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.
Presente! The Young Lords in New York
The radical social activist group The Young Lords is the subject of the Bronx Museum’s next exhibit. The organization, which came together in the 1960s, advocated for education, housing, healthcare, employment, and police reform in New York City and other metropolitan areas like Chicago. They were a Puerto Rican nationalist group that asserted their identity and organized their community so that they could get proper services and resources from the government. This exhibit is part of a multi-venue cultural survey with El Museo del Barrio and Loisaida Inc. It will feature art and archival materials and opens this Thursday, July 2nd.
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse at 165th St.,
Cristina Camacho: Bilateral Dissections
Colombian artist Cristina Camacho’s paintings look 3-D, as if they’re composed of strips of leather, or as if she cut into the canvas. In reality, they’re flat – but her superb technical hand and understanding of space bring the geometric objects in her paintings to life, as though they’re peeling off the canvas. Her show opens this Thursday, July 2nd from 6 to 8pm.
541 West 25th Street
Manuela Viera-Gallo was born in Rome during the exile of her parents from Chile. She moved back to Chile in 1984 to study, later moving to New York in 2005. Coming from an immigrant’s perspective, her work explores the ideas of borders and the reality of their limits. Jauja is her imaginary concept of a country where work is needless and food is plentiful. You can attend the opening reception for her work this Wednesday, July 1st from 6 to 9pm.
319 Grand Street, 5th Floor