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

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Image: “Ex Isto” film still, from Tropical Uncanny: Latin American Tropes and Mythologies Film Series


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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.


Caio Reisewitz

Brazilian photographer Caio Reiswitz has a solo show on the top floor of the International Center of Photography showing extra huge glossy prints. Reiswitz’ photos explore the juxtaposition of of Sao Paolo’s natural and urban landscape as it is experiencing rapid economic development. Some of the photos have a collage effect where very different elements are placed atop one another like pieces of different puzzles. While you’re there, you can also go downstairs to see the extensive Latin American photography show Urbes Mutantes. It’s divided into several topics like political strife, identity, nightlife, metropolitan urbanity and more. ICP is pay-what-you-wish Fridays from 5 to 8pm.

International Center of Photography
1133 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036

Art Films at Under the Same Sun exhibit

Several art films are being shown this week at the Guggenheim to accompany the Under the Same Sun contemporary Latin American art exhibit. Vallegrande (1967) and The Dictator (1978) will be showing Monday and Tuesday, August 4th and 5th at 11am and 3pm. Vallegrande is about Bolivia and the circumstances surrounding the death of Che Guevara. While The Dictator is a funny film using a fictional Latin American dictator as its main character. A different film, Tropical Uncanny: Latin American Tropes and Mythologies Film Series, will show Friday at 1pm.

1071 5th Avenue
New York, NY

Waterweavers: The River in Contemporary Colombian Visual and Material Culture

This exhibit aims to talk about design, craft and art by using the concept of rivers and their place in Colombia. Rivers are a main source of movement and travel in Colombia where the land topography is complex. Many times rivers provide the only method of transportation to travel to remote areas within Colombia and are also a way many illegal trades move around the country. This exhibit takes a look at the way Colombian people create and thrive amid a complicated state of affairs. This is the last week the exhibit is up, so go see it before August 10th!

The Bard Graduate Center
38 W 86th St
New York, NY 10024