3 Can’t Miss Art Exhibits in NYC This Week

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Welcome to Remezcla’s weekly guide to Latino 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.

Labyrinth Sketchbook: Silvia Gruner

Silvia Gruner is an important Mexican artist whose work in the early 1990s helped spur the rise of independent art spaces throughout Mexico City. Using film, photo, installation and performance, Gruner’s art comments on the psychology of the body in relation to identity, in a personal and cultural sense. This show Hemisphere includes a two films called Sands (1986) and Sentinel (2007) where she talks about abyss and turbulence. There’s also a photographic series showing different monkey cages at the Berlin Zoo called ‘Bauhaus for Monkeys.’

The show opened Wednesday February 24th at 7pm at the Americas Society

Americas Society
680 Park Avenue at 68th Street
New York, NY 10065

Joiri Minaya: Redecode

Accompanying the exhibit ‘The Illusive Eye’ about Op Art at Museo, is a show by Joiri Minaya referencing tropical wallpapers made in the 1940s for luxurious hotels in the US. These wallpapers were called ‘Brazilliance’ and ‘Martinique Banana Leaf’ and were made at the height of U.S. interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean. The remixed wallpaper designs hint at how ideas of exotic fantasy and indulgence came to be associated with tropicalism. El Museo has a bunch of great shows up right now, so be sure to check out all the work from Latin American artists.

Museo del Barrio
1230 5th Avenue
New York, NY

Calendar Day: Sophia Quirno

Artist Sophia Quirno has made a show based off the misunderstandings that arise when playing a game like the one called Broken Telephone in Argentina. Using painting as the medium, Quirno aims to absorb aspects of life we do not quite grasp in day to day perception and transfer that uncertainty to the canvas. Her opening will be this Thursday, February 25th at 6pm.

541 West 25th Street
New York, NY