Tuesday, October 12, 2010

MUST SEES Art & Film / October 12 - 19

October 12 (7pm) Festival of New Spanish Cinema. Screening of The Damned (Lacuesta, 2009), a thought-provoking thriller about whether or not it is better to remain quiet about the past. Third edition of a festival devoted to bringing the latest, riskier, offbeat and artistically-inspired Spanish films to North American audiences. At the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South. For more information, click here or call 212-998-3650.

October 12 (7:30 pm) Videoteca del SurScreening of Camión de Carga (Jacome, 2008), and By the Shade of the Moai  (Moscia, 2009), the first a film about a Central American single mother who risks her life to give her son a better future in the United States, and the second about the descendants of the Rapa Nui tribe.  At the Millenium Film Workshop, 66 East 4th Street. For more information, click here or call 212-673-0090.

October 14 (5:30 pm) Tropichat. Cinema Tropical and VOCES, the Latino Heritage Network of the New York Times, present a conversation with Sebastián Silva, director of the Sundance award-winning and Golden Globe-nominee film La nana / The MaidAt the New York Times Building, 620 Eighth Avenue, 15th floor converence center.  To RSVP, click here.

October 15th (6 - 8 pm) Cultural Diplomacy: An Art We Neglect. Henrique Faria Fine Art presents an exhibition by Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck in collaboration with Media Farzin, exploring the intersection of foreign policy and corporate interest that has controlled the distribution of global power since World War II. Running Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11-6 pm, at Henrique Faria Fine Art Galleries, 35 East 67th Street. For more information, click here or call 212-517-4609.

October 18 (6 pm) Best Latin American Films of the DecadeCinema Tropical and the IFC Center present Whisky (Rebella, Stoll, 2004), a film about a man who marries his employee to impress his brother. At the IFC Center, 323 Sizth Avenue at West Third Street. To purchase tickets or for more information, click here or call 212-924-7771.

October 18th (6 - 8 pm) Craft—Opening Reception. An exhibition exploring the art of craft in the time-constrained and technological twenty-first century. Featuring works by Andy Coolquitt, Jim Drain, Brian Dewan, Carla Edwards, Josh Faught, Ruth Laskey, Marie Lorenz, Michael Mahalchick, Zoe Sheehan Saldaña, Jocelyn Shipley, Marc Swanson, and Siebren Versteeg.Curated by Melissa Brown. Running through December 16th at the Lehman College Art Gallery, Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx. For more information, click here or call 718-330-1234.

Through October 15thAround the Way. Macy’s Department Store presents an exhibit curated by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado and Trinidad Fombella, featuring the work of young Latino artists in various media that illustrate the dreams, memories, celebrations, and everyday acts of people in their native or adopted communities. At Macy’s Herald Square. For more information, click here.

Through October 18thArt Happens and Do It. The QbVa Gallery presents two group exhibitions challenging the boundaries between creation and inspiration. At the Qbva Galleries, 508 42nd Street, Union City, NJ. For more information, click here.

Through October 25th: El Dorado. An exhibit of new paintings, works on paper, and site-specific wall drawings by artist Vargas-Suarez Universal, using futuristic media to relate NASA’s space station to the South American legend of El Dorado. At Art Solar gallery, 44 Davids Lane, East Hampton. To RSVP or for more information, click here or call 631-907-8422.  

Through October 28thWildlife of Argentina. The Consulate General of Argentina in New York presents an exhibit by Daniel Fox featuring Argentina’s lush fauna. At the Consulate General of Argenina in New York, 12 West 56th Street. To RSVP or for more information, click here or call 212-603-0400.  

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