110 North 1st Street, Brooklyn, NY
Viva Ruiz turns a telenovela eye on to her own New York City life. A first generation Ecuadorian/American, Viva was raised in Queens on a steady diet of telenovelas, and is very aware of how strong its unifying power was not only over the immigrant class but also over the new generations of American/Latino peoples as well. Viva has twisted the form into something entirely new, creating a conflated, conflama of a soap opera of her life, combining the influence of her cultural roots with her own ultra modern life as a NYC go-go dancer and downtown performer.
Filmed in Spanish with English subtitles, the cast and locations are taken from her own community, contemporary characters seen through the magnified lens of pure Latin melodrama. Cinema verite -- meeting the classic Spanish soap opera form.
ROSA NEGRA episode 2 "COMO CORRE EL AMOR” (30 min) premieres at Deitch Projects Brooklyn paired with the 1st episode "LOS LABIOS MIENTEN" (15 min) for the first time as a double feature.
-- from the press release
March 8 - 11, 2018
We will present a special solo project by the artist JR.
Image: JR, Migrants, Walking New York City, 2015
April - May 2018
18 Wooster Street
76 Grand Street
New York, NY 10013
Monday – Friday
10 AM – 6 PM
Tuesday – Saturday
Noon – 6 PM
The gallery reopens with People in April 2018.
+1 (212) 343-7300
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