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State of The Art is Remezcla’s weekly guide to Latin art openings in your city each week. Mingle with art admirers, collectors and casual passersby to check out these new works. And don’t forget to grab a free glass of wine…or three.

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David Reinfield Oaxaca / Winter 2013

The state of Oaxaca in Mexico is known for being a brilliantly colored city of the arts where artisanal crafts like weaving and pottery are practiced with an ancient precision. Tasty chapulines (grasshoppers,) a notable Oaxacan ingredient, are sprinkled over tlayudas, similar to tostadas but giant. Much of the area is mountainous and the vivid colors and ornamentation of the city is unmistakable. NYC-born photographer David Reinfeld attempts to capture this vivacity with composite photographs that use a layering technique. The opening reception for his show of Oaxacan images is Thursday, October 3rd from 6 to 8 pm and it will be up until October 26th.

SOHO20 Chelsea
547 W. 27th Street, Suite 301
New York, NY 10001

Juan Carlos Cáceres Chile: An Act of Resistance

An exhibition of photos taken in Chile during the reign of military dictator General Augusto Pinochet are on view at the Soho Photo Gallery. Juan Carlos Cáceres risked his life taking photographs during Pinochet’s rule as there was tight control and surveillance over the media by the government. Dissenters were at high risk of being jailed or killed if caught. This exhibit comes right after the 40 year anniversary of the coup d’etat on September 11, 1973 that overthrew the Unidad Popular government ruled by Salvador Allende. In addition to the Chilean exhibit, there will be a secondary show of photographs by Lee Backer depicting the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru. You can see the photos through November 2.

Soho Photo Gallery
15 White Street
New York, NY 10013

Latin@ Identity in a Shifting City @ Museo

Journalist and Columbia professor Ed Morales will be moderating a discussion between NYU professor Dr. Arlene Davila and artist Miguel Luciano. They will be talking about Latin@ identity, particularly how it has been shaped in NYC from 1980 until now. This talk is in conjunction with the recently aired 6 hour PBS documentary Latino Americans that documents a 500 year history of Latinos in the U.S. You can watch all the videos on the PBS website here. It’s always a good time to brush up on your Latino history, so host an educational viewing party with friends or attend the talk at Museo with some Latin@ intelligentsia. It will take place this Wednesday, October 2nd from 6:30 to 8pm.

Museo del Barrio
1230 5th Ave
NYC, 10029