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.


Viajero + Borish present Dia de los Muertos

The Dia de los Muertos Collective composed of multi-talented visual artist Adrian Viajero Roman and Benjamin Borish Rojas will be hosting an interactive art installation project reflecting on the theme of migration. The installation will be a public Dia de los Muertos altar asking for offerings of mementos, pictures, and art pieces that honor ancestors or loved ones who have passed on. There is an entire breakdown of events accessible here which begin Friday, November 1 from 6-11pm and continue on through Saturday November 2nd, noon to 8pm and Sunday November 3rd from noon to 7pm. There will be poetry, music, art-making (sugar-skull, flower and altar workshops) and other performances.

Julia De Burgos Cultural Center
1680 Lexington Ave
New York, NY

A Dorado: A Performance by Guillermo Riveros

Guillermo Riveros is a NYC-based artist originally from Colombia who uses his body to execute various character impersonations that blur gender, sexual, and cultural identities. His performance at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art November 2 from 6 to 8 pm will be a staged fashion shoot stripping down society’s invented distinctions between female and male, the imagined and the reasonable, and compulsion and rejection. The piece is part of the Queer New York International Arts Festival.

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
26 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10013

Immigrant Too

A group of 18 artists have work in an exhibition called Immigrant Too at the Northern Manhattan Art Alliance gallery. All artworks are a response to the round and complex subject of immigration. At the moment when deportations and the separation of families are at an all time high and immigration reform has been put on the backburner in American politics for the billionth time, this exhibit seems highly relevant. In addition to the exhibit, an artists’ talk will be held Tuesday, October 29th, at 6:30pm with all artists, exhibit curator Gabriel Guzman and Angela Fernandez, and director for NoMAA’s Coalition for Immigrant Rights in attendance. The show will be on view until November 21st.

NoMAA Gallery
178 Bennett Avenue (3rd foor @189th street)
New York, NY