Tuesday, August 16, 2011

MUST SEES Art & Film / August 15 - 27

August 15 - 21 (See schedules below) New York International Latino Film Festival. In its eleventh year. Presented by HBO.  Opening night, Chico and Rita, a film byJavier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba, and Tono Errando (Spain, Cuba). A sensual collision of vibrant colors, passionate storytelling and music from the greatest period of creativity in Cuban-American jazz are the hallmarks of the first animated Opening Night Film in NYILFF’s history. For directions and information on the rest of the festival, including films, times, and locations, click here.

August 15 - 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 15 - 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 17 (6:30 pm) Complejo Exhibition: Panel Discussion. Critics Claudio Cabrera and Miguelina Rodríguez talk with artist M. Tony Peralta about identity in the Latino community. Moderated by Mark Harding. At NoMAA Gallery, 178 Bennett Avenue, 3rd floor. For more information click here.

August 18 (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm) Opening Reception: Read the Rules Before You Use the Pool. Cornelia Lund and Kristin Trethewey curate a six-person show exploring rules and the process of artistic creation. Running through August 28 at Abrazo Interno Gallery, Second Floor, Clemente Soto Vélez Center, 107 Suffolk Street. For more information click here.

August 19 (see schedules below) The Latino List. Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. Running through December 11 at the Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn. For direction, schedules, and tickets, click here.

August 19-20 (see schedules below) Screening of "Carmen G". A film byHernán  Herrera. Music by Daniel Reyes Llinás, Part of the New York International Latino Film Festival. Screenings on Friday, August 19 (6pm) at Clearview Cinemas Chelsea, 260 W 23 Street, and Saturday, August 20 ( 2pm) at AMC Empire, 234 W 42nd Street. To buy tickets, click here

August 19 – 25 (various schedules; see below) The Tiniest Place (El Lugar Mas Pequeño). This documentary about the resilience of the inhabitants of a ruined town deep in the Salvadoran jungle has its world premiere. At IFC Center, 323 6th Avenue. For more information click here.

August 27 (7:35 pm) Special Screening: The Mexican Suitcase. Film director Trisha Ziff will be present for a Q&A session following the screening of this 2011 documentary chronicling the journey of a batch of 4,500 negatives taken by photographers Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and David Seymour during the Spanish Civil War. At IFC Center, 323 6th Avenue. 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.

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

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