Wednesday, August 10, 2011

MUST SEES - Art & Film / August 10 - 18

August 10 - 24 (various schedules; see below for details) Latinbeat Film Festival. The  Film Society at Lincoln Center presents two weeks of films from ten different Latin American countries. For locations and more information click here.

August 10 - 25 (Monday - Friday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm) Complejo Exhibition. New York artist M. Tony Peralta explores controversial territory. At NoMAA Gallery, 178 Bennett Avenue, 3rd floor. For more information click here.

August 10 - 11 (various schedules; see below for details) "Gun Hill Road." Rashaad Ernesto Green's 2011 film tells the story of Enrique, returned home to his family in the Bronx after a stint in prison, and his struggle with his sexuality. At various theaters around New York. For more information click here.

August 11 (6:30 pm) Leandro Katz: Visible Evidence. Buenos Aires-based filmmaker Leandro Katz returns to his former home, Lower Manhattan, to reflect on a fifty-year career, focusing on his inverted alphabets. A part of the Visible Evidence film series running through August 14 at Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue. For more information click here.

August 14 (11:00 am) "Marimbas from Hell." Julio Hernandez Cordon's 2010 film about the collaboration between Don Alfonso, a homeless marimba player, and Guatemalan heavy metal musician Blacko is preceded by a panel presentation, Central American and Caribbean Cinema Today. Part of Latinbeat 2011. At the Walter Read Theater, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza (65th Street near Amsterdam Avenue). For more information click here.

August 15 - 21 (See schedules below) New York International Latino Film Festival. Presented by HBO.  On August 15, 8:oo pm, free screening of "To Be Hear" (Roland Leguiardi-Laura, 2011), a film about friendship and radical poetry in the Bronx, to be shown at St. Nicholas Park at St. Nicholas Ave. and 135th Street. For information on the rest of the festival, including films, times, and locations, 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.

Jaume Plensa: EchoPlensa'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.

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 August 22 at artsolar, 44 Davids Lane, East Hampton. 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.

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.

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

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.

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 nstallation. Running through February 7 at Instituto Cervantes, 211-215 East 49th Street. For more information click here.

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