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

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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.

Bushwick Open Studios

Bushwick residents will be opening their apartments turned studios and artspace hybrids to the public for a three day art festival in the neighborhood Friday May 31 to Sunday June 2. Open studios gives artists a chance to exhibit the art they’ve been creating with a “come-and-see-it” attitude. It throws the concept of showing at a gallery out the window and allows the art-seeker to find the art. An interactive map and directory of the 599 shows are listed here on their website, and there’s an option to search for the particular medium (performance, street art, fashion etc.) you’d like to see. There’s even a method to filter for spaces serving free drinks or food. Hah. It’s kind of like a treasure hunt. Get to Bushwick then use the maps (digital or paper; paper maps will be accessible) to take a look inside the artist’s lair. Fun!

BUSHWICK neighborhood in Brooklyn

Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Portraits of Mexico

Photos by Manuel Alvarez Bravo will be making their New York City debut this Friday at the Instituto Cervantes. Bravo is irrefutably Mexico’s most famous photographer who worked from the 1920s through the 1990s. From workers to landscapes to images of Frida Kahlo, Bravo depicts and documents an unadorned, pure Mexico with his black and white images. The photo opening will be from 7:30pm to 9:30pm and will involve cocktails. Cheers!

Instituto Cervantes
211 East 49th Street
New York, NY 10017

Nefertiti Ingalls : Identity is the Way I Look

Coming from Costa Rica to New York, artist Nefertiti Ingalls was impressed with the intricate and diverse styles New York teenagers emit with their clothes and ornamentation. At the time she was in Costa Rica, uniforms were mandatory for high school students. Fashion-saturated New York City with it’s diverse art scene and abundance of culture is quite different. It supports a creative atmosphere where kids can sport custom-made sneakers, facial piercings, and homemade ensembles. Ingalls takes photos of the teenager in their homes, dressed and posed at the teen’s discretion. The work explores aspects of identity as expressed through external embellishment, and it’s pertinent. Chelsea SOHO20 gallery will be showing the exhibit til June 15th, so check it out and have a great week!

547 West 27th Street, Suite 301
New York, NY 10001
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 12-6pm