3 Can’t Miss Art Exhibits in NYC This Week

Lead Photo: Alair Gomes, Beach Rio horizontal, circa 1970-80. Gelatin silver print. 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (19.05 x 24.13 cm)
Alair Gomes, Beach Rio horizontal, circa 1970-80. Gelatin silver print. 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (19.05 x 24.13 cm)
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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.


Do Ask, Do Tell: Male Homoerotic Art From Latin America

Alair Gomes, Untitled #19 from the series Sonatinas, 1977. Ten Gelatin silver prints. 4 3/8 x 6 3/4 in. (11.11 x 17.15 cm) each. (Detail)

The first in a series of three exhibitions focusing on queerness in Latin America at Henrique Faria is ‘Do Ask, Do tell: Male Homoerotic Art from Latin America.’ The show will explore art’s relation to queerness in Latin America and how the expression of male-centered queerness in the arts has evolved since the 1970s. Pamphlets and articles revealing the underground social networks that enabled these queer communities to exist are on display, as well as photos of the fleeting sensual moments between men in corners of cities. There are also a host of other sculptures, collages, video, and paintings. This show will be up until March 12th, and will be followed by shows on female homoerotic art, and inter- and transgender art in Latin America. The show opens on Friday February 12th with a reception from 6 to 9pm.

Henrique Faria
35 East 67th St. 4th Floor
New York, New


Alejandro Campins

Cuban landscapes are the subject of works on display by painter Alejandro Campins. Reflecting on these new atmospheric paintings, Campins says landscape can reflect the mental state of society, and that his paintings depict a loss of identity and growing disinterest in a transforming future. You can attend the reception this Thursday, February 11th from 6 to 8pm.

Sean Kelly Gallery
475 Tenth Avenue
New York NY 10018


Joaquín Torres-Garcia: The Arcadian Modern

It’s your last chance to see the MOMA retrospective of Joaquín Torres-García, the Uruguayan/Catalan avant-garde artist. Torres-García was a contemporary of Picasso and Antoni Gaudi but rarely recognized as a groundbreaking modernist, who looked to ancient methods of painting to create his work. His sculptures, paintings, and drawings relied heavily on indigenous symbols and language and were the first of their kind in the modern art world. The show closes next Monday February 15th at the MOMA.

11 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019