Tuesday, April 27, 2010

MUST SEES Arts & Film / April 27 - May 4

April 27 - Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This landmark exhibition is the first to focus exclusively on works by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) in the Museum's collection. It features three hundred works, including the Museum's complete holdings of paintings, drawings, sculptures, and ceramics by Picasso—never before seen in their entirety—as well as a selection of the artist's prints. The Museum's collection reflects the full breadth of the artist's multi–sided genius as it asserted itself over the course of his long and influential career. For more information, schedules, and directions, click here.

April 29 (7 pm) Columbia Students III Annual Latin American Film Festival. In its fifth and last installment, the Organization of Latin American Students at Columbia University presents a collection of films produced in the Digital Story Telling Workshop by Fluid New Media Lab in partnership with Proyecto Luz. Followed by a Q&A with the artists. At 717 Hamilton Hall, 116th Street and Amsterdam. For more information or to RSVP, click here.

April 29 and 30, May 2 (6-10 pm) III Ecuadorian Film Festival, “Views from the Middle of the World” In its third year, the Festival presents a selection of films including documentaries, shorts, fiction film, and video art. At the Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows, Corona Park. For more information, click here or call 718- 592-9700.

April 30 (8-10.30 pm) Low Lives 2. In collaboration with Aljira - A Center for Contemporary Art, El Museo del Barrio presents a one-night exhibition of live performance-based works transmitted via the internet and projected in real time at nine venues throughout the U.S., produced and curated by Jorge Rojas. At El Museo's El Café, 1230 Fifth Avenue (at 104th Street). To RSVP click here or call 212-831-7272.

May 1 (12-6 pm) 2nd Annual Bronx Heroes Comicon. In its second year, an exhibition of the best in independent local comic book artists and creators. Events will include drawing courses, artist panels, commission art, and comic sales. At the Third floor Gym at Hostos Community College, 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx. For more information, click here.

May 1 and 2 (12-6 pm) Fourth Annual Mott Haven Open Artists Studio Tour. This year’s Tour offers the rare opportunity to visit thirty artists’ private studios. Tours begin at 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx. For more information, click here or call 718-401-7866.

May 2 (2 pm) Movies at MoMA. The Museum of Modern Art presents Sleep Dealer (Alex Rivera, 2008), an award-winning sci-fi movie about globalization. At MoMA's Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2, 11 West 53rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues). Ticket prices vary. For more information, click here or call 212-708-9400.

May 2 (6-10 pm) {sub}MERGE Art—Opening. The Van Gogh Radio Lounge presents a group show curated by Jessi Bender and featuring Greg Baker, Jesi Bender, ChangoBi, Michael S. Hoefler Jr., Ana Marie Martell, Karlyn Myers, Jared Spafford, Timothy Taranto, and Arianne Zager. The opening will also include a special performance by Johnny Childs and Little Body and the Big Sound. At 147 Franklin Street, Brooklyn. For more information, call 718-701-4004.

May 3 (7 pm) Modern Mondays. The Museum of Modern Art presents a conversation with Suzanne Bocanegra, a New York-based artist whose recent work involves large-scale performance and installation pieces in which she translates two-dimensional information into three-dimensional scenarios for staging, movement, ballet and music. The talk is titled When a Priest Marries a Witch, featuring actor Paul Lazar. At MoMA's Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2, 11 West 53rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues). Ticket prices vary. For more information, click here or call 212-708-9400.


Through May 2 - Tribeca Film Festival.
This year’s festival, taking place in a variety of venues, features six Latino-made or Latino-themed movies: Blood and Rain (Argentina/Colombia), Elvis & Madonna (Brazil), The Sentimental Engine Slayer (U.S./Mexico), The Spirit of Salsa (U.S.), No Woman, No Cry (U.S.), and The Two Escobars (Colombia/U.S.). The films range from documentaries, to film noir, to psychedelic. For more information, see the Festival’s Schedule.

Through April 29: The Colors of Music and Backlight Paintings and Drawings. The Consulate General of Argentina presents two exhibitions by María de Echevarría and Isabel Picasso. At the Consulate’s Art Galleries, 12 West 56th Street. Open Monday through Fridays, 11 am to 5 pm. For more information, click here or call 212-603-0440.

Through April 30: Let Me Hug You. Havana New York presents a solo exhibition by Cuban-born graphic artist Agustín Ronaldo Rojas, featuring more than 50 pieces including drawings, etchings, and dry points. At the QbaVa Gallery, 508 42nd Street, Union City. For more information, click here or call 201-325-0197.

Through April 30: Spain in The City: Young Spanish Artists at The Gabarrón Foundation. Featuring works by Spanish, New York-based artists Pedro Barbeito, Itziar Barrio, Antón Cabaleiro, Juanli Carrion, Jacobo Castellano, Hugo Fontela, Javier Martín de Frutos, and Verónica Pena. At the Carriage House Center for the Arts. Open Mondays through Fridays, 9am-5pm. At 149 East 38th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenue. For more information,
click here or call 212-573-6968.

Through April 30: Karen Greene: Photographs by Karen Greene. At the Hebrew Tabernacle’s Gold Gallery, 551 Fort Washington Avenue, Washington Heights. For more information, click here or call 212-568-8304.

Through May 4: Nature, Once Removed: The (Un)Natural World in Contemporary Drawing. The Lehman College Art Gallery presents a selection of works by 21 contemporary artists who use drawing to explore humanity’s alienated relationship to nature. Curated by Sean McCarthy, open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am- 4 pm. At the Lehman College Art Gallery, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx. For more information, click here or call 718-960-873.

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