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Double Album: Daniel Guzmán and Steven Shearer
April 23 - July 6, 2008
Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 22 from 8 -10 PM

The New Museum presents:
Double Album: Daniel Guzmán and Steven Shearer

This exhibition is a dynamic visual conversation between Mexican artist Daniel Guzmán and Canadian artist Steven Shearer.

The show’s title, “Double Album,” refers to the exhibition’s related yet separate taxonomy and the bridge that music and a shared generation builds between Guzmán and Shearer’s work.

Both Guzmán and Shearer were born in the 1960s, and their work is rooted in their adolescent aspirations and anxieties; each artist, in his own way, investigates the pitfalls and appeal of prolonged male adolescence. While their respective nations are essential to their identity, Guzmán and Shearer’s work confirms the existence of the international language of popular culture.

Both artists are masters of emblematic autobiography, and their personas inhabit their work as stand-ins for a generation that came of age and shaped their lives with heightened awareness of certain bands, lyrics, poster, and celebrities.

“Double Album” is curated by Richard Flood, Chief Curator.

New Museum
235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002
http://www.newmuseum.org

With the support of The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York and Dos XX


DROP IN to avoid DROP OUT
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 from 6 - 9 PM



Asociación Tepeyac New York invites you to:
DROP IN to avoid DROP OUT

Join us for a cocktail reception by Chef Julian Medina

Contribution: $50
To buy tickets do to http://www.tepeyac.org
$60 at the door (cash only)

Your contribution will benefit the expansion of Asociación Tepeyac's After-School Cultural, Academic & Recreational Programs with the goal to fight the drop-out rates among latino students in NYC.

Special Guests:

The Honorable Arturo Sarukhán
Ambassador of Mexico to the U.S.

Rubén Beltrán
Consul General of Mexico in NY

Music entertainment from Fresa Salvaje

The Penthouse of the Croen Building
730 Fifth Avenue
New York City

For more information on Tepeyac please visit: http://www.tepeyac.org or call (212) 633-7108


Coral Bracho at World Voices Festival 2008
CORAL BRACHO


Coral Bracho was born in Mexico City.

She has published eight books of poetry, including El ser que va a morir (1982). Among her grants and prizes are the Aguascalientes National Poetry Prize, the Xavier Villaurrutia Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her poems have appeared in translation in American Poetry Review, Bomb, Conjunctions, and The Nation, and her new book, Firefly under the Tongue: Selected Poems, is available from New Directions.

Public Lives / Private Lives

When: Wednesday, April 30
Where: The Town Hall: 123 West 43rd St.
What time: 8–9:30 p.m.

With Coral Bracho, Peter Esterhazy, Rian Malan, Ian McEwan, Michael Ondaatje, Francine Prose, Annie Proulx, Evelyn Schlag, A.B. Yehoshua; introduced by Salman Rushdie
Tickets: $15/$10 PEN members

Purchase tickets from Ticketmaster: www.ticketmaster.com or (212) 307-4100; tickets are also available at the Town Hall box office: (212) 840-2824

Readings from Europe and Mexico

When: Friday, May 2
Where: Instituto Cervantes New York: 211–215 East 49th St.
What time: 1–2 p.m.

With Coral Bracho, Arnon Grunberg, Andrés Ibáñez, Carme Riera, and P.F. Thomése

Free and open to the public. No reservations.

Cosponsored by Instituto Cervantes and the Consulate General of Spain

Journey across the globe as we travel from Catalonia and Spain with Carme Riera and Andrés Ibáñez to the Netherlands with P.F. Thomése and Arnon Grunberg, and finally land in Mexico with Coral Bracho.

Correspondences: Bilingual Reading and Conversation with Coral Bracho

When: Saturday, May 3
Where: NYPL Mulberry Street Branch: 10 Jersey St.
What time: 2 p.m.

With Coral Bracho & Forrest Gander

Free and open to the public. No reservations.

Cosponsored by Poets House, New Directions, and The New York Public Library

Coral Bracho and her translator, Forrest Gander, read from Firefly Under the Tongue: Selected Poems, Bracho’s first full-length collection to be published in English. Credited with changing the course of contemporary Mexican poetry with her 1982 collection, El ser que va a morir, Bracho remains one of her country’s most influential poets.


Carmen Boullosa at World Voices Festival 2008

Carmen Boullosa was born in Mexico City in 1954.

She is one of Mexico's leading novelists, poets, and playwrights. In 2007 she co-founded Café Nueva York, a group of writers who work in Spanish and live in New York, dedicated to reclaiming the legacy of their forebears who also wrote in Spanish and lived in New York. She will also be a consultant to Nueva York, a major exhibition to be mounted by the New York Historical Society, on the 400-year history of New York’s relations with the Spanish-speaking world.

Boullosa was a participant in the 2006 PEN World Voices Festival.

Personal Narrative and Public Consciousness

When: Thursday, May 1
Where: Segal Theater, CUNY Graduate Center: 365 Fifth Ave.
What time: 3–4:30 p.m.

With Carmen Boullosa & Horacio Castellanos Moya

Free and open to the public. No reservations.

Cosponsored by the Martin E. Segal Theater Center, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Autobiography, fictionalized memoir, and “forged” personas are all part of a writer’s vocabulary and can often push the boundaries of genre. This panel looks at how images of the self, along with narratives sustained by the body and nation, enter into public consciousness and in turn rewrite stories.
 


Kampion Algorythm & Blues

 



Noche Static:
Directly from Mexico, Kampion and Algorythm & Blues
Friday, May, 2
9:00 pm

Monoluna, Static Discos y Hecho en Dumbo con apoyo del Instituto Cultural Mexicano de Nueva York have teamed up to bring you a night of avant-hop-idm featuring Guillermo Guevara (Duopandamix) and Alvaro Ruiz (Balboa/Ruisort). These Mexican musicians have a couple of new projects: Kampion and Algorythm & Blues, in which they push their funky IDM experimentation even further! So come and enjoy the best Mexican food in the city and some of the most exciting electronic music being produced anywhere in the world.

Hecho en Dumbo
111 Front St.
DUMBO Brooklyn
F to York
 


Now on exhibit:
BUY ME

A Photography Collection by Rafael Herrera-Lasso

BIG SISTER'S WATCHING, INC.
29 EAST 19TH STREET
7TH FLOOR NEW YORK, NY 10003

You are invited to join us in viewing "BUY ME", a photography exhibit by Rafael Herrera-Lasso. Rafael's perspective is unique. His work takes us on a wondrous journey to a traditional world of chattels and effects through the lens of an experienced marketer. Rafael is a Marketing Director at Reckitt Benckiser. This is his first exhibit.

Rafael Herrera-Lasso is a Mexican-born artist who captures the exotic beauty of city markets in this culture-infused collection of images as colorful as its eclectic merchants. His lifelong fascination with city markets stems from his belief that these places are the genesis of cultural identity. The vibrant collision of produce, meat, crafts, shoes, clothing, food, drink and trinkets creates a kaleidoscope of color and texture. For Rafael, photography is a study in the observation of everyday life and markets are an earthy canvas of lifestyle and art, where the every day sales take on a festive air.

His first serious "lens and dark room" experience happened while attending college in Mexico City as a photographer for his University's magazine in 1992. Since then, photography coupled with travel has become a passion. Rafael, who is fluent in Spanish, English and Italian, has traveled to over 35 countries. In "BUY ME" Rafael Herrera-Lasso explores a mosaic of marketplace wonders from around the globe. He lives in New York City.


About the MCINY

The Mexican Cultural Institute, founded in 1991, is a 501 c 3 and Tax exempt organization committed to generating awareness of the richness, dynamism and cultural diversity of Mexico as a democratic, plural and creative nation, fostering a better understanding of our country, and promote cultural expressions and industries in art, education, science, technology and research of Mexico in New York.

Through strategic partnerships with local individuals and organizations, the Institute has presented over 550 Mexican cultural programs including visual arts, culinary arts, performing arts, literature programs and film and video in addition to academic and family-oriented activities.

Learn more by calling us at 212.217.6478
For a complete listing of events, please visit www.mciny.org 


 

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