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.

(Un) Mediated

Felipe Baeza, Lina Puerta, Cecile Chong and Juan Hinojosa are among 10 artists in a show centered on the artist’s “unmediated” and mediated experiences of objects, images, and ideas formed from an early interpretation of these forms. The show aims to have the artist create new objects, ideas and concepts from those embedded interpretations and seeks to re-envision identity as more of a landscape of ever-transforming experiences. Artist Felipe Baeza will be exhibiting collage pieces transposing elements of Pre-Columbian sculpture onto male bodies constricted by rope while others will be showing a mix of sculpture and installation pieces. The opening reception is Saturday November 1st from 6 to 9pm at Kunsthalle Galapagos in Dumbo.

Kunsthalle Galapagos
16 Main St. (corner of Water St.)
Brooklyn, NY

Dia de los Muertos Celebration

In honor of Dia de Los Muertos, there will be a giant community altar and celebration this Friday at the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center in Spanish Harlem. The hosts Viajero and Borish invite you to bring fotos y recuerdos of loved ones to leave at the shrine. The celebration will include calavera face-painting, an art raffle and ceremonial performances by danza group Cetiliztli Naucampa and collective Àṣẹ Dance that specializes in dance from the African diaspora. The event aims to honor those family members who have passed on but also wants to especially honor and bring attention to those courageous souls who lose and continue to lose their lives migrating across the United States-Mexico border in pursuit of their dreams. The event will be from 6pm to midnight so come by, and don’t forget to bring your memorias.

Julia De Burgos Cultural Center
1680 Lexington ave
New York, NY

Selfless Selfies

The Northern Manhattan Artists’ Alliance is hosting an exhibit of black and white photography created from artists residing in Upper Manhattan. There will be an artist talk this Tuesday October 28th sponsored in part by Columbian wine at 6:30pm. Some artists include Ray A. Llanos, Nelson Salcedo, Maritza Melendez, and almost 30 others. The photographs all tell stories from the communities in Inwood and Washington Heights. The exhibit ends November 19th.

NoMAA Gallery
178 Bennett Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10040