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.

Punk: Chaos to Couture

The rebellion and ideal-smashing involved in the punk aesthetic that grew to fruition in the 80s and 90s has made its way to the pristine galleries of the Metropolitan Museum. This costume exhibit is an exploration of the counterculture’s influence on high fashion. It tells the story of the movement as centered in New York and London and includes over 100 designs in 7 galleries. Just a reminder: the Met is a pay-what-you-wish institution. If rent has you eating Ramen noodles on a nightly basis, don’t let cost hinder your museum compulsions. Chunk guest services a dollar and the Met will be your oyster. Enjoy!

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
New York, NY 10028


Mexico City-based artist G.T. Pellizzi has an installation at Y Gallery that scrutinizes concepts of commerce in the art world, social mobility, and real estate. The gallery walls were rebuilt and painted red while the floor was covered with a solid black carpet. The walls will eventually be cut into pieces and sold by square foot. Art patrons will decide the shape and size of the piece of wall, and its price will correspond to the current market value of property in the Lower East Side. The name of the exhibition derives from a novel by 19th century French writer Stendhal and references Stendhal’s story about new avenues for social mobility in post-Revolutionary France. At the time, a man from the lowerclass could either join the military (red) or enter the church (black,) and those were his options for traversing class lines. Pellizzi is an artist we should be paying attention to, so see his work in action this weekend at Y gallery.

Y Gallery
165 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002

Perla Krauze Memory and Traces

Another Mexico City-based artist has a show at Howard Scott Gallery in Chelsea entitled Memory and Traces. Her work focuses on the ephemerality and delicate patterns left by objects in the memory. The works are varied; some are airy and reminiscent of clouds with light pastels while others are more active and painterly. A visit to the art galleries and studios in Chelsea is an easy and low-cost way to expose yourself to the current state of the art.

Howard Scott Gallery
529 W. 20th street
New York, NY 10011