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.

XOLO Yawning

The work of Salvadoran artist Irvin Morazan speaks to the loss of indigenous cultures, the widening divide between humans and nature, and the apathetic view toward native histories. Morazan uses Mayan history, spirituality, and ritual as a lens and medium to create his art. Xolo in the title of the show refers to the xoloitzcuintli, also known as the Mexican hairless dog– the only dog indigenous to the Americas. Xolo Yawning evokes an image of a somewhat ancient species in a state of boredom or disinterest, which is symbolic of the current attitude toward maintaining or honoring ancient cultures. The work includes headdress sculptures, urns containing soil from the US-Mexican Border, ceramics, photographs, and a video performance. The opening reception will be this Friday April 17th from 6pm to 9pm.

Y Gallery
165 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002

So You Want to See

Chilean artist Cecilia Vicuña and Argentinean artist Carla Zaccagnini are part of a 6-woman feminist art exhibit at e-flux that challenges “regimes of representations,” and the associated social norms that evolve from prevalent accepted images of womanhood. These artists bring together works referencing militant suffragettes who attacked paintings around 1913 in the UK, images of femininity, street interviews about the role of art in controversial times, Russian sex workers and colonial images. Other artists include OKO, Sanja Ivekovic, Rajkamal Kahlon, and Victoria Lomasko. The opening is this Friday, April 17th from 6 to 9pm. There will also be a discussion between curators about the show this Wednesday at 7:30pm.

311 E Broadway,
New York, NY 10009

¿QUÉ ONDA?: Bearing Witness

This art lecture at Museo will discuss how art in all its mediums can be a witness to the corruption and tragedies in Mexico, and how it can also advocate for change and provide hope for the future. Americas director of the New York-based Committee for the Protection of Journalists Carlos Lauria, Museo’s curator Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, and NPR Latino USA’s music consultant Nadia Reiman will be heading the conversation this Wednesday from 6:30 to 8pm.

El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029