12 Events to Visit in NYC this December
November 30, 2021

Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial is included in this round up of events to attend this December by Newyorkhotels.com. Mentioned in the summary of the exhibition is the Bronx Museum's 50th Anniversary. 

At Museums and Auctions, Paintings, Posters and a Magician’s Treasures
October 21, 2021

Ted Loos included a brief summary of the Biennial in this art news round up, including a mention of a piece titled Never, (2021) by Trevor King. An image of the piece is also included at the top of the list of shows.

In the Bronx Museum’s biennial, artists grapple with constraints on creativity during Covid-19
November 12, 2021

This review by Kara Walker starts with a brief history of the AIM program, including mention of some well-known artists who were AIM fellows early in their careers. That is followed by the description of several works in the show and how they relate to the theme of the exhibition overall. In the words of Co-Curator Eva Mayhabal Davis “These works represent raw expressions of the vulnerability, solitude and self-reflection precipitated by the unprecedented conditions of our time..."

Bronx Calling: The Fifth Aim Biennial
Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Shaye Weaver included a summary of the Biennial in Time Out's art section. Several works are mentioned that relate to "crises of health, brief, the environment, and identity." Two pieces specifically are Yan Chen’s towering sculpture High Palate and All the Way to Hell by Eliza Evan.

Radical, Feminist Futures Blaze at the Bronx Museum
June 24, 2021

Yume Murphy writes this article about how Born in Flames "conjures entire worlds that respond to wounds inflicted by both capitalism and patriarchy." "In its exploration of more just realities, Born in Flames: Feminist Futures upends time as we know it. The past flows seamlessly into the present, swirling around dizzying conceptions of justice, morale, and hope." 

Bronx Museum 50th Anniversary Press Release
Celebrating Museum’s History of Social Justice

The Bronx Museum of the Arts is celebrating our 50th anniversary with Major Solo Presentations of artists Shaun Leonardo and Wardell Milan, A Group Exhibition Exploring Feminist Visions of Futurity, and a Hallmark Retrospective of LGBTQi+ Ball Culture.

Changeability for Survival: Sanford Biggers’s Codeswitch
February 18, 2021

David Ebony interviewed the artist Sanford Biggers about his show "Codeswitch," at the Bronx Museum. A major touring museum solo of works by the Los Angeles-born, New York-based artist, "Codeswitch" features some sixty large-scale “quilt paintings,” as well as a number of relief constructions, and videos.

MANY Profile: Interview with Klaudio Rodriguez
December 22, 2020

In this interview with Megan Eves, Klaudio Rodriguez discusses the history of The Bronx Museum of the Arts, his own background, how his experiences as a curator in Miami help him in his current position, reasons why he was attracted to the Bronx Museum, his long-term goals, his career mentors, and more. 

On the Rise: 54 Curators and Arts Leaders Who Took on New Appointments in 2020
December 22, 2020

Bronx Museum Deputy Director Shirley Solomon is included in this list of curatorial and arts leadership appointments. Her advancement to her new position was featured as one example of hires and promotions that happened despite the challenges of this year.

Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch
December 14, 2020

In this review, Adriana Furlong analyzes specific works in Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch, including the piece Reconstruction (2019). In Furlong's description of the piece, she ends by saying "Biggers’s disarming of what feels predetermined, fixed, and stagnant offers the viewer hope for both kinetic and futuristic landscapes."

Travel Through Time and Space with Sanford Biggers
December 3, 2020

This review by Rahel Aima covers both the show Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch at the Bronx Museum and Soft Truths at the Marianne Boesky Gallery. Aima discusses the history behind Biggers’ works and what subtle forms appear in them. 

Shaun Leonardo’s Stark Images Of Police Brutality Leaving MASS MoCA, Without Incident, Headed To The Bronx
December 8, 2020

Chadd Scott explores the challenge museums face in navigating sensitive topics. He references Shaun Leonardo: The Breath of Empty Space, now opening at the Bronx Museum in 2021, which was previously canceled by MoCA Cleveland after concerns that it was not ready "to support the show responsibly…”

New Director of The Bronx Museum of the Arts? It's a Familiar Name
October 13, 2020
Times contributor Hilarie M. Sheets announces that Klaudio Rodriguez, interim director of the Bronx Museum since early 2020, will be the new head of the institution after a decision by the board to "...support and promote from within." Rodriguez is "joining a growing group of Latino leaders of art museums." 
Code-Switching in Art and Craft: Sanford Biggers in Conversation with Diedrick Brackens
October 27, 2020

Biggers met virtually with emerging textile artist Diedrick Brackens for this conversation about  references to 'code-switching' in their respective practices, the legacy of South of Pico in present-day L.A., the influence of Missy Elliot, and more.

Sanford Biggers Uses Traditional Quilting to Issue a Message
October 12, 2020

Lila Allen writes about a legend that inspired Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch. The legend, that quilts were used to mark the path of the Underground Railroad, captivated Biggers after a visit to Philadelphia’s Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church.The article discusses how Biggers uses history and dialogue as "materials" in his art. 

In His New Works, Sanford Biggers Finds a Future Ethnography
September 8, 2020

Contributor Seph Rodney writes about Biggers' series of over 50 works made with pre-1900 antique quilts, on display at the Bronx Museum through January 24, 2020. The article touches on the complexity of the works and the history that the artist communicates through them. 

Sanford Biggers Show Will Highlight the Unlikely Role Played by Quilts in Helping Slaves Flee to Free States
September 8, 2020

Gabriella Angeleti interviewed Biggers for this article, which announced the show before it opened to the public. The article covered Biggers' inspiration for the exhibition including African American History, Buddhist spiritualism, and more.

Cracking Codes With Sanford Biggers
August 14, 2020

Siddhartha Mitter recounts a visit in June to Sanford Biggers' Harlem studio. The feature discusses the artist's "sculptures transformed by gunfire" and "radically altered heirloom quilts." Over 60 of altered heirloom quilts are part of the show Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch on display at the Bronx Museum from September 9, 2020 through January 24, 2021.

What Does a Social Justice Curator Do?
June 26, 2020

In this interview with Jasmine Wahi (The Bronx Museum of the Arts' Holly Block Social Justice Curator), she explains the importance of her position and how visual activism can create change. She also discusses how to combat racism within arts institutions both forward-facing and internally. 

What It Means to Be a Social Justice Curator
June 8 2020

Bronx Museum Curator Jasmine Wahi talks about "how institutions can respond to crisis and some of the artworks she is engaging with now." 

How 10 Artists Are Staying Creative through COVID-19
March 23, 2020

Sanford Biggers' upcoming Bronx Museum show, Codeswitch, is mentioned in this article where he discusses how he is adapting in the wake of COVID-19. 

What José Parlá, JR and Kunle Martins Learned from Graffiti
March 8, 2020

José Parlá's show at the Bronx Museum, It's Yours is featured in this piece about three shows in NYC "inspired by a transgressive art form"

Desus and Mero Get Home Borough Salute From Bronx Museum
March 3, 2020

TV and podcast personalities Daniel Baker (a.k.a Desus Nice) and Joel Martinez (a.k.a. The Kid Mero) were honored at the Bronx Museum Visionary Duos Gala. 

Bronx Museum of the Arts Hosts Its Annual Visionary Duos Gala
March 3, 2020

A summary of The Bronx Museum of the Arts' Visionary Duos Gala was featured in the parties section of Vogue.

A tribute to the streets: Inside José Parlá’s new show at the Bronx Museum
February 27, 2020

Artist José Parlá and curator Manon Slome comment on the artist's first solo museum exhibition, "José Parlá: It's Yours." Parlá, who began painting murals on the streets of Miami, drew inspiration from street art to create works specifically dedicated to the Bronx.

For Curatorial Post Named After Influential Director, Bronx Museum Hires Cofounder of Beloved Newark Art Space
February 19, 2020

ArtNews announced the hiring of Jasmine Wahi as the Bronx Museum's Holly Block Social Justice Curator. 

At the Bronx Museum’s BxMA Ball, Guests Danced Bachata in the Galleries
October 4, 2019

The Bronx Museum's first annual BxMA Ball was featured in Vogue with striking portraits of the honorees, performers, and other key contributors. 

I Have to Get That’: How Henry Chalfant Became a Graffiti Ambassador
October 3, 2019
'Henry Chalfant's Iconic Subway Art Photography Goes to the Bronx'
September 25, 2019

Widewalls featured Henry Chalfant: Art vs. Transit, 1977 - 1987, including a selection of images and highlights from the exhibition. 


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