State of the Art NYC: This Week in 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.


Stop Telling Women to Smile, Venus X, & Art talks en español @Brooklyn Museum

The line-up of artists, curators, and musicians for this First Saturday at Brooklyn Museum is eclectic, local and cosmic, all at the same time. Zuzuka Poderosa will pop off the art party with her baile funk set at 5pm while musical artist goddess Venus X will finish the night with her global spin at 9pm. In between those sets, will be art talks by several artists of note. You’ve probably seen the anti-street harassment project ‘Stop Telling Women to Smile,’ wheatpasted on walls across Brooklyn. Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, the artist who began that project, will speak at 7pm about the works that garnered national attention. The work sat so well with people because it seemed appropriate that street art address the relevant and pervasive transgressions that happen in the street. Fazlalizadeh has even made her work inclusive to Spanish-speakers with a poster in Spanish. I would get there early to secure a spot. All events are free but room is limited. There will also be art talks in Spanish about mujeres artistas at 6:30pm. Big ups to the Brooklyn Museum programming staff for amassing such an amazing group of artists.

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052

Radamés “Juni” Figueroa @Sculpture Center

Figueroa is making an interactive treehouse that blends the commercial grime and glitz of NYC with tropical elements from Puerto Rican rainforests. The structure is meant to engage the public physically and live as a sort of social space meant for human exchanges. Radamés “Juni” Figueroa lives and creates out of his home in San Juan, Puerto Rico where he makes these tropical architectures. This work along with three other sculptors’ pieces will be unveiled at an opening reception Saturday, March1st from 5 to 7pm.

Sculpture Center
44-19 Purves Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

Emilia Azcárate: Liminal

From Catholicism, to Hare Krishna to a strand of Buddhism, Venezolana artist Emilia Azcárate, has always sought out a spiritual connection in different threads of religion. The work on view in Liminal is an ode to her reality and complex relationships between various spiritual experiences she has had. The works themselves are very circular and kaleidoscopic. Illustrations are on view until March 22nd.

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