Tuesday, November 10, 2009

MUST SEES Art & Film / November 11 - 17

November 11 (6:30 - 9 pm) Dress Codes Conversations: Milagros de la Torre with Kristen Lubben and Miriam Basilio. New York-based Peruvian photographer Milagros de la Torre will discuss her work with Kristen Lubben, curator at the International Center of Photography, and New York University Art History Assistant Professor Miriam Basilio. Reception to follow. At NYU's King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South. For more information, visit www.nyu.edu/kjc or call 212-998-3650.

November 12 (6 - 8 pm) Los peores hombres cuentan las mejores historias. Exhibition of Cuban artist Ruben Torres Llorca's work. Opening Reception. At Praxis International Art, 25 East 73rd Street, 3rd Floor. Running through December 19. For more information, click here.

November 13 (9.15 pm) Mamachas of the Ring (Bolivia/USA, 2009). U.S. premiere of the film by Betty M. Park, with animation created by Christopher Lopez-Huici. Presented as part of the Margaret Mead Film &Video Festival by the American Museum of Natural History and Cinema Tropical, the film tells the bittersweet story of Carmen Rosa "La Campeona" and three other Bolivian cholas (Aymara indigenous women) turned into TV wrestling sensations. At the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th Street. After-screening Q&A with filmmaker Lopez-Huici. Tickets: $12. For more information, click here or call 212-769-5305.

November 14 (2 - 3 pm) Bolivia (Argentina, 2001). Special screening of Adriano Caetano's film, followed by a round table discussion with Gonzalo Aguilar, Carlos Gutiérrez, Beatriz Jaguaribe, Richard Peña, and Paul Julian Smith. The event is part of The Politics of Transparency: New Uses of Realism in Spanish and Latin American Film, a two-day conference organized by Columbia University's Department of Spanish and Portuguese. At 511 Dodge Hall, 2960 Broadway. For further information, email rhm@columbia.edu or call 212-854-8787.

November 14 - 22 (several schedules) 11th. Annual HVG Exhibition and Sale. HVG Arts Group, a volunteer organization dedicated to encouraging the visual arts in Northern Manhattan and the Bronx, will present works from over 50 established and emerging artists. Opening reception, November 14, 6 - 9 pm; for the rest of the exhibition schedule, click here. At 116 Pinehurst Avenue (at 183rd Street). For further information, call 212-740-2136.

November 17 (5.30 - 8 pm) The Spanish Nexus: Spanish Artists Living in New York, 1930s-1960s  Opening Reception. In coordination with El Museo del Barrio's Nexus New York exhibition, Instituto Cervantes showcases Spanish artists who were exhiled in New York during the Spanish Civil War. Featuring Jose de Creest, Julia de Diego, Eugenio Fernandez Granell, Esteban Frances, José Guerrero, Miguel Marina, Luis Quintanilla, and Esteban Vicente. Ongoing through January 10th. Visiting hours: Monday to Friday, 10.30 am - 6.30 pm; Saturday, 10 am -1 pm. At Instituto Cervantes, 211-215 East 49th Street. For more information, call 212 308 7720.


Through November 27th. Renacer: Jorge Chiringo's paintings. At Metarte International Gallery, 260 Audubon Avenue at 178th Street. For more information. visit http://www.metapoesia.com/ or call 646-410-0904.

Through November 30th. Special K: Welcome to Zintar. The Puerto Rican Studies Center at Hunter College and more than thirty visual artists pay tribute to poet and activist Clemente Soto Vélez. This event is part of fourth annual edtion of Borimix: Puerto Rican Fest. At the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, 107 Suffolk Street. For more information, click here or call 212 529 1545.

Through February 28, 2010 (Wednesday - Sunday, 11 am - 6 pm). Nexus New York: Latin/American Artists in the Modern Metropolis. El Museo Del Barrio presents an exhibit that explores the works of Latin American artists who lived in New York before World War II and helped shape modern art. At Fifth Avenue and 104th Street. For admission fees and further information, click here.

Through June 30, 2010 (9 - 5 pm) Wanderings. A ten-year retrospective of Mirta Kupferminc's work, including prints, books, sculpture, video and a mural installation. The Argentine-born artist explores the link between the culture of European immigrants and their newly found homes in the Americas. At Hebrew Union College, 1 West 4th Street (between Broadway and Mercer Street). Picture ID required. For more information, click here or visit www.mirtakupferminc.net

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