3 Can’t Miss Art Exhibits This Week

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Welcome to 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.

Raúl De Nieves & Colin Self: The Fool

You have three chances to see some magical performance art this week. Artist, designer and musician Raul de Nieves will be performing with choreographer Colin Self in an otherworldly allegory about a group of friends searching for experience. The show is described as a “multimedia chamber opera” and blends installation art, theatre and sound to create a multisensorial experience. Judging from Mexican artist Raul de Nieves previous work, there will be no shortage of glittery eye candy or gender-bending undertakings. Aside from previously performing at most of New York’s major museums, De Nieves has also created rainbow beaded shoes that adorned the pages of W magazine and the feet of Lady Gaga. Shows are scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 8pm and is $5 admission.

Issue Project Room
22 Boerum Place
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Aqueous Fervor

An exhibit in LES is honoring Julia de Burgos, a Puerto Rican poet and activist who fought for civil rights and Puerto Rican independence. De Burgos died at the young age of 39 but was a prolific writer, humanitarian and important cultural leader. This exhibit honors Julia de Burgos through the theme of water as a very basic human element. The show is free and will be held through the 29th at the Abrazo Interno Gallery at the Clemente Center. This event is a part of Borimix Puerto Rico Fest 2014 honoring Puerto Rican heritage, art and culture.

LES & Abrazo Interno Gallery at The Clemente
107 Suffolk Street

A Todo Color = In Full Color: Chicano Art Show

VIP Artists, a collective of Chican@ and international artists, are exposing the Chelsea art crowd to their interpretation of Chican@ cultura in a show titled A Todo Color. The Facebook page even gives some English definitions of some old school Spanish slang or what they describe as “Chicano terms.” This show wants their audience to consider the aspects of culture, ritual and family as related to the artists’ particular Chican@ experience. You can check out the work during the week from 3-7pm or you can stop by the reception on Friday November 14th from 6 to 9pm.

1315 Studio and Event Space
15 W. 28th St. #8th FL