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.



Brazilian artist Mauricio Ianês has his first exhibition in New York at Y Gallery with work that explores the sociopolitical dynamics of language, human interaction and communication. At the center of his work, Ianês addresses power relations between languages and uses his multi-dimensional art pieces and performances to express his ideas. In a recent performance connected with the exhibition, Ianês translated English words offered by the audience into Brazilian Portuguese and wrote them on the wall in china ink/tempera using his tongue. The powerful combination of works explore the semiotics, communication challenges and power structures embedded in our globally connected lives. I highly suggest this show. It will be up through December 23rd.

Y Gallery
165 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002

Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck: Modern Entanglements

Venezuelan artist Balteo Yazbeck creates pieces that mash seemingly disparate artistic outputs to create what he calls an “entanglement.” This conceptual merger is meant to generate new and possibly epiphanic readings of a work. The artist is very interested in examining the gaps in collective knowledge, and understanding how common knowledge of society is created. In one of his pieces, Balteo Yazbeck combines a Rothko-esque painting with an excerpt of a conversation between JFK and the first Prime Minister of Israel. The conversation references virtue in relation to the “woman” and the future of plutonium production. They are seemingly disparate subjects placed in such a way as to make historical connections. It’s only up until December 14th.

Henrique Faria
35 East 67th St. 4th Floor
New York, New York 10065
Tuesday to Saturday / 11 am – 6 pm

Common Grounds: Coffee Inspired Art from Around the World

Catch the tail end of an exhibit at Taller Latino inspired by the politics, economics, environmental impact concerning the coffee trade. Artists from Colombia, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Germany, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and the U.S. created the work in a variety of mediums and styles. Ceramics, animation, collage, cartoon work and even oil paintings from a Mayan village in Guatemala are part of the show. The exhibit ends December 2nd, so catch it while it’s up.

Grady Alexis Gallery at Taller Latino
2710 Broadway, 3rd Floor,
New York, NY 10025