State of the Art: Your Weekly Guide to NYC's Latino 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.


10 Year Anniversary for Wooster Collective

Street art supporters Sara and Marc Schiller are celebrating 10 years of the creation of Wooster Collective, their endeavor to bring eyes, money and patronage to urban public art in cities across the globe. They’re partying it up with drinks and an art opening on Wednesday, August 7th, from 7 to 9pm at a pop up gallery in Chelsea. If you can’t make the opening, the show will be up until August 24th. In connection with the anniversary, the Dumbo Murals project is underway. Brick walls under the BQE expressway are being bombed into murals by artists Shepard Fairey, CAM, DALeast, Eltono, Faith47, MOMO, Stefan Sagmeister, and Yuko Shizimu. Thank the artists, NYCDOT Arterventions program, the Jonathan LeVine Gallery, Wooster Collective, DUMBO Improvement District and Two Trees Management Co. for the beautifying project.

Pop Up Gallery
525 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

Voice Tunnel

For the first time in the history of New York City, a Park Avenue tunnel welcomes pedestrians to explore a dressed-up polychromatic, reverberating version of the cavernous passageway. Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is the artist who transformed the tunnel into a sensory experience. Halfway through your tunnel adventure, participants are asked to speak into an intercom that will then create ephemeral echoing sounds and light that travel overhead and disappear. Lozano-Hemmer has created large scale installations for 20 years and usually explores themes of technology and surveillance. However, this seems to be more of a reflection on the juxtaposition of temporality and our fleeting nature as humans. The next two Saturdays, August 10th and August 17th, from 7am to 1pm, New Yorkers and visitors will have the chance to enter the tunnel and encounter their voices rumbling across the archways. The entrance is on East 33rd Street.

Park Avenue Tunnel
33rd st & Park Avenue
New York, NY

James Turrell at the Guggenheim

Light and space movement guru James Turrell has transformed the Guggenheim’s rotunda into a fantastic synaesthetic experience. Turrell opens up spaces with architectural constructs and light installations that use natural illumination, space and our dormant sensitivities to awaken an inert awareness. His work also looks really cool. He has an installation called ‘Meeting’ at PS1 where a hole like a sunroof is cut into a room bordered with benches that expel light from behind. It’s a long term installation you can see whenever you have to chance to visit Long Island City. As for the Guggenheim, the exhibition is Turrell’s first exhibition in NYC for over 30 years. Tickets can get a little pricey at $18 for students and $22 for adults, so visit when you can pay-what-you-wish from 5:45 to 7:45pm on Saturdays evenings. The exhibit runs until September 25th.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128