Tuesday, July 5, 2011

MUST SEES Arts & Film / July 7 - 15

July 7 (7:00 pm) Salsafest Warm-Up Party. Celebrate the opening of the first-ever Bronx Salsafest with a screening of the documentary ""From Mambo To Hip Hop, A South Bronx Tale,” a discussion of the history of salsa, and a free demonstration and lesson. At Pregones Theater, 571 Walon Ave, Bronx. For more information and a complete schedule of events for the Bronx SalsaFest, click here.

July 8 (6:30 pm) Fermat's Room. The first in a series of thrillers presented by Centro Espanol - La Nacional presents as part of its summer film series, Thriller, Spanish-style. Running through July 22 at Centro Espanol - La Nacional. For complete listings and more information click here

July 8 - 14 (see below for schedules) The Films of Nicolás Pereda. At just 27, the Mexican filmmaker Nicolás Pereda has amassed an impressive body of work, incorporating documentary/fiction, longform formalism, the slacker picture, and deadpan minimalism. Anthology Film Archives will be screening a variety of his works. At Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue. For more information and complete listings click here.
July 14 (7:30 pm) Videoteca del Sur. Weekly showcase of Latin American films. At the Millenium Film Workshop, 66 East 4th St. For list of schedule and more information click here.

July 14 (8:00 pm) Riscardo (Craft). This Brazilian film tells the story of an actress who ends up having to play herself. Part of Premiere Brazil! 2011, running through July 27 at MoMA, 11 West 53rd Street. For a complete schedule and more information, click here.


Dominican Republic: A Cultural Portrait. Photographer Katherine Taylor explores the cultural and natural beauty of Quisqueya. At CUNY Dominican Studies Institute's Art Gallery, City College, North Academic Center, Second Floor. Enter at 137Street and Amsterdam. Runs through July 31. For more information, click here.

Urban Archives: Emilio Sánchez in the Bronx. Artist Emilio Sánchez exhibits photographs of buildings in Hunters Point, an impoverished area of the Bronx. Running through January 1 at Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx. For more information click here.

Consuelo Castañeda: For Rent. Exhibition curated by Yasmeen Siddiqui, in collaboration with Gabriela Rangel. Running through July 30 at Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue. For more information, click here

Jaume Plensa: Echo. Plensa's site-specific sculpture depicts a nine-year-old girl from his Barcelona neighborhood, lost in thought, towering forty feet high. Running through August 14 at Madison Square Park, 1 East 23rd Street. For more information click here.

Otherworldly: Small Delusions and Optical Realities. This show explores the interest of many modern artists in "magical realism," the small-scale, handmade depiction of artificial environments and alternate realities. Running through September 18 at Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle. For more information click here

A Lebanese-Dominican Dominican York Is Born Again as a Bronxite. Nicolas Dumit Estevez explores the perceptions and misperceptions that have shaped the Bronx since the 1960s, and in a group show, a number of other artists respond with perceptions of their own. Running through August 3 at the Longwood Arts Gallery at Hostos Community College, 450 Grand Concourse, the Bronx. For more information click here

Video Artists From Andalucia and The Bronx. This project pairs artists from the Bronx and Andalucia to collaborate on projects exploring cultural memory, day-to-day life, and popular ritual. Running through August 3 at the Longwood Arts Gallery at Hostos Community College, 450 Grand Concourse, the Bronx. For more information click here

Inés Esnal: Linescapes. Artist Inés Esnal presents 25 pieces exploring the tensions of lines and planes and how they define spaces using monographic etching, screenprinting, and installation. Running through February 7 at Instituto Cervantes, 211-215 East 49th Street. For more information click here.

El Museo's Bienal: The (S) Files 2011. El Museo del Barrio's sixth annual biennial showcases over 75 emerging artists as it celebrates the most cutting-edge work being done by Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino artists in the New York area. Running through January 8 at various locations. For more information, click here.

Mexican Cinema: "Leap Year." Laura, a journalist in Mexico City, starts a passionate love affair. Starts playing June 24 at Cinema Village, 22 East 12th Street. For more information click here.

Bronx Calling: The First Aim Biennial. Guest curators Wayne Northcross and Jose Ruiz organize an exhibition of seventy-two artists from the Bronx Museum's Artists in the Marketplace program. Running through September 5 at Bronx Museum, 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx. For more information click here or call (718) 681-6000.

Dee Campos: El Salvador Series. Stark portraits of El Salvadoran children in an orphanage are juxtaposed with beautiful landscape photos of El Salvador. Running through September 5 at En Foco, 1738 Hone Avenue, Bronx. For more information click here.

Eraser. In this group show, selected artists explore methods and means of erasure, and the nature of absence. Running through July 8 at MagnanMetz Gallery, 521 West 26th Street. For more information click here.

Accumulations. Venezuelan artist Esperanza Mayobre and Colombian artist Gonzalo Fuenmayor explore the common theme of collage from opposite ends of the stylistic spectrum. Running through Augiust 22 at artsolar, 44 Davids Lane, East Hampton. For more information click here.

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