This weekend (Sunday Oct 22nd), the New Latin Wave fest is taking over Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave) from 11am-7pm for their second year in a row, bringing a full day of Latinx art and ideas—featuring a book and zine fair, stimulating talks, a juried video art show, a mini-film fest and concerts. Curators, presenters and performers include: Composer Angélica Negrón, La Liga Zine, physicist Cristián Huepe, Rock ‘n’ Lolo, and El Museo del Barrio curator Rocio Aranda-Alvarado. Tickets start at $15, and are available here.
According to their press release, “”New Latin Wave 2017 will kick off with a musical Spanish lesson for kids presented by Rock ‘n’ Lolo’s Laura Dayan, followed by more interactive activities, music and film for little ones. Highlights for grown-ups include a screening of the documentary Casa Roshell, and physicist Cristián Huepe and investigative journalist Miguel Paz staging a dramatic presentation on the viral spread of fake news. The musical program is headlined by composer and multi-instrumentalist Angélica Negrón, and completed by Sokio, Debit, Dayan and Breaking Forms. In the gastronomy department, Joaquin Baca’s Golden Brown will serve up special treats with a Latin flair. There will also be a pisco tasting and a panel discussion on the role of Latina chefs moderated by EATER editor Daniela Galarza.”
“The festival’s ultimate goal is to be a resource for discovery and exchange for those both within and outside the Latinx community in New York City and to open up space for ongoing dialogue. Last year’s festival saw the conversation continue through its video art exhibition, Rotative Repository of Latin American Video Art: Single Channel, which traveled to El Museo del Barrio and from there to Die Ecke Gallery in Santiago, Chile. This year’s edition will be juried by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, curator at El Museo del Barrio; Omar Lopez-Chahoud, independent curator and artistic director of UNTITLED Miami; and Hernán Rivera Luque, artist and independent curator.”