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.


Eugenia Martinez: I Don’t Have a Dream

Although Eugenia Martinez is primarily a painter, her work in the upcoming show at Ramis Barquet Gallery are photo collages flanked by hypnotic circular writing. The photos are Mexican people during colonial times and the words are quotes from public figures and politicians. The text twists and swirls in a confusing manner as does most politico-speak.

Ramis Barquet
Gallery 601 W26th St Suite 300 New York, NY 10001

Miracles on the Border: Retablos of Mexican Migrants to the United States

This exhibit focuses on the Mexican retablo as a way to tell stories of migration. Retablos are a highly religious and personal piece of art, usually a painting, that functions as an offering to the Virgen de Guadalupe or Jesus. Two academics Jorge Durand from the Universidad de Guadalajara and Douglas Massey from Princeton University sought the retablos in shops and religious shines and found 58, which will be on view in this exhibit. The opening is Friday November 22nd at 6pm and will include a lecture from Durand and Massey. The exhibit ends January 24th.

Octavio Paz Gallery
27 E. 39th Street, 2nd Floor
New York NY 10016

Take A Bite Performance @ El Museo

Artists Elia Alba, Mickalene Thomas, and David Antonio Cruz will perform to the sounds of a live orchestra, choir live jazz and soprano singers this Wednesday, November 20th at 7pm. The performance is made as audio to the video “TAKEABITE; elduendealwaystravels…light,” which uses dark comedy to explore the idea of the American Dream.

Museo del Barrio — El Teatro
1230 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10029