Raza con "A": A Latina Artists Exhibit & Panel Discussion

Date: 11/12/2013
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map

Raza con "A": A Latina Artists Exhibit
at the Gallery Space at Wagner

Please join us on Tuesday, November 12, for a special panel discussion and live music reception celebrating the opening of Raza con "A": A Latina Artists Exhibit, the Fall/Winter 2013 exhibition at the Gallery Space at Wagner.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

NYU Wagner
The Puck Building
295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor
Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue / Gallery Space

About the Exhibit:
Curated by Frankie Crescioni-Santoni, Raza con "A" brings together four New York City-based Latin American artists whose bodies of work explore themes of ethnic, cultural, and gender identity. The award-winning artists taking part in the exhibition are a supremely talented group comprised of 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). 

The project, staged in recognition of Latino Heritage Month at NYU, seeks to present a diversity-driven display that pays homage to Latina/o 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.

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

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

The event is from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, commencing with an exhibition preview. The conversation with the panelists starts at 6:30pm and will be immediately followed by an opening reception featuring live music by members of Karachacha, NYU’s Afro-Peruvian ensemble. Both the panel discussion and reception are limited-space events.

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.

For more information, please contact Frankie Crescioni-Santoni at 212.998.7400 or wagner.gallery@nyu.edu.