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Featuring Photographs by John Rowe

July 25, 2018 to November 4, 2018
 

Over the last fifty years, Cuban artist Manuel Mendive has developed a sophisticated and pointed examination of the influence of African oral-based traditions on Cuba through the experimental lens of contemporary art. His multidisciplinary work, in particular performances, has become a vehicle for exploring the intersections between art, religion, philosophy, politics, ethics, and anthropology. At the Bronx Museum, Mendive will present a new body of works focused on his continued visual interpretation of narratives of Yorùbá-Lucumí culture and wisdom literature, extending to the universal ideas and relationships between humans and nature.

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July 18, 2018 to October 14, 2018

July 18, 2018 to October 14, 2018

 

The Bronx Museum of the Arts is proud to present an exhibition of works by Diana Al-Hadid organized in collaboration with San José Museum of Art curator Lauren Schell Dickens. On view at the Bronx Museum from July 18 through October 14, 2018, the centerpiece of Diana Al-Hadid: Delirious Matter will be the monumental sculpture Nolli’s Orders (2012), inspired by Giambattista Nolli’s landmark 1748 map of Rome, the first of its kind to show the public spaces of the city.

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June 6, 2018 to September 23, 2018

June 6, 2018 to September 23, 2018

 

Photojournalist Randy H. Goodman captured life in the Islamic Republic of Iran during both the hostage crisis and the Iran-Iraq War. She returned in 2015, after thirty-three years, to photograph at yet another pivotal time in US - Iran relations — the signing of the Iran nuclear agreement. Her portraits and street scenes of WOMEN ONLY, from both periods, present a unique perspective on that country’s past and its future.

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April 18, 2018 to September 16, 2018

April 18, 2018 to September 16, 2018

 

Landing / Aterrizaje is solo show of Bronx artist Moses Ros’ sculptures on the Bronx Museum’s Sculpture Terrace. The work is inspired by recent migrations to the United States caused by environmental and manmade disasters and catastrophes that have wrenched people away from their homelands. In this series, Ros focuses on the Caribbean experience, creating large, freestanding sculptures based on a main staple and export of the islands, the platano (plantain banana).  Using cut-out, plywood sheets to form a type of DIY “assembly kit” of the work, the large-scale, painted winged forms, along with the post-cut template panels that once held them are juxtaposed within the space. 

Upcoming

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November 14, 2018 to February 17, 2019

Widely recognized for his large scale paintings that incorporate silkscreens of blown up
drawings, Eddie Martinez has built a consistent body of work over the last decade
successfully merging the tradition of American abstract painting with the energy of the
street. In this new body of work, created especially for this exhibition, Martinez
introduces yet a new element to his process in the guise of whiting out parts of the
composition, a move that represents a significant point in his career.

Erasure has been an important practice since the origins of art, and x-rays of paintings
by old masters often reveal ghostly images underneath. What might have started out of
necessity, however, eventually became an effect often referred to as pentimento, and in
1953 it became a celebrated trope when Robert Rauschenberg transformed a drawing
by Willem de Kooning by blurring its lines.

For many artists, the very idea of whiting out or erasing presents a daunting challenge as
it comes enmeshed in connotations of destruction. That is not the case for Martinez,
who regards the act of removing or obliterating painted elements not as an end in itself,
but as an integral part of the process of constructing a painting. He is aware of how
reductive the process of building an image can be—whether abstractly in our brain, or
physically in the studio. Martinez is inspired by the shapes and compositions formed on
walls that have been painted over with mismatched hues that seem to take on a life and
form of their own. The process in his studio follows a similar process, as he is
continuously looking for those points of resistance in the work to inform them and guide
them forward.

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November 7, 2018 to March 3, 2019

The work of Bronx native Rochelle Feinstein is deeply informed by abstraction, while also conveying a keen sensibility to contemporary culture, particularly to our everyday use of language. Over the span of the last four decades, Feinstein has probed the relevance of the abstract painting tradition vis-a-vis a rapidly changing cultural environment. She has used the lexicon of abstract painting to approach subjects of both personal and social import such as the televised police pursuit of OJ Simpson (El Bronco, 1994); the Iraq war (Hotspots, 2003 - ongoing), and the economic downturn of 2008 (The Estate of Rochelle F., 2010)

 

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October 3, 2018 to January 6, 2019

What happens when an artist disengages, psychically if not ideologically, from the margins? Can those in the mainstream responsibly acknowledge and harness their status toward progressive art in the US and elsewhere? These pressing questions inform the narrative structure of  the installation Aloha to the World at the Don Ho Terrace, an imagined meandering to and from Hong Kong (and possibly back in time) from where Christopher K. Ho emigrated at age four. This solo exhibition, which includes a 35-foot tall banner, artifacts from a defunct Hawaiian hotel co-owned by Ho’s grandfather, and signage mimicking the hotel’s grand entrance, grapples with reverse diaspora’s aspirations, and, particularly, the affective shift from being an ethnic minor in the United States to rejoining the Han majority. 


Christopher K. Ho (b. Hong Kong, 1974) is a speculative artist based in New York, Hong Kong, and Telluride, Colorado, whose practice includes object-making, organizing, writing, and teaching. His multi-component projects address privilege, community, and capital, and draw equally from learned material about, and lived encounters with, power and otherness in an unevenly de-colonialized, increasingly networked world. He has exhibited at Storm King Art Center, the Queens Museum, Cranbrook Art Museum, Para Site, MASS MoCA, and Socrates Sculpture Park, among other venues. He was included in the Incheon Biennial, the Chinese Biennial Beijing, and the Busan Biennial, and is currently working on a solo project for the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He received his BFA and BS from Cornell University and his MPhil from Columbia University.

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November 8, 2017 to April 8, 2018

November 8, 2017 to April 8, 2018.

 

Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect includes over 100 artworks by the artist, rarely seen materials from his archive, and immersive film projections. On view beginning November 2017, Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect is organized by Antonio Sergio Bessa, Bronx Museum Director of Curatorial and Education Programs; and Jessamyn Fiore, independent curator and co-director of the Matta-Clark Estate. Following the Bronx Museum presentation, the exhibition will travel to the Jeu de Paume in Paris, France, the Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn, Estonia and the Rose Art Museum, in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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November 8, 2017 to April 8, 2018

November 8, 2017 to April 8, 2017

 

Inspired by the boundless humanism in Walt Whitman’s poem “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry,” Susannah Ray has developed a new series of photographs on the waterways of New York City. In his poem, Whitman calls out to the tides, the gulls, the ferry passengers, the light, the clouds, the ships, the sailors, the waves, the cities on the far shore. In his eyes, all humans are divine, their reflected faces anointed by “fine spokes of light” in the passing waters. At the Bronx Museum, Ray will present a selection of images captured specifically in the Bronx.
 

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October 25, 2017 to April 29, 2018

October 27, 2017 to April 29, 2018

 

The Bronx Museum of the Arts is proud to present an exhibition focusing on a series of new paintings by Angel Otero. On view at the Bronx Museum from October 25, 2017 through April 29, 2018, this exhibition will highlight Otero’s commitment to making paintings and sculptures that mine and celebrate key examples of the art of the past. Angel Otero: Elegies is organized by guest curator Christian Viveros-Fauné.

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July 22, 2017 to October 22, 2017

July 22, 2017 to October 22, 2017

 

Now in its fourth cycle, Bronx Calling: The Fourth AIM Biennial features the work of seventy-two emerging artists from the 2016 and 2017 classes of the Bronx Museum’s Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program. AIM provides professional development resources to emerging artists living and working in the New York metropolitan area. The exhibition is organized by Aylet Ojeda Jequin, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana; and the Bronx Museum’s Christine Licata, Director of Community and Public Programs; and, Heather Reyes, independent curator.

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July 19, 2017 to October 22, 2017

July 19 - October 22, 2017

 

Heidi Lau’s practice centers on the recreation of histories that have been lost to time. Colonial history, folk Taoist mythology and provincial superstitions provide essential source material through which her work explores homelessness and nostalgia. Painstakingly crafted and glazed by hand, her ceramic work is modeled after ritual objects, columns, funereal monuments, and fossilized creatures, while simultaneously deconstructing, and rebuilding these models into new hybrid forms.

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February 17, 2017 to July 3, 2017

February 17, 2017 to July 3, 2017

 

Wild Noise/Ruido Salvaje is an exploration of contemporary Cuban art from the 1970s to the present that looks at how Cuban artists both on the island and abroad have grappled with issues of identity, community, and the urban experience. Bringing together over 60 works by more than 30 artists from the Bronx Museum collection and other U.S. institutions and private collections, the exhibition will feature many artworks that will be publicly exhibited for the first time.

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March 1, 2017 to June 11, 2017

March 1, 2017 to June 11, 2017

 

Love Thy Neighbor is the third and final part of The Neighbors, an exhibition series guest curated by Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy for The Bronx Museum of the Arts. In this third iteration of the series, “the neighbor” is characterized as the figure of the “Other,” that is, an entity viewed as distinctly foreign from the community, but who ultimately plays a role in the group. By centering on the representation of cultural difference, Love Thy Neighbor is meant to be an occasion for considering alterity, for how diversity sensibly builds society. The exhibition features new work by visual artists Firelei Baez, Ignacio González-Lang, and Irvin Morazan, with the intent of exploring the cultural processes of “othering.” 
 

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March 1, 2017 to July 3, 2017

March 1, 2017 to July 3, 2017

 

The seven-part painting Reflecting on the Familiar is Hauben’s attempt at capturing the sense of envelopment, enormity, and often, of the incomprehension that comes with living in the congested urban environment of The Bronx. Rather than depicting just a small portion of his expansive view, Hauben enlarges the scale to create a multi-faceted vision of the world around him.

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March 1, 2017 to June 25, 2017

March 1, 2017 to June 25, 2017

 

At the Bronx Museum’s Terrace, Arlene Slavin will present a group of sculptures from Intersections, a series that plays off the principle of the sundial. In these works, Slavin employs crisscrossed, translucent colored webs which remain stable, while the shadow created by the works is in perpetual change. In addition to the works on the Terrace, Slavin will also create a site-specific installation with colored films on the windows in the Museum’s Second Floor, producing a modern riff on stained glass.

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June 7, 2017 to October 22, 2017

June 7, 2017 to October 22, 2017

 

fifty five years
my life in blood and panels
and brown gay ink

 

Bronx-born Puerto Rican cartoonist and educator Ivan Velez exhibits a series of drawings related to comics, as well as his activist work spanning his thirty-year career. 

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February 15, 2017 to April 23, 2017

Bronx-born photographer Clayton Frazier has balanced a career in special education and history with his work creating publicity and video presentations for companies such as CBS, Warner Brothers, Arista Records, the United Nations, in addition to his membership in the photographic and video unit of the New York District Attorney’s Office. For this exhibition, Frazier presents a series of photographs from his time in the music and television industry alongside documentary images from the island of Saint Dominique, known today as Haiti (as well as the Dominican Republic). 

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May 6, 2017 to November 2017

May 6, 2017 to November 2017

 

The Randall’s Island Park Alliance and the Bronx Museum of the Arts are pleased to present FLOW, an annual summer art exhibition located on Randall’s Island in New York City. FLOW is aimed at fostering appreciation of the history and ecology of the island through artistic expression. FLOW.17 will feature the Island of Empirical Data and Other Fabrications a series of site-specific installations conceived by Rose DeSiano, an alumna of the Bronx Museum's Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists.

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January 4 - Ongoing

In honor of Black History Month, the Bronx Museum is featuring four works by the Bronx-born photographer Morton Broffman.

 

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January 4 – February 5, 2017

This month the Bronx Museum highlights the work of Brazilian artist Öyvind Fahlström. Working in a wide range of media and themes, Fahlström avoided affiliation with any art category throughout his brief albeit productive career. Equally influenced by surrealism, pop art, situationism, and even documentary filmmaking, Fahlström borrowed imagery and styles from comics and the media to create original and relevant artworks that unmask the absurdities of modern society.

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May 3, 2017 to May 29, 2017

May 3, 2017 to May 29, 2017

 

Organized by The Bronx Museum of the Arts Teen Council, this exhibition features artworks by New York City-based teen artists responding to the notion of time.