State of the Art: Your Weekly Guide to NYC's Latino Art Openings

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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.
Soul of Brooklyn Block Party
Friday, April 26 | 4-10PM

Since the weather is on point and the trees have blossomed, outdoor music is about to be an everyday thing. Just in time to welcome New York’s warm weather, MoCADA and Soul of Brooklyn are hosting a BLOCK party in Bed Stuy this Friday. There will be DJ sets, video art, and film screenings by THEESatisfaction, Black Radical Imagination, and Daví. These aren’t your conventional Top 40 DJs. This is a music meets art meets performance affair. These performances will be vitalized with the imaginings of distinct hip-hop-affected minds. Local businesses will have their doors open as well, so enjoy the neighborhood and familiarize yourself with the musical art coming out of BK on Tompkins Avenue between Putnam and Jefferson in the heart of Bed-Stuy.

Soul of Brooklyn Block Party
Friday, April 26 | 4-10PM
Tompkins Avenue between Putnam and Jefferson, Bedford-Stuyvesant,
Brooklyn, NY

Cultural Fluency: Engagements with Contemporary Brooklyn

Cultural Fluency is a group exhibit from artists living and working in Brooklyn. The show explores how these six diverse artists affect their community while learning from the Brooklyn culture. One of the artists in the show is classical opera singer Malesha Jessie. In her work, she stops by communal spots like laundromats, bodegas and deli shops to drop what are called “guerilla opera bombs.” Jessie is an opera advocate and her performance art attempts to bring opera singing to the people. Another artist Martin McCormack has spent years creating a map of the city of New York using pieces of maps from take-out menus, discarded subway maps etc. Other artists include performance artist Aisha Cousins, photographer Hiroki Kobayashi, David Court, and Mark Reigelman. The show closes on Saturday, April 27, so check it out before it’s taken down.

Bric Arts RotundaGallery
33 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

superreal: alternative realities in photography and video

Another exhibit that’s close to ending is the superreal exhibit at Museo del Barrio. superreal is a photo and video-centered exhibit attempting to define alternative realities via technologies known to be more reflective than imaginative. The show includes work by more than 70 artists who are mostly contemporary working from the 1960s to the present. Along with superreal is the exhibit Presencia, which is work from Museo’s permanent collection. This exhibit hinges on the theme of visibility and invisibility of the human form. This show will be on view til May 19th. Check it out while you still can.

Museo del Barrio
1230 5th Ave (at 104th St)
New York, NY 10029