Photo: Carlos Rolon “My Father’s Wishes”
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.___________________________
“What is art? What is it for?” were the questions scrawled on a sandwich board worn by Brazilian artist Paulo Bruscky as he walked down the streets of Recife, Brazil in 1978. Bruscky is known for the performance and conceptual art practices he executed during a hot political climate in post-coup Brazil. It’s a comprehensive exhibit with 140 of his works made between 1971 and 2011. Bruscky’s work brought a Brazilian perspective to the fluxus, mail-art and conceptual art movements happening around the world. This is his first solo exhibition, and it will be on view at the Bronx Museum until April 13, 2014. The museum is open Thursday through Sunday 11 to 6pm and until 8pm on Thursdays.
Bronx Museum 1040 Grand Concourse Bronx, New York 10456
Bronx native John Matos also known by his tag name Crash is showing work alongside fellow graffitero Remi Rough from the UK. The show is meant to feature work that exemplifies the progress and movement of the street art scene and the future of the craft. Crash’s work has been seen on subway trains and public walls around the city since the 70s and just last year he painted the Bowery Wall. The show is up until February 23rd.
Dorian Grey Gallery
437 E 9th St
New York, NY 10009 @ Avenue A
Dzine’s shattered and crystallized mirrors at PINTA 2013 were one of the most beautifully designed works at the Latin American art fair. Lucky for us, we get to see more of his work at his show that pays homage to the sport of boxing. Dzine’s work shows a love of boxing to be prevalent in many Latin American communities. Living in both Puerto Rico and Chicago, Dzine saw an infatuation with the art of boxing and even considered it to have an inspirational effect on his art. There will be a simultaneous exhibit at Salon 94, which explores domestic spaces in Puerto Rico and the U.S., two places the artist called home. This Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 6 to 9 pm is the opening party at Paul Kasmin. See you there 🙂
Paul Kasmin Gallery
515 West 27th Street
New York, NY
SALON 94 BOWERY
New York, NY 10002