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Sarah Sze’s Famed Venice Biennale Piece Comes to the Bronx

by Whitney Kimball on June 27, 2014
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Didn’t get to see Sarah Sze’s Venice Biennale pavilion? You’re in luck if you live in New York: The Bronx Museum will present that installation.

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At the Bronx Museum: Another Biennial Sets Out With Heart, But Leads With Resumes

by Whitney Kimball on August 8, 2013
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In its thirty-three year run, the Bronx Museum’s AIM (Artists in the Marketplace) Program has touched a surprising extent of the New York art world. It’s rare to go on a gallery tour in this city without coming across one of its alumni, who range from establishment members like Glenn Ligon and Anton Vidokle, to rising stars like LaToya Ruby Frazier and David Gilbert. And now, AIM’s second Biennial “Bronx Calling”–a recent development for program alums–adds 73 new members to the roster. It’s a truly diverse showing of New York City-based talent getting its first leg-up into the art market. As far as the commercial art world is concerned, AIM is the Bronx Museum’s most significant contribution to New York art. So why aren’t people talking about this?

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Museums Are Cool, Too: 16 Shows to See This Summer

by Julia Wolkoff on July 18, 2013
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Summer is here, and it’s hot. If going to the beach sounds painful, we’ve got a suggestion: museums. Thankfully, the air conditioned galleries of New York’s museums have plenty of worthwhile shows to check out. (Just don’t try to go to the rooftop gallery at the Met; they’ve closed that today due to the heat.) Below, we’ve rounded up a whopping list of 16 fantastic museum shows we’re going to check out.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Independence Edition

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball Clara Olshansky on July 1, 2013
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Happy Fourth of July, art people. There’s not much going on thanks to the holidays, but for the art die-hards in the crowd, we’ve managed to scrounge up a few openings. We’d also like to remind you all about the great summer shows we posted about in June. For better or worse, in New York, you’ll never be want for shows to see and places to go.

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Proof: Bronx Museum’s Anniversary Party Was a Smash Hit

by Whitney Kimball on October 18, 2012
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If there was one takeaway from the Bronx Museum’s 40th Anniversary, it’s that museums should have more music. You don’t hear this level of noise at MoMA.

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Bronx Calling, The First AIM Biennial: Profit and Loss

by Whitney Kimball on July 21, 2011
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If you're beginning an art career in the face of imminent economic meltdown, then clearly you've got something to say. Bronx Calling: The First AIM Biennial is now introducing a new generation of emerging artists who participated in the 2011 AIM (Artists in the Marketplace) Program. Often, perhaps unsurprisingly, the work is a little too reflective of a marketplace that tends to muddle passion and bastardize ideas.

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On Taking AIM! The Business of Being An Artist Today

by Paddy Johnson on April 12, 2011
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Add Marysol Nieves “Taking AIM: The Business of Being An Artist Today” to the list of new resource books aimed at emerging artists. Published by Fordham University Press and The Bronx Museum of The Arts, the book begins with a long discussion of the Bronx Museum’s Artists in The Marketplace (AIM) with Executive Director Holly Block and former Program Facilitator Jackie Battenfield. A well-known and competitive professional training program for emerging artists, the interview reflected on the program, and kicks off a book celebrating AIM's 30th anniversary with a series of interviews, testimonials and commentary. Chapters are titled after profession, institution type, and any other cog in the New York art world’s wheel.

Occasionally stale albeit informative the first two chapters get off to a slow start. A low point was reached when Kate Gilmore offered “make good work” as sage advice to emerging artists. I'm sure this will solve all sorts of problems in studios across New York.

I’m not going to review the book in its entirety, as each essay and interview is significantly different than the next, but Anton Vidokle’s “Art Without Market” clearly stands out as worthy of reflection.

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