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.


The Raging 70s: Latino New York

The Spanish language newspaper and self-proclaimed “campeón de los hispanos,” El Diario is celebrating its centennial anniversary by exhibiting archival photographs and paraphernalia in institutions across the city. This Tuesday, October 8th, at 5pm will be the opening reception for the show ‘The Raging 70s: Latino New York” at the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University. It is an exhibit of photographs taken by Bolívar Arellano, a man who captured unprecedented amounts of images in Washington Heights and the Bronx throughout the 70s. The photographs offer us visual documentation of historic Latino neighborhoods and people across the city.

Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race
Columbia University
420 Hamilton Hall

Esther Ruiz: Marking Time

Esther Ruiz, a fellow Houston, TX native, is having her first solo exhibition in New York at Wayfarers gallery in Bushwick. Ruiz is exhibiting a series of sculptures composed of concrete, poppy-colored plastics and neon lights. The fun nuggets of geometricities are reminiscent of miniature landscapes with competing textures and transparencies. The juxtaposition of highly distinct materials is beautiful in a very interesting way. The opening reception will be this Friday, October 11th from 7- 10 pm. You can view the exhibit until October 27th.

1109 Dekalb Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11221

Lima 130K : Contemporary Peruvian Photography Show

The show includes work from 15 photographers who traveled the Costa Verde of Peru exploring Lima’s relationship to the Pacific Ocean and attempting to capture it in photographs. 130K alludes to the 130 kilometers of coast the artists traveled while in Lima, Peru. The show will be on view until October 23. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 11:30am to 8:00pm, and Saturdays 1030am 1:30pm.

Instituto Cervantes at Amster Yard
211-215 East 49th Street
New York, NY 10017