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.


The Real Story of the Super Heroes: Photographer Dulce Pinzón Book-Signing at Y Gallery

Mexican immigrant workers, the unsung heroes of New York City’s working class, are spotlighted in the photographs of Dulce Pinzón as hombres y mujeres de superpotencia or SUPERHEROES. The red cape flutters on Superman as a deliveryman, The Thing drills into concrete as a demolition man and Catwoman manages to babysit two little brats all the while concealing her identity. One photograph is particularly impressive; it shows Bernie Mendez, a professional window cleaner donning a Spider Man costume while scathing a building’s window mid-swipe. Pinzón’s project is a comical yet pertinent commentary on the fact that immigrants do hard work for little pay and don’t get a lot of credit for it. The project has evolved into a book and you can meet the superheroes, see the work and get your very own book signed by Pinzón on Wednesday March 27, 7-9pm at Y Gallery.

Y Gallery
165 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002

100 Years of Flamenco at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

The Flamenco dance is one of passion and subversion, sensuality and revolt– all the things us Latin@s love. The story of Flamenco in New York City is being told through a multimedia exhibit at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on view through August 3rd. The colorful, intricate costumes and regalia of the bailadoras will be on view along with photographs, oral histories, and films relating to the gitana dance. In addition to the exhibit, you have the chance to see the sinuous curves of a dancer as she twirls to the mourns of her cantante Saturday March 30th at 2:30pm at the Bruno Walter Auditorium.

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023-7498

MOCADA Emerging Visual Art in a Post Hip Hop Era

This is one for all the Hip Hop heads. Hip Hop takes form in not only the music you jam, but in fashion, politics, and the visual arts.The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts is exploring this intersection, and Hip Hop as a global phenomenon. This exhibit is being called a “curatorial experiment” as it directly juxtaposes music with visual art. Expose your mind to the intertwining ideas and beats realized in a Hip Hop-centered art show in Downtown Brooklyn on view until May 26th. You can also stop by the poetry reading on Friday March 29 from 6-8pm to enliven the spirit that only Hip Hop can revive.

Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts
80 Hanson Pl.,
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Supple Beat: Marela Zacarias @ the Brooklyn Museum

Animate sculptures are crawling the walls at the Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn artist Marela Zacarias was inspired by the Williamsburg Murals, a federally-funded art project created for one of the earliest and best housing projects in Williamsburg in 1936. Her exhibit Supple Beat is part of Raw/Cooked, a program that gives space at the Brooklyn Museum to low-key, not yet discovered artists. Also an experienced muralist, Zacarias was born in Mexico City and has exhibited all over NYC including Museo del Barrio in Spanish Harlem. Check out her work and support a talented up-and-coming Mexicana! It’ll be at the Brooklyn Museum until April 28th.

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052