Tuesday, April 19, 2011

MUST SEES/ April 19 - 26

April 19, 26, and May 3 (7.30 pm) Videoteca del Sur. Weekly showcase of Latin American films. At the Millenium Film Workshop, 66 East 4th Street. For list of films, schedule, and more information click here or call 212-673-0090. 

April 20 (6-9 pm) WEPA Wednesdays. Free extended gallery hours featuring live music and drinks. At El Museo del Barrio's El Cafe, 1230 Fifth Avenue. For more information, click here.

April 20 (7pm) Cinema Tropical's Music + Film: Janeiro in New York. Screening of Vinicius (Miguel Faria, 2005) a documentary on the life and work of poet, playwright, critic, diplomat, composer, and singer Vinicius de Moraes. In Portuguese with English subtitles. At 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson Street. For more information click here.

April 21 (6-8 pm) Artist Talk: Antonio Jose Guzmán's "Pietropolis". Interventions in public spaces from Panama to India, featuring photos and wooden piers on which one can walk and connect to other piers in different parts of the world. At Rush Arts Gallery, 526 W26th Street #311 (betw. 10 and 11 Avenue). For more information, click here.

April 21 (7pm and 9pm) Films on Puerto Rican and Cuban Music. Taller Boricua and Cemi Underground present "Sonando con Puerto Rico/Dreaming with Puerto Rico",  on Puerto Rican musicians who lived in El Barrio, and"Cuban Popular Music: 1920-1960" vintage footage of early Afro-Cuban music around the world. At the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, 1680 Lexington Avenue. For more information click here. 

April 22 (see schedules below) Transformation -- Closing. Las Bellas Artes and P.J.S. Exhibitions present Insomne, by Fernando Villalvazo, and Soleidoscopium by Juandrés Vera, a collection of "mental concepts". At P.J.S. Exhibitions, 238 W. 14 Street. For more information,  click here.

April 22-30 (see schedules below) Tribeca Film Festival: "Artificial Paradises". This film, directed by  Yulene Olaizola, captures a young woman addicted to heroin trying to get clean at a rundown resort on the Mexican Gulf Coast. For more information click here.

April 23 (see schedules below) Mariana Vera: Gathering Parts - Closing. Colombian artist Mariana Vera's captivating flora-montages.  At Fredrico Seve Gallery, 37 West 57th Street. For more information click here. 

April 24-30 (see schedules below) Tribeca Film Festival: "My Last Round". This Argentinian film, directed by Julio Jorquero, tells the story of a forbidden romance between famed boxer Octavio and kitchen hand Hugo. It will be shown in theaters around New York City as part of the Tribeca Film Festival. For more information click here.

April 25th-27th (7:00pm) Global Lens 2011 at NYU. Films from Argentina, Brazil, and Urugua. Monday, April 25th:  La mirada invisible / The Invisible Eye, (Diego Lerman, Argentina, 2010).  Tuesday, April 26th: La vida útil / A Useful Life (Federico Veiroj, Uruguay, 2010).  Wednesday, April 27th: Os inquilinos / The Tenants (Sérgio Bianchi, Brazil, 2009) Presented by NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (KJCC). Co-presented with the Global Film Initiative, NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS). Series curated by Professor Alexandra Falek and sponsored by the Global Film Initiative. At 53 Washington Square South (b/w Thompson and Sullivan Streets). Bring photo I.D. For more information, click here. 

April 27 (6:30-8:30pm) VOCES: Beyond The Object. Curator José Falconi discusses art-making as process with artist and critic Luis Camnitzer, whose work is currently the subject of  a retrospective exhibition at El Museo del Barrio, as well as with artists Karlos Cárcamo and Milagros de la Torre, whose work is part of Voces y Visiones: Signs, Systems and the City. At El Museo's El Cafe, 1230 Fifth Avenue. For more information, click here. 

April 28 (3:30) New York Fiber in the 21st Century: Panel Discussion. At the Lehman College Art Gallery, Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY. For more information click here.

April 29 (see schedules below) Abstraction, Landscapes, and Intertextuality-Closing. Featuring the work of César Alfonso and Jesús Rivera. At QbaVa Gallery, 508 42nd St., Union City. For more information, click here. 

April 30 (see schedules below) Pasatiempo - Closing. An exhibit of 100 Cuban posters promoting recreation, the performing arts, cultural events, sports and tourism. At the Cuban Art Space, 231 W. 29th St., fourth floor.

April 30 (see schedules below) Brazilian Art Group at NYPL-- Closing. The Brazilian Endowment for the Arts presents a series of paintings about migration. At The New York Public Library, 290 West 23rd 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. At El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue. For more information click here. For more information, click here. 

Picasso: Guitars 1912-1914
The 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.

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.

Tuca Viera Exhibition. 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.

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