Tuesday, April 12, 2011

MUST SEES/ April 14 - 20

April 14 (7:30 pm) Havana Film Festival New York. Screening of "Mi Poglotti querido" (Enrica Viola, 2010), a documentary about the transformation of the Pogolotti neighborhood, a traditional enclave of working class, African-descent Cubans. Part of the ¡Sí Cuba! Festival. At the Center for Cuban Studies, 231 West 29th Street. For more information click here. 

April 14-May 28 (see schedules below) Terra Incognita Australis. The Chilean artist Muñoz Vera displays new oil paintings, inspired by the work of 17th-Century Spanish painters like Velázquez. Running through May 28 at the Forum Gallery, 730 Fifth Avenue, between 56th and 57th Streets. For more information click here. 

April 14-15 (see schedules below) Emotional Cultures of Spain. This conference brings together scholars who explore the role of emotions in cultural representations and practices in modern Spain. At NYU's King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South. For more information click here.

April 16 ( see schedules below) Arts Among Cultures. Celebrating the Mayor’s Office of Immmigrant Affairs‘ Immigrant Heritage Week. Featuring literature, books, photos, videos and music. At the Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows Corona Art. For more information click here.

April 18 (6:30 pm) Pre-Colombian Art. An exhibit of constructivist artist Monica Sarmiento Castillo, running until the end of May. In addition, every Monday night at 6.30 pm there will be a series of conversations around Pre-Columbian art with renown Spanish-language artists and writers. Tonight, Jaimie Andrade will talk about the influence of Native American art on contemporary artists. At the Mid-Manhattan Library's World Languages Collection, 455 Fifth Avenue. For more information, click here.

April 20 (see schedules below) Hola Havana. Alberto Magnan and Dara Metz of New York's Magnan Metz Gallery present an exhibition featuring works in a wide range of media, offering a glimpse into the contemporary art of Cuba. Part of the ¡Sí Cuba! Festival! At the Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Ave, 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.

Pasatiempo. An exhibit of 100 Cuban posters promoting recreation, the performing arts, cultural events, sports and tourism. Running through April 30 at the Cuban Art Space, 231 W. 29th St., fourth floor.

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.

Abstraction, Landscapes, and Intertextuality. Featuring the work of César Alfonso and Jesús Rivera. Running through April 29 QbaVa Gallery, 508 42nd St., Union City. 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 at The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street.

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