ArtSlant - Current exhibits http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/show en-us 40 Abir Karmakar - AICON GALLERY - New York - July 23rd - September 5th <p align="justify"><strong>Aicon Gallery</strong>&nbsp;is proud to present&nbsp;<em><strong>Uncanny Space</strong></em>, an exhibition of new works by&nbsp;<strong>Abir Karmaka</strong>r dealing with issues of voyuerism, privacy and paranoia in a post-Edward Snowden world. A world where one man disrupted his life to give us a voyeur's vantage into institutionalized voyeurism by the state. But also a world where that vantage may be on the path to obsolescence, as people on the inner&nbsp;sides of keyholes throw open their doors and share their most private moments with the world in graphic detail, voluntarily and for no apparent gratification other their own desire to exhibit. This is the world that Abir Karmakar inhabits - in life, in his head and through his paintings - in his Uncanny Space.&nbsp;</p> <div>&nbsp;Paintings from Karmakar's newest body of work take his audience into confidence. He is no longer giving us a script, but instead urging us to write it ourselves. The quiet of seemingly ordinary scenes has a lingering disquiet as the viewer witnesses them not through the frame of natural vision but through the filter of a camera lens. Why is there a camera spying on domestic idyll? Is it because we are no longer confident of ourselves? Can we not be assured of normalcy in our homes and in our lives without the reassurance of an electronic eye conveying the far away scene to us? But is that really reassurance? Can disquiet and danger lie right outside the frame?</div> <p>We live in a world where we need a selfie to prove our very presence; where joy, anger, curiosity and knowledge all need visual validation. It is world where we will risk voyeurism by unwanted eyes, whether of the state or of digital paparazzi, in order to preserve an image on the cloud. In this world of hyper documentation, Abir Karmakar drags and drops us on the very thin edge between real and unreal. A step backwards and we are no better than the state which doesn't respect the privacy of its citizens. A step forward and we are the meat upon which voyeuristic sharks feed. But right where Abir Karmakar has us, we are suspended in-between, with only our imaginations to help us.</p> <div align="justify">&nbsp;</div> <div align="justify">Abir Karmakar was born in Siliguri, India in 1977. He studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda (2003), where he was awarded the Gold Medal for Fine Art, Painting, and at B.V.A. Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata (2001). He now lives and works in Baroda, India. He has exhibited widely in India - De Tour at Gallery 88, Mumbai (2005), Fusion at Baya ABS Gallery, Baroda (2004), Birla Academy of Arts and Culture, Kolkata (2003). His previous solo exhibitions include Interiors, Galerie Heike Curtze, Berlin (2006) and from my photo album, The Museum Gallery, Mumbai (2005).</div> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 07:38:42 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Jamini Roy - AICON GALLERY - New York - July 23rd - September 5th Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:37:40 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Jack Tworkov - Alexander Gray Associates - September 3rd - October 17th <p style="text-align: justify;">Alexander Gray Associates presents <em>Jack Tworkov: Mark and Grid, 1931&ndash;1982</em>, its first exhibition of work by Jack Tworkov (b.1900, Biala, Poland&mdash;d.1982, Provincetown, MA), since recently becoming the representative of the artist&rsquo;s Estate. <em>Jack Tworkov: Mark and Grid</em> examines the artist&rsquo;s stylistic progression featuring work from different decades, and highlighting his conceptual approach to painting during the 1960s and 1970s. The accompanying exhibition catalog includes a segment of an unpublished original transcript of an interview between Tom E. Hinson, art historian and Emeritus Curator of Photography, Cleveland Museum of Art (OH), and Jack Tworkov recorded at his Provincetown studio in 1975.<br /> <br /> Tworkov arrived to the United States from Poland at age thirteen. He attended Columbia College as an English major, and spurred by his sister, the artist Janice Biala, he left Columbia in 1923 to begin art classes at the Art Students League and the National Academy of Design in New York. By the late 1940s, Tworkov was balancing his time between painting, his family, and teaching, working and exhibiting in New York City and the artist colony in Provincetown, MA. Although he embraced American culture, Tworkov often expressed a sense of alienation both in his public life as well as in his private existence as a deeply intellectual painter who defied the whims of the avant-garde in order to forge his own progressive and humanist approach to art. This sentiment is embodied in a 1947 journal entry where Tworkov asserted, &ldquo;Style is the effect of pressure.&rdquo; <br /> <br /> Jack Tworkov was a prominent presence in the post-war New York City arts scene. He was a founding member of the New York School&rsquo;s seminal Eighth Street Club that included Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, and Ad Reinhardt, among others. Fairfield Porter called him &ldquo;one of the more deliberate and intellectual&rdquo; artists among the abstract expressionists. In addition to participating in many of the Club&rsquo;s debates, Tworkov was an instrumental figure behind the 1951 exhibition <em>9th Street: Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture</em> at the 9th Street Gallery, New York&mdash;which included Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell, and Lee Krasner. In addition to the recognition his worked received, Tworkov was a highly regarded teacher and mentor to younger generations of painters. In the summer of 1952 he taught alongside Stefan Wolpe, Charles Olsen, John Cage, and Merce Cunningham at Black Mountain College where students included Robert Rauschenberg, Dorothea Rockburne, and Jonathan Williams. During this time, Tworkov developed his characteristic loose brushwork as seen in <em>Departure</em> (1952&ndash;53), a work inspired by the theme of Homer's <em>Odyssey</em>. The painting, an emblematic example of his work from the decade, on loan for the exhibition, offers an underlining gridded pattern delineated by sporadic swaths of color that organize the composition.<br /> <br /> While at the forefront of the development of Abstract Expressionism, Tworkov was one of the first artists to question the movement&rsquo;s commodification, cult of personality, and absorption into academia. He distinguished his views against the defined movement expressing, &ldquo;&hellip;I wanted to get away from the extremely subjective focus of Abstract-Expressionist painting. I am tired of the artist&rsquo;s agonies.&hellip;Personal feelings of that sort have become less important to me, maybe just a bit boring. I wanted something outside myself, something less subjective.&rdquo; Richard Armstrong observed in his 1987 essay, the continual presence of a diagonal axis structuring Tworkov&rsquo;s paintings that can be traced back to the early 1950s. In contrast to the action painters&rsquo; portrayal of personal struggles on canvas, Tworkov remained committed to a deliberate mark enveloped in spontaneity.<br /> <br /> As Chair of the Art Department of the School of Art and Architecture at Yale University (1963&ndash;1969), Tworkov taught artists such as Jennifer Bartlett, Chuck Close, Nancy Graves, Brice Marden, Michael Craig-Martin, and Robert Mangold, among others. His tenure at Yale coincided with a radical stylistic shift in his painting towards diagrammatic configurations spurred by a renewed interest in geometry and mathematics. Using the rectangle as a measurement tool and foundation of his compositions, Tworkov moved away from any reliance on automatism and turned to a methodical creative process. In his words: &ldquo;I soon arrived at an elementary system of measurements implicit in the geometry of the rectangle which became the basis for simple images that I had deliberately given a somewhat illusionistic cast.&rdquo; By the late 1960s, Tworkov had transformed his drawings from spontaneous sketches into calculated studies and the impulsiveness of his earlier brushstrokes into measured delineations. For the artist, it was vital that the intersection of vertical, horizontal, and diagonal lines reinforced the painting&rsquo;s fundamental structure, while the mark of his brush would be analogous to the undulating beat in music. <em>Note</em> (1968), is a signature example. <br /> <br /> A forerunner of post-Minimalism, Tworkov entered the 1970s with a conceptual perspective towards painting that evolved into self-imposed rules and limits, yet retained the presence of the artist&rsquo;s hand. Compositions from the early 1970s, larger in scale than previous work, offer playful variations on numbering systems where the divisions within the canvas followed the Fibonacci sequence of 3,5,8. Strategic linear moves underscore paintings from the &ldquo;Knight Series,&rdquo; one of Tworkov&rsquo;s pivotal bodies of work from this decade. <em>Knight Series #8 (Q3-77 #2)</em> (1977), on view for the first time in New York, highlights patterns based on the various possibilities of the Knight&rsquo;s move across a chessboard. Tworkov created the first painting in the series in 1975, the same year Saigon fell and the Vietnam War came to an end. He had taken an ardent position against the War, an attitude that was reflected in his paintings through metaphors of sequence that favored compositional logic and order over chaos and ambiguity.<br /> <br /> Throughout his career, Tworkov fundamentally reinvented painting for himself by adhering to limits that defined his grids and marks and became fertile ground for his creative process, as shown in <em>Compression and Expansion of the Square (Q3-82 #2)</em> (1982), his final painting completed just months before his death. In his words, &ldquo;The limits impose a kind of order, yet the range of unexpected possibilities is infinite.&rdquo; Without forgoing the bravura that distinguished his work from the 1950s, Tworkov developed a new visual vocabulary in order to continuously investigate spatial possibilities. As the art historian Lois Fichner-Rathus wrote, &ldquo;To [Tworkov] the process of personal growth as an artist is paramount in importance. Rather than producing endless variations on the solution to a single artistic problem, [he] has always felt compelled to generate new problems.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:45:34 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Mary Ann Willson, Bernard Karfiol, Elie Nadelman, Charles Sheeler - American Folk Art Museum - July 18th - September 27th <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>The Invention of Folk Art</strong><br /> In the early years of the twentieth century, a group of young, pivotal American modernists began to equate the straightforwardness, abstracted forms, and delight in color of early folk art with the new modernist art they had studied in Europe and were pioneering in America. <em>Folk Art and American Modernism</em> traces the journey of these weathervanes, portraits, decoys, hooked rugs, theorem paintings, and other forms of folk art from the fishing shacks of the Summer School of Graphic Arts established in Ogunquit, Maine, in 1911 to the walls of major art museums beginning in the 1930s, and culminating in the establishment of museums such as the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum in Colonial Williamsburg and the American Folk Art Museum in New York City.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition highlights folk art owned, collected, and exhibited by such early art-world luminaries as Holger Cahill (curator), Edith Halpert (dealer), and Juliana Force (first director of the Whitney Museum of American Art), and artists Elie Nadelman, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, and Charles Sheeler, among others, whose own work is shown alongside the folk art that inspired them. In regarding folk art as art and as evidence of a &ldquo;usable past,&rdquo; these trailblazers led their generation in preserving a continuous American artistic tradition of which they considered themselves a living part.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Ogunquit Modernists<br /> Elie and Viola Nadelman<br /> Marguerite and William Zorach<br /> Juliana Force and the Whitney Studio Club<br /> Charles Sheeler<br /> Isabel Carleton Wilde<br /> Holger Cahill<br /> Edith Halpert<br /> Abby Aldrich Rockefeller<br /> Index of American Design<br /> Jean and Howard Lipman</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Organized by the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em><br /></em>The exhibition is supported in part by Becky and Bob Alexander, Joyce Berger Cowin, the David Davies and Jack Weeden Fund for Exhibitions, the Leir Charitable Foundations, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and Marvin and Donna Schwartz.</p> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:05:12 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Charles Burchifeld - Arkell Museum - June 26th - September 20th <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition was organized by The Burchfield Penney Art Center at the Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Charles Burchifeld is best known today for his fantastic watercolor landscapes, but from November 1921 to August 1929, he worked at the M. H. Birge &amp; Sons Company, eventually becoming one of their best wallpaper designers. His designs were so highly regarded that they printed his name in the selvage. He based many of his early designs on watercolors he had produced in Salem, Ohio. Later designs were either company determined variations on traditional themes, or imaginative designs based on his special view of nature. This exhibition highlights works from the collection including color variations of wallpapers produced with rollers, original painted designs for wallpapers and coordinating fabrics known as cretonnes. The exhibition also features panels from the complex, block-printed scenic wallpaper, Country Life and the Hunt (c. 1922-1924) that had been removed from its original installation in a home in New England, donated by Gail and John Greenberger in 1999, and restored by paper conservator Patricia D. Hamm, with assistance of Eileen Saracino, James D. Hamm, and Tracy Dulniak.</p> Fri, 05 Jun 2015 11:05:22 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Tom of Finland - Artists Space: Exhibitions - June 14th - September 13th <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Artists Space is to present the most comprehensive Tom of Finland survey exhibition to date, including more than 180 drawings, gouaches from the 1940s, over 300 pages of collages, as well as early childhood works.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Touko Laaksonen, aka Tom of Finland (1920, Kaarina &ndash; 1991, Helsinki), is considered to be the most iconic gay artist of the 20th century. 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Thursday September 3rd from 5 - 9pm.</strong></p> <p>Steven Broadway is a Parsons graduate and a Fashion Design faculty member at both Parsons and FIT.</p> </div> <div> <p>He works as an illustrator in the NYC Fashion, Advertising and Entertainment Industries.</p> </div> <div> <p>Whether drawing or photographing live models or creating imagery from his imagination, he credits NYC as the primary source of his inspiration as it provides him with the most intense and exotic array of humanity possible in the endlessly fascinating Urban Jungle / Living Museum.</p> </div> <div> <p>He has shown work in group shows at the Atlantic Gallery.</p> </div> <div> <p>Instagram: stevenbroadwaychic</p> </div> <div> <p>Blog:&nbsp;<a href="http://Vrooomb-way.blogspot.com/" rel="nofollow">Vrooomb-way.blogspot.com</a></p> </div> <div> <p>Email:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:strikeaposeny@gmail.com" rel="nofollow">strikeaposeny@gmail.com</a></p> </div> <div> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 20:24:32 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Neil Goldberg - BRIC Arts | Media House - August 17th - September 9th <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><a href="http://neilgoldberg.com/" target="_blank">Neil Goldberg</a>&rsquo;</strong>s <em>Wind Tunnel</em> is an intimate portrait of the New York City subway system capturing the movement of people&rsquo;s hair thrown by the powerful blast of air that precedes an oncoming train. Goldberg creates quietly intense videos of the often overlooked everyday actions of New Yorkers. Repeated and looped, these actions gain a poignancy that Goldberg has come to be known for.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;I love being in the subway. Not always, of course, but a lot of the time. I find it very comforting down there &mdash; I feel very tucked in. I like that your choices are limited. Above ground, you&rsquo;re constantly making lots of decisions, but in the subway, it&rsquo;s either uptown or downtown, express or local. You don&rsquo;t get to choose the stops. And I like that the doors open for you, unlike in some European countries where you have to open them yourself. Also, it&rsquo;s a public space in which people are usually very inwardly focused. They&rsquo;re having these highly internal experiences in the presence of others, which I find fascinating and rich. Also, I think it&rsquo;s interesting that your time in the subway is somehow not supposed to count. You&rsquo;re en route from some place that counts to another place that counts. And I like seeing what people do with that type of time.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">His work was the subject of recent surveys at the Museum of the City of New York and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art and in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art; The New Museum of Contemporary Art; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum; The Hammer Museum; The Kitchen; The Pacific Film Archive; NGBK Kunsthalle Berlin and El Centro de Cultura Contempor&agrave;nia de Barcelona, among others. He teaches at the Yale School of Art, Parsons The New School, and at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He has served as a visiting artist at Cooper Union, The School of Visual Arts, New York University, the Rhode Island School of Design, the MIT Media Lab, and UCLA, among others. He has received support from the Guggenheim Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Experimental Television Center, Harpo Foundation, CEC ArtsLink, Stillpoint Fund, Yaddo, and the MacDowell Colony.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>In between exhibitions, BRIC House closes its gallery doors to use them as screens for our&nbsp;</em>Garage Door Video Series<em>, which is FREE and open to the public.</em></p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:30:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - Bronx Museum of the Arts - July 2nd - September 13th <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">The Bronx Museum of the Arts is organizing a multi-venue artistic and cultural survey of The Young Lords Organization&mdash;a radical social activist group founded by Puerto Rican youth in the 1960s that demanded reform in health care, education, housing, employment, and policing. Exhibitions of art and archival materials at three cultural institutions in New York City will explore how the Young Lords&rsquo; activities, community-focused initiatives, and their affirmation of Puerto Rican identity inspired artists from the 1960s to the present day, and had a major impact on the City and the social history of the United States.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;"><em>&iexcl;Presente! The Young Lords in New York </em>will be exhibited at The Bronx Museum of the Arts (July 2 &ndash; September 13, 2015), El Museo del Barrio (July 22-October 17, 2015), and Loisaida Inc. (July 25 &ndash; September 23, 2015). The initiative will include public and educational programs across partnering venues to build awareness of the Young Lords&rsquo; innovative contributions to the struggle for civil rights and influence on contemporary artists, and to spark conversations about grassroots community activism today. The institutions partnering in <em>&iexcl;Presente! The Young Lords in New York </em>are all located in neighborhoods where the Young Lords were most active, and each exhibition reflects on the Young Lords&rsquo; activities in that part of the City.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;The Young Lords had a defining influence on social activism, art, and identity politics, but the lasting significance of their achievements has rarely been examined,&rdquo; said The Bronx Museum&rsquo;s Executive Director Holly Block. &ldquo;In <em>&iexcl;Presente! The Young Lords in New York</em>, The Bronx Museum is partnering with El Museo del Barrio and Loisaida Inc. to explore the Young Lord&rsquo;s cultural impact in New York and the country at large. The issues the Young Lords struggled with are still timely, and their aesthetic and cultural vision still inspires both artists and community leaders today. We&rsquo;re pleased to work with our partner institutions to bring this story to the public.&rdquo;</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>The Bronx Museum of the Arts </strong></p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;"><em>&iexcl;Presente! The Young Lords in New York </em>at The Bronx Museum is organized by guest curator, scholar and professor Johanna Fern&aacute;ndez and adjunct curator Yasmin Ramirez. The exhibition will feature more than 50 works, including paintings, installations, photographs, films, and rare archival materials that highlight the presence of women in the Young Lords, the struggle for equal representation of Latinos in the media, and community actions in the South Bronx&mdash;from the takeover of Lincoln Hospital in The Bronx and the implementation of a holistic drug detox program, to the publication of a bilingual newspaper <em>Pa&rsquo;lante</em>.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Highlights of the exhibition at The Bronx Museum include:</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">&clubs; An artistic reconstruction of the Bronx office of the Young Lords by curator Johanna Fernandez and The Bronx Museum curator of education Hatuey Ramos-Ferm&iacute;n.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">&clubs;&nbsp;An overview of the Young Lords influence on artistic activism and production in New York featuring works in The Bronx Museum of the Arts permanent collection curated by Yasmin Ramirez. </p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">An installation dedicated to the women in the Young Lords organized in collaboration with artist Sophia Dawson and members of Young Lords Women&rsquo;s Caucus.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">&clubs;&nbsp;A rotating screening room with rarely-seen films featuring the Young Lords and their contemporaries.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">&clubs;&nbsp;Free reproductions of the one-year anniversary issue of <em>Pa&rsquo;lante </em>for visitors to take.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Programs at The Bronx Museum will include film screenings, workshops and panel discussions featuring members of the Young Lords Organization and contemporary artists</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>El Museo del Barrio </strong></p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition at El Museo del Barrio will display work related to the Young Lords&rsquo; work in East Harlem&mdash;including the organization&rsquo;s series of theatrical garbage-dumping protests and their peaceful occupation of the First People&rsquo;s Church.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Loisiada Inc. </strong></p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Loisiada Inc. will focus on the Young Lords&rsquo; founding in the Lower East Side&mdash;displaying rarely seen photographs and reportage of the announcement of founding of the Young Lords Party in Tomkins Square Park on June 26, 1969, and paraphernalia from the Young Lords Lower East Side offices. The exhibition will examine the impact of the Young Lords Gay and Lesbian Caucus. It will also focus on the cultural activism of Young Lord Eddie Figueroa, founder of The New Rican Village, an influential multi-disciplinary art space on Avenue A that later became home to the legendary gay performance space The Pyramid Club.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;"><em>&iexcl;Presente! The Young Lords in New York </em>continues The Bronx Museum&rsquo;s longstanding commitment to presenting works that reveal unique perspectives on the arts, culture, and history of the Bronx. Recent exhibitions include <em>Three Photographers from the Bronx: Jules Aarons, Morton Broffman, and Joe Conzo </em>(February 26 &ndash; June 14, 2015); <em>Here I Am: Photographs by Lisa Leone </em>(September 11, 2014 &ndash; January 11, 2015); <em>Orchard Beach: The Bronx Riviera </em>(October 13, 2013 &ndash; February 16, 2014); and <em>Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement </em>(March 28 &ndash; August 11, 2010).</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Funding </strong></p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Support for <em>&iexcl;Presente! The Young Lords in New York </em>was provided by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Rosenberg Fund for Children, Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, and an anonymous donor.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About the Young Lords Organization </strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Influenced by the Black Panthers and grassroots protests against the Vietnam War, the Young Lords were a radical social organization led by poor and working-class Puerto Rican youth in the 1960s. The Lords built a nationwide movement to address the social issues afflicting their communities&mdash;such as education, health care, affordable housing, high unemployment, and police brutality. The Young Lords&rsquo; activities were innovative, highly effective, and often resulted in legal mandates that institutionalized their policies. In New York, the Young Lords&rsquo; actions included theatrical garbage-dumping protests in East Harlem and series of audacious church and hospital occupations. In East Harlem and the South Bronx, where the Young Lords were highly active, the organization tested residential areas for lead poisoning, provided breakfast for schoolchildren, and demanded a &ldquo;13 Point Program&rdquo; calling for an end to discrimination, police brutality, and mass incarceration. Among other victories, the Young Lords&rsquo; activities led to a formulation of a patient&rsquo;s bill of rights, the passing of new housing legislation, and the building of a new hospital complex in the Bronx.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About Johanna Fern&aacute;ndez </strong></p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Johanna Fern&aacute;ndez holds a Ph.D. in History from Columbia University and a B.A. in Literature and American Studies from Brown University. She is a former Fulbright Scholar to Jordan and Assistant Professor of History at Baruch College of the City University of New York, where she teaches 20th-Century U.S. History and African American History. Professor Fern&aacute;ndez has written numerous articles on the Young Lords and is author of the forthcoming <em>When the World Was Their Stage: A History of the Young Lords Party, 1968&ndash;1976 </em>(Princeton University Press). She is editor of <em>Writing on the Wall, Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal </em>(City Lights, 2015) and the writer and producer of the film, <em>Justice on Trial: the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal</em>. Her writings have been published internationally, from Al Jazeera to the <em>Huffington Post</em>. She gives interviews often and has appeared in a diverse range of print, radio, online, and televised media including <em>Democracy Now! With Amy Goodman</em>, the Fox News shows <em>Hannity </em>and <em>The Kelly File</em>, the Spanish language HITN-TV and Telemundo 47, NPR, Al Jazeera, and <em>The New York Times</em>.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About Yasmin Ramirez </strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Yasmin Ramirez holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the Graduate Center of the City of New York. Currently Adjunct Curator at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Dr. Ramirez&rsquo;s prior institutional affiliations include: The Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College; El Museo Del Barrio; The Studio Museum in Harlem; The Caribbean Culture Center; and Taller Boricua. A scholar and curator, Dr. Ramirez has organized numerous exhibitions and panels, notably <em>The Puerto Rican Art Workers and the Construction of the Nuyorican Art Movement </em>(2014), <em>Re-Membering Loisaida: On Archiving and the Lure of the Retro Lens </em>(2009), and <em>Esto A Veces Tiene Nombre: Latin@ Art Collectives in a Post-Movement Millennium </em>(2008). Dr. Ramirez&rsquo;s published essays include: <em>Snap Shots: A Short History of the Association of Hispanic Arts </em>(2013), <em>The Creative Class of Color in New York </em>(2009), <em>The Activist Legacy of Puerto Rican Artists in New York and the Art Heritage of Puerto Rico </em>(2007), and more. Dr. Ramirez serves on the national steering committee of the biennial conference, Latino Art Now, and the advisory board of the book series <em>Aver: Revisioning Art History</em>. In her former position as a Research Associate at The Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, Dr. Ramirez oversaw the digitization of works on paper and writings on Puerto Rican artists in New York through a partnership with The International Center for Arts of the Americas, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.</p> Fri, 05 Jun 2015 11:16:51 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Group Show - Bronx Museum of the Arts - July 8th - September 20th <p style="text-align: justify;">Curated by Bronx-based artists Hatuey Ramos-Ferm&iacute;n and Laura Napier, <strong><em>Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial</em></strong> features the work of seventy-two emerging artists engaged in the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Program (classes of 2014 and 2015). AIM provides professional development opportunities for emerging artists residing and working in the New York metropolitan area. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The <em>Artist In the Marketplace</em> program and <em>Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial</em> are supported by the Jerome Foundation, The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, and The O'Grady Foundation,&nbsp; as well as Franklin Boyd, Deborah Buck, Jennifer and David Feldman, Steven Fisher, Cher Lewis, Teresa Liszka and Martin Weinstein, James Patterson, Carole Server, and other individuals.</p> <div class="media_embed" style="text-align: justify;"><img style="width: 220px; height: 31px;" src="http://prod-images.exhibit-e.com/www_bronxmuseum_org/Jerome_50AnniversaryLogo_white.jpg" alt="" /></div> Wed, 15 Jul 2015 17:25:25 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Zanele Muholi - Brooklyn Museum of Art - May 1st - November 1st <p style="text-align: justify;">Zanele Muholi meshes her work in photography, video, and installation with human rights activism to create visibility for the black lesbian and transgender communities of South Africa. <em>Zanele Muholi: Isibonelo/Evidence </em>is the most comprehensive museum presentation to date of Muholi&rsquo;s works and features several of the artist&rsquo;s ongoing projects about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) communities, both in her home country and abroad.<br /> <br /> The exhibition presents eighty-seven works created between 2007 and 2014, including Muholi&rsquo;s <em>Faces and Phases </em>portrait series, which uses firsthand accounts to speak to the experience of living in a country that constitutionally protects the rights of LGBTI people but often fails to defend them from targeted violence. Also included is the new series <em>Weddings </em>and the video <em>Being Scene</em>, both of which focus on love, intimacy, and daily life within Muholi&rsquo;s close-knit community.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Zanele Muholi: Isibonelo/Evidence</em> is organized by Catherine J. Morris, Sackler Family Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, with Eugenie Tsai, John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum.<br /> <br /> Exhibition support is provided by Tracey, Phillip, and Enoch Riese.</p> Sat, 07 Feb 2015 03:44:41 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Kara Walker - Brooklyn Museum of Art - May 2nd - October 18th <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Kara Walker: "African Boy Attendant Curio (Bananas)"</em> presents a new resin-cast version of one of the sculptures that accompanied <em>A Subtlety</em>, Walker&rsquo;s 2014 project at the Domino Sugar Refinery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. At Domino, a nearly forty-foot-tall sugar-coated sculpture of a black woman, a hybrid sphinx-mammy, was accompanied by attendants made out of sugar and corn syrup that melted dramatically over time. In this installation, a permanent version of one attendant, a black boy carrying a bushel of bananas, is presented alongside sugar-related objects from our collection.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Together with sugar bowls and other items, the figure highlights the impact on material culture of the triangular trade between Europe, Africa, and the Americas, and the enslaved people whose bodies and labor were the foundation of the sugar industry.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Kara Walker: "African Boy Attendant Curio (Bananas)" </em>is organized by Rujeko Hockley, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Generous support for this exhibition is provided by the FUNd.</p> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:29:39 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list KAWS - Brooklyn Museum of Art - June 10th - December 6th <p style="text-align: justify;">Brooklyn-based artist KAWS straddles the line between fine art and popular culture in his large-scale sculptures and brightly colored paintings, thoughtfully playing with imagery associated with consumer products and global brands.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>ALONG THE WAY</em>, KAWS's colossal eighteen-foot-high wood sculpture, greets visitors in our Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion and Lobby. Portraying a pair of gigantic figures with their heads lowered and with one arm around each other in a gentle embrace, the sculpture alludes to familiar childhood toys and cartoon characters while at the same time transforming their identities with a radical shift in scale, presenting them as monumental cultural presences.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition also includes the paintings <em>GLASS SMILE</em> (2012) and <em>SHOULD I BE ATTACKING</em> (2013).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>KAWS: "<em>ALONG THE WAY</em>"</em> is organized by Eugenie Tsai, John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition is made possible with the generous support of the Mary Boone Gallery.</p> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:26:02 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - Brooklyn Museum of Art - July 10th - October 4th <p style="text-align: justify;">From their modest origins in the mid-nineteenth century to high-end sneakers created in the past decade, sneakers have become a global obsession. <em>The Rise</em> <em>of Sneaker Culture</em> is the first exhibition to explore the complex social history and cultural significance of the footwear now worn by billions of people throughout the world.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition, which includes approximately 150 pairs of sneakers, looks at the evolution of the sneaker from its beginnings to its current role as status symbol and urban icon. Included are works from the archives of manufacturers such as Adidas, Converse, Nike, Puma, and Reebok as well as private collectors such as hip-hop legend Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, sneaker guru Bobbito Garcia, and Dee Wells of Obsessive Sneaker Disorder. Also featured are sneakers by Prada and other major fashion design houses and designers, as well as those made in collaboration with artists including Damien Hirst and Kehinde Wiley. Film footage, interactive media, photographic images, and design drawings contextualize the sneakers and explore the social history, technical innovations, fashion trends, and marketing campaigns that have shaped sneaker culture over the past two centuries.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>The Rise of Sneaker Culture</em> is organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto. It is curated by Elizabeth Semmelhack, Senior Curator, Bata Shoe Museum.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Brooklyn presentation is organized by Lisa Small, Curator of Exhibitions, Brooklyn Museum.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A fully illustrated catalogue, co-published by the AFA in partnership with the Bata Shoe Museum and Rizzoli, accompanies the exhibition.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Generous support for the national tour of the exhibition is provided by Macy's.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macys.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/rise_of_sneaker_culture/images/Macys_110W.jpg" alt="" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.afaweb.org/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/rise_of_sneaker_culture/images/AFA-logo-solid-red-pure-small_50wx50h.jpg" alt="" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.batashoemuseum.ca/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/rise_of_sneaker_culture/images/BSM_20_WM-black_110wx50h.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:32:11 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Faile - Brooklyn Museum of Art - July 10th - October 4th <p style="text-align: justify;">FAILE, a Brooklyn-based collaboration between artists Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller, raises questions about our relationship to consumer culture, religious traditions, and the urban environment by blurring the boundaries between fine art, street art, and popular culture.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The works on view include multimedia installations, large-scale paintings, and sculptures that appropriate imagery from a wide variety of sources, including American quilts, folk and Native American art, religious architecture, pulp magazines, comic books, sci-fi movie posters, adult entertainment advertisements, and storefront typography.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition includes <em>The FAILE &amp; B&Auml;ST Deluxx Fluxx Arcade</em>, an interactive environment created in collaboration with Brooklyn artist B&auml;st that includes video games, pinball machines, and foosball tables that are simultaneously sculptures and functioning games. The installation is a nostalgic nod to video arcades and punk rock and graffiti culture.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Also on view is FAILE&rsquo;s <em>Temple</em>, a life-size structure reminiscent of a ruined religious temple. Made of iron, ceramic reliefs, and painted ceramics, and incorporating prayer wheels and popular-culture imagery, <em>Temple</em> imagines a reaction against commercial development and consumer greed.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>FAILE: Savage/Sacred Young Minds</em> is organized by Sharon Matt Atkins, Vice Director for Exhibitions and Collections Management, Brooklyn Museum.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition is supported by Allouche Gallery, The Dean Collection, and Geoff Hargadon and Patricia LaValley.</p> Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:27:37 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Eduardo Paolozzi - C L E A R I N G Brookyln - September 3rd - November 1st Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:36:59 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list