Open House

Celebrating Yto Barrada, Reynaldo Rivera, Hard Ground, Little Manila Queens, Michele Rizzo

May 18, 2024

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An outdoor sculpture by Yto Barrada composed of giant color concrete blocks.

Installation view of Yto Barrada: Le Grand Soir.

Photo credit: Kris Graves

Join us to celebrate four new exhibitions at an Open House featuring talks, performances, and workshops from artists and curators. The entire day is free and open to the public.

The event celebrates the debut of Yto Barrada: Le Grand Soir, a monumental outdoor installation in the courtyard; Reynaldo Rivera: Fistful of Love/También la belleza, photographs that span the 1980s through today, alongside a film newly edited from Hi8 footage; Hard Ground, a presentation of seven New York-based artists who use processes of compression and subtraction; Michele Rizzo: HIGHER xtn., the US museum premiere of the Italian choreographer’s celebrated performance; and Mahubay!, a project in Homeroom by Little Manila Queens Bayanihan Arts, a grassroots collective of cultural workers who celebrate the diasporic Filipino communities throughout New York.

At 1 p.m., join chef Dennis Villafranca for Jeepney Guy, a free pop-up Filipino kitchen whose one-day-only menu celebrates Little Manila Queens: Mabuhay! Plus, enjoy a playlist by Little Manila Queens Bayanihan Arts on the terrace throughout the afternoon.

At 1:30 p.m., join artist Jerry the Marble Faun and Assistant Curator Jody Graf for a gallery conversation on his artwork in Hard Ground.

At 2 and 4 p.m., experience the US museum premiere of Michele Rizzo: HIGHER xtn., a performance that draws inspiration from nightclubs as spaces for communion and catharsis, ushering in spiritual transcendence through rhythmic dance.

At 2 p.m., give new life to your previously loved clothes in an embroidery workshop hosted by Little Manila Queens Bayanihan Arts.

At 3 p.m., attend a walkthrough of Fistful of Love/También la belleza with Reynaldo Rivera and exhibition curators Lauren Mackler and Kari Rittenbach.

At 6 p.m., hear DJ Laura Se Fue spin rancheras, boleros, cumbia, punk, disco-funk, as well as contemporary and classic corridos on the Terrace, in dialogue with Reynaldo Rivera. Their collaboration recounts stories of love, loss, and coming of age in music—sonically bridging generations and subcultures.


May 18, 2024, 12:00 – 8:00pm

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Special thanks to the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York