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

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Image: Playing with Fire, Museo del Barrio

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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.


Playing with Fire : Political Interventions, Dissident Acts, and Mischievous Actions

At the end of the 1960s as Museo del Barrio was becoming established, the social climate in the U.S. was heavy with racial and political strife. Museo del Barrio grew out of an era that cultivated and encouraged art with a critical and political vein. In our current national situation, where much of the U.S. is dealing with racial and economic discrimination issues closely related to those targeted by the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, Museo has decided to highlight artists addressing these problems. Playing with Fire aims to show artists whose work deal with themes of colonialism, imperialism, urban neglect, and cultural hegemony. The show opens September 4th.

Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029

Carlos Ginzburg : The Forgotten Vintage

Argentinean conceptual artist and theoretician Carlos Ginzburg explores the concepts of sightseeing and tourist attractions in a new show at Henrique Faria. The exhibit is a mix of commentary and quotes from various writers and scholars and his own photographs of the ancient Mayan ruins of Uxmal in present-day Mexico, Teotihuacan, and Penang, a state in Malaysia. Check it out September 4th through October 4th.

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

Efrain Almeida

This Brazilian artist from Boa Viagem constructs small scale sculptures of pot-bellied male figures with wood. The miniscule details of the bodies are intricate and explore themes such as the male body, religion and sexuality. CRG Gallery will open the exhibition September 4th in Chelsea.

CRG Gallery
548 W 22 St
New York, NY