Tuesday, November 17, 2009

MUST SEES Arts & Film / November 18 - 24

November 18 (7 - 9 pm) Nine Moons Exhibition. Installations and video testimonials from nine activist women explore multicultural relations between the Jewish, Muslim, and Catholic religions. Coordinated by Anahí Rubin, with the participation of Gema Alava and filmmaker Renata Gangemi. Opening reception. At Saint Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Avenue (at 54th Street). For more information, click here or call 212-795-5904.

November 19 (2 - 3.30 pm) Presences: Representations of/by Native American & Indigenous Peoples. Roundtable discussion on the  way in which Native American cultural heritage and history is portrayed by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Panelists: Robert Stam, Tina Majkowski, Jacob Floyd, and Jennifer Heuson. Moderator: Amalia Cordova. At New York University's Kimmel Center, Room 405, 16 Washington Mews. For more information, click here, email cordovaa@si.edu, or call 212-514-3735.

November 19 - 20. All About Almodóvar Mini-Film Festival. In coincidence with the premiere of Pedro Almodóvar's latest production, Los abrazos rotos, this series takes a look at the Spanish director's work of the late 1970s and 1980s, including screenings of his first films and some of his overlooked shorts. Panel discussions with Almodóvar and Movida madrileña scholars Paul Julian Smith, Kathleen Vernon and Julián Daniel Gutiérrez-Albilla. Curated by Vanessa Ceia and Amaury Leopoldo Sosa. At the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South. For program and further information, click here.

November 19 - 22 (12 - 8 pm) PINTA: The Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art Fair. With the participation of sixty art galleries from the Americas and Europe showing museum-quality works of abstract, concrete, neo-concrete, kinetic, conceptual and contemporary Latin American art. At the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenue) and the Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street. Tickets are $20. For more information, click here,  email info@pintaart.com, or call 305-854-3050.

November 21 (5 - 7 pm) New Empire. Chilean artist German Tagle presents a series of compositions of explosive, gestural abstraction created with innovative materials. Opening reception. Exhibition ongoing through December 19th. Visiting hours: Tuesday-Saturday, from 12 to 6 pm. At Elga Wimmer, PCC, 526 West 26th Street, Floor 3. For more information, email info@artsolar.com, or call 631-907-8422.

November 23 (12.30 pm) "We Are New York" TV series. The Mayor's Office of Adult Education and the City University of New York celebrate the launcing of a nine-episode series that teaches English to non-English speaking immigrants. At Beso Restaurant, 11 Schuyler Street, Staten Island. Must RSVP to kdolma@cityhall.nyc.gov by November 19th, 5 pm. The series airs on Channel 25 (Cablevision 22) Saturdays at 4 pm and Sundays at 7.30 am, and on Channel 74, Fridays at 10 pm and Sundays at 1 pm. For more information, email monserrat536@msn.com or call 718-399-6369.

November 24 (7 pm) A Series of Shorts by Innovative Directors: As part of the fourth annual edition of Borimix: The Puerto Rican Fest, the Society of the Education Arts presents Víctor Cruz's La Operacion, Juanchi González's Los Unos y Los Otros, and Aprendiendo a Nadar. At Teatro SEA, 107 Suffolk Street, 2nd Floor. Tickets are $5. For more information, call 212-529-1545.

Also On View:

through November 31, 2009: Passages In Between. Curated by Basak Malone, the exhibition, featuring Ana Bonamico, Santiago Bunge and Tomas Ghiorzo presents works by leading Argentinean artists whose pieces rethink the meaning of identity, history, memory, and loss. Monday through Friday, 10 am-6pm at the Broadway Gallery, 473 Broadway, 7th Floor. For more information, click here, email info@broadwaygallerynyc.com or call 212-274-8993.

through December 23, 2009. "IMAGINaciones." New York-based, Mexican-born artists Andrea Arroyo, Felipe Galindo and Rick Pliego, exhibit work informed by historical and mythological references and elements of magic realism, mysticism and humor. At The Grady Alexis gallery, 2710 Broadway (at 104th Street) Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm, Sat. 10am-1:30pm, and by appointment. For more information, call 212-665-9460.

through January 23, 2010: Amarrados [Bound] Exhibition. The Americas Society is proud to present the first U.S. solo exhibition of Colombian photographer  Fernell Franco (1942-2006). Featuring seventeen large-scale black and white vintage prints as well as never before exhibited reference studies by the artist. Open Wednesday through Saturday, 12 - 6 pm. At 680 Park Avenue (at 68th Street). For more information, click here or call 212-249-8950.

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