Tuesday, December 15, 2009

MUST SEES Arts & Film / December 16 - 23

December 16 - 19 (12 - 6 pm): Germán Tagle. Final days of the "New Empire" Exhibition. Chilean artist Germán Tagle presents a series of compositions of explosive, gestural abstraction, created with innovative materials. At Elga Wimmer, PCC, 526 West 26th Street, Floor 3. For more information, email info@artsolar.com, or call 631-907-8422 

December 16 - 19th (2 - 6 pm, or by appointment).  María Cabo and José Osorio. Final days of "It’s a Matter of Perspective" Exhibition. At the Local Project Gallery, 45-10 Davis Street, Long Island City. For more information, email info@localproject.org.

December 18 (6-8 pm) Marvelous Color. Exhibition celebrating six iconographic comic characters: Black Panther, Storm, Luke Cage, The Falcon, Blade, and James Rhodes. Presented by Somos Arte. At the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute Gallery, 408 West 58th Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues). Running through February 26. For more information, click here or call 212- 307-7420.

December 19 (7:30pm). VideoSur: Experimental Latin American Shorts. Presented by UnionDocs in collaboration with Cinema Tropical and the MassArt Film Society, a selection of experimental video that includes documentation of performance and art actions, noise video and stop motion animations from Argentina, Brazil and Chile. Followed by a discussion with curators and artists Ivanna Bergese, Julio Lamilla, Liz Munsell and Anabel Vazquez. Special music performance before the show. Suggested donation $7. At UnionDocsm 322 Union Avenue, Brooklyn. For more information about films and to buy tickets, click here or call 718-395-7902.

Through December 19: Enrique Santana. On view, landscapes of Manhattan painted by the Spanish artist. At the George Billis Gallery, 555 West 25th Street. For more information, click here or call 212-645-2621.

Through December 19:  Blanca Muñoz ("The Blue Dance") and Alejandro Corujeira ("The Accessible, Dressed in Salts"). New York's debut of  Spanish sculptor Blanca Muñoz, featuring eleven large, free-standing compositions and wall-mounted reliefs of steel. Also on exhibition, Alejandro Corujeira’s works in acrylic on canvas and small-format drawings. At the Marlborough Chelsea Gallery, 545 West 25th Street. For more information, click here or call 212-463-8634.

December 20 (5 - 7 pm) The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Closing night. Fifth annual exhibition of Framing AIDS 2009, Queens Annual Observance of World AIDS Day Through The Art. Presented by QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development. At the Queens Museum of Art Community Gallery, Flushing Meadows Park. For more information, email hectorcanonge@qmad.org or call 718-592-9700.

Through December 20 (check schedules below) 18th Annual Spanish Cinema Now Festival. The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Instituto Cervantes present a series of new and classic Spanish films, including several New York and US premieres. Ticket prices vary. At The Walter Read Theater, 65 Lincoln Center (Between Brodaway and Amsterdam). For program and tickets, click here. For more information, email festival@filmlinc.com or call 212-875-5367.
Through December 23 (check schedules below) "IMAGINaciones" New York-based, Mexican-born artists Andrea Arroyo, Felipe Galindo (Feggo), 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.

December 23 (Starts 4.30 pm) Movies at MoMA. Screening of Moloch Tropical (2009), Raoul Peck’s film about a crazed Hatian ruler. In Creole, French, and English with English subtitles. At Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues). Ticket prices vary. For more information, click here or call 212-708-9400.

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