Tuesday, March 29, 2011

MUST SEES Arts & Film / March 29 - April 5

March 29, April 5 and 12  (see schedules below) Videoteca Del Sur. Weekly showcase of Latin American films. At the Millenium Film Workshop, 66 East 4th Street. For films and more information click here or call 212-673-0090. 

March 30 (6:30-8:30 pm) Afro-Latin@ History. Screening of the documentaries "Dream Town" (Betty Bastidas, 2010), the story of three Afro-Ecuadorians who pursuit playing professional soccer, and "We the Saya" (Aumoya Barbara Holguín, work in progress), on Afro Bolivian people who try to save their community and culture. In Spanish with English Subtitles. Part of the book presentation of the The Afro-Latin@ Reader (Duke University Press, 2010), by Miriam Jiménez Román and Juan Flores. Music with Afro-Colombian Grupo Chonta. At El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue. For more information click here

March 30 (6:30 pm) Ricardo Darín Retrospective. Screening of the 2009 Oscar-winning 2009 Argentine film El Secreto de sus ojos (Juan José Campanella, 2009). At Instituto Cervantes, 211 East 49th Street. For more information click here.

March 30- July 30 (see schedules below) Tuca Viera Exhbition. Featuring award-winning Brazillian photographer Tuca Viera solo exhibition called "Berlinscapes". Running through July 30 at 1500 Gallery, 511 West 25th Street. For more information click here.

March 30 (6-9 pm) WEPA WednesdaysFree extended gallery hours featuring live music and drinks. At El Museo del Barrio's El Cafe, 1230 Fifth Avenue. For more information, click here.

March 31 (see schedules below) Celeste Rapone Paintings - Opening. The young Brooklyn-based artist debuts a series of oil paintings. Running through April 23 at SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery, 547 West 27th Street. For more information click here

April 1 (7 pm) Abstraction, Landscapes, and Intertextuality- Opening Reception. Featuring the work of César Alfonso and Jesús Rivera. Running through April 29 at at QbaVa Gallery, 508 42nd St., Union City. For more information, click here.

April 1 (see schedules below) New Directors/New Films Film Festival. Screening of Nicolás Pereda's "Summer of Goliath" ("Verano de Goliat"), a film combining documentary and fiction to tell the stories of people living in a small town in rural Mexico Daniel (April 1, 8.30 pm), and Diego Vega's "Octubre,"  on a small-time moneylender from Lima, Peru, who discovers a baby on his doorstep (April 2, 9 p.m.) Part of the 40th New Directors/New Films Film Festival. Tickets are $14. At Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street. For more information, click here or call 212-875-5600.

April 1 (see schedules below) Tom Fruin at Y Gallery. Celebrating the opening of the gallery's new sapce, this solo exhibition curated by Cecilia Jurado examines the relationship between contemporary America and history.  Running through May 5 at the Y Gallery, 165 Orchard Street. For more information click here or call 917 721 4539.

April 1 (deadline) Artists Call. Columbia University's Office of Community and Government Affairs is looking to exhibit work from artists who reside north of 96th Street. Priority will be given to emerging artists. Applications should be mailed or emailed by April 1. For more information click here.

April 1-7 (see schedules below) Patricio Guzman Retrospective. A Celebration of the Chilean director's work, beginning with his three-part epic "The Battle for Chile." At BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn. For more information click here


Mariana Vera: Gathering Parts. Colombian artist Mariana Vera's captivating flora-montages. Running through April 23 at Fredrico Seve Gallery, 37 West 57th Street. For more information click here.

Transformation. Las Bellas Artes and P.J.S. Exhibitions present Insomne, by Fernando Villalvazo, and Soleidoscopium by Juandrés Vera, a collection of "mental concepts". Running through April 22 at P.J.S. Exhibitions, 238 W. 14 Street. For more information,  click here.

Luis Camnitzer at El Museo. Five decades of work by the New York-based, Uruguayan conceptual artist. Organized by Daros Latinamerica, Zurich, and Curated by Hans-Michael Herzog and Katrin Steffen. Running through May 29 at El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue. On April 13 (5:30-6:30), Alejandro Cesarco will take visitors through the exhibition in an artist's tour. At El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue. For more information click here. For more information, click here.

Picasso: Guitars 1912-1914The Museum of Modern Art brings together some 70 closely connected collages, constructions, drawings, mixed-media paintings, and photographs during a period of experimentation for the Spanish artist. The exhibition offers fresh insight into Pablo Picasso’s work in the years preceding World War I. Running through June 6. The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street.

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