Tuesday, February 23, 2010

MUST SEES / February 23 - March 3

February 23. Reunited: Boston University Alumni Exhibition. (Opening reception) The work of sixteen graduates of the BU School of Visual Arts, show curated by John Walker. Running through March 13th, Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am-7 pm at Denise Bibro Fine Art, 529 West 20th Street 4W. For more information, click here or call 212-334-3400.

February 23 (6 pm) Book Presentation: Muralism without Walls. Anna Indych-Lopez’s Muralism without Walls: Rivera, Orozco, and Siqueiros in the United States, 1927-1940 (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010) explores how U.S. perceptions of Mexican cultural identity shaped the muralists’ creative processes and politics. Panel discussion with Renato González Mello, Carla Stellweg, and Robert Storr. At the Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue at 68th Street. To RSVP, email membersres@americas-society.org or call 212-277-8359 ext. 4. For more information, click here or call 212-249-8950.
 
February 25 (4.30-6 pm) Regina José Galindo. The Princeton University Art Museum and the Program in Latin American Studies present "This is Not My Body: Walking for Body Work, A Journey Through Images, Memories, and Anecdotes," a lecture by Guatemalan writer and performance artist. In Spanish. At 219 Burr Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey. For more information, click here or call 609-258-3788. 

February 25 (7 pm) Music + Film Series: Janeiro in New York. Cinema Tropical and 92YTribeca present Simonal: No One Knows How Tough It Was (Claudio Manoel, Micael Langer, and Calvito Leal, 2008), a film about Brazilian pop star Wilson Simonal’s trajectory from stardom to crime. Tickets are $12. At 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson Street (at Canal Street). For more information and to buy tickets, click here or call 212-601-1000. 

February 25 (7.30 pm) Maysles Cinema The Maysles Institute presents Electric Boogie (Tana Ross, 1983), a film on four African American and Latino teens growing up in the early eighties in the South Bronx and their devotion to b-boy-ing and breaking. $10 General Admission (suggested). For more information, click here or call 212-582-6050.

February 27 (1.30 pm) Movies at MoMA. The Museum of Modern Art presents News (Bettina Perut and Ivan Osnovikoff, 2009), a film exploring the concept of point of view. At MoMA's Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1, 11 West 53rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues). Ticket prices vary. For more information,
click here or call 212-708-9400.
  
February 27 The Orchid Show: Cuba in Flower. The New York Botanical Garden presents a recreation of Havana’s beautiful orchid-filled landscapes. Open Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 am-6 pm through April 11th at the New York Botanical Gardens, Bronx River Parkway and Fordham Road. Tickets are $20. For more information, click here or call 718-817-8700.
February 27 (1.30 pm) Movies at MoMA. The Museum of Modern Art presents News (Bettina Perut and Ivan Osnovikoff, 2009), a subversve use of the concept of a TV news show to explore the complex interactions of image and viewpoint.  At MoMA's Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1, 11 West 53rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues). Ticket prices vary. For more information, click here or call 212-708-9400.
March 1:  Gabriel Orozco at MoMA. Closing. The Museum of Modern Art presents the first major museum retrospective of contemporary artist Gabriel Orozco. Including the monumental Mobile Matrix. Curated by Anna Temkin. With major support of Mexico's National Council for Culture and the Arts (CONACULTA) and Fundación Televisa. At the Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues). Museum fees apply. For more information, click here or call 212-708-9400.
March 1 (7 pm) The Afterlife of Violence. The King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center presents Pascual Duarte (Ricardo Franco, 1975), as part of an ongoing film series on the Spanish Civil War. Introduced by Professor Helen Graham. At 53 Washington Square South. For more information,  click here or call 212-998-3650.
March 2 (6.30 pm) Marta Minujín: MINUCODEs (Opening reception). The Americas Society presents an exhibit on the Argentine artist's 1968 show Minucode, which explored social codes in the arts, fashion, business, and politics. Curated by Gabriela Rangel and José Luis Blondet. Reception to follow. On view through April 30th, Wednesdays through Saturdays, 12-6 pm at Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue at 68th Street. For more information, click here or call 212-249-8950. 
March 3 (6 pm) Women Directors. Instituto Cervantes presents The Feminine Gaze in Spanish Cinema, a lecture with Isolina Ballesteros, followed by a series of short films by Spanish women directors: Miente (Isabel de Ocampo, 2008), Almas congeladas (Juana Macias, 2006), A golpe de tacón (Amanda Castro, 2007), and Turismo (Mercedes Sampietro, 2008). All movies will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles. At Instituto Cervantes' Auditorium, 11 East 49th Street (between 3rd and Second Avenues). For more information, call 212-308-7720.

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