Tuesday, May 1, 2012 , Posted by LATINO EVENTS Y TESPIS MAGAZINE at 6:05 PM

Nuevas galerías y nuevos artistas Latinos se exhiben en Mayo. Se acerca el final de la muestra de los murales de Diego Rivera en el Moma. American Identities, que incluye arte colonial de latinoamérica y la muestra del artista Keith Haring siguen en el Brooklyn Museum. Por su parte, El Museo de Arte de Queens presenta Frank Oscar Larson, una muestra cautivante de fotografías de la Nueva York de los años 50. La Bienal del Whitney, Cindy Sherman, Testimonios y Gran Caribe continúan. Recomendamos:

* Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art > Hasta Mayo 14 >> MOMA.

Diego Rivera.
Frozen Assets. 1931-32.
Fresco on reinforced cement in a galvanized-steel framework, 94 1/8 x 74 3/16 in (239 x 188.5 cm).
Museo Dolores Olmedo, Xochimilco, Mexico
© 2011 Banco de México Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, México, D.F./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
In December 1931, two years after its founding, The Museum of Modern Art inaugurated a major exhibition of work by the Mexican artist Diego Rivera. Only the second retrospective presented at the young Museum, the show was wildly popular, breaking attendance records in its five-week run. Rivera’s international celebrity was based on his fame as a muralist, but murals—by definition made and fixed on site—were impossible to transport. To solve this problem, MoMA brought the artist to New York from Mexico six weeks before the opening and provided him with makeshift studio space in an empty gallery. Working around the clock with three assistants, Rivera produced five “portable murals”—freestanding frescoes with bold images commemorating events in Mexican history. After the opening, to great publicity, Rivera added three more murals, now taking on New York subjects through monumental images of the urban working class and the social stratification of the city during the Great Depression. All eight were on display for the rest of the show’s run.

* Coming Attraction: Cuban Movie Posters – from the Collection of Merrill C. Berman. > Ends May 12 > International Print Center New York > CUBA.

Coming Attraction is the eighth in a series of international shows organized by IPCNY throughout its twelve-year history and is its first presentation of Cuban printmaking. The exhibition features thirty-five screen-printed posters created to publicize Cuban films from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. Stephen Heller, noted authority on graphic design, writes: “Famous around the world for their brash originality and bright, clear graphic sensibility, Cuban cinema posters of the Revolutionary Era are held in as high esteem as the moodier and more abstract Polish film posters of the same era.” The works evoke a variety of ideas and practices within and alongside printmaking—film, graphic design, advertising, and political commentary. 

* PULSE ART FAIR > May 3 - 6 > Metropolitan Pavillion > PULSE.

PULSE New York will host sixty national and international galleries, presenting exhibitions that span across all media, from works on paper, painting, and sculpture, to performance, installation, and video art.

* Frieze Art Fair New York > May 4-7 > Randall's Island > FRIEZE.
TERESITA FERNÁNDEZ. Aurora 2, 2012. Lehmann Maupin Gallery
Frieze Art Fair New York features 180 of the most exciting contemporary galleries working today. A strong American and European contingent of galleries is joined by those from the rest of the world. Galleries that are regular exhibitors at Frieze London are accompanied by those new to Frieze, in particular the young galleries included in Frame, a section dedicated to those established less than six years ago. The New York fair introduces Focus, a section for galleries opened in or after 2001 showing a presentation of up to three gallery artists.


The New Art Dealers Alliance is proud to announce that for the first time in its eight-year history, NADA will present a fair in New York City, as NADA NYC takes place May 4th through May 7th, 2012. This inaugural edition will showcase over 60 international galleries from 24 cities representing 11 countries.

* PATERSON ART WALK > May 5 > Paterson, NJ > ART.

The fourth annual Paterson Art Walk is a one-day collaborative exhibition of local, regional and international artists and curators. The artist’s works will transform the landscape at the heart of historic industrial and commercial Paterson into a temporary ramble through unique and layered sites reshaped by works of art. The Art Walk's focus is to provide a novel opportunity for everyone to experience the energy of site-specific and other temporary art installations within the newly-designated Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, a 18th to 20th-century industrial district planned around the Great Falls, and the adjacent nationally listed Downtown Commercial Historic District.

* Collective show > Art Angler Gallery > Opens May 3 >ARTANGLER.
Tamargo. Champagne Pool Under Black Light
Featuring emerging and acclaimed Spanish artists: Marcos Tamargo, Alicia Ibarra, and Xavi Carbonell.

* TRIBUTE TO TAPIES > Paintings, "Ensamblaje" and Video > Muestra de Amadeo Peñalver & Karim Márquez > Mayo 9 al 25 > Instituto Cervantes > TAPIES.

Amadeo Peñalver (Spain) and Karim Márquez (Venezuela) are two artists based in New York. Both will pay tribute with their paintings to Tápies, the Spanish master of artistic informalism, within the program Hispa-York, a series of conversations with Latinamerican creators. 
Amadeo's latest paintings have been created through performance, capturing the energy of the here and now. Márquez's paintings are based on the concept of chaos as a balance for material transformation. The evolution of his work is related to abstract expressionism. 

Hispa-York: Tribute to Tápies.

A panel discussion and a Q&A with Dore Ashton, Eusebio Lázaro, Robin Cembalest (Artnews), and artists Santi Moix, Amadeo Peñalver and Karim Márquez will follow after the screening. They will examine the influence that Tàpies has had in contemporary art. At Instituto Cervantes.  

* VOCES Y VISIONES: Gran Caribe > Hasta Diciembre 9 > El Museo Del Barrio.

Francisco Oller y Cestero (Puerto Rican, 1833-1917) Platanos Amarillos (detail), ca. 1892-93 Oil on wood panel Gift of Joseph and Carmen Ana Unanue 2009.32
This exhibition features works that explore the vast diversity and complexity of the Caribbean basin, as an accompaniment to El Museo’s upcoming exhibition, Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, presented in collaboration with Studio Museum in Harlem and Queens Museum of Art.

* TESTIMONIOS: 100 Years of Popular Expression > Hasta Mayo 6 > El Museo del Barrio.

Drawing on rarely-seen works from El Museo del Barrio's Permanent Collection and select loans from the New York area, Testimonios examines potent works by non-traditionally trained makers. This exhibition celebrates and witnesses mankind’s myriad artistic manifestations by highlighting works that have been born under difficult or collaborative circumstances, or for spiritual or communal celebrations.

* FRAN BULL / NORA VALDEZ > Home / Hogar > April 24 – May 19 > Soho20 Gallery > VALDEZ.

Valdez and Bull, stone sculptor and printmaker respectively, approach the shared theme of the exhibition from diverse and personal perspectives. Valdez lives the unusual life of a peripatetic stone carver. She has completed commissions in situ in China, Peru, Argentina and Europe. Born in Argentina of an Italian mother and a Spanish father she has lived and worked in Brazil, Italy and Spain and the United States. Valdez’ limestone and marble works in this exhibition are inspired by her life of wandering, and by an empathy for the life of the displaced immigrant. Valdez seeks to recreate in her art the hard road endured by those caught within alien systems who seek the rootedness of home. 

Bull, whose art has been exhibited worldwide, views the exhibition theme from a perspective of those estranged from home, soldiers in War. Inspired by the wellknown WW1 poem, In Flanders Fields, Bull’s work is a lamentation and a protest portraying the familiar drama: home destroyed, lives fractured and redefined by the often capricious vicissitudes of history.


* Jovan Karlo Villalba > Transitional Dwellings > April 26 - June 2 > Tache Gallery 

Villalba’s beautifully haunting and evocative paintings –on steel and canvas– depict idealized, yet foreboding landscapes that encompass a range of ambiguities. In keeping with investigations of place and space in his earlier work, Villalba again uses references to examine the roles of context and familiarity. In these recent works, Villalba begins to incorporate imagery of interior and built spaces that he describes as“moments when the paint rests, and one may find comfort.
Technically, Villalba combines an expressionist approach to mark-making and a meticulous layering process to achieve a balance of the painted and unpainted surface. The result are works that navigate between form and subject, and at once seem familiar and foreign.  

* Rafael Barrios on Park Avenue. Nine monumental sculptures by this Venezuelan artist >> March 1 - June 30.

Rafael Barrios, Rendering of Acrobática at 53rd Street, courtesy of the artist.
From 51st Street to 67th Street, Park Avenue Malls, Manhattan. Artist Alexander Arrechea will be also on display during springtime.

* Abstract Universe > Carol Brown Goldberg > Hasta Mayo 8 > The Gabarron Foundation - Carriage House Center for the Arts> ABSTRACT.

Photo credit: Carol Brown Goldberg, "After Valladolid", 2009. Detail
"Abstract Universe" is an exhibition of large-scale pulverized glass and acrylic paintings by Carol Brown Goldberg. The exhibition is curated by Donald Kuspit, distinguished scholar and art critic, who describes this selection of Goldberg's work as "Baroque Color Field painting" that has been inspired by the artist's reflection on the Creation. The artist states that "In my art, I create a system, a layering, that allows me to get into a flow of timelessness, and the repetition of shapes and forms compound the meditative process. I am in awe at the alchemy of paint, and how fluid can be harnessed to create images that transport us into a realm of mystery." 

* ANTONI MUNTADAS: ELEVEN > Hasta Junio 15 >  Kent Fine Art > MUNTADAS.

Stadium, 1989
MUNTADAS: ELEVEN presents eleven works created in varying periods and under varying circumstances. This exhibition marks the first time these works have been seen in New York, beginning with the earliest, Diálogo, produced in 1980 in Madrid; to the series Sentences, begun in 1999; to Look/See/Perceive of 2009; to recent work like The Ordeal of Picasso's Heirs and Carteras sin ministro, both from 2012. Although Muntadas is well known for constructing critiques of what he calls the "media landscape" in large and complex projects, each of these eleven works embody a particularly direct and personal engagement with issues of perception, interpretation, and representation.

* "Think Green","Pensar en verde"> Mónica Sarmiento Castillo > Art Inspired by Nature > Great Neck Arts Center > Hasta Mayo 31 > GREEN.

Image: Mónica Sarmiento, 3 Palmeras y circular, 2011, 40x40cm, mixta sobre madera
Mónica Sarmiento Castillo's distinctive chromatic and constructivist structuring works are shown in prestigious exhibitions around the world. The focal point of her work is the exploration of nature in painting, sculpture, collage, drawing, and glass as viewed through the pre-Columbian Civilizations. Forests weave together the essence of creation and form the basis of her inspiration, reflecting an arboreal theme. 

Tony Rocco > TRANSICIONES > Mayo 2 - Agosto 13
Pregones Theater > ROCCO.

The exhibition delves into the transitions of place, subject matter, and technique during his 20-year photographic career. Rocco’s uses his unique documentary style to takes us on a jaunt through his childhood neighborhood of South Philadelphia, the gritty North Philadelphia barrio where he has worked his entire adult life as a public school teacher, and his ongoing investigations of his mother’s native Colombia. TRANSICIONES also shows Rocco’s technical progression as we see his experimentations with color and digital photography that compliment his foundation in traditional black and white. 

* Tearing & Lifting > Carlos Vega > Hasta Mayo 26 > Jack Shainman Gallery> VEGA.
I Thought of That, 2012
stamps and oil paint on lead
91 x 60 inches

In this body of work, Vega utilizes large-scale lead plates, stamps, oil paint and collage to depict scenes that embody his personal ideas of optimism.
Vega's new series references traditional latticed screens found in his native Melilla, a Spanish city located in North Africa. These architectural elements, made from ornamental patterns, function as windows in homes and convents. They keep the interiors private while allowing occupants vistas of the public outdoors. Vega transforms large scale malleable lead plates through engraving and deep cuts, producing geometric designs that play with ideas of seeing and being seen. In the haunting I Thought of That, Vega removes large sections of lead, revealing a vivid red field below. 

* ON AIR > Soledad Arias > Mayo 1 - Junio 22 > RH Gallery > ARIAS.

Soledad Arias’ text-based work explores the slippage of meanings in the aesthetic and literary reading of texts. The title of the exhibition, ON AIR, refers to live broadcasting relating to the dialog initiated by Arias’ work while also relating to the breath of air necessary for speech. The work explores the materiality of text as well as its poetic, visual and phonetic meanings within the context of dialogue and colloquial communication.


*American Identities: A New Look > Ongoing > Brooklyn Museum > Identities.

Edward Hicks (American, 1780–1849). The Peaceable Kingdom, circa 1833–34. Oil on canvas, 17 7/16 x 23 9/16 in. (44.3 x 59.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 40.340

This major installation of more than three hundred fifty objects from the Brooklyn Museum's premier collection of American art integrates a vast array of fine and decorative arts (silver, furniture, ceramics, and textiles) ranging in date from the colonial period to the present. For the first time, major objects from these exceptional collections are joined by selections from the Museum's important holdings of Native American and Spanish colonial art.

 * Frank Oscar Larson: 1950s New York Street Stories > Hasta Mayo 20 > Queens Museum of Art >> Larson.

Frank Oscar Larson (1896-1964) was born in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, of Swedish immigrant parents and lived in Flushing, Queens most of his life. As an adult, Larson spent his days at a branch of the Empire Trust Company (now Bank of New York Mellon), working his way up through the ranks from auditor to vice-president, and spare time on weekends taking photographs of street life throughout New York City. He was an accomplished photographer who eloquently documented 1950s Chinatown, the Bowery, Hell’s Kitchen, City Island, Times Square, Central Park, and much more. This exhibition is compiled from thousands of negatives recently discovered stored away in his daughter-in-law’s house in Maine in 2009. Soren Larson, his grandson and a television news camera man and producer, has been scanning and printing the 55 year old images found stored in over 100 envelopes filled with mostly medium format, 2-1/4 x 2-1/4″ negatives, and neatly noted by location and date in Larson’s own hand. 

* Queens International 2012: Three Points Make a Triangle > Hasta Mayo 20 > Queens Museum of Art > Three.

Showcasing artists living or working in the borough. The 2012 edition features 31 artists based in established and upcoming art hubs in Queens and comprise a multi-national and cross-generational group. 
Queens International 2012 presents artists ranging in age from their 20s through their 60s, who reflect Queens’ diversity, hailing from Taiwan, Israel, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, Lithuania, Japan, Tibet, Uruguay and the US, some new to Queens, and others lifelong residents. 

* Francesca Woodman > Una retrospectiva > Hasta Junio 13 > Guggenheim Museum > Woodman.
Francesca Woodman, Polka Dots, Providence, Rhode Island, 1976. Gelatin silver print, 13.3 x 13.3 cm. Courtesy George and Betty Woodman. © 2012 George and Betty Woodman

Francesca Woodman is the first comprehensive survey of the artist’s brief but extraordinary career to be seen in North America. More than thirty years after her death, the moment is ripe for a historical reconsideration of her work and its reception. Woodman’s oeuvre represents a remarkably rich and singular exploration of the human body in space and of the genre of self-portraiture in particular. Her interest in female subjectivity, seriality, Conceptualist practice, and photography’s relationship to both literature and performance are also hallmarks of the heady moment in American photography during which she came of age. 

* John Chamberlain: Choices  > Hasta Mayo 13 > Guggenheim Museum > John.

With collage—the juxtaposition of heterogeneous elements—and abstraction—the elimination of figurative imagery—as guiding principles, Chamberlain articulated the maxim that permeates his entire oeuvre: “it’s all in the fit.” Throughout his career, modulations in scale and medium provide a vital rhythm to his development. The sculptures range from the size of a fist to the girth of a generous hug to the height of a young, and eventually not so young, tree. Swelling and shrinking, in coats of multicolor, monochrome, or black-and-white paint, the survey of Chamberlain’s career displays the integrity of the artist’s gesture in diverse manifestations. Despite his commitment to abstraction, identifying anthropomorphic and zoomorphic traits in the lyrical, twisting forms is irresistible. Their playful titles are planted like so many red herrings: Belvo-Violet (1962), Miss Lucy Pink (1962), Rooster Starfoot (1976), Lord Suckfist (1989), and SPHINXGRIN TWO (1986/2010).

* Whitney Biennial 2012 March 1–May 27 > Sculpture, painting, installations, and photography—as well as dance, theater, music, and film > Whitney Museum.

With a roster of artists at all points in their careers the Biennial provides a look at the current state of contemporary art in America. This is the seventy-sixth in the ongoing series of Biennials and
Annuals presented by the Whitney since 1932, two years after the Museum was founded.
* Cindy Sherman > Hasta Junio 1 > MoMa.

Cindy Sherman. Untitled #466. 2008. Chromogenic color print, 8′ 6″ x 70″ (259.1 x 177.8 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of Robert B. Menschel in honor of Jerry I. Speyer. © 2012 Cindy Sherman

The exhibition will explore dominant themes throughout Sherman’s career, including artifice and fiction; cinema and performance; horror and the grotesque; myth, carnival, and fairy tale; and gender and class identity. 
Also included are Sherman’s recent photographic murals (2010), which will have their American premiere at MoMA. 

RELACIONADO: CINDY SHERMAN >  Muestra en la Galería Metro Pictures > Hasta Junio 9 > Chelsea > CINDY.

*Keith Haring: 1978–1982 > Hasta Julio 8 > Brooklyn Museum > KH.

Keith Haring (American, 1958–1990). Untitled, 1980. Sumi ink on Bristol board, 20 x 26 in. (50.8 x 66.0 cm). Collection Keith Haring Foundation. © Keith Haring Foundation

This is the first large-scale exhibition to explore the early career of one of the best-known American artists of the twentieth century. Tracing the development of Haring’s extraordinary visual vocabulary, the exhibition includes 155 works on paper, numerous experimental videos, and over 150 archival objects, including rarely seen sketchbooks, journals, exhibition flyers, posters, subway drawings, and documentary photographs.


* Photography in Mexico > Selected Works from the Collections of SFMOMA and Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser > Ends July 8 > SFMOMA > MEXICO

Lola Álvarez Bravo, Los gorrones, ca. 1955, printed later; gelatin silver print; Collection of Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser; © 1995 Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona Foundation

Presenting a complex synthesis of art and politics, this exhibition explores Mexico's distinctively rich and diverse photography tradition from the 1920s to the present. It begins in the period following the Mexican Revolution, when international artists such as Tina Modotti and Edward Weston found creative inspiration in Mexico and, in turn, helped to inspire Mexican photographers like Lola Álvarez Bravo and Manuel Álvarez Bravo. Including photographs made for the illustrated press at midcentury and documentary investigations from the 1970s and 1980s, the exhibition concludes with contemporary examinations of social, environmental, and economic concerns both within Mexico and along its northern border. The selection of more than 150 photographs showcases works by Manuel Carrillo, Graciela Iturbide, Elsa Medina, Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, Mariana Yampolsky, and many more.

* Art of the Americas > New wing > Ongoing > Museum of Fine Arts > Boston > MFA.

A view of the 20th-century art through the mid-1970s galleries. Art of the Americas. MFA Boston.  Photo: Alex Guerrero ®2012
The new wing takes a global perspective on Art of the Americas, showcasing more than 5,000 works of art produced in North, Central, and South America over the course of three millennia. Art in all media will be arranged chronologically on four floors. The wing's 53 brand-new galleries include nine beautiful period rooms and four Behind the Scenes galleries to enhance the way visitors experience and interact with the collection. 

* The Art of the Ancient Americas > Hasta Mayo 20 > Walters Museum of Baltimore > AMERICAS.

An exhibition of 135 artworks from cultures that rose and fell in Mexico, Central America and Andean South America from 1200 BCE to 1530 CE. Drawn from the collection of John Bourne recently gifted to the Walters, this exhibition expresses each culture’s distinctive aesthetics, worldview and spiritual ideologies.
Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas touches on the performative nature of politics and religion—performance being a key mechanism for strengthening bonds of community and religious belief. The exhibition features the imaginative musical instruments used during these events and emotive portrayals of performers—from kings to commoners.

* The New Wing for Contemporary Art at the MFA, Boston > Ongoing > Contemporary.

A view  of the Wing for Contemporary Art. MFA, Boston. Photo: AlexGuerrero ®2012.

The Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art has seven new galleries to introduce innovative approaches to contemporary art and design within the context of the MFA's collections. The wing is also a lively social space—a gateway to experience contemporary culture, including art, music, performances, film, readings, lectures, courses, and artist demonstrations.



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