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.
Ana Mendieta: Experimental and Interactive Films
A new show at Galerie Lelong will feature the film works of Cuban-born ecofeminist artist Ana Mendieta. Mendieta is well known for performance art rooted in the body and landscape, most notably her Silueta series, where she impressed feminine silhouettes in natural elements such as mud, sand, and grass. She died in 1985 under suspicious circumstances, when she fell from the 34th floor of her Greenwich village apartment after a loud argument with husband and sculptor Carl Andre. This exhibition at Galerie Lelong will feature 9 never before seen films and expose Mendieta’s talent for filmmaking. The reception is Friday February 5th from 6 to 8pm.
528 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
Pia Camil: A Pot for a Latch
Mexico City-based artist Pia Camil turned the New Museum’s front lobby into a ceremonial gift exchange installation, where you can participate in a ritual that represents wealth redistribution. This Sunday, February 7th from 2 to 4pm you can bring unique and meaningful items to exchange for the pieces on view. A pot for a latch refers to potlatch, an gift exchange economic system practiced by indigenous communities of the Pacific Northwest. I’m so curious to see what’s up for a trade.
The New Museum
New York, NY 10002
People Painted in Colours
Juan Gonzales Uribe makes large scale portraits using a rainbow palette to render subjects’ features. The Colombian painter uses color in the most creative of ways, constructing figures that peer beyond the canvas like fabled fantasy characters. You can see his work at the Clemente through February 25th.
Abrazo Interno Gallery
107 Suffolk Street
New York, NY 10002