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Saturday, August 4, 2012 , Posted by LATINO EVENTS Y TESPIS MAGAZINE at 1:42 PM

El calendario de arte se mantiene básicamente igual este mes y solo añadimos la nueva muestra del artista vasco MENCHU GAL en el Instituto Cervantes. La exhibición Caribbean Crossroads de El Museo del Barrio, Queens Museum of Art y el Studio Museum de Harlem continúa, asi como Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, con artistas latinos tales como José Guerrero y Antoni Tàpies. La escultura Cloud City del argentino Tomás Saraceno también sigue en el roof del Met Museum. Estas son cuatro exhibiciones que les recomendamos no se pierdan en Nueva York. La National Gallery de Washington muestra la obra de Miró en 'Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape’ y el Museum of Fine Arts de Boston celebra sus dos nuevas alas de exhibición, a saber, Art of the Americas Contemporary Art.

  
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Menchu Gal, Un espiritu libre > AGOSTO 3 - 25 > Instituto Cervantes >> GAL.

Autor/es: Menchu Gal
Menchu Gal (Irún 1919 - 2008) fue una de las pocas creadoras que brilló en un mundo dominado por hombres, durante los oscuros años de la posguerra, además de convertirse en la primera mujer que consiguió el Premio Nacional de Pintura.
Frente a su obra, el espectador es capaz de conectar con la calidez de los interiores, con el olor a sal de sus paisajes marinos, con esos trozos de exterior atrapados en los que se siente el latido de la vida. Los cuadros de la artista vasca invitan al observador a caminar con ella, a seguir sus huellas y a trazar un mapa de afinidades compartidas en el que cada uno acabará elaborando su propio itinerario. Además, si algo caracteriza la obra de Menchu Gal (más allá de la influencia del cubismo o el fauvismo), es la sensación de cercanía y de energía positiva aún latente. A través de los retratos de la vendimia, azoteas y atardeceres, nos adentra en unmundo de fábula donde todo es posible.

Tomás Saraceno on the Roof: Cloud City > Through November 4 > Met Museum > SARACENO.


Artist Tomás Saraceno (born in Tucumán, Argentina, in 1973) will create a constellation of large, interconnected modules constructed with transparent and reflective materials for the Museum's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Visitors may enter and walk through these habitat-like, modular structures grouped in a nonlinear configuration. Over the past decade, Saraceno has established a practice of constructing habitable networks based upon complex geometries and interconnectivity that merge art, architecture, and science. The interdisciplinary project "Cloud Cities/Air Port City" is rooted in the artist's investigation of expanding the ways in which we inhabit and experience our environment. 

Caribbean Crossroads > El Museo del Barrio, Queens Museum of Art y el Studio Museum de Harlem > Junio 12- Enero 6, 2013.


 Arnaldo Roche Rabell We Have to Dream in Blue, 1986 84 x 60 inches Oil on canvas.
Collection of John Belk & Margarita Serapion Photo courtesy of Walter Otero Gallery
 

The exhibition Caribbean: Crossroads of the World is the culmination of nearly a decade of collaborative research and scholarship organized by El Museo del Barrio in conjunction with the Queens Museum of Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem. Presenting work at the three museums and accompanied by an ambitious range of programs and events, Caribbean: Crossroads offers an unprecedented opportunity to explore the diverse and impactful cultural history of the Caribbean basin and its diaspora. More than 500 works of art spanning four centuries illuminate changing aesthetics and ideologies and provoke meaningful conversations about topics ranging from commerce and cultural hybridity to politics and pop culture. 

Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949–1960 > June 8–September 12 > GUGG.


José Guerrero, Signs and Portents, 1956. Oil on canvas, 175.9 x 250.2 cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York 57.1465. © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VEGAP, Madrid. Photo: David Heald © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation 

Comprising approximately 100 works by nearly 70 artists, like José Guerrero (above), the exhibition explores international trends in abstraction in the decade before the Guggenheim's iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building opened in October 1959, when vanguard artists working in the United States and Europe pioneered such influential art forms as Abstract Expressionism, Cobra, and Art Informel.

RICHARD AVEDON > MURALS & PORTRAITS >  Gagosian Gallery > 

RICHARD AVEDON
Andy Warhol and members of The Factory: Paul Morrissey, director; Joe Dallesandro, actor; Candy Darling, actor; Eric Emerson, actor; Jay Johnson, actor; Tom Hompertz, actor; Gerard Malanga, poet; Viva, actress; Paul Morrissey; Taylor Mead, actor; Brigid Polk, actress; Joe Dallesandro; Andy Warhol, artist, New York, October 30, 1969, 1975
Gelatin silver print
123 x 374 1/2 inches  (312.4 x 951.2 cm)
Ed. of 2 + 2 APs
© The Richard Avedon Foundation
In his large-scale murals and the smaller, related portraits of the 1960s and 1970s, Avedon sought to depict the spirit of the times. The transgendered Candy Darling and the naked Taylor Mead testify to the provocative countercultural behavior of the Factory; the positioning of characters within the mural suggest a complicated group dynamic. The spirit of political rebellion is embodied by the Chicago Seven mural, as well as the individual photos of writer Jean Genet, Weatherman leader Bernardine Dohrn, and former turf gang-turned-human rights group, the Young Lords. The expanding definition of the American family is represented by the mural of the Ginsbergs, while earlier images of Allen in nude embrace with his partner Peter Orlovsky, were found to be too shocking for most publications in 1963. Finally, the war administrators—the Mission Council—are juxtaposed with victims of the war: Vietnamese survivors of napalm attacks. Powerful and dynamic, Avedon's images became icons of their embattled times that resonate for the present and future.


* HISPANIC SOCIETY > Permanent collection on view > Vision of Spain. Joaquín Sorolla >Audubon Terrace > The Hispanic Society of America.


Vision of Spain. Detail. Joaquín Sorolla. 


* Tony Rocco > TRANSICIONES > Hasta 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. 


* 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.

* Ticked PINK > Our New Pop-Up Gallery Exhibit > Ends AUGUST 13 > Elisa Contemporary Art > PINK.


"El Corazon Inocente" de Ana Maria Hernando. 

Ticked PINK means “to be delighted” and to “glow with pleasure” and when you see the vibrant palettes, rich textures and imagined worlds in the artwork of our group of international artists you’ll bask in those feelings as well. There are the pulsating digital orbs of Canadian artist Franco DeFrancesca and the expressionistic organic landscapes of Los Angeles Flow artist Kimber Berry, as well as thickly layered and dimensional paintings of Austin artist, Allison Gregory that literally drip with joy. And everyone is sure to delight in "El Corazon Inocente" by Argentinian artist, Ana Maria Hernando. The limited edition lithograph is covered by hand cut petals of rice paper.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

* The SoHo Arts Walk > 3rd Thursdays from May to September > SOHO



The SoHo Arts Walk is a collaboration of the fine art galleries of SoHo. From May through September, every third Thursday brings visitors into the neighborhood to enjoy the dynamic art scene. Visit more than 20 galleries in the heart of New York's historical art sector and enjoy the vibrant environment.

2012 dates >  8/16 and 9/20.

* Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape >  National Gallery, Washington > Hasta Agosto 12 >

Joan Miró
Head of a Catalan Peasant, 1924
Gift of the Collectors Committee
1981.9.1
Celebrated as one of the greatest modern artists, Joan Miró (1893–1983) developed a visual language that reflected his vision and energy in a variety of styles across many media. Through some 120 paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints from a career spanning almost a century, the exhibition reveals a politically engaged side to Miró's work, including his passionate response to one of the most turbulent periods in European history as well as his sense of Spanish—specifically Catalan—identity.
* 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 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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