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.
Doris Salcedo at the Guggenheim
Colombian sculptural artist Doris Salcedo has a retrospective at the Guggenheim that shows us how artists can convert a painful national history into art as an avenue for healing. Salcedo’s work is based on years of research focusing on the human suffering and traumatic historical events of Colombia’s past and present. Through her work, Salcedo conjures the memories of Colombian trauma survivors and uses their stories as the conceptual basis for her sculptures. One of her works is a sheet made of pressed rose petals. I might bring some tissues to this show.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Avenue (at 89th Street)
Folding: Line, Space & Body/ Latin American Women Artists Working Around Abstraction
This newly opened show at Henrique Faria centers on 28 Latin American women artists who use line, space, and body in their artistic interpretations of abstraction. Kinetic art, art that uses strong color plays, and art that uses the body – some as performance – are all mediums that help show the wide range of abstract art concepts in Latin America created by women. A few artists included in the show are Emilia Azcárate, Liliana Porter, Gego, Marta Minujin, Ana Mercedes Hoyos, Yeni and Nan and many more.
Henrique Faria Fine Art
35 East 67th St. 4th Floor
New York, New York 10065
Tuesday to Saturday / 11 am – 6 pm
Talleres de la Frontera
This show is a traveling collection of original monoprints artists made in response to border, immigration and migration issues. There are some pretty heavy hitters as far as Chicano/a and Latino/a artists such as Alma Lopez, Fransesco Siqueiros, Linda Vallejo, Lino Martinez, Poli Maricha, Gronk, Andriana Corral, Alejandro Romero, Esperanza Gama, Hector Duarte, Nitza Tufiño, and Ramiro Rodriguez. The project was created with el Colegio de la Frontera Norte and El Centro Cultural Tijuana while the work was made in workshops in Los Angeles and South Bend, Indiana.
1680 Lexington Ave