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.
REVOLUTION NOT TELEVISED
July 19 – October 7, 2012
Inspired by Gil Scott-Heron's famous song-poem from 1970 that detected a wave of cultural changes imperceptible to the mainstream, revolution not televised features works by contemporary Cuban artists from the Bronx Museum Permanent Collection, with additional works from The Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection; Alice and Marvin Kosmin Private Collection, and Jane Wesman Private Collection. Featured artists include: José Bedia, Tania Bruguera, Los Carpinteros, Carlos Garaicoa, Ana Mendieta, Sandra Ramos and Esterio Segura Mora, 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