero Román, Miguélàngel Ruíz, Juan Sanchez, Julio Suárez, Nitza Tufino, John Pitman Weber.

Julia de Burgos Cultural Center
1680 Lexington Ave
NY, NY 10026


Juicy Brooklyn Art Festival

Video projections, installations, music and live painting with international artists will be at this year’s Juicy Brooklyn Art Festival in Bushwick this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Don Rimx from Puerto Rico, Stinkfish from Colombia, Meca from Mexico and many more artists will be in attendance. It’s a three day art party from 2pm to 10pm each day. $8 day passes and $20 weekend passes are available at Ticketfly. Day passes for $10 will also be available at the door. Murals, performances and a bunch of creativity will make for a really fun weekend. Take your friends to see some live art-making!

Exit Room – The Well
270 Meserole St.
Brooklyn 11206 NY

Shaping Puerto Rican Identity

A show at the School of Social Work at Hunter College will be showing works from DIVEDCO, (Puerto Rico’s Division of Community Education) an agency that facilitated the creation of films, posters and pamphlets concerning economic and social issues in Puerto Rico in the 1950s. The show will include these prints, pamphlets and films that helped educate, organize and promote social change. The exhibit will be up from June 5th until June 30th.

Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work
2nd Floor Auditorium
Silberman School of Social Work
2180 Third Avenue and 119th Street