Photo: Manuel Alvarez,” Bravo Castillo en el Barrio del Niño”
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.___________________________
We begin this week’s State of the Art with the opening of a show by Mexico’s modern master photographer. Around 30 vintage prints of photographs by Manuel Alvarez Bravo, dubbed the “most important Latin American photographer of the twentieth century,” will be on view at Throckmorton Fine Art this Monday, January 13th. Bravo was friends with some of the most profound artists and intellectuals of his time including the likes of Frida Kahlo, Andre Breton and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Although now his images are widely published, these prints are vintage originals and are not exhibited often. Check them out in midtown while you can. It’s a short show and ends March 1st.
Throckmorton Fine Art 145 East 57th St, 3rd floor New York, NY 10022
Three Colombian artists, Juan Fernando Herrán, Kevin Simón Mancera, and Jaime Tarazona, all born in different decades are showing their artwork concerning geographical urbanism and how people are bound to the areas in which they live at Vogt Gallery in Chelsea. Artist Herrán is exhibiting photographs from his project ‘Escalas,’ which explores how stairs represent a conquering of the land. Kevin Simón Mancera replicates an edition of the New York Times from 1890 using pen and ink. He then offers copies to the gallery visitors and effuses the copies in an uncontrollable way throughout New York. Lastly, Jaime Tarazona places floating modernist structures above architectural landscapes in Latin America, commenting on Latin American modernism and it’s possible failure. The opening is from 6 to 8pm, Thursday, January 16th.
526 West 26th St
New York, NY 10001
One of the foremost artistical geniuses of the 19th century was Francisco Goya. He was a brave creative soul who used his art to critique the royal elite on the sly while enjoying their payments. Any exhibition showing originals of his work is a must-see. In addition to his work, the drawings of Spanish artists José de Ribera, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo and other lesser known artists will be on view. There will be a gallery tour on Saturday February 1st at 11am and a gallery talk on February 7th at 6:30pm.
The Morgan Library
225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016