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.
Clusters of repurposed shipping containers filled with photography are situated on the pier by Brooklyn Bridge Park in a yearly show called Photoville. 52 shipping containers have been amassed to function as a little town of photo shows. Each container is a little niche of fotos from a certain photographer, gallery or curator. One of the containers features fotos by German artist Stefan Falke who photographs artists creating art on ‘la frontera’ or the border between Mexico and the U.S. Another mini show ‘Los Diez’ features 10 Latin American photographers and 10 Latin American illustrators. And there are so many more interesting houses of work. Photoville runs until September 28th mostly from 4-10pm except Sunday when it closes early at 8:30pm, so cruise the park in this beautiful fall weather and check out some photo
Dumbo Arts Festival
Dumbo Arts Festival kicks off this Friday September 26th on the waterfront by the Brooklyn Bridge with the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop. This festival highlights local, national and international art for 3 days hosting indoor and outdoor installations as well as non-traditional projections and performances. One of the shows at Be Mighty! Space will be showing work by LA2 or Angel Ortiz, an OG graff artist and one of Keith Haring’s close contemporaries. Similar to Photoville, this festival is a collection of works sprinkled across the Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn. Hours for the festival are Friday from 6 to 9pm; Saturday noon to 9pm; and Sunday noon to 6pm.
Sebastian Errazuriz has taken time away from creating giant golden bull piñatas to create art that’s a bit more functional but still creative and weird. At his show Functional Sculpture at Salon 94 and Cristina Grajales, you can see a taxidermied chicken with a lightbulb for a head, a plaster Greco Roman sculpture trapped in a bookshelf and more humorous but functional pieces of sculpture. The two shows at two different locations will be up until October 10th.