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.
This week we have several exhibitions you brainy Remezclistas will find brilliant and beautiful in a contemplative, imaginative way. It’s a good mix of conceptualism, culture, and raw bodily charm. Echela una mirada!

Open Work in Latin America, New York & Beyond: Conceptualism Reconsidered, 1967–1978

Calling all art nerds! Do you want to contemplate language and our culture’s paradigms of thought? What’s up with semiotics and how is meaning adhered to our traditional symbols? Latin American conceptualist artists haven’t always received the recognition their European and American counterparts have in this field, but hey times have changed. No? Here we are presented with a tiny jewel of an exhibit at Hunter College’s Art Gallery called Open Work in Latin America, New York & Beyond. The questions I pose are dealt with in the work of big name artists in the Latin American conceptual art game. We’re talkin Ana Mendieta, Luis Camnitzer, Hélio Oiticica etc. spiced with a few non-Latin Americanists: Sol Lewitt, Joseph Kosuth, and Lucy Lippard to name a few. Conceptualist art, or work that needs an audience to exist, has exploded on the scene in this exhibit. Come take a look when you’re in the mood to ruminate. The show will be on view til May 5th.

The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery at Hunter College
68th Street and Lexington Avenue, SW corner
New York, NY 10065

YENI & NAN: Body: Air, Water and Earth, Performances from the 70s and 80s

Jennifer Hackshaw and María Luisa González are Yeni y Nan, a Venezuelan artist duo that created work in the late 70s and 80s. Their art is performance-based and explores the human body’s interaction with natural elements like soil, water, and air. In one of their provocative performances documented in video, the artists are half-nude and coated in a layer of liquid earth, holding a meditative posture. Other work includes drawings, photography, and other mixed-media pieces. The show just opened Friday at Henrique Faria Gallery and will be on view til May 5th.

Henrique Faria Fine Art
35 East 67th St. 4th Floor
New York, New York 10065

Serenade for New York // Paola Núñez Solorio

Quinceañeras, weddings, religious celebrations, and in New York City, sometimes a train ride on the uptown 6, are all events that invoke the Mexican mariachi performance. It is a staple of la cultura Mexicana and the focus of Paola Núñez Solorio’s exhibition ‘Serenade for New York.’ Her photographs were recently featured in a NYTimes article ‘Mexican Music for Life’s Milestones.’ The opening for Núñez’s exhibit is Thursday April 4th from 6 to 10pm and will be on view at Rabbithole Gallery through April 26th. Mariachi Tapatío de Álvaro Paulino y Mariachi Real de México de Ramón Ponce will perform at the opening, so vaya y aproveche la música y una copa de vino!

Rabbithole Gallery
33 Washington Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201