Tuesday, June 29, 2010

MUST SEES Arts & Film / June 29 - July 2

June 29 (see schedules below) Argentina's Indigenous Cultures: Closing. The Consulate General of Argentina in New York presents the first official exhibition of crafts and works of art of the country's pre-hispanic populations. Open Mondays through Fridays, 11 am - 5 pm at 12 West 56th Street. For more information, click here or call 212-603-0440.

June 29 (7.30 pm) Videoteca del Sur. Screening of The Edge of the Sea (María José Calderón, 2009), a film exploring the issue of privatization of public areas and its environmental consequences in Puerto Rico’s beaches, and Requecho (Humberto Saco, 2009), a collection of memories from a population who had lived for a thousand years floating on Lake Titicaca. At the Millenium Film Workshop, 66 East 4th Street. For more information, click here or call 212-673-0090.

June 30 (see schedules below) Contemporary Art from MoMA's Collection. The Museum of Modern Art presents 130 works by 60 prominent artists from the late 1960’s to the present. Running through September 12th at the MoMA’s contemporary galleries on the second floor, 11 West 53rd Street. For more information, click here or call 212-708-9431.

June 30 (7-10 pm) Indocumentales/ Undocumentaries: The US-Mexico Interdependent Film Series. The Center for Caribbean and Latin American Studies at NYU, The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, The Children's Aid Society, Mexus, and Cinema Tropical present an outdoor screening of Subterraneans: Norteña Music in New York (Gaspar Orozco and Karina Escamilla, 2010), The Manhatitlán Chronicles (Felipe Galindo, 2000), and The Sixth Section (Alex Rivera, 2003). The films will be followed by live music and a Q&A with the filmmakers and musicians. At the Children’s Aid Society, 130 East 101st Street. For more information, click here.

June 30 (6 - 9 pm) Babel: Artists Talk and Closing Reception. Exhibition exploring the relationship bewteen language and the visual arts in New York's recent immigrant community. Meet some of the artists featured in the show: Gema Alava, Felipe Galindo, and Deborah Wasserman, among many others. Panel and Q&A session moderated by Hector Canonge. Performances by Nivedita ShivRaj, Paolo Javier, and Jia-Yi He. VJ’ing by CONeKTOR. At Space 37, 86-08 37th Avenue, Jackson Heights. For more information, click here

June 30 (6 pm) Spanish Cinema Coproductions. As a celebration of the Spanish Presidency of the European Union, Instituto Cervantes presents Una casa de locos (Cédric Klapisch, 2002), a film about a French student who moves into a house with other students in Barcelona. Screened at the Auditorium of the Instituto Cervantes, 211 East 49th Street. For more information, click here, email cult3ny@cervantes.org, or call 212-308-7720.

July 1 (6.50 pm) Contraband Cinema. BAMcinématek presents La Patria Vacía (Jaime Davidovich, 1975), a documentary exploring censorship in Argentina as an expatriate living in New York, About Media (Anthony Ramos, 1977, 25min) and other shorts. Tickets are $12. At BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn. To purchase tickets or for more information, click here.

July 1 (7-9 pm) Toledo/Borges: Fantastic Zoology. The Consulate General of Mexico in New York, the Instituto Cervantes, and Galería Arvil present an exhibition of works by Francisco Toledo inspired on Borges’ writings. At the Gallery of Instituto Cervantes, 211 East 49th Street. For more information, click here.

July 2 (See schedules below) Mirta Kupferminc's Wanderings. The Hebrew Union College presents a ten-year retrospective of the Argentine-born artist, including prints, books, sculpture, video and a mural installation exploring 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.

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