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Reception for Marcos Dimas at Centro Gallery


At the Center for Puerto Rican Studies
Hunter College

Presents Works by:
Curated by Jose Vidal

March 6 to April 7, 2006
Reception on March 23, 6-8 PM

Gallery is open
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9AM – 5PM
Tuesday 9AM – 8PM
Friday and Saturday 12PM – 6PM

Centro Gallery is located on the third floor of the East Building at Hunter College, corner of 68th Street and Lexington Avenue.



A transnational, interactive installation by Zulma Aguiar

Through February 2, 2007

Artist Talk: Thursday, January 4, 2007 at 6:30PM

Recreating the experience of crossing the U.S. – Mexico border is by its very nature controversial and new media artist Zulma Aguiar plunges waist deep into the fray with her interactive video installation Turnstyle.

As any tourist, day laborer, businessman, or immigrant (legal and illegal) will attest, these border crossings divide North from South. Turnstyle cleverly delivers the style of each side through the persona of its border agents who are portrayed by the Mexican American artist herself. According to Aguiar, “One is María and the other is Maria. The Mexican guard’s name has an accent over the “i.” When I play the American border agent, I am portraying my American self. When I play the Mexican one, I am steeped in my Mexican identity. The same white-gloved hand waves people through and keeps them from entering.”

Turnstyle represents the reality of border crossing as a transnational experience, where both sides are patrolled by Mexicans or their descendants. exploding popular myths about any simple white/brown dichotomy. In an urban landscape unfamiliar with border life, Aguiar reconstructs an emblematic turnstile through which visitors pass back and forth, under the encouragement or harsh scrutiny of the border agents.

Zulma Aguiar is a new media artist from Calexico, California. She is a Masters in Fine Arts candidate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where she collaborated with Aeronautical Engineer Rafael Antonio Irizarry and time-based media artist Jonathan Lee Marcus to create an interactive installation based on her U.S. – Mexico border experience.

MediaNoche is a project of PRDream and is located in Spanish Harlem, just blocks away from Museum Mile. By subway, take the IRT#6 train to 103rd Street and walk north along Lexington Avenue to 106th Street. Turn right on 106th Street. MediaNoche is on the north side of the street, in the middle of the block. Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 3PM – 7PM.

Archivos Subversivos

archivos flyer.psd1.jpg

“We must determine their capabilities of influencing others, capabilities of real leadership, why the intense desire for Puerto Rico’s independence, what they expect to gain from independence and the support they have from other leaders and rank-and-file members. We must have information concerning their weaknesses, morals, criminal records, spouses, children, family life, educational qualifications and personal activities other than independence activities.”

-FBI, COINTELPRO (Subversive Controls Section): MEMO, 1960

Centro Gallery


An exhibition by Yasmín Hernández

On view February 9th-March 10th, 2007


Thursday, February 15, 2007
6:30-8:30 PM

Centro Gallery is located in The Centro Library and Archives

Third floor, East building at Hunter College

68th Street and Lexington Avenue

Gallery Hours:

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 9am –6pm

Wednesday, 9am-8pm

Friday & Saturday, 12pm-5pm

For more information:



Celebrate East Harlem Women’s History Month With Julia de Burgos Day – Friday, March 16th!


Street Dedication Ceremony
11:00 am – 12:00 Noon
Julia de Burgos Boulevard
(Lexington Avenue/106th St.)

Reception @ Taller Boricua
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
1680 Lexington Avenue

Evening Program
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Teatro Heckscher
del Museo del Barrio
1220 Fifth Avenue

Sponsored by the Office of Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito, El Museo del Barrio, Hope Community, Inc. and East Harlem Preservation.

Poetas Con Café (Free)


Roger Caban of Hope Community Hosts Poetas Con Café. The 10th Anniversary Celebration continues on Saturday, July 14th – 2:00-5:00 PM in the Modesto Flores Garden, Lexington Avenue, near 104th Street with:

Eugene Rodriguez & the Puerto Rican Intercultural Drama Ensemble Present: “The San Juan Shakespeare Company” featuring an all-star cast: Rhina Valentin, Angelo Lozada, Mariposa, Andre Rodriguez, MelleSOL, Indio Melendez, Tania Ochoteco, and Anais!

Plus! Playwright & Poet Frank Pérez.

This event is free and open to the general public. Complimentary snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Aesthetic Accomplishments, Political Commitments: PR Prints from the Hunter College Collection

Aesthetic Accomplishments, Political Commitments:
An exhibition of prints from the Hunter College Collection of Puerto Rican Prints

Curated by Miguel Trelles

November 1 – December 8, 2007

Opening Reception:
Thursday, November 1, 2007
from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery at Hunter College
68th Street & Lexington Avenue, South West Corner
Tel.: 212-772-4991

CINE_REAL: Two exhibits about film

MediaNoche presents

CINE_REAL: Two exhibits about film

Judith Escalona’s “Bx3M: A work in process”
Hector Canonge’s “IDOLatries/IDOLatrias”

November 8 – December 20, 2007
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 8, 6 – 8PM

1355 Park Avenue (entrance on East 102nd Street)
New York, NY 10029

For info: www.medianoche.us or 212-828-0401

Take the IRT Lexington Avenue Local #6 train to 103rd Street and
Lexington Avenue. We’re one block South and one block West.


Project Descriptions:

Judith Escalona’s “Bx3M: A work in process”
Witness firsthand the ongoing editing of this New York City epic. The
director and invited guests (Director of Photography Ted Ciesielski
and Actor Jaime Sanchez for starters) go through a performative
process of editing. Visitors watch and interact with
them. Behind the scenes footage also on display.

Hector Canonge’s “IDOLatries/IDOLatrías””
An interactive new media work utilizing barcode and readers to bring
attention to yet another way women are objectified. Barcode takes us
one more step away from seeing these luscious Latinas on boxes,
cans,and jars as anything other than their use value. Consumer heaven
or hell, depending on which side of the supermarket aisle you’re on.

Reminder: Closing Reception Tonight

Closing reception, Un Caribe en NY exhibit featuring photography of Chris Lopez, Eliud Martinez and Clarisel Gonzalez

6-8 p.m. at Cemi Underground at E. 112th Street and Lexington Avenue, El Barrio (The 6 train to E. 110th)

After reception, some of us are planning to continue our fiesta at nearby Camaradas. The group YerbaBuena is expected to perform tonight.

See you later.

Reggaeton – a book party

Meet the Author: Book Party

An Anthology by Raquel Z. Rivera, Wayne Marshall and Deborah Pacini Hernández

Featured Speaker: Juan Flores, NYU
Presenters: Miguel Luciano, Visual Artist, Alexandra T. Vazquez, Princeton University and Frances Negrón Muntaner, Columbia University.
Music by DJ Mellow G.

Thursday, May 7, 6:30 pm

Faculty Dining Room 8th Floor West Bldg.
Hunter College
68th & Lexington Avenue