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

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Image: MARTÍN GUTIERREZ, Video Still from “Martine Part 2”, 2012

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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.


Altered: Appropriation and Photography

Brazilian artist Vik Muniz is having a group show concerning photography and the aspects of appropriation. Vik Muniz is known for his documentary film Wasteland that explores the landfills that dot the Brazilian countryside and the cultures and economies that spring from them. In his artistic process, Muniz creates objects from strange materials including trash, caviar, sugar, wire, toys and fashions them into well-known visual images. A popular piece of his is the Mona Lisa made out of discarded puzzle pieces. After creating the objects, he photographs and then destroys them. Other photographers in the show include Robert Heinecken, Lalla Essaydi, and Sebastiaan Bremer.

Houk Gallery
745 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10151

Dos Generaciones

The organization Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture without Borders held a workshop with three teams of parents and children facilitating the capture of photographic moments that expose an intergenerational perspective. This show at Taller Latino will exhibit the photographs taken by first and second generation migrant families so as to observe and honor the Mexican communities in New York. This show will be on view until July 16th.

Taller Latino
2710 Broadway, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10025

Martín Gutierrez: RedWoman91

A new gallery windowspace that can be seen from the Highline in Chelsea will be projecting innovative performance and video art from 4-11pm on weekdays. This is another injection of public art installations scattered across the the now public park that used to be an elevated freight rail line. This installation by Berkeley native Martín Gutierrez will be an instance of voyeurism showing glimpses into the personal space of the artist’s bedroom. This spicy video will only have a short run until July 25th.

Ryan Lee Gallery
515 West 26th Street
NY 10001