NYC: Three Can’t-Miss Latino Art Exhibits This Week

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Image: Yolanda Andrade, The boy and the inferno (El niño y el infierno), Mexico City, 1985.

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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.


Urbes Mutantes: Latin American Photography 1944-2013

The International Center of Photography (ICP) has a show that aims to explore the bustling Latin American metropolitan through photos. This traveling exhibit, which was first shown at Museo de Arte del Banco de la República in Bogota in 2013, will focus on street photography especially during times of tumultuous political and social unrest in the cities. The show also realizes how public arenas have functioned as platforms for discussions about culture, poverty, protest and other social commentary. More than 100 photographers are included in the exhibit that will be on view until September 7th. Fridays from 5 to 8pm there is a pay-what-you-wish window otherwise students are $10 and general admission is $14.

International Center of Photography
1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036

Horacio Zabala / Eduardo Kac: Spaces of Repression and Liberation

Eduardo Kac (Brazil) and Horacio Zabala (Argentina) both grew up under the military dictatorships that flowered in Latin America during the 1960s through the 1980s. In reaction to repressive, conservative governments, these two artists created work that similarly responded and interpreted the state of affairs. In his series ‘Pornogram,’ Kac plays with gender and sexuality in photographs that depict him as a hermaphrodite. Other works include video of the performance piece of a ‘Pelo strip-tease da arte (For the Strip-Tease of Art)’ where naked groups of people ran on a beach encouraging others to join. In their work both artists respond to the censorship and subjugation of certain ways of living that were not tolerated under the political circumstances of their country.

Henrique Faria
35 East 67th St. 4th Floor
New York, New York 10065
Tuesday to Saturday / 11 am – 6 pm

Posters on the Wall : The Nuyorican Story

This exhibit which first opened last year for the Center’s 40th anniversary is being re-realized in a public, interactive art exhibit in the Lower East Side. Poster reproductions from Centro’s archives that are works from Puerto Rican artists creating prints and silkscreens in the 60s through the 90s are used in a public exhibit where the viewers are actually encouraged to write on the wall of posters. You can see them through August.

Lower East Side —
First Street Green Park
Houston Street between First and Second Avenues