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Home is a familiar place where you can find comfort in your surroundings. During the quarantine home has also become a space to learn, grow, build and rest. Each of the artworks we selected depicts our cultures and community as we see them. By showing the perspectives of the less represented lives of the people of New York we are centering the positive aspects of our city: our home.
 
This exhibit was curated by the Bronx Museum's Teen Council in the winter of 2020-21 and features works from the Museum's permanent collection.
 
 

El hogar es un lugar que se nos hace familiar donde una persona se encuentra cómoda con lo que le rodea. Durante la cuarentena el hogar se ha vuelto un espacio donde aprender y crecer, crear y descansar. Cada una de las obras que seleccionamos representan nuestras cultura y comunidades como las vemos. Al mostrar las perspectivas de las vidas con menos representación en la ciudad de Nueva York nos dedicamos a prestarle atención a los aspectos positivos de nuestra ciudad: nuestro hogar.

La curaduría de esta muestra estuvo a cargo del Concejo de jóvenes del Bronx durante el invierno del 2020-21 y presenta obras de la colección permanente del museo.

 

 

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January 21, 2021 - May 30, 2021

Shaun Leonardo: The Breath of Empty Space presents drawings by the Brooklyn-based artist that critique how mediated images of systemic violence against Black and Brown young men in contemporary American history have shaped our fear, empathy, and perception. Created between 2014 and 2019, the works trace high profile stories of lives ended or forever altered by systems of law enforcement from the 1970s to today. 

 

Shaun Leonardo: The Breath of Empty Space, El aliento del espacio vacío, presenta dibujos, del artista basado en Brooklyn, que critica cómo las imágenes mediatizadas de la violencia sistémica en contra de jóvenes negros y otras personas de color  en la historia contemporánea de los Estados Unidos han moldeado nuestro miedo, empatía y percepción. Creadas entre el año 2014 y 2019, las obras trazan las historias de alto perfil de las vidas perdidas o alteradas para siempre por los sistemas policíacos desde la década de 1970 hasta hoy en día.

 
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November 24, 2020 - May 24, 2021

The Bronx Museum of the Arts is expanding outside with #SeeMeBronx, an interactive project about visibility, intersectionality, and identity. The project kicks off the Museum's 50th anniversary, which is focused on visibility as a tenet of social justice. As we take off into our next fifty years, we hope to reaffirm our mission as an admission-free, liberated space for communities to come to enjoy art and have important conversations. #SeeMeBronx was created as a way to spark conversations within our many intersecting communities about identity, equity, and inclusion. Sometimes the best way to dive into dialogue is by asking tough but important questions. We hope you will join us in shaping the conversation with your queries. 

 

Upcoming

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October 20, 2021 - January 16, 2022

This fall, the Museum will showcase Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial, an exhibition series highlighting artists from the Bronx Museum’s AIM professional development fellowship program. Since its inception, AIM has supported over 1,200 artists, including Diana Al-Hadid, Firelei Báez, Njideka Akunili Crosby, Abigail DeVille, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Glenn Ligon, Sarah Oppenheimer, Jacolby Satterwhite, and Lucia Hierro. The fifth iteration of Bronx Calling will showcase the work of 69 New York City-based emerging artists from the 2018 and 2019 cycles.

 

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April 28, 2021 - September 12, 2021

Born In Flames: Feminist Futures​ dives into the speculative, globally informed visions of artists who explore the possibilities of new futures. This group exhibition of femme-identified artists critically examines current struggles for equity by exploring strategies for justice and equality through multifaceted futurisms. Including works created over the last five decades, the show demonstrates not only the artists' place within a futurist lineage, but also exposes the ongoing impulse to imagine new realities on their own terms. Artists Include: Caitlin Cherry​, Chitra Ganesh​, Clarissa Tossin, Huma Bhaba, Firelei Baez, Lizzie Borden​, Maria Berrio, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, Rose B. Simpson, Saya Woolfalk, Shoshanna Weinberger, Tourmaline, Wangechi Mutu, and Sin Wai Kin fka Victoria Sin. 

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September 9, 2020 - April 4, 2021

For over two decades, Biggers has been developing a singular body of work that is deeply informed by African American history and traditions, and sustains a rich dialog with contemporary art on a national and international level, referencing urban culture, the body, sacred geometry, and American symbolism. The title of the Bronx Museum exhibition, Codeswitch, refers to both the artists’ quilt series known as the Codex series and to the idea of code-switching itself, or shifting from one linguistic code to another depending on the social context. The Codex series includes mixed media paintings and sculptures done directly on or made from pre-1900 antique quilts.

 

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September 9, 2020 - January 10, 2021

While celebrating Parlá’s roots in the hip-hop energy of the Bronx, this series of paintings address the suffering caused by redlining policies, the waves of displacement imposed by gentrification, and structural racism. It’s Yours encourages viewers to question ownership in New York’s rapidly changing neighborhoods. In addition to large-scale paintings in the museum’s gallery, the exhibition features Parlá’s sketchbooks and drawings from age ten to seventeen as well as site specific responses in the lobby and outdoors that seek to integrate the museum with the city.

 

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August 20, 2020 - October 1, 2020

This online exhibit presents art created and curated in the 2020 Teen Summer program at The Bronx Museum of the Arts in July-August 2020. Throughout the four weeks of this paid intensive program, two cohorts of 12 teens discussed art, the role of museums in New York City, and their experiences during the coronavirus pandemic, and participated in virtual studio sessions during which these pieces were created.

 

The exhibition is organized in four sections:

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July 23, 2020 - November 23, 2020 (extended)

Alicia Grullón’s new series of photographs, March to June: At Home with Essential Workers, continues her exploration of the self-portrait as a participatory process. Through her work, she documents her experience as a woman of color as well as a member of a community at the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. 

 
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This online exhibit was curated by the 2019-20 Teen Council cohort at The Bronx Museum of the Arts in May 2020. REVERSE REVERSE: BRING IT BACK, BRING IT BACK invited teen artists throughout New York City to submit work reflecting their experiences, memories of, and nostalgia for the last two decades.

 

The exhibit is organized in four sections:

 

COMING OF AGE

IMAGINARY REALM

POP CULTURE

SPACES AND PLACES