Image: Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, After. 2009
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.___________________________
Artistic expression has accompanied social movements around the globe for decades. It seems that discrimination and marginalization only feed the arts with a dynamism that allows the arts to become weapons for the oppressed. The Brooklyn Museum has a show about the art movements that ran in tandem with the Civil Rights Movement. The work displayed shows how Black, Latin@, Asian, Native and Caribbean peoples in the U.S. expressed their stories through the visual arts. The show is open until July 6th.
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052
This exhibit is part of Medianoche’s eco series that explores the relationship humans have with nature. This part of the series puts the audience in a world of natural sounds and sights from the Amazon. Part of the exhibit includes poetry from Clarita Sharupi Jua who is part of the Shuar indigenous peoples of Ecuador. The three other artists included are Ariadna Capasso and Damián Keller from Argentina, and Patricia Tinajero from Ecuador. The gallery is open Thursday and Friday from 3PM to 7PM, and Saturday from 1PM to 4PM.
1355 park avenue, first floor (at east 102nd street)
new york, ny 10029
Parisian artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster who is well known for her terrarium environments and spatial installations, specifically one she made for the New York City Hispanic Society museum a few years back, is exhibiting a show of primarily articles of clothing and textiles. In this exhibit she uses personal fashion and costumes to create narratives that reveal different realizations of her biography. The show opens Thursday.
507 W 24th Street
New York, NY 10011