THE RITUALS OF CHAOS
July 19, 2012 –
January 6, 2013
This group exhibition, named after Carlos Monsivais' book of the same title, takes the work of Mexico's renowned photojournalist, Enrique Metinides, as a departure point and complements it with the work of contemporary artists who also capture the human experience in the metropolis. The photographs and video-based works provide a glimpse into the emotions and events that run rampant in cities where massive concentrations of people congregate, including notions of isolation and chaos. Guest curator Monica Espinel organized Rituals of Chaos. Featured artists include: Enrique Metinides, Sophie Calle, Robin Graubard, Gordon Matta-Clark, Rick Liss, Jamel Shabazz, and others.
BRONX LAB —
July 19, 2012 –
June 2, 2013
A forum and test site for new ideas, BRONX LAB engages audiences in topics relevant to our surrounding communities. Through different social media platforms as well as hands-on activities, viewers will be asked to interact with the exhibition's main themes and exercise their critical views. Drawing primarily from the Museum's permanent collection, BRONX LAB's first exhibition will look at the explosion of graffiti art that happened in the South Bronx in the late 1970s, featuring artworks by Rigoberto Torres, Tim Rollins and KOS, Glendalys Medina, Keith Haring and William Borroughs, Valeri Larko, Lady K. Fever, among others.
China and Turkey
smARTcorner is a digitally-based exhibition which reflects the art scene in countries where the smARTpower program operates. Guest curators Davide Quadrio and Zoe Zhang Bing of Arthub Asia present, "Continuing Rage," an exhibition in which video works express the position that Shanghai occupies, between nostalgia, irony and renewed energy, while contemplating its uncertain future. Claudia Saide, a New York-based curator, has selected a fascinating group of works representing the latest sound and video art from Turkey.
Open through summer and fall 2012
2003 + 2012
October 18, 2012 –
January 6, 2013
Created during rehearsals for a production of Grease in 2002, at the Jane Addams Vocational High School, Bronx Portraits pairs the original shots with corresponding updates produced in May 2012. A fascinating study on how individuals physically change over time, Katzenstein's Bronx Portraits project is remarkable and enlightening as it attest to the importance that art plays in shaping the lives of young people.
Also on view:
Katzenstein was introduced to the noted jazz pianist and Bronx native Valerie Capers in 1994, when he photographed her for her album, Come On Home. This exhibition is a visual documentation of her musical life from 1995 to a recent live session at The Knickerbocker, the Greenwich Village club where she often performs.
Capers was born in the Bronx, and after losing her sight at the age of six she received her early schooling at the New Institute for the Education of the Blind. She went on to earn both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in classical music from the Juilliard School of Music. When she graduated, her brother urged her to explore her roots. She took his advice, and discovered jazz. For two years she immersed herself in music, and went on to become the first sightless person to conduct at Carnegie Hall.