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Latin-American Artists to Exhibit at the Gallery Space at Wagner

November 5, 2013

The Gallery Space at Wagner will exhibit works by four New York City-based Latin American artists exploring themes of ethnic, cultural, and gender identity. The opening reception for the exhibition, entitled Raza con “A”, will be held Tuesday,  Nov. 12, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, 295 Lafayette Street (at Houston St.), 2nd Floor, New York, N.Y. The opening, which is free and open to the public, like the exhibition itself, will include live music by Karachacha, an Afro-Peruvian ensemble, as well as a panel discussion that begins at 6:30 p.m.

Curated by Frankie Crescioni-Santoni, Raza con "A" brings together works by Argentinean photographer and Project Luz founder Sol Aramendi (solaramendi.com); Mexican painter, muralist, and multi-media artist Andrea Arroyo (andreaarroyo.com); Colombian painter, collagist, and mixed-media artist Maria Berrio (mariaberrio.com); and Puerto Rican painter, collagist, and photographer Rodriguez Calero (rodriguezcalero.com).

Staged in recognition of Latino Heritage Month at NYU, the exhibition seeks to present a diversity-driven display that pays homage to Latinos, Latinas, and Latin American heritage, as well as the tremendous contributions of female artists to the New York City visual arts scene. The accompanying panel discussion will serve as a platform to engage artists, scholars, practitioners, and the public in a lively dialogue on the exhibition themes, with a focus on the role Latina visual artists can play in promoting social and gender equity agendas. The conversation will feature the following participants:

Moderator:
Rosa Tejada (Dominican Republic), New York Historical Society educator and former Metropolitan Museum of Art associate museum educator

Panelists:
Denise Carvalho (Brazil), independent curator, Wexner Center for the Arts Mellon Fellow, and professor of art history and critical theory
Vanessa Perez (Puerto Rico), author and Brooklyn College-CUNY professor of Puerto Rican and Latino studies
Sol Aramendi (Argentina), Raza con “A” featured artist
Andrea Arroyo (Mexico), Raza con “A” featured artist

Please note-  RSVP is required. To register, visit http://wagner.nyu.edu/events/wagner-11-12-2013 .

Or, for more information, please contact Frankie Crescioni-Santoni at 212.998.7400 or via email: wagner.gallery@nyu.edu.

Raza con “A” is co-presented by the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies (CLACS) and the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis/Latino Studies Program. The event is cosponsored by NYU Wagner's Research Center for Leadership in Action (RCLA), the Association of Latin@s & Allies in Public Service (ALAS), the Student Network Exploring Arts & Culture (SNEAC), and NYU's La Herencia Club.

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NYUToday-feature, Around the Square, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Robert Polner | (212) 998-2337

Latin-American Artists to Exhibit at the Gallery Space at Wagner

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