In an intentionally timely manner, The Bronx Speaks: Our Home opens during New York Armory Arts Week 2016 as working class neighborhoods—located in the Bronx and beyond—are continually being “discovered” as inexpensive real estate opportunities for developers. What is overlooked, however, is the art and culture that has flourished within these areas for decades, and the potential for erasure and displacement. The exhibit is curated by Sarah Corona
Curated in two spaces—BronxArtSpace in Mott Haven and Andrew Freedman Home on Grand Concourse—the exhibition is intended to function as a platform for artists to “speak,” amplifying multiple voices and perspectives. The concept of home is interpreted and elucidated through the artist’s eye, revealing the dynamism of the Bronx arts scene that’s happening right here, right now.
Featured Artists: Lizzy Alejandro, Sandra Ayala, Alina and Jeff Bliumis, Melissa Calderon, Dennis RedMoon Darkeem, Sharon Lee De La Cruz, Alexis Duque, Charles Esperanza, Daniel Hauben, Felipe Garcia, Ariel Jackson, Coco Lopez, Eric Orr, Emilio Sanchez, Sienide, Luis Stephenberg, Andre Trenier, Osaretin Ugiagbe, Cinnamon Willis, Audra Wolowiec.
The exhibition will be on view March 2–26, 2016 concurrently at BronxArtSpace at 305 E. 140th Street, 1st Floor, Bronx NY 10454 (Hours: Wed–Fri, 12:30pm–6:30pm; Sat, 12pm–5pm) and Andrew Freedman Home at 1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx NY 10452 (Hours: Mon–Wed, 9am–8pm; Thurs, 9am–7pm; Fri, 9am–5pm ; Sat, 10am–5:30pm).
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 5, 2016BronxArtSpace, 5–8pm :: Andrew Freedman Home, 7–10pm with performances by BombaYo
The Bronx Arts Alliance
The Bronx Arts Alliance is a coordinated collective of managers, directors, decision-makers, of organizations, and spaces, whose missions include the support, presentation and/or promotion of arts and arts activities. In addition, these organizations actively engage in strong community relationships
Member Organizations include: Andrew Freedman Home, BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Bronx Children’s Museum, Bronx Council on the Arts, Bronx Council on the Arts’ Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos, Bronx Documentary Center, The Bronx Hispanic Festival Inc., Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx Music Heritage Center, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx Tourism Council, BronxArtSpace, BX200, Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education, Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection at Hebrew Home at Riverdale, The Fountainhead Gallery, El Fogon Center for the Arts, Elisa Contemporary Art, En Foco, Galleries at Krasdale Foods, The Hostos Center for Arts and Culture, Lehman College Art Gallery, No Longer Empty, Pepatián, Pregones Theater, The POINT, and Wave Hill.