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14Jul/11

THE (S) FILES IN TIMES SQUARE

El Museo del Barrio’s “(S) Files” bienal moves into Times Square this afternoon with free site-specific installations

The (S) Files Presenting Venue
Duffy Square
Broadway at 46th St.
Thursday, July 14, free, 4:00-8:00
www.elmuseo.org/calendar

El Museo del Barrio’s sixth bienal exhibition, “The (S) Files,” moves outside to Midtown today with four hours of special free programming. Focusing on redefining street art, the bienal consists of seventy-five New York-based emerging Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American artists, several of whom will be presenting projects in Times Square between 4:00 and 8:00. On view will be Ryan Roa’s “Times Square Beach Truck,” which visitors can enter and take pictures of themselves on a small beach; Nicoykatiushka (NyK)’s “Melt,” in which married couple Nico and Katiushka will kiss while standing on a block of ice; Irvin Morazan’s “Performance in the Center of the World,” featuring Morazan pulling into Times Square in a low rider; and Rafael Sánchez & Kathleen White’s ten-foot-tall “Somewhat Portable Dolmen.” After experiencing these site-specific installations, you can check out the rest of the bienal on Saturday, when the museum is free all day for its monthly Super Sabado celebration, which includes a block party with dance by Soul Intention, a fitness walk through Central Park, a break-dancing competition, and more.

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