Image: LNY Mural, NYC
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.___________________________
A lineup of superstar artists who happen to be a badass group of femme fatales are taking over the galleries at ArtNowNY. Previously profiled Indie 184 will have work in the show along with homegrown NYC graffitti artist Lady Pink. The show is packed with international talent: Swoon, AIKO, Elle, Banksy-endorsed artist VEXTA, SHERYO, Alice Mizrachi, Queen Andrea and many others. Photographer and Filmmaker Katrina Del Mar who created the film Gang Girls 2000 in 1999, telling an over-the-top story about a feud between two New York girl gangs, is also included. I highly recommend this show, but I’m sure the reception will be packed. Don’t bring your claustrophobic friends. Reception is Thursday, April 3rd from 6 to 9pm, AND! an afterparty will take place at the The Electric Room at Dream Downtown RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org Eek excited!
ArtNowNY 548 W 28th St, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10001
LNY, MATA RUDA, NDA, Sonni, ICY & SOT, artists who do mural work, large scale public works and guerilla-style street art, are having a group show opening at ExitRoomNY this Thursday. LNY was a part of Los Muros Hablan mural project in Spanish Harlem and Sonni’s funny face work is all over Brooklyn, Manhattan and Miami. The event subheaded ‘Birth of a Nation’ was inspired by the idea of the bodega as a central nexus of fluid movement and exchange. The venue will be giving out metamillions lottery tickets and raffling custom-made bottles decorated by the different artists. There will be 5 more secret prizes given away at 10pm. The art party is April 3rd from 7pm to midnight and is completely free and open to the public.
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Karen Cordero Reiman, one of those heady art intellectuals, is in town getting ready to speak about feminism in Mexican art. For most of what is called “art history,” women artists have been portrayed as the subject of art and not the makers. And since it has been up to the male visual artist to realize this image of femininity, females, womanhood etc., art doesn’t always replicate reality and most times creates an unrealistic, false, hurtful portrait, or it creates no portrait at all. (Fun fact: The Portrait Room at the Smithsonian has 19,088 male portaits vs 3217 female portraits) But of course, as with most repressive patriarchal systems, institutionalized art does not always frame things or give proper representation to the rainbows of people that exist and create. This happens all over the world and Mexico is no exception. Of course we’ll always have Frida, but it doesn’t suffice to stop there. Either way, Cordero will be speaking on a host of issues regarding feminism throughout a timeline of Mexican art history and it should be informative! Check it out this Thursday at 7pm!
695 Park Avenue – Kossack Lecture Hall
Hunter North Building – 15 Floor
New York, NY